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The objective of the report was to quantify the economic impact of the aviation sector and its subsequent Dubai-based supply chain
November 17, 2014 - 21:47 GMT
Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the economy of Dubai in 2013.

November 9, 2014

Etihad Airways employs over 4,000 cabin crew representing 115 nationalities
06:04 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways is holding nine recruitment days in November 2014, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join its World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew.

November 6, 2014

Emirates Airline
12:24 GMT

Emirates has announced it is to launch a fourth daily service from its home and hub, Dubai International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York commencing 8th March 2015.

Turkish Airlines
08:51 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has launched exclusive round trip fares as part of a new campaign inviting passengers to discover the wonders of Europe’s greatest cities while experiencing the award winning services of Turkey’s national carrier.

Captain Francesco De Liddo and First Officer Paolo Sala are the first of 40 Alitalia pilots to transfer to Etihad Airways
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has announced the recruitment of 40 fully-qualified pilots from Alitalia as part of a large-scale global campaign to hire between 500 to 600 captains and first officers over the next three years.

Honda Accord
06:15 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda’s ‘Xtraordinary Sale’ is back this month with fabulous deals on selected models including the Honda Accord, Accord Coupé, CR-V, Civic and Pilot.

November 5, 2014

Under the contract, a new terminal for Kuwait International Airport and a new runway will be built in addition to around 30 gates to boost the facility's capacity.
13:49 GMT

Kuwait on Monday awarded a contract worth 1.4-billion dinar ($4.8 billion) to a local company for the expansion of the country's only international airport.

Turkish Airlines
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Europe’s finest golfers and many of the world’s greatest are heading back to Turkey for the “Turkish Airlines Open” which will be held at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Belek from 13-16 November 2014.

November 4, 2014

Emirates launched inflight Wi-Fi connectivity
12:31 GMT

In the first three years since Emirates launched inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, over half a million passengers have connected to the internet onboard an Emirates flight, and this demand is expected to increase exponentially.

06:53 GMT

Hyundai Global Service Advisor Championship was recently conducted in Seoul, South Korea.

"The method of privatisation will be determined with the advisor," one of the banking sources told Reuters.
04:55 GMT

Turkey is to revive plans to privatise two bridges across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul and some motorways and aims to start the process by the first quarter of 2015,

November 3, 2014

 Eszter Ungar, Etihad Airways, Head of Corporate Affairs for the region
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is enhancing its capabilities in Europe with the appointment of Eszter Ungar as its Head of Corporate Affairs for the region.

Lexus LS
07:02 GMT
(press release)

Lexus and The Weinstein Company once again came together in 2014 in the spirit of innovation to produce two new short films for their second annual “Life is Amazing” Lexus Short Films series.

November 2, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until September, the year-to-date passenger numbers soared to 5.55 million.
22:34 GMT

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, achieved a record-breaking feat by surpassing the 600,000 passenger traffic benchmar for the first time in the airport’s history

Suleiman Al-Hafez
12:15 GMT

Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors elected Suleiman Al Hafez Chairman of the Board as of today.

Toyota Racing Development
09:39 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, announced the introduction of Toyota’s true essence of racing and performance with the launch of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for the first time in the region.