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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.
Failure to solve the GCC’s airspace congestion issues will negatively impact the Dubai economy.

October 9, 2014

Lufthansa Premium Economy Class
05:26 GMT
(press release)

On board the Boeing 747-8, the new Premium Economy Class was presented on the special flight of LH 9880.

October 8, 2014

14:12 GMT

flydubai has announced that it will begin flights to Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague in the Czech Republic and Sofia in Bulgaria.

Jaguar XF
13:58 GMT
(press release)

Further expanding its portfolio of services, luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has launched a branded Financial Services Programme across its key dealer network in the MENA region.

Jamie Redknapp plays a shot from the wing of a British Airways Boeing 747
10:56 GMT
(press release)

Straight from his success at the Ryder Cup, European hero Justin Rose flew from Scotland to British Airways’ engineering hangar in London to take on a unique charity challenge to raise funds and awareness for the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation.

Maurizio Merlo, CEO Darwin Airline; Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO airberlin; James Hogan, President and CEO Etihad Airways; Cramer Ball, CEO Jet Airways; Dane Kondić, CEO Air Serbia, Manoj Papa, CEO Air Seychelles; celebrate the launch of Etihad Airways Partners
10:47 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways unveiled Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

Turkish Airlines
05:27 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines announced the launch of direct flights to the capitals and the largest cities of Estonia and Lithuania; Tallinn and Vilnius operating from 26th October 2014.

Royal Jordanian Airlines
05:13 GMT

Royal Jordanian flight 261 from Amman to New York had a minor incident while taxiing at JFK Airport yesterday.

October 6, 2014

Philip Lewin (left), Etihad Airways General Manager Germany, accepts the award for Best Performing Airline 2014 at the Munich Exchange forum from Andreas von Puttkamer, Vice President Aviation (right), at Munich Airport.
16:23 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named Best Performing Airline 2014 at the Munich Exchange forum in Germany.

October 5, 2014

The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be the 12th running of the 40-year-old event, which started in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race
11:31 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) finished second in an electrifying Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, losing out by just six seconds to the Turkish-American entry Team Alvimedica.

October 2, 2014

RJ Boeing 787 Dreamliner
09:23 GMT

Royal Jordanian Airlines will receive today its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will be named after HRH Princess Iman bint Abdullah II.

Water cannons greet Emirates’ A380
08:46 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places celebrates the launch of its fourth daily nonstop passenger service to Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran with the landing of a one-off Airbus A380 service.

Etihad Airways inflight connectivity
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways reached a major milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft.

October 1, 2014

During the event
10:01 GMT
(press release)

A group of 36 Etihad Airways UAE national cadet pilots have started a specialised aviation training program in Dublin, Ireland.

Qatar Airways
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airwaysand Vuelinghave signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar’s five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling’s hubs in Rome and Barcelona.

September 30, 2014

Antoine Medawar, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, Amadeus
09:37 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus announced that Etihad Airway has become the first in the region to deploy Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services, enabling travel agencies using the Amadeus system to book the airline’s popular Extra Legroom Seats for their customers.