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The new Etihad A380
December 23, 2014 - 14:04 GMT
The maiden flight of Etihad Airways' long-awaited Airbus A380 superjumbo will take place next week, the Abu Dhabi carrier said Thursday, also announcing its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner route.

December 24, 2014

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour inspects the warehouses at Beirut's airport, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
14:24 GMT

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Tuesday ordered the closure of food and medicine storage warehouses at Beirut's airport, citing poor hygiene and expired items during an inspection.

Jaafar Al Baloushi, one of the first Emirati licensed lawyers working in the airline
11:30 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has seconded Jaafar Al Baloushi, one of the first Emirati licensed lawyers working in the airline, to train at two of the most reputable international law firms in the UK.

Emirates Airline
11:10 GMT

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will round off 2014 as the airline with the world’s largest wide-body passenger fleet of 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters.

Boeing, Kuwait Airways Finalize Order for 10 777-300ERs
07:04 GMT
(press release)

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kuwait Airways have finalized an order for 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices.

dnata ground handling
04:40 GMT

On the year’s busiest travel day, and the busiest travel day ever for Dubai’s airports, dnata stepped up and delivered a flawless experience for travellers from around the world.

December 23, 2014

Emirates Airline
13:28 GMT

Emirates Airline and Boeing partnered with and US-based non-profit organization, Another Joy Foundation, to transport a consignment of critically-needed blankets and sleeping bags on board the airline’s newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER.

Miami-based businessman, Gino Bertuccio, Etihad Airways’ First Residence Guest
11:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways today revealed that the most exclusive ticket in aviation history – the inaugural flight in The Residence by Etihad – has been booked by Miami-based businessman and aviation enthusiast, Mr. Gino Bertuccio.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport
08:39 GMT
(press release)

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

December 22, 2014

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker poses near one of the two Airbus A350-900 aircrafts for his company on December 22, 2014 at the Airbus Group center in Toulouse, southern France (Eric Cabanis/ AFP).
17:00 GMT

On-demand streaming has surpassed traditional TV viewing in the UAE, according to a new report by technology firm Ericsson.

Emirates Airline
12:12 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a third daily service to Birmingham Airport, becoming the first airline to offer a direct First Class service to the region.

Etihad Airways
10:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ social media campaign to launch its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft, along with its new cabin crew uniform, generated astounding results and proved to be a huge success among the airline’s fans.

Etihad Airways
06:08 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced plans for a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne from 1 August 2015.

December 21, 2014

Eng. Khaled Issa, Chief Operating Officer of Juma Al Majid Group and Mr. Tom Lee, Vice President and Head of Hyundai Africa & Middle East Regional Headquarters
10:46 GMT
(press release)

Juma Al Majid Group has taken a lead on its competitors with the launch of the Hyundai DigitalStudio, the first fully digitalised car showroom in the Middle East.

December 19, 2014

The Dreamliner has been delayed by “one to two weeks” due to “certification issues,” Hogan said.
13:45 GMT

Etihad Airways is not interested in ordering any more Airbus A380s, while the launch of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service has been delayed.

December 18, 2014

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.