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The new Etihad A380
December 23, 2014 - 14:04 GMT
The maiden flight of Etihad Airways' long-awaited Airbus A380 superjumbo will take place next week, the Abu Dhabi carrier said Thursday, also announcing its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner route.

December 7, 2014

Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s Group CEO
05:54 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, won two awards at the esteemed Aviation Business Awards 2014.

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight EY161 is welcomed with a water cannon salute upon arrival at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
04:40 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has commenced a non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline’s sixth destination in the United States.

December 4, 2014

Lufthansa’s loss will be to Gulf carriers’ gain with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad, in tandem with partner Air Berlin, likely to scoop up traffic.
22:12 GMT

Lufthansa has cancelled 51 long-haul flights today in the latest 24-hour strike from pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit.

Emirates Airline
09:59 GMT

Emirates Skywards and S7 Airlines, announce a frequent flyer partnership that allows members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn and redeem miles for travel across their networks.

December 3, 2014

During the event
10:57 GMT

Emirates will offer a weekend to remember for all rugby aficionados attending the tournament with a series of fun activity initiatives to engage and reward fans.

10:51 GMT
(press release)

The all new Ford EcoSport and Ford Fusion earned top awards in the 2014 Middle East Car of the Year for “best compact utility vehicle” and “best large sedan” categories, respectively.

Turkish Airlines launches ‘Shop & Miles’ - CEO, Dr Temel Kotil
07:54 GMT
(press release)

In response to the increasing popularity of online shopping, Turkish Airlines has launched “Shop&Miles”, an alternative way of using miles accumulated in the airline’s popular mileage reward program.

airberlin’s inaugural flight from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi received a traditional water canon salute at Abu Dhabi International Airport last night
06:01 GMT

Etihad Airways and partner airberlin celebrated the launch of the German carrier’s new service from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi last night, with the inaugural flight receiving a traditional water canon salute on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

RJ's 787 at Montreal Airport
05:41 GMT

Royal Jordanian started operating its new 787 to North American destinations, after it completed the introduction of the first five 787s to the fleet, replacing the Airbus 340s that were used on these routes.

December 2, 2014

SkyCargo National Day Convoy
10:40 GMT

Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central (DWC), together with Dubai-based Allied Transport, have created the longest moving convoy of UAE flags to commemorate the country’s 43rd National Day.

During the event
06:02 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways' staff and cabin crew gather together to mark the celebrations of UAE 43 national day at the airline’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

December 1, 2014

Captain Misto with the RJ staff at the headquarters
12:31 GMT

Royal Jordanian held a large ceremony to honor hundreds of its employees for their dedication and experience, which range between five and 35 years.

11:12 GMT

flydubai will take delivery of its 43rd aircraft tomorrow, coinciding with UAE National Day, as the UAE celebrates its 43rd anniversary.

An Emirates A330-200
08:37 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has announced that Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s principal port and commercial city, will become a double daily operation from 1 January 2015.

John Hurley, Dublin Airport Authority and Liza Hammond, Etihad Airways, celebrate the airline winning the awards for Best Longhaul Airline at the Irish Travel Trade Awards 2014
08:18 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won three major travel awards, at two gala ceremonies, on a night to remember in Dublin.