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Business aviation booming in Saudi Arabia


Flights in 2016 continuing to follow the trend. Business aviation flights in Saudi Arabia increased by 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, according to statistics from WINGX released at the MEBAA Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which concluded recently. “Business aviation is an expanding market in the Middle East,” says Ali Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East …

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Etihad Airways and New York University Abu Dhabi collaborate on new executive leadership development programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), to develop and deliver an executive leadership development programme. The Leadership in Action programme, exclusively designed for Etihad Airways, aims to strengthen and cultivate leadership skills across the airline, with a major focus on UAE national …

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Ooredoo Signs MoU with Qatar Airways for Onboard Wi-Fi


Waleed Al-Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar exchanges the MOU with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. First-of-its-Kind Agreement Brings Free Wi-Fi Connection for All Passengers Onboard Wi-Fi Enabled Flights. Ooredoo and Qatar Airways today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see Ooredoo sponsor Qatar Airways ‘ Onboard Wi-Fi service to enhance the customer experience …

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UAE participates in observing Entry of a Space Object into the Earth’s atmosphere

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The UAE Space Agency and the Abu Dhabi based International Astronomy Centre has announced that they are co-organising a joint mission to observe and study the entry of what is believed to be an artificial space debris into the Earth’s atmosphere on 13 November 2015. The co-operative mission will include internationally renowned scientists from with the US Space Agency (NASA), …

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Oman Air launches anti-credit card fraud initiative

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Oman Air has announced the launch of a new initiative to prevent credit card fraud. The campaign will see a tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions. It will be backed up with social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters, aimed at raising awareness amongst customers of the potential for credit card fraud and the steps Oman Air …

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Etihad airways named ‘Airline of the year’ in China


Etihad Airways was named Airline of the Year at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. This prestigious award was announced during a gala ceremony in Shanghai this …

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Boeing Works to Inspire UAE Youth to be the Future of Aviation


– Boeing brings Museum of Flight to the UAE to engage students at Think Science Fair 2015 – Boeing partners with Mubadala to conduct a workshop for teachers on the fundamentals of flights Dubai – As part of continuing efforts to inspire Arab youth to become future leaders of the aviation industry, Boeing [NYSE: BA] sponsored the United States-based Museum …

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RJ grants 50 university scholarships, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education; congratulates Tawjihi graduates


On the occasion of RJ’s 50th anniversary Royal Jordanian Airlines launched a 50-scholarship program on the occasion of the airline’s 50th anniversary, marked this year. The airline is to execute this program through the Department of Scholarships at the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research for the scholastic year 2013/2014. This came in light of an agreement signed at …

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Etihad Airways and South African Airways forge strategic partnership


James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer (left), and Nico Bezuidenhout, South African Airways’ acting Chief Executive Officer (right), celebrate the new strategic partnership. Etihad Airways and South African Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing the two airlines to introduce a comprehensive range of codeshare and interline air services as well as explore synergy and …

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Jordan: Technology optimisation to further enhance passengers’ airport experience

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SMART Terminals of the future. More machine interface for passengers by 2020.   By 2020, it might be possible for 80 per cent of the passengers travelling through the world’s international airports to only have to deal with machines, and not interact with human beings at all, as they pass through fully automated check-ins and immigration counters, aviation technology experts …

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