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A lack of coordination on air traffic control among GCC states has been blamed for the region’s increasing congestion problems.
October 23, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Failure to solve the GCC’s airspace congestion issues will negatively impact the Dubai economy.

January 25, 2012

Emirates Airline
11:53 GMT

Emirates will launch Barcelona as its second passenger gateway into Spain from 3rd July, after doubling frequencies to Madrid from 1st July.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company
08:43 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company published today the 2011 performance report for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which reflects a significant growth of 13.9% in passenger traffic compared with 2010.

Central Trade and Auto Company
08:24 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company finalized an agreement with al-Dallah Rent-a-Car to purchase 10 brand new, specially priced Toyota Avanza vehicles, and one Toyota Fortuner for al-Dallah’s rental car fleet.

General Motors
07:32 GMT

General Motors Middle East has passed a major training milestone and graduated its 500th student from the GM Advanced Technical Training Center in Angat, Philippines.

Porsche
07:28 GMT
(press release)

Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi has opened a 55 million Dirham, state-of-the-art Porsche Centre in the capital that features the largest Porsche Service Centre in the world.

Etihad Airways
07:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ flight from Seattle to Abu Dhabi – the delivery flight of the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER that arrived on January 24 – was the first in the Gulf to be operated using sustainable biofuel.

Etihad Airways
05:51 GMT
(press release)

German and Austrian regulatory authorities have given their approval to the deal announced last month in which Etihad Airways increased its shareholding in airberlin to 29.21 per cent.

January 24, 2012

Air Arabia
13:08 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia announced that it carried some 4.7 million passengers in 2011, a six per cent growth compared to the previous year.

Audi
11:55 GMT
(press release)

An Audi driver had managed a perfect recovery after having started from position ten on the grid. As early as on lap one he was in position six, and in third place after his second stop.

Jaguar Land Rover
09:46 GMT
(press release)

Luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has kicked off the New Year with a number of regional award wins to complement their growing collection of global accolades for the 12MY range.

Boeing
06:32 GMT

Boeing reached a major milestone with Saudi Arabian Airlines when it delivered the airline's first two 777-300ERs marking another step forward in Boeing's historic and enduring relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

January 23, 2012

Volkswagen
10:41 GMT
(press release)

2011 was a successful year for Volkswagen in the Middle East, recording a 21 percent growth in sales (2010-2011) placing the German manufacturer among the fastest growing brands in the automotive industry in the region.

Emirates Airline
10:23 GMT

Emirates and Alaska Airlines have announced the launch of a new frequent flier partnership that will offer travelers the opportunity to accrue Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan.

British Airways
06:07 GMT
(press release)

British Airways is to welcome leading Indian airline Kingfisher in to one world in February 2012, as part of its plans to strengthen its Asian network.

January 22, 2012

Etihad Rail
09:05 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail announcing today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Dahra Agricultural Company.