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Pilots said unregulated drones flown near airports can compromise aircraft safety leading to loss of lives.
January 27, 2015 - 14:44 GMT
“These drones are available everywhere now and people can easily buy them, but people have no awareness.

November 24, 2013

A scheduled Kuwait Airways flight landed in Iraq late on Wednesday for the first time since the 1990 Iraqi invasion, in the latest sign of improved ties between the neighbors.
09:24 GMT

In December, Kuwait Airways dropped legal cases against Iraqi Airways in return for compensation of $500 million.

Economic airlines in the Middle East have witnessed an overall absorptive capacity increase from 11.5 to 13.5 million in just one year (Shutterstock)
06:49 GMT

Traveling to the Middle East on the cheap just got easier! Recent reports show that economic airlines in the Middle East have are experiencing 25 percent annual growth.

During the opening
04:33 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the launch of its “Sharjah City Check-in Terminal” in Safeer Mall, Sharjah.

November 21, 2013

François Weissert, Amadeus SVP and Chief Technology Adviser to the CEO in the Middle East and Asia
08:37 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus and Qatar Airways announce the airline’s successful migration to Altéa Departure Control – Flight Management and Customer Management.

November 20, 2013

Cake cutting ceremony at Hofuf International Airport
09:03 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that its operations to Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, have commenced from its primary hub in Sharjah.

Turkish Airlines
08:37 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines (THY) has firmed options for five additional GE90-115B-powered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Toyota JPN Taxi Concept
04:39 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation will display five world-premiere concept vehicles in its Toyota exhibit at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show.

November 19, 2013

British Airways
07:12 GMT
(press release)

Air travel – it’s as simple as book, pack, fly. Or is it? Behind the scenes, there’s a whole army of people that come together to get each customer in the air. In fact, 96 people as research from British Airways reveals.

During the event
05:54 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 26 Airbus A321neo scheduled to begin delivery in 2018.

05:31 GMT
(press release)

flydubai has announced today a commitment for an order for up to 111 aircraft from Boeing.

Hadidi singing the agreement with McElhinney at the Dubai Air Show
04:41 GMT

GE has awarded Royal Jordanian its TRUEngine designation for 12 CF34-10E and six CF34-8E engines powering its fleet of five EMBRAER 195s and three EMBRAER 175s.

November 18, 2013

Lufthansa Engine
07:13 GMT
(press release)

This year will be again a record year for Lufthansa in the GCC and the Middle East. Europe’s largest airline group expects more than 1,000,000 passengers from the whole region to travel to Germany, Europe and beyond.

Etihad airlines continues its global buying spree. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:21 GMT

The UAE national carrier said the regional operation of the Swiss carrier, to be rebranded as Etihad Regional, would connect passengers from secondary markets into Etihad Airways’ European network and hubs of equity alliance partners.

Etihad Airways
04:18 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways announced its largest ever fleet order, for 199 aircraft and 294 engines, in a US$ 67 billion dollar deal which will enable the airline to accelerate its industry-leading growth over the next decade.

November 17, 2013

Royal Jordanian
10:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian and Oman Air signed a free sale codeshare agreement offering passengers seven weekly flights between Amman, Jordan, and Muscat, Oman.