Friday, June 24, 2011

India could travel to Trinidad & Tobago

The senior Indian football team can travel to Trinidad and Tobago in September for a three-match series, according to All India Football Federation (AIFF) sources. “The national team has been invited to play three matches in Trinidad and Tobago though the exact venues are yet to be identified,” said an AIFF official. “We intend to take a full strength team for the coverage tour,” he said.

While the tour of Trinidad and Tobago would come after the World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates (UAE), two more matches have been set as preparations before the UAE tie. On July 10, Armando Colaco’s boys would visit Male for a match against Maldives national team, followed by a friendly tie with Qatar in Doha on July 17. However, the federation’s efforts to cord in Bangladesh to play against India in Delhi in the first week of July have fallen through. Federation sources also said the proposed three-match India-Pakistan series in England could be postponed to August. India is predictable to send the under-23 team in England.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Etihad Celebrates Five-Years Centenary of Operations in Qatar

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week celebrates its very flourishing fifth year of operations in Qatar. In June 2006, Etihad began flights to Qatar from its home base Abu Dhabi, flying four times a week. Now it operates four flights a day, due to a steadily growing demand for its award-winning economy and business class enthused service.

Etihad enters its sixth year of operations in the peninsula from new modified offices located in Doha’s Al Muntazah district re-launched earlier this year. The short flight from Doha International Airport to Abu enables travellers to connect to 67 destinations worldwide, including new services to Malé in the Maldives and Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles from November. James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our Doha service has proved to be one of the airline’s most successful route launches to date. Since launching flights to the city in June 2006, we have seen phenomenal traffic increase in passenger numbers. We look forward to seeing continued strong demand on our services.”