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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.

August 28, 2014

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.

Toyota
10:43 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive Toyota dealer in the Kingdom, recently sponsored the Red Bull SoundClash: Autostrad vs. El Morabba3 musical concert.

Jazeera Airways
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.

August 26, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium Engine
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Ingenium - the new family of premium diesel and petrol engines - designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover, delivers class-leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement, while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

During the event
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has donated more than AED70,000 to assist the work of Breast Cancer Arabia in providing support to women with breast cancer.

August 25, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:23 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines’ first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul. Compared to the same period of 2013, sales revenue increased by 15% in USD terms reaching 5,2 billion USD.

British Airways
09:16 GMT
(press release)

Anyone searching for the best airline deals from Jordan to London, Europe or North America will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as GBP 5 or approximately JOD 6* through ba.com.

Mr Gianni Tronza, Etihad Airways New General Manager Switzerland
09:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Mr Gianni Tronza as its new General Manager for Switzerland effective immediately.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad bought the 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline last November (File/AFP)
07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways welcomed a review process by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation regarding a deal to buy 33.3 percent of Swiss carrier, Darwin Airline.

August 24, 2014

Etihad now has until September 30 to make the necessary changes to its agreement for it to take the 33.3 per cent stake in the airline.
21:22 GMT

Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.

Jaguar Land Rover intelligent self-learning vehicle
08:35 GMT
(press release)

Cutting-edge technology is being pioneered by researchers at Jaguar Land Rover to develop a truly intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a completely personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction.

August 21, 2014

Etihad Airways
11:06 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced changes to its schedule between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, effective 26 October 2014.