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The insatiable appetite for connectivity is clear and consequently in-flight Wi-Fi is set to be one of the hottest trends for Middle East business aviation as we move into 2015,
December 9, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
While 9,450 new business deliveries valued at $280 billion are forecast between 2014 and 2024 around the world.

Today

flydubai Airport arriving in Prague
06:55 GMT

Dubai-based flydubai is celebrating further expansion to its footprint across Central and Southeast Europe with the inauguration of routes to Bratislava, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb.

December 17, 2014

‘I’ve always said the realistic price for out-of-ground: $70. Should never, ever have been above that.
18:11 GMT

The airline industry is set to reap the benefits of lower oil prices, which could fall to as low as $30-a-barrel.

Etihad Airways
10:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and Hong Kong Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers with enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Royal Jordanian
05:42 GMT

Royal Jordanian diverted today one of its planes flying from Chicago to Amman (RJ 264), landing at London Heathrow Airport to verify the authenticity of an engine indication.

December 16, 2014

During the event
07:52 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto (CTA) unveiled the brand's latest addition to its NX hybrid lineup during a unique unveiling that took place at the Zara Expo gallery of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman.

December 15, 2014

Ford Ecoboost Police Interceptors
10:57 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company trumped the competition in recent instrumented acceleration testing conducted separately by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Nissan
09:21 GMT
(press release)

Nissan Middle East today hasset a new Guinness World Records title for the longest twin vehicle drifting.

Honda Accord
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Due to popular demand, Al-Futtaim Honda is extending its ‘Xtraordinary Sale’ all through December with fabulous deals on selected models including the Honda Accord, Accord Coupé, CR-V, Civic and Pilot.

The RJ uniform over the five decades
05:45 GMT

December 15 marks the 51st anniversary of the establishment of Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Their expansion reflects the determination of the energy-rich Gulf states to develop new sources of income to reduce their dependence on oil.
04:55 GMT

With deep pockets and hundreds of new planes on order, Qatar Airways is one of a trio of fast-growing Gulf carriers seeking to further muscle into European markets.

December 14, 2014

Sentebale Polo Cup
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Leading luxury automotive manufacturer, Land Rover MENA, has sponsored the fifth edition of the Sentebale Polo Cup, which took place on Thursday 20 November, 2014, at the Abu Dhabi Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, addresses US-UAE Business Council Luncheon attendees on 12 December 2014 in Irving, TX
06:42 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has doubled its network in the US within the last 12 months with the addition of flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, its sixth destination.

December 11, 2014

“I am not particularly happy as you can imagine,” Clark said in a telephone interview.
17:05 GMT

The head of Dubai-based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner.

Connect with family and friends with free Wi-Fi onboard Emirates A380s
06:41 GMT

Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, speaks about the airline’s commitment to San Francisco and the US on 9 December 2014 at the San Francisco City Hall
04:40 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways last night hosted a cocktail reception at the San Francisco City Hall to celebrate the launch of its daily service between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi.