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Tourism is expected to be boosted by the move (Image: PortofSohar)
August 31, 2014 - 07:13 GMT
With Oman's cargo authorities shifting port activities from Muscat to Sohar, it will not only boost the economy but also create a positive future for the country's industrial development.

September 1, 2014

During the event
14:35 GMT
(press release)

Thousands of passengers flying with Etihad Airways on Sunday 7 September will be able to enjoy every moment of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Emirates Airline Arab Idol sponsorship
14:27 GMT

Emirates has raised the curtain on its latest sponsorship – Arab Idol, the reality show watched by Arab audiences all around the world.

Gulf Air made redundant over 25 percent of staff in 2013, but promised no more job cuts (Image: Gulf Air)
07:17 GMT

Bahrain's national airline has cut year-on-year losses by 30 percent and increased overall revenue by 10 percent in H1, according to a report by Gulf Daily News.

August 31, 2014

Qantas Group declared a before tax loss of 642 million Australian dollars (Dh2.2 billion) and a statutory after tax loss.
14:33 GMT

“People who once flew on Qantas operated aircraft who suddenly fly on the Emirates operated aircraft are seeing a big improvement in quality. Instead of booking on the Qantas website they are now just jumping on the Emirates website.”

Flydubai will launch three new routes to East Africa in September (File/AFP)
10:38 GMT

Flydubai added three new routes to East Africa, which will be launched in September making it the first Emirati carrier to fly to Rwanda and Burundi.

The Airbus A350 is due to be launched later this year (Image: Gulf Business)
09:36 GMT

Qatar Airways prepared to receive the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft for delivery by the end of 2014.

July’s figures represent a positive year-on-year increase in PAX and ACM statistics.
04:55 GMT
(press release)

For the seventh consecutive month, PAX and ACM figures are on a steady rise, surging by 5.6% and 8.4% respectively.

August 28, 2014

Number plates in Dubai haven’t changed for decades
11:55 GMT

Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours.

The Jordanian flag on the Dreamliner
11:51 GMT

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner joined the RJ fleet on August 27, bearing the name of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II.

Robert Ball, National Ambulance CEO; Dr Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways’ Vice President of Medical Services; and Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the launch of Etihad Airways’ new ambulance service in Abu Dhabi
11:46 GMT

An ambulance service for Etihad Airways began operations in Abu Dhabi today, as part of the airline’s commitment to provide world-class medical emergency response for its employees.

flydubai
11:15 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80.

Turkish Airlines
09:32 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline*, announced flights to Asmara in Eritrea, the 27th country destination in Africa where the global carrier now flies to 42 destinations.

Qatar Airways
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.

Etihad Airways
06:09 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reaffirmed its commitment to start Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operations in December 2014.

August 27, 2014

Chris Ndlulue, Arik Air’s Managing Director, and Adnan Kazim, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs, sign the MoU at Emirates Group Headquarters in Dubai
11:36 GMT

Emirates and Arik Air have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.