Transport & Shipping
October 31, 2012
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will commence codeshare services to Hong Kong in February, 2013 in partnership with Air Seychelles, subject to regulatory approval.
October 30, 2012
More than 120 international bowlers will be competing in the UAE this week as defending champions Emirates bids to retain its title at the 6th World Airline Bowling Championship.
Etihad Airways announced it had purchased two more Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft in a deal worth US$418 million at current list prices.
After much consideration, the route for the long-awaited high-speed rail link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been decided.
Safi Airways has officially been accredited with full IATA membership.
Jazeera Airways today revealed that Dubai-bound travelers were the segment that most used the service, generating 26% of the total self-check-ins, followed by travelers to Bahrain 16% and Jeddah10%.
Etihad Airways has welcomed the announcement by Virgin Australia that it is to acquire a majority stake in Tiger Airways and has reached an in-principle agreement to purchase Skywest Airlines.
The Federal Government Coordination Committee for Etihad Rail met recently to discuss the route of Stages Two and Three of the rail network.
Ports operator DP World on Sunday said that the expansion of Jebel Ali Port’s Terminal 2, which includes the brand new $850 million Terminal 3, has passed the halfway mark.
October 28, 2012
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has reportedly issued a loan of EUR 25 million ($32.5 million) for the construction of a railway station in Belgrade, Serbia.
Qatar Airways plan to expand its route network by adding three new destinations in the United States to its list, the airline company’s CEO Akbar al-Baker has said.
October 25, 2012
Heavy rush for seats has pushed up airfares in some sectors with Doha International Airport seeing busy traffic, mostly outbound, with many residents flying out during the Eid al-Adha break
Workers at the Egyptian port of Ain Sokhna have agreed to end a two-week strike after management bowed to their demands to reinstate several colleagues.
flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, is introducing two additional flights to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, from 28 October 2012.
October 24, 2012
Fisker Automotive leadership unveiled the award-winning Karma sedan in front of global and regional media at Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City.