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The city’s urban planning also involves evaluating the amount of office and retail space needed by 2020
March 27, 2014 - 07:55 GMT
The Emirate of Dubai will be fully prepared to receive 25 million visitors when it hosts the World Expo 2020 international event in six years’ time.

February 2, 2014

During the signing
07:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ZonesCorp for the joint planning of railway and logistics facilities within the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).

January 30, 2014

A Boeing 777 is stripped of its exterior paint in the Emirates paint hangar
09:55 GMT

Emirates operates the world’s largest fleets of A380s and Boeing 777s, and to serve these aircraft, it runs the world’s largest state-of-the-art aircraft paint hangar owned by an airline.

08:56 GMT
(press release)

Lufthansa and Amadeus have announced a new agreement that will see the airline sell advance seat reservation as an ancillary product in the travel agency channel using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services.

Dr Nadia Bastaki, Vice President Medical Services, Etihad Airways
06:35 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Dr Nadia Bastaki to the new position of Vice President Medical Services.

January 29, 2014

All but one of the 142 passengers, who included dozens of French nationals, and 11 crew members, died in the disaster in the Indian Ocean as the craft tried to land in the Comoros capital Moroni.
21:46 GMT

The Yemen carrier was charged on November 15 in connection with the crash of an Airbus A310.

Lexus Design Award
09:38 GMT
(press release)

Lexus announced plans to hold an exhibition featuring the works of three internationally acclaimed designers, at the Milan Design Week, also known as the leading global event for the global design industry.

The number of passengers reached 6,264,368 in 2013 compared to 5,960,414 in 2012
08:15 GMT

Rafik Hariri International Airport registered over 5 percent growth in the number of passengers in the year 2013, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.

Etihad Airways employs over 4,000 cabin crew representing 110 nationalities
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has launched a major recruitment drive in Australia as it seeks talented hospitality professionals to join its world’s leading airline cabin crew.

January 28, 2014

Lebanon topped Ford’s ranking of Middle Eastern countries in terms of sales growth (Courtesy of the Economist)
14:51 GMT

Ford Middle East posted record sales in 2013 with 85,000 cars sold, thanks in many ways to its top consumers in Lebanon.

Air Arabia
09:45 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia announced the launch of non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.

January 27, 2014

Hero is the number one motorcycle company in India and the world (File Archive)
08:28 GMT

The widely popular Indian motorcycle brand Hero has been launched into the Egyptian market.

Qatar Airways said on Tuesday it was named “Best Business Class” at the 25th Annual Best in Business Travel Awards, recently held in Los Angeles.
03:55 GMT

The airline was additionally honored as the “Best Business Class in the Middle East” and named “Best Airline in the World for International Travel” for the fifth consecutive year.

January 26, 2014

The Queen Alia International Airport launched its second expansion in mid January this month (Courtesy of Business Traveler)
10:18 GMT

Jordan's new Queen Alia airport welcomed a record number of visitors in December 2013, representing an 8.4 percent growth from the year prior.

Kia Motors
08:40 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors Corporation announced its 2013 full-year global sales figures, recording a total of 2,746,643 units sold.

Airport International Group
06:58 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group has released QAIA's 2013 annual traffic statistics, which showed robust growth across passenger and aircraft numbers.