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From Sun Africa Hotels To Sun Multinational Dmcc – Rahul Makes A Success Of Every Assignment

Passionate‘ is how Rahul Sood, Group Managing Director – Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Sun Multinational DMCC describes himself as he explains his career in the world of hospitality. He came to Kampala / Uganda in 2006 to open the Metropole Hotel before, after two years at the Holiday Inn in Dar es Salaam, joining Sun Africa Hotels in Nairobi. He has remained with the group ever since he joined in 2010 and he is now leading the company’s regional business, playing a leading role in its core areas of expertise.
I am a very passionate person – on both personal and professional levels. I further derive motivation from our very own employees. The hard work and dedication they give in order to drive our company is what motivates me to lead it every day in a successful manner” he said.


Sun Multinational DMCC is a conglomerate that manages 57 companies across 10 countries with headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Its main focus lies in Duty-Free, Hospitality, Automobiles, Jewellery, Mining, Real Estate, Commodities, Petroleum, Trading, Exports, Food Retail and Forex he explained to ATCNews. Sun Multinational DMCC also manages a hot air balloon operation in Kenya, based at the company’s Keekorok Safari Lodge in the Masai Mara.

It is a luxury experience; something entirely different compared to other destinations,” Rahul added.

Sun Multinational DMCC operates differently in each of its markets and industries, working alongside clientele to understand their demands and requirements.

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Qatar Airways lands in Portugal for first time

Qatar Airways lands in Portugal for first time

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport earlier, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network.

Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival.

Present on board the inaugural flight to Lisbon was the Portuguese ambassador to Qatar, Ricardo Pracana, and Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Simon Talling-Smith.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct services to Lisbon, the latest addition to Qatar Airways’ rapidly expanding European network.

“Lisbon is renowned for its extensive history and culture, boasting a rich artistic and gastronomic heritage.

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Turkish Airlines Inaugurates Direct Istanbul-Port Harcourt Route

Turkish Airlines has commenced direct flights between Istanbul and Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the South-South region of Nigeria. The inaugural flight was operated on 24 June, 2019.With the new direct service, passengers from Port Harcourt can now experience the airline’s on board hospitality four times a week aboard the Boeing 737-900ER.

Turkish Airlines flies to more destinations than any other airline in the world. It has the highest presence of any international airline in Africa where it currently flies to 55 destinations.Port Harcourt is Turkish Airlines’ third destination in Nigeria …

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 Kenya Airways

Summer is that time of the year where those bitten by the “Travel Bug”  experience wanderlust and explore the world. Kenya Airways is increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations to meet the growing customer demand for the holiday travel. We are additionally excited about the opening of our new destination Geneva and our resumption of flights to Rome & Malindi.  
Furthermore, we have increased our flights to New York with daily frequencies just in time for the summer holidays, available up to 8th Sep 2019.


In the European markets we have the following additional frequencies:
  • Amsterdam, AMS- We will have 2 additional flights weekly (Fri & Sat) effective 19Jul till 17Aug, Making it a total of 9 weekly flights.
  • Paris, CDG – With 2 additional flights on (Tue & Thu) we will be flying 9 times weekly effective 16Jul till 22Aug
  • In addition to the three European hubs (Paris, Amsterdam and London), we are now flying to Rome and Geneva 4 times weekly from the 12th of June 2019
Our enhanced schedule for our Domestic routes is as follows;
  • Mombasa -62 weekly to 66 weekly flights effective 14th June 2019 additional flights on Bombadier Q400 operated by Jambo Jet
  • Kisumu -26 weekly flights, additional flights on Bombadier Q400 operated by JamboJet



Intra – Africa we have increased the frequencies to the following destinations;
  • Mauritius, MRU – Will operate daily
  • Cape town, CPT – From 13X a week to 15X weekly (4 Non-stop on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Kilimanjaro, JRO – Operate 5x weekly and daily between 24 Jun till 31st August 2019.
  • Zanzibar  -5X weekly to daily flight from 5th August 2019


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