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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.
October 23, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Failure to solve the GCC’s airspace congestion issues will negatively impact the Dubai economy.

August 31, 2014

Flydubai will launch three new routes to East Africa in September (File/AFP)
10:38 GMT

Flydubai added three new routes to East Africa, which will be launched in September making it the first Emirati carrier to fly to Rwanda and Burundi.

The Airbus A350 is due to be launched later this year (Image: Gulf Business)
09:36 GMT

Qatar Airways prepared to receive the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft for delivery by the end of 2014.

July’s figures represent a positive year-on-year increase in PAX and ACM statistics.
04:55 GMT
(press release)

For the seventh consecutive month, PAX and ACM figures are on a steady rise, surging by 5.6% and 8.4% respectively.

August 28, 2014

Number plates in Dubai haven’t changed for decades
11:55 GMT

Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours.

The Jordanian flag on the Dreamliner
11:51 GMT

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner joined the RJ fleet on August 27, bearing the name of Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II.

Robert Ball, National Ambulance CEO; Dr Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways’ Vice President of Medical Services; and Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the launch of Etihad Airways’ new ambulance service in Abu Dhabi
11:46 GMT

An ambulance service for Etihad Airways began operations in Abu Dhabi today, as part of the airline’s commitment to provide world-class medical emergency response for its employees.

flydubai
11:15 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80.

Turkish Airlines
09:32 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s Best Airline*, announced flights to Asmara in Eritrea, the 27th country destination in Africa where the global carrier now flies to 42 destinations.

Qatar Airways
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.

Etihad Airways
06:09 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reaffirmed its commitment to start Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operations in December 2014.

August 27, 2014

Chris Ndlulue, Arik Air’s Managing Director, and Adnan Kazim, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs, sign the MoU at Emirates Group Headquarters in Dubai
11:36 GMT

Emirates and Arik Air have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.

Toyota
10:43 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA), the exclusive Toyota dealer in the Kingdom, recently sponsored the Red Bull SoundClash: Autostrad vs. El Morabba3 musical concert.

Jazeera Airways
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.

August 26, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium Engine
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Ingenium - the new family of premium diesel and petrol engines - designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover, delivers class-leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement, while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

During the event
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has donated more than AED70,000 to assist the work of Breast Cancer Arabia in providing support to women with breast cancer.