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Regulators and officials at the meeting will have to juggle political sensitivities and arguments over the budgets of cash-squeezed airlines.
2014 was the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.

August 20, 2013

The arrival of the first RAK Airways flight at QAIA
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport, announced the arrival of the first RAK Airways flight at QAIA.

August 19, 2013

Mike Rock, new sales manager for Central Asia and the Levant
08:50 GMT
(press release)

British Airways has appointed Mike Rock as the new sales manager for Central Asia and the Levant, consolidating the airline’s commitment to the region following its return to Jordan.

Volkswagen Passat
07:26 GMT
(press release)

The Volkswagen Passat has been revealed as the key driver behind the most successful month ever recorded for Volkswagen Middle East.

August 18, 2013

09:33 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai today announced that Business Class tickets are now on sale, with flights offering the premium option commencing in October.

Etihad Rail
09:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the network, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bertschi.

ADAC VIP Terminal
08:26 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company is set to open Abu Dhabi International Airport’s VIP terminal to be available to all interested travelers.

2013 Kia Cerato
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Jordan Ahli Bank recently announced Dina Al Hilo as the 16th lucky winner of its monthly Jame’ati account grand prize; a 2013 model Kia Cerato, licensed and taxed in full.

Queen Alia International Airport
05:53 GMT
(press release)

Queen Alia International Airport has jumped from its 2012 international ranking at 186th place to 44th place this year according to the global Airport Service Quality Survey for Q2 2013.

Ford Focus
05:43 GMT
(press release)

Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, retains that ranking through the first quarter of 2013 with global vehicle registrations up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

August 15, 2013

Mandatory meters would minimise exploiting female passengers dependent on drivers (Photo credit: Emirates 24/7).
08:54 GMT

In Saudi Arabia, passengers usually bargain with drivers to determine the fare, but a new alternative is now in place.

The Emirates First Class suite
05:50 GMT

With the launch of Emirates’ services to Stockholm less than a month away, Sweden is expected to receive an economic boost thanks to the airline’s extensive global network.

August 14, 2013

Taxis in dubai make an average of 8,335,424 trips per month, which the RTA said “is considered a new record in the Emirate of Dubai”.
08:23 GMT

Taxis remain a pivotal mean of transportation in the Emirate.

During the event
06:00 GMT
(press release)

Emirates NBD announced today that Dnata had won the final trophy for the 7-a side 2013 Ramadan Football Tournament 2013.

Eid celebrations at BAC
05:45 GMT

Bahrain Airport Company organized a reception event at the company’s headquarter and Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to mark the festive occasion.

August 13, 2013

Toyota Winglet
10:18 GMT
(press release)

Toyota has announced public sidewalk demonstration trials of the Winglet in Japan’s Tsukuba City.