Travel Buzz
A transit visa scheme allowing transit passengers of all nationalities to enter Qatar for up to 96 hours in between flights has been implemented by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority. Passengers with a confirmed ticket in and out of Qatar on a Qatar Airways-operated flight can apply for the free transit visa through any of Qatar Airways’ offices, or online through here.
EVA Air will be the first Asian airline to use the RIMOWA Electronic Tag system-wide, from 1 December 2016, a move by the two global players to offer customers greater security and convenience through the integrated luggage system.
Emirates has signed a deal with Thales to develop and enhance the state-of-the-art inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system on its new Boeing 777X aircraft due for delivery starting in mid-2020.
Qatar Airways has been inaugurated into the TTG Travel Hall of Fame, having been crowned as the Best Middle Eastern Airline for the 11th consecutive time at this year’s TTG Travel Awards.
Air India has launched a completely new mobile app so its more than 18-million passengers can book and pay for a flight by quickly and securely scanning both passport and credit card.
The Finnish capital of Helsinki welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight from Doha on 10 October 2016, inaugurating the new daily service that completes Qatar Airways’ network thatcurrently includes Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, and reinforces its commitment to serving the people of Northern Europe.