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The objective of the report was to quantify the economic impact of the aviation sector and its subsequent Dubai-based supply chain
November 17, 2014 - 21:47 GMT
Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the economy of Dubai in 2013.

October 6, 2014

Philip Lewin (left), Etihad Airways General Manager Germany, accepts the award for Best Performing Airline 2014 at the Munich Exchange forum from Andreas von Puttkamer, Vice President Aviation (right), at Munich Airport.
16:23 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named Best Performing Airline 2014 at the Munich Exchange forum in Germany.

October 5, 2014

The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be the 12th running of the 40-year-old event, which started in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race
11:31 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) finished second in an electrifying Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, losing out by just six seconds to the Turkish-American entry Team Alvimedica.

October 2, 2014

RJ Boeing 787 Dreamliner
09:23 GMT

Royal Jordanian Airlines will receive today its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will be named after HRH Princess Iman bint Abdullah II.

Water cannons greet Emirates’ A380
08:46 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places celebrates the launch of its fourth daily nonstop passenger service to Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran with the landing of a one-off Airbus A380 service.

Etihad Airways inflight connectivity
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways reached a major milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft.

October 1, 2014

During the event
10:01 GMT
(press release)

A group of 36 Etihad Airways UAE national cadet pilots have started a specialised aviation training program in Dublin, Ireland.

Qatar Airways
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airwaysand Vuelinghave signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar’s five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling’s hubs in Rome and Barcelona.

September 30, 2014

Antoine Medawar, Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, Amadeus
09:37 GMT
(press release)

Amadeus announced that Etihad Airway has become the first in the region to deploy Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services, enabling travel agencies using the Amadeus system to book the airline’s popular Extra Legroom Seats for their customers.

Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery
09:13 GMT
(press release)

Four friends are set to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space with Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery competition, a ground-breaking online search for a group of aspiring astronauts to go on the ultimate adventure.

September 28, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014 and up until August, the year-to-date passenger traffic surged by 12.1 per cent to 4.93 million.
18:31 GMT

"This is the first time in QAIA history that we exceed such a benchmark, and we eagerly look forward to reaching even greater heights in the future," he added.

Land Rover Discovery Sport
09:25 GMT
(press release)

Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV.

Etihad Airways celebrates the rollout of its first Boeing 787-9 painted in the airline’s stunning new “Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery"
08:49 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and Boeing celebrated the roll out of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner at an event in Seattle, Washington overnight.

Airport International Group
06:35 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group announced that it has welcomed over 700,000 passengers during August 2014.

September 25, 2014

During the event
11:40 GMT
(press release)

British Airways team members in Bahrain rowed around the canals of the Amwaj Islands in support of Flying Start, the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief UK.

Etihad visits Moulay Ismail School
06:36 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has donated more than one hundred thousand UAE dirhams to underprivileged children in Morocco.