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A unit of the new high-speed train is loaded onto a freighter in Barcelona on December 12, 2014, bound for Jeddah City in Saudi Arabia
December 28, 2014 - 08:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia has given a "final warning" to avoid delays on an $8.2 billion high-speed rail project which Spanish and Saudi firms are helping to build.

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.

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.