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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.

July 24, 2014

Dubai International saw a rise in passenger traffic despite a runaway refurbishment programme earlier this year (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

Good news in time for Eid! Dubai International's passenger traffic has already topped expectations and is up by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2014.

The low-cost airline will launch direct flights to Mumbai starting October 28 (Image: flydubai)
12:07 GMT

Low-cost airline flydubai announced a direct route to India's Mumbai, starting in late October. The carrier will also increase its flights to Delhi to five weekly.

During the event
11:59 GMT
(press release)

Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, has won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards.

During the event
09:17 GMT

Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

ADPC’s commercial ports handled 6.4 million freight tonnes (FT) of general cargo in the first half of this year
08:31 GMT

General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports increased by 37 per cent this year.

RJ Ramadan charity campaign
06:42 GMT

Royal Jordanian concluded its Ramadan charity campaign after it presented clothes to 100 underprivileged families, in cooperation with the Charity Clothing Bank, particularly with the upcoming Eid Al-Fiter.

Jazeera Airways
06:24 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group today announced financial and operational results for the first half of 2014, reporting an operating revenue of KD29.3 million, and a net profit of KD4.9 million.

July 23, 2014

Dubai's airport handled 29.6 million passengers in the first five months of 2014 (File/AFP)
11:28 GMT

Dubai International Airport is expected to be the world's busiest airpot in 2014, beating London's Heathrow with a 9.2 percent rise in passengers.

The Dubai Metro commuters will be able to avail its services for longer hours during the Eid Al Fitr holidays
10:57 GMT

Trains on the red line will begin at 5:30 am on Monday (July 28), Tuesday and Wednesday, and end at 1:00 am the next day. Green line trains will begin at 5:50 am, with other timings remaining the same.

Airport International Group
08:22 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group (AIG), has recently implemented several charity initiatives as part of its corporate social responsibility activities during Ramadan.

The Etihad Airways ‘iVolunteer’ program was launched in June 2014 and now has over 400 staff from around the airline’s global network
07:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, organised a donation drive for women living at one of the largest labour camp facilities in Abu Dhabi.

Turkish Airlines voted as the best in Europe
06:37 GMT
(press release)

As a world-recognized brand associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century by providing unique products to the world airline and airport industry Skytrax has become the world leader in ranking aviation offers.

Range Rover Sport SVR Camo Stills
06:33 GMT
(press release)

The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and the Range Rover Sport SVR have made their public debut at the world-renowned 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

July 22, 2014

For those travellers looking for fast track check-in & immigration and an all-round VIP experience, the Golden Class, operated by NAS, offers a variety of “meet & assist” convenient services.
15:48 GMT
(press release)

In line with its ambition to provide world class services to all travelers, Abu Dhabi International Airport has geared up for a huge spike in passenger numbers during the summer season.

July 21, 2014

The results of the 2014 World Airline Awards were announced in Hampshire at the Farnborough Airshow.
16:05 GMT

This year’s awards were based on the results of over 18 million passenger surveys, with more than 105 nationalities participating, covering 245 airlines.