Transport & Shipping

Featured Story:

“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.

April 25, 2013

Samil Karakas, General Manager for Turkish Airlines in Abu Dhabi
05:47 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline, has recorded an impressive 36 percent increase in passenger traffic from Abu Dhabi in 2012.

Hameed Ali, Acting CEO Jet Airways; James Hogan, President and CEO, Etihad Airways; Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways; and James Rigney, Chief Financial Officer, Etihad Airways
05:35 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways of India announced that the UAE national carrier has agreed to subscribe for 27,263,372 new shares in Jet Airways at a price of INR754.74 per share.

April 24, 2013

Air Arabia
10:41 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the expansion of service to the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

April 23, 2013

Ford Motor
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company has been making waves in quality as it garnered several industry recognitions proving that its efforts in delivering world-class vehicles and technologies are bearing fruit and in fact, too big to go unnoticed.

April 21, 2013

13:23 GMT

flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-costairline,made its maiden flight to Juba, the capital city of the Republic of South Sudan.

Ford Taurus
13:13 GMT
(press release)

Ford’s flagship sedan showed its might across Middle Eastern markets during the first quarter of this year, as it posted an 88 per cent increase in regional sales.

Nabil Sawalha with some RJ staff members
13:01 GMT

In a series of celebrations marking Royal Jordanian’s 50th anniversary this year, Royal Jordanian launched on April 21 its official You Tube channel, releasing a brand new corporate campaign video.

Air Arabia's passenger numbers hit record highs in the first quarter of 2013
12:54 GMT

Air Arabia's passenger numbers hit new highs in the first quarter of this year.

Egypt received $398.5 million in revenues from the Suez Canal in March, the latest statistics show
12:18 GMT

Figures reveal that a major source of foreign currency revenue earned Egypt 12.3 percent less in March than previous year.

Middle East Airlines has denied one of its planes was hit by lightening at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut
12:08 GMT

Reports that a Middle East Airlines aircraft was struck by lightning are false, according to a well placed source.

Middle East Airlines has  confirmed reports it was negotiating with Cyprus Airways to acquire the company’s assets
09:48 GMT

A source at Middle East Airlines on Friday confirmed reports it was negotiating with Cyprus Airways to acquire the company’s assets and said the results of these talks would appear by the end of May.

Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup tees off in Dubai
07:36 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines launched the inaugural Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup in Dubai, the first round of a global amateur championship, taking place this year in 12 countries.

Air Arabia
07:19 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia reported that it carried a record 1,445,783 passengers in first quarter ending March 31, 2013, a 17.5 per cent growth compared to the first quarter 2012.

April 18, 2013

Turkish Arilines signes a great deal with Airbus for the purchase of 117
13:11 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines signed the biggest deal of Turkish Civil Aviation history which includes the purchase of 117 aircraft.

Emirates Airline
10:31 GMT

Mercator’s leading Passenger Services System for low cost and regional carriers, Avantik, has experienced a strong year; further strengthening the global reach of mercator.