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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.

September 21, 2014

Etihad Airways
09:17 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways will expand its global route network with the addition of Baku, Tbilisi and Dar es Salaam in the second half of 2015, increasing the total number of new destinations it has announced for next year to nine.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior
09:09 GMT
(press release)

Land Rover gave the public an exclusive look inside its Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design.

International lounge
06:39 GMT

Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is growing.

September 18, 2014

Emirates Airline
11:23 GMT

Only two months after launching its operations to Abuja, Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has today announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200ER.

Etihad has forged 47 codeshare partnerships with different airlines globally, 21 in Europe alone.
04:55 GMT

European airlines have finally opened up to Gulf carriers, forging partnerships and selling stakes, after decades of distrust and allegations of unfair competition.

September 17, 2014

During the event
08:32 GMT
(press release)

More than 700 delegates from the airline industry have gathered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the International Air Transport Association’s inaugural World Financial Symposium.

El-Hout and Lozi after signing the agreement in Beirut
06:03 GMT

Royal Jordanian and Middle East Airlines-Air Liban concluded a new free sale codeshare agreement that will be implemented as of the middle of this month.

Nissan X-Trail
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Today, Nissan launched its All-New X-Trail in the Middle East. The new compact SUV is available at all Nissan dealerships across the region from today.

The Suze Canal
04:55 GMT

The Suez Canal corridor project planned by a consortium led by Dar Al-Handasah will cost $220 billion over fifteen years, said Ashraf Salman, Egypt's investment minister,

September 16, 2014

The Suez Canal project includes the development of 76,000 sq km around the canal into an international industrial and logistics hub to attract more ships and generate income.
15:12 GMT

Fund-raising has closed and Egyptians will no longer be able to buy the investment certificates now that the initial goal of 60 billion pounds ($8 billion) has been exceeded, the governor said.

flydubai
12:46 GMT

flydubai’s inaugural flight to Almaty landed today at Almaty International Airport and was met by a traditional water cannon salute. This marked the start of the airline’s operations to Kazakhstan.

Toyota
08:23 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation has begun a project in which employees put themselves into vehicles to assess vehicle specification plans for future models and provide a valuable training opportunity over vast distances in Australia.

Qatar Airways
06:50 GMT

Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States and around the world great savings to global destinations during its latest three-day "The World is Yours" global sale.

Lozi addressing the attendees during the forum
06:12 GMT

RJ Chairman of the Board/ President & CEO Nasser Lozi inaugurated the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Business Technology Forum 2014,

September 15, 2014

During the event
12:31 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company participated in organizing the "U.F.O." special preformed by the Lebanese comedian Nemr Abou Nassar at the Cultural Palace - organized by Maestro Entertainment's Bands Across Borders.