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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.

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.

Etihad Dubai Travel Mall
09:56 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the new Etihad Travel Mall, its flagship one-stop travel retail and check-in facility, in Dubai.

April 17, 2013

Royal Jordanian and International Air Transport Association
13:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian and the International Air Transport Association announced a new partnership in the field of training.

Etihad Airways
09:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, has unveiled a range of impressive new benefits for holders of its prestigious Gold Elite membership status.

Marc Bennett – Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Destination & Leisure Management
06:28 GMT

Emirates Holidays is set to implement changes that are aimed to improve operations and offer its trade and travel agent-partners greater opportunities.