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Pilots said unregulated drones flown near airports can compromise aircraft safety leading to loss of lives.
“These drones are available everywhere now and people can easily buy them, but people have no awareness.

February 20, 2012

Etihad Airways
08:22 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has paid tribute to travel agents in Kuwait at a gala dinner at the Kuwait Marriott Hotel.

08:01 GMT
(press release)

Following the recent announcement of Audi’s record sales figures for 2011, the brand with the four rings has started 2012 with a flourish.

Jazeera Airways CEO Stefan Pichler rewards Mufeedah Al Masri, first beneficiary of Jazeerati
07:48 GMT
(press release)

Award winning Jazeera Airways announced the first beneficiary of the recently launched frequent flier program called ‘Jazeerati”.

The new lightweight Cargo containers being used by Etihad Airways
07:12 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, along with its Unit Load Device partner Jettainer, has embarked on a program to replace 3,000 containers from the original aluminium ULD fleet with environmentally friendly lightweight versions.

February 19, 2012

Antoine Medawar, Vice President Middle East & North Africa, Amadeus
10:33 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus has announced the launch of the world's first interline Electronic Miscellaneous Document link to facilitate payment for and the delivery of ancillary services across airline partnerships and alliances.

Panorama of Buenos Aires
09:39 GMT

Emirates Holidays, the airline’s tour operating arm has handpicked a wide variety of holiday options for travellers to discover these two beautiful cities in 2012.

Saudi Airlines Cargo
08:06 GMT
(press release)

Saudi Airlines Cargo will begin operating 3 weekly 747 freighters to the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) as of March 2012.

Ross Kelly, Managing Director for the Middle East
07:12 GMT
(press release)

Private Jet Charter has appointed Mr. Ross Kelly as its new Managing Director for the Middle East, to be based in its Dubai regional office.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company
06:39 GMT

Abu Dhabi International Airport is ranked ‘2nd Best Service Provider’ in the Middle East Region by the Annual Airports Council International (ACI) ASQ passenger satisfaction survey.

February 16, 2012

12:23 GMT

In partnership with the United States Tennis Association, Emirates has announced a global, integrated sponsorship of the US Open and US Open Series.

The opening of the Emirates first airport loung
10:33 GMT

Emirates, has opened its first airport lounge on the West Coast, at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The new lounge represents a $4 million investment in the Bay Area.

Shaun Smith, National Manager for FastFit
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Auto Centers announced the appointment of Shaun Smith as National Manager for FastFit, an express tyre and battery fitting center, with 32 branches spread across all the emirates.

February 15, 2012

Etihad Airways
12:15 GMT
(press release)

Following news that Madonna will bring her World Tour to Abu Dhabi's Yas Arena on June 3, Hala Abu Dhabi has announced that it will offer fully-loaded packages for concert goers.

The Emirates' A380 will serve Amsterdam from 1st August
11:46 GMT

Emirates is to upgrade its Amsterdam service to an A380 from 1st August.

February 14, 2012

Toyota 2012
10:23 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors Toyota has announced a host of exclusive privileges for its customers, in line with its sponsorship of the 10th edition of 2012 Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival.