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The insatiable appetite for connectivity is clear and consequently in-flight Wi-Fi is set to be one of the hottest trends for Middle East business aviation as we move into 2015,
December 9, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
While 9,450 new business deliveries valued at $280 billion are forecast between 2014 and 2024 around the world.

November 3, 2013

CTA Lexus Bikes
07:22 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive dealer of Lexus in the Kingdom, recently announced that it is displaying the exclusive Lexus F Sport Road Bike in its Mecca Street Showroom.

Jazeera Airways
05:57 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group yesterday took delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing its total fleet number to 14 aircraft.

October 31, 2013

Colin Cordery, Regional Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Honda
06:45 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda has appointed Colin Cordery as Regional Managing Director responsible for Honda’s operations in UAE, Qatar and Egypt, effective September 15.

October 30, 2013

The last Public Transport Day saw a doubling of ridership to 12 per cent from six per cent the year before that.
12:35 GMT

Held in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority, interested metro riders at the Dubai Healthcare City and Airport Terminal 3 stations can have their blood, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body weight and height checked.

While Emirates acknowledges the incident, the airline is refuting reports that passengers were delayed for nearly five hours.
11:36 GMT

An Emirates A380 flight traveling from New York JFK-to-Dubai was diverted to Kuwait on Saturday due to a “technical issue", an Emirates spokesperson said.

Royal Jordanian
10:45 GMT

Royal Jordanian today diverted several flights supposed to land at Queen Alia International Airport to King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba due to heavy dust and sand in the area surrounding QAIA.

Kuala Lumpur
09:35 GMT

Emirates Holidays has unveiled the best-priced packages available in the market, for travel to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong from as low as AED 2,230 per person.

Having initial plans for two-hub operations in Kuwait and Dubai, Jazeera today has focused its operations mainly on its home base.
09:23 GMT

Spelling out Jazeera’s success recipe, Boodai says, “We do not overload ourselves with huge capacities. We do not order large numbers of aircraft. We provide the market with just the right size of capacity that is required. This proved to be a very successful recipe.”

Jazeera Airways
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its September 2013 Operational Performance Report, which shows that the airline led in on-time performance against all other airlines in the Middle East during the month of September 2013 with a performance of 95%.

The inauguration of the ambitious project that has cost an estimated three billion euros coincides with the 90th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey.
08:10 GMT

The idea was first floated by Ottoman sultan Abdoul Medjid in 1860 but technical equipment at the time was not good enough to take the project further.

Toyota FCV-R
07:40 GMT
(press release)

Unveiled last month at the Frankfurt motor show, the Toyota FCV-R paves the way for a mid-size family fuel cell vehicle (FCV), marking the next step towards mass-produced hydrogen fuelled cars.

The proposed railway will link Oman to Kuwait via United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia by 2018 (Courtesy of Arabian Business)
04:00 GMT

The construction of a $15.5 billion rail network project connecting six Gulf Arab states will commence late next year.

October 29, 2013

The experts said that Oman’s projects market had proved to be a stable source of opportunities for local and international contractors, they stated.
11:35 GMT

Oman is paving the way for future growth by developing a more modern and integrated transport infrastructure with the awarding of airport and roads project worth $20 billion, said a experts at a key forum in Muscat.

SWISS Airbus A330-300
10:26 GMT
(press release)

Swiss International Air Lines will commence scheduled services to Kiev with the start of the 2013/14 winter timetable period on 27 October.

At the ceremonial cake cutting event at Conakry International Airport to celebrate the first Emirates service into Conakry
07:46 GMT

Emirates celebrated its newest African connection with a high profile reception dinner held last night in Conakry, the Republic of Guinea.