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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.

December 8, 2014

During the event
10:25 GMT
(press release)

TOYOTA Racing won the Six Hours of Bahrain which was held recently for its fifth victory of the FIA World Endurance Championship season as Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Buemi secured the drivers’ title with a race to spare.

Etihad Airways
10:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been awarded the highly coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Airline’ for the sixth straight year at this year’s World Travel Awards.

During the event
08:55 GMT
(press release)

The Nissan Tiida has won ‘Best Hatchback of the year’ in the ‘Middle East Car of the Year’ awards, bringing another prestigious trophy to the Japanese automaker’s bulging showcase.

December 7, 2014

Jag FTYPE AWD Bloodbound
06:26 GMT
(press release)

The new all-wheel-drive Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé has ensured that the Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record programme has passed a significant high-speed testing milestone.

Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s Group CEO
05:54 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, won two awards at the esteemed Aviation Business Awards 2014.

Etihad Airways’ inaugural flight EY161 is welcomed with a water cannon salute upon arrival at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
04:40 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has commenced a non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline’s sixth destination in the United States.

December 4, 2014

Lufthansa’s loss will be to Gulf carriers’ gain with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad, in tandem with partner Air Berlin, likely to scoop up traffic.
22:12 GMT

Lufthansa has cancelled 51 long-haul flights today in the latest 24-hour strike from pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit.

Emirates Airline
09:59 GMT

Emirates Skywards and S7 Airlines, announce a frequent flyer partnership that allows members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs to earn and redeem miles for travel across their networks.

December 3, 2014

During the event
10:57 GMT

Emirates will offer a weekend to remember for all rugby aficionados attending the tournament with a series of fun activity initiatives to engage and reward fans.

Ford
10:51 GMT
(press release)

The all new Ford EcoSport and Ford Fusion earned top awards in the 2014 Middle East Car of the Year for “best compact utility vehicle” and “best large sedan” categories, respectively.

Turkish Airlines launches ‘Shop & Miles’ - CEO, Dr Temel Kotil
07:54 GMT
(press release)

In response to the increasing popularity of online shopping, Turkish Airlines has launched “Shop&Miles”, an alternative way of using miles accumulated in the airline’s popular mileage reward program.

airberlin’s inaugural flight from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi received a traditional water canon salute at Abu Dhabi International Airport last night
06:01 GMT

Etihad Airways and partner airberlin celebrated the launch of the German carrier’s new service from Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi last night, with the inaugural flight receiving a traditional water canon salute on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

RJ's 787 at Montreal Airport
05:41 GMT

Royal Jordanian started operating its new 787 to North American destinations, after it completed the introduction of the first five 787s to the fleet, replacing the Airbus 340s that were used on these routes.

December 2, 2014

SkyCargo National Day Convoy
10:40 GMT

Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central (DWC), together with Dubai-based Allied Transport, have created the longest moving convoy of UAE flags to commemorate the country’s 43rd National Day.