Emirates ramps up offering for Ramazan and Umrah rush

LAHORE (PR): Emirates, a global connector of people, places and experiences, will be stepping up its Ramazan offerings to passengers and its flight offerings for Umrah. The airline will operate 42 additional flights, serviced by the Boeing 777, between Dubai and Jeddah from 18 June to 23 July. From 24 July to 15 August, Emirates will operate an additional 11 flights to Jeddah.

Emirates’ additional flight offerings will help accommodate the two million visitors expected to travel to Mecca during the Holy Month this year. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, operated by a mix of A380s and Boeing 777 aircraft. The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa, except for GCC nationals.

Pakistani travellers can avail these Umrah flight services via Dubai, choosing from the 85 flights flying from six cities in the country including Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Sialkot and Multan.

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre said: “Travelling for Umrah during the Holy Month of Ramadan is a unique experience for Muslims around the world.

With a sizeable increase in the demand in Pakistan for air travel during Ramadan, Emirates is helping to make the journey more seamless for the scores of pilgrims looking to travel during this time.”

In addition to the Umrah flights, Emirates is introducing an extra baggage incentive during the Holy Month. Passengers in the UAE who travel on Emirates to select destinations in Africa and South and West Asia in Economy Class will receive up to 15 kilograms of additional checked baggage for both of their journeys. The offer is valid for travel between 15 June and 15 July 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

In addition, several initiatives will be in place on board and on the ground to ensure the well-being of Emirates’ customers who are fasting and travelling during the holy month of Ramadan.

In keeping with traditions and values of the Holy Month, Emirates will be offering a special Iftar meal service. For flights departing close to Iftar, Emirates will provide small snack boxes at the boarding gates of Emirates Terminal 3, while large Iftar meal boxes will be served to passengers in-flight. The large Iftar meal box, designed by Emirates’ chefs, will be served in Economy class, with a similar selection served to fasting Business Class and First Class passengers.

Non-fasting passengers travelling on Jeddah, Medina and Umrah flights will receive a cold meal instead of the regular hot meal for all flights taking off after sunrise and before sunset, to respect the many Muslim passengers completing Umrah on these flights.

Emirates also utilises a unique tool to calculate the correct timings for Imsak (the time to commence fasting) and Iftar while in-flight. The tool allows Emirates to calculate the exact Ramadan timings using the aircraft’s longitude, latitude and altitude; ensuring the greatest level of accuracy possible while onboard. When the sun sets, passengers will be informed of the Iftar time by the captain. This tool was developed to supplement Emirates’ annually produced booklet on the timings for Ramadan, available on every flight.

LG launches ‘Titan Deluxe Big’ split air conditioner

LAHORE (PR): LG Electronics (LG) is giving Middle East consumers a new tool to combat the extreme temperatures and humidity that are common during the summer months, with the launch of its new Titan Deluxe Big split air conditioner. The S306EC/S366EC packs a newly designed Tropical Compressor, which offers high reliability even when temperatures reach 60-degrees Celsius.

As a global leader of innovative air conditioners and energy solutions, LG understands that reliable compressors are the core of any premium air conditioner. In line with this belief, LG developed its new Tropical Compressor, improving upon the previous model's capabilities. The latest Titan air conditioner line up are TUV Rheinland certified to withstand, and excel, at cooling performance in temperatures as high as 60-degrees Celsius.

LG is focused on constantly developing class-leading products that offer total customer comfort and satisfaction. Our new Titan Deluxe Big S306EC/S366EC stands as the latest example of this commitment to innovation.

"The new Titan Deluxe is the best air conditioner for every household, thanks to its impressive cooling performance and the absolute reliability of its new Tropical Compressor."

Compared to previous Titan models, the Titan Deluxe Big split air conditioner can generate blasts of cool wind that can be felt as far as 20-meters away from the cooling unit. This is thanks to an improved fluid dynamic framework design, which enhances air flow and maximizes the capacity of air intake and discharge. With its Optimized Airflow system, the Titan Deluxe Big offers four way swing, a six step vertical vane and five step horizontal vane. LG continues to use a SKEW FAN that is 25% larger than what is conventionally used, and this combined with the aforementioned features and design elements allows the air conditioner to cool homes quicker and more effectively.

With JET COOL technology, the Titan Deluxe Big is optimized to disperse air evenly at high speed, which allows the air conditioner to reduce temperatures by 5-degrees Celsius within three minutes. This is 20% quicker than comparable split air conditioners can offer.

The exterior unit of the LG Titan Deluxe Big split air conditioner has been designed to be corrosion resistant and, like other members of the Titan family, the Titan Deluxe Big also boasts several advanced air purification technologies that ensure consumers enjoy healthier environments in their homes.

Life-saving equipment donation for Pakistan

LAHORE (PR): Al Mustafa Welfare Trust (UK) has sent a container to Pakistan containing modern life-saving equipment. The value of these equipment is worth millions of rupees which would be used for the treatment of poor and needy patients in different hospitals being run by Al Mustafa.

Chairman Al Mustafa Welfare Trust Abdul Razzaq Sajid said that we bought these equipment by National Health Service (NHS) England and Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab, chief patron Al Mustafa would receive these equipment in Karachi. It is a second shipment of medical equipment sent to Pakistan. Earlier Al Mustafa dispatched a container in last May.

The medical equipment include hospital beds, baby scales, surgical instruments, stoke trolleys, EEG machines, X-ray view finder, ECG trolleys and others items.

Al Mustafa Welfare Trust is a charitable organisation founded in England and is affiliated with Al Mustafa Welfare Society Pakistan and has been serving the ailing humanity for more than 30 years. It was launching on large scale free eye camps besides completing projects of health, education, clean water, orphan houses, emergency relief, food and housing schemes around the world.