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“More than 110,000 people have arrived in Italy so far this year, sometimes 4,000 or even 5,000 people in a matter of days,” said Flavio Di Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Italy.
September 10, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
On a late-summer morning in northern Jordan, as the sun rose over the city of Irbid, perched high on a desert ridge, a young father prepared to die at sea.

August 3, 2014

Lufthansa
05:51 GMT
(press release)

Deutsche Lufthansa AG reports an operating profit of EUR 114 million for the first six months of 2014, an improvement of EUR 41 million on the EUR 73 million of the same period last year.

July 31, 2014

ice Digital Widescreen
05:56 GMT

Emirates continues to set industry standards by becoming the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen.

July 30, 2014

Airlines rely on governments to provide them with the information from sources they don’t have access to, such as military or secret service information.
12:30 GMT

Airlines have been rethinking flight routes since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, earlier this month over a rebel-held area of eastern Ukraine.

July 28, 2014

Hubert Frach and Domingos Soares de Oliveira, signing the partnership contract
18:57 GMT

Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight at Kuwait International Airport
05:25 GMT

Cabin crew have just 20 minutes to deliver Emirates’ in-flight service on the world’s shortest A380 flight.

July 27, 2014

 The artificial canal witnessed a passing of 50 ships carrying 3.8 million tonnes on the same day it celebrated its 58 anniversary of nationalisation
23:08 GMT

"The nationalisation of the canal ushered in a process of regaining control over the economic and political keys to national self-determination."

Royal Jordanian
07:27 GMT

Royal Jordanian announces its plan to stop its services to Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos, in light of the airline’s restructuring plan, including its route network.

Airport International Group
07:07 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group (AIG)- the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) -has released QAIA's traffic statistics for H1 2014.

Toyota Avanza
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Six Emirati families were among the first to enjoy the all-new Toyota Avanza, as part of Al-Futtaim Motors’ ‘Joy of Ramadan’ drive.

Another criticism of the THY board is that the company is forced to make large purchases that are difficult to afford in the long term.
05:40 GMT

The carrier currently flies to more country destinations than any other company in the world.

July 24, 2014

Dubai International saw a rise in passenger traffic despite a runaway refurbishment programme earlier this year (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

Good news in time for Eid! Dubai International's passenger traffic has already topped expectations and is up by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2014.

The low-cost airline will launch direct flights to Mumbai starting October 28 (Image: flydubai)
12:07 GMT

Low-cost airline flydubai announced a direct route to India's Mumbai, starting in late October. The carrier will also increase its flights to Delhi to five weekly.

During the event
11:59 GMT
(press release)

Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, has won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards.

During the event
09:17 GMT

Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

ADPC’s commercial ports handled 6.4 million freight tonnes (FT) of general cargo in the first half of this year
08:31 GMT

General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports increased by 37 per cent this year.