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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.

April 7, 2013

Etihad Airways
05:49 GMT

Etihad Airways is launching a Facebook application and competition encouraging fans to submit photos replicating the theme of the recently launched global brand advertising campaign.

April 4, 2013

James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer
08:54 GMT

Legacy airline alliances have outlived their usefulness, according to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan.

NBK Automobiles Aftersales Service Centers
05:40 GMT
(press release)

NBK Automobiles has extended working hours of its Aftersales Service Centers in line with its continued strategy to upgrade its portfolio of services and cater to clients’ needs with utmost convenience and ease.

April 3, 2013

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines , as traffic between the two kingdoms surges
10:07 GMT

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as air traffic between the two kingdoms continues to surge, the Saudi national carrier's top official said.

Visa application forms are available from the flydubai Travel Shop at Dubai Terminal 2
07:32 GMT

flydubai has introduced a new facilitation service offering passengers travelling on its flights to Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine the opportunity to apply for a visa through the flydubai Travel Shop.

One of RJ's A310 freighters
06:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian will commence operating direct, regular cargo flights between Amman and Frankfurt starting April 7 this year.

April 2, 2013

Image of aeroplane flying used for illustrative purpose
15:03 GMT

Bahrain's Shura Council has approved new legislation aimed at tightening regulation in the country's aviation sector

Etihad Airways Ribbon-cutting in Dulles
09:12 GMT

Etihad Airways has commenced non-stop daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Washington, D.C., creating the first direct air link between the two capitals.

08:57 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade & Auto Company announced a record increase in Lexus 2012 sales with 31,288 units sold during the year across the Middle East.

April 1, 2013

Turkish Airlines adds Houston to America network
13:01 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has added Houston to its growing Middle East network with flights launching the 220th destination to the largest country-network for an airline worldwide.

Emirates and Qantas
12:40 GMT

Emirates and Qantas have marked the official start of their historic partnership, with the first Qantas flights departing from Sydney and Melbourne to London via the international hub of Dubai on Sunday.

The airport in Alexandria, in the north of Egypt, reopened on Sunday following a strike by police
11:48 GMT

Borg al-Arab International Airport in Alexandria reopened Sunday after police strikes forced it to shut down.

March 31, 2013

To celebrate the link-up, Emirates and Qantas staged a tandem flyover of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by two Airbus A380s. (JAMES MORGAN / QANTAS / AFP)
12:46 GMT

Qantas reports a sharp increase in bookings to Europe since it signed a deal with Dubai’s Emirates, under which the first flight in partnership between the two airlines is due to take off on Sunday.

Kyrgyzstan mountains
11:52 GMT

flydubai has announced operations to two new destinations in the CIS region: Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.

The first flight from Cairo to Tehran for 34 years took off on Saturday in a thawing of relations
10:14 GMT

Air Memphis departed Egypt’s International Airport on Saturday heading to Tehran to mark the first direct flight between the two capitals since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, more 30 years ago.