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A lack of coordination on air traffic control among GCC states has been blamed for the region’s increasing congestion problems.
Failure to solve the GCC’s airspace congestion issues will negatively impact the Dubai economy.

May 6, 2013

Turkish Airlines
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline*, has added its 223rd network destination with flights to Friedrichshafen, Germany, operating from May 2, 2013.

May 5, 2013

Planes are seen on January 22, 2009 at Baghdad airport in Baghdad, Iraq
12:01 GMT

Global aviation industry giants will be in Iraq this September to attend a major industry event and also tap the vast growth potential in the country's burgeoning aviation industry which is witnessing massive investments to the tune of $150 billion, said experts.

May 2, 2013

Etihad Airways
12:47 GMT

Strategic partners Etihad Airways and Air France have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe for summer 2013.

Cargo Airline of the Year 2013
12:22 GMT
(press release)

Emirates SkyCargo has won Cargo Airline of the Year 2013 at Air Cargo News’ awards evening. The airline was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline for the 25th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways have become the second airline to restart operations with the 787 Dreamliner
12:12 GMT

Qatar Airways become only the second airline in the world to resume operations with Boeing's troubled 787 Dreamliner.

EK ATM 2013 Globe
11:53 GMT

Emirates returns to the 20th edition of Arabian Travel Market.

Etihad Airways
11:12 GMT

Etihad Airways has opened a line maintenance base at Singapore’s Changi International Airport, the carrier’s eighth outside Abu Dhabi.

05:47 GMT
(press release)

Ford and Lincoln products reported 14 per cent growth in sales during the first quarter of 2013, registering the highest ever Q1 sales for the Middle East region.

May 1, 2013

Egypt is to raise the fees for ships using the Suez Canal
09:59 GMT

Egypt will raise toll fees by 5% for oil tankers and petrochemical products and 2% for container ships and car carriers, said the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).

April 30, 2013

Ghaith Al Ghaith and Jeyhun Efendi at the press conference in Dushanbe
09:32 GMT

flydubai inaugurated flights to Dushanbe today with a ceremony in the Tajikistan capital.

Etihad Airways
08:59 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won the Airfinance Journal “Middle East Deal of the Year” award.

Disneyland Paradise Pier Exterior
08:32 GMT

This summer, the magic of Disney just became more accessible with the launch of dedicated Disney holiday offers by Emirates Holidays.

Jordan's food importers have placed orders ready for "exceptional" demand
08:08 GMT

Food importersin Jordan on Monday said they have placed large orders to meet an anticipated "exceptional" increase in demand during the fasting month of Ramadan.

Kuwait is to part-fund the redevelopment of Egypt's railways
03:38 GMT

After several high-profile accidents on Egypt's railways, notorious for years of chronic under investment, Kuwait has said it will fund some redevelopment of the outdated signalling system.

April 29, 2013

Turkish Airlines
11:01 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has started flying to Aqaba, Jordan as its 221st destination, connecting Middle East travellers to the largest country network for any airline in the world.