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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.

November 20, 2014

First Apartment Bed A380
05:19 GMT
(press release)

The game-changing design of Etihad Airways' new Airbus A380 First Class product, called First Apartments, has been recognised at the annual Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards 2014.

The region's airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of what Boeing has forecast to be a need for 2,610 aircraft by 2033,
04:55 GMT

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft,

November 19, 2014

(left to right) Jeff Wilkinson, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Technical; Joe Chamoun, Etihad Airways General Manager Sales (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain); and David Kerr, Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo, accept the awards at the Aviation Business Awards 2014 in Dubai last night
06:20 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways was named the ‘Airline of the Year’, ‘Cargo Operator of the Year (Commercial Airline)’ and ‘MRO Service Provider of the Year’ at the Aviation Business Awards 2014.

November 18, 2014

Jazeera Airways board during the  Nuqat conference in Kuwait
10:15 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways announced it has partnered with Nuqat, a pioneer cultural organizer in the Arab world, as the official carrier of this year’s Nuqat Creative Conference.

Hyundai
08:34 GMT

Juma Al Majid Establishment has been running its Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned car’s showroom in Deira – Dubai very successfully as part of the “New Thinking New Possibilities” philosophy of Hyundai Motors.

Lexus
06:13 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has launched today the all-new RC and RC F coupes in the UAE, reinforcing its credentials as a leading player in the luxury automotive market.

November 17, 2014

jubilant Al Bustan Centre and Residence staff
07:59 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, has recently participated in the Inter-Hotel Fun Sports Day held at Zabeel Park.

Qatar Airways
06:52 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways Holidays has launched a 100% payback promotion for its GCC customers.

November 16, 2014

Al-Futtaim Motors Blood Donation campain
10:09 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino, launched its 6th blood donation campaign as part of the company’s corporate responsibility activities towards the UAE community.

Etihad is now the biggest shareholder in Alitalia. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

Etihad Airways became the largest shareholder in Alitalia in a €1.7 billion rescue bid, following talks over the last year.

During the event
07:01 GMT

Emirates was honoured with ‘Best Airline – Business’, ‘Best Airline – Leisure’ and Best Loyalty Rewards Programme’ for Skywards at the prestigious 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East.

Etihad Airways
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Alitalia and Etihad Airways are pleased to confirm that they have received merger clearance from the European Commission under EU Regulation No. 139/2004.

November 13, 2014

Emirates Airline
10:24 GMT

Emirates will restart passenger flights to Erbil from 16th November 2014.

November 12, 2014

Kia Optima
08:55 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors Corporation announced today its global sales figures(export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles forOctober2014, recording a total of 242,362units sold.

Madinat Zayed Handover- Al-Futtaim Motors
08:49 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino in the UAE, announced the receipt of the lease agreement for its new facility in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.