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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.

June 16, 2013

Etihad Airways launches new Belgrade service
05:59 GMT

Etihad Airways’ maiden flight to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, has landed on schedule at the city’s Nikola Tesla Airport.

June 13, 2013

Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class
12:21 GMT

Emirates announced an extended range of Arabic programming on its award-winning ice Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system from July onwards.

Emirates A380 at sunset
06:33 GMT

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, today announced an upgrade of service from Dubai to Los Angeles (L.A.) with the introduction of the flagship A380 starting on December 2nd, 2013.

June 12, 2013

The deal will be the first local currency Saudi debt issue that Standard Chartered has been involved in
12:57 GMT

Saudi Arabia's state airports operator has picked three banks to arrange the second tranche of its local Islamic bond programme, banking sources said on Tuesday, with a sale seen matching the firm's record-breaking $4 billion debut Sukuk in 2012.

A rendering of the exterior of the Emirates Aviation Experience, due to open in London this July
10:35 GMT

In a world first Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has today announced plans to open an indoor aviation themed attraction in London this July.

Etihad Airways
10:33 GMT

Demand for Etihad Airways’ flights new Sao Paulo flights continues to grow as air travellers take advantage of the airline’s world class service and product, and flight connections from its Abu Dhabi hub.

June 11, 2013

Airport International Group
12:39 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group reported positive results for passenger traffic (PAX) at QAIA for April 2013.

Bahrain Airport
11:46 GMT

There is keen international interest in the kingdom's aviation industry, Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has said.

Al Ain Contact Centre Insight Award
11:24 GMT

Etihad Airways’ Al Ain Contact Centre received the award for “Best Facilities” at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards, held June 4, 2013, in Dubai.

Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo, David Kerr shakes hands on the PHP deal with the President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Flight Services, Olivier Bijaoui
08:57 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo has certified international ground handling services company Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as a Preferred Handling Partner (PHP).

Toyota Avalon
08:22 GMT

Toyota's re-imagined Avalon has clocked up sales at a very rapid pace since the new model was launched in the UAE in February 2013.

June 10, 2013

Pradeep Kumar, Emirates Senior Vice President - Cargo Revenue Optimisation and Systems received the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’ award in Munich
11:27 GMT

Emirates SkyCargo has cemented its position as a leading global player in air cargo industry by winning the ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2013’ award at the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards.

Air Arabia
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia announced today that it will begin offering a twice weekly service to Yerevan, Armenia, from August 2013.

PAF & Kia MoU agreement
07:48 GMT
(press release)

National Arab Motors announced its full sponsorship of a project to equip the Ghwebbeh Secondary School for Boys with solar modules for the generation of electricity.

June 9, 2013

Turkish Airlines
10:19 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines continues to grow by adding six new destinations in June.