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Etihad Airways expanding Heahrow operation

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows …

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UAE’s civil aviation authority imposes alcohol controls

‏The General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has been successfully carrying out alcohol tests at all civil airports in the UAE as part of the safety procedures, according to senior officials. “The Alcohol test further compliments the GCAA’s risk based approach to control any such occurrences of foreign aircraft flight crew …

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Etihad Airways celebrates Boeing 787-10 to Shanghai

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has celebrated the deployment of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled services to Shanghai by hosting an ‘Abu Dhabi Night’ reception, at the Bellagio Shanghai. The event was attended by leading figures from the UAE and local government …

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Etihad renovating its cabins with latest features

Etihad Airways is transforming its economy class flight experience by upgrading its cabins and refurbishing its 23 narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The renovated cabins will feature ergonomic “extra-spatial design” seats by UK-based Acro, an innovator in the manufacturing of aircraft seats. The retrofit programme, which includes new, personalised …

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Watch: Female pilot from Dubai’s ruling family in action

A video about one of the female members from Dubai’s ruling family has become an internet sensation. Social media users across the region were ecstatic to see Shaikha Moza Bint Marwan Bin Mohammad Bin Hasher Al Maktoum flying an Emirates aircraft to Italy, as she addressed passengers via the aircraft …

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Etihad rolls out ‘hand baggage only’ fares

Passengers travelling with Etihad can score cheaper tickets through the airline’s newly launched fare scheme. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier announced on Sunday that it is rolling out its “hand baggage only deal fare” across selected destinations, allowing travellers to save money on tickets in economy, provided they travel light. That …

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Su-57 and MiG-35 Land Russian Orders During Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value of the orders exceeded 130 billion roubles (nearly $2 billion) and calls for the delivery of 600 pieces of equipment …

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Emirates’ double-decker plane to fly to Pakistan

People travelling from Dubai to Pakistan and back will soon experience what it’s like to fly aboard Emirates’ A380 aircraft, the world’s largest commercial passenger plane. The UAE-based carrier announced on Tuesday that it will operate a one-off A380 flight to Islamabad next week. The first Emirates double-decker plane to …

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Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall achieves financial close

Agility and its affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), and National Real Estate Company (NREC), the consortium behind Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, has achieved $1.2 billion financial close for the project. The companies also signed an agreement for a $457 million senior credit facility provided by regional and …

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Midfield Terminal Airport set to open in 2019

Media was given access of the Midfield Terminal Building project at Abu Dhabi International Airport for the first time on Monday, currently scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2019. Construction of the new terminal, which is estimated at more than Dh10 billion, is aimed at expanding Abu Dhabi’s …

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