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April 21, 2018

Etihad Airways will introduce humanoid robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at Arabian Travel Market.

Sophia is the AI-powered robot famous for speaking at the UN and interviewing celebrities and world leaders alike.

She was named the United Nations Development Programme’s first ever Innovation Champion for Asia and the Pacific, and is also the first robot in the world to have a nationality, after being granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia.

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April 21, 2018

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle East’s Leading Airline, Middle East’s Leading Airline Brand, Middle East’s Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew.

The red carpet ceremony was attended by more than 500 industry leading figures and professionals from across the Middle East. Khalid Al Serkal, Emirates’ District Manager Sharjah received the awards on behalf of the airline.

Sheikh Majid Al"...

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April 19, 2018

The world's airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said.

The International Air Transport Association backs efforts by the United Nations' aviation agency to develop such a registry, which could also help track the number of incidents involving drones and jets, said Rob Eagles, the Iata's director of air traffic management infrastructure.

The Iata would consider collaborating with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) to use the registry for data analysis to improve safety.

The Icao"...

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April 19, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- After one week, 459,399 km and 20,658 traded cans later, the Red Bull Can You Make It? teams arrived in Amsterdam, celebrating the journey of a lifetime. 198 teams of the 200 crossed the finish line after being on the road without any cash or personal phones, using only Red Bull cans as their currency.

Facing various challenges along the way, teams were put to the ultimate test throughout their journey. From hitchhiking for hundreds of kilometers to bartering for tickets on commercial flights, participants charmed their way across countries and demonstrated strong team spirits with the"...

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April 18, 2018

Dubai-based Emirates airline has confirmed that inter-government talks between the UAE and the US are underway to resolve airline subsidy issue but they are not yet close to reaching the deal.

Newswires reported earlier that both the two governments are close to sealing the deal on the airline subsidy spat.

'Intergovernmental talks continue but are some way off from a conclusion,' an Emirates spokesperson said in a statement to Khaleej Times.

The US State Department was also quoted"...

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April 17, 2018

Etihad’s airline operations remain commercially viable and reports of cutting back on routes to otherwise well-known destinations shouldn’t be seen as signs of trouble, its chief, Peter Baumgartner, has said.

Baumgartner, CEO of Etihad Airways, part of Etihad Aviation Group, was speaking with CNBC yesterday when he said that such route cuts were “business as usual” and could be temporary.

“We do this in a way that it is very, very strategic. This is a constant evaluation that is not a one-time cut, and then you are done for the next ten"...

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April 17, 2018

Emirates airline is offering special early bird fares for UAE travellers to destinations within its global network.

Travellers who book in advance can enjoy special fares starting today until 30 April 2018 and applies to select travel periods.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to the Middle East starting from Dh795, to Europe starting at Dh2,135, to West Asia and Indian Ocean starting at Dh945, and to the Far East and Australasia starting at Dh2,035.

Business Class passengers can enjoy"...

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April 16, 2018

Dubai's flagship airline Emirates is no stranger to online scams that claim to offer free tickets.

Four to five such scams surface every year, and each time the airline has to issue a statement that it's just a hoax.

The latest one doing the rounds claims that the airline is offering free tickets for its anniversary.

'We are aware that there are posts circulating regarding a ticket giveaway for Emirates' birthday. This is not an official competition and we advise caution. Genuine competitions are only hosted on our official social media accounts, marked with a blue tick,' the airline said on Twitter.

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April 12, 2018

The Department of Economic Development, DED, in Dubai and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, DCAA, teamed-up today to strengthen supervision and inspection of businesses related to civil aviation activities in the emirate and share knowledge, expertise and institutional experience.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, and Mohammed Al Ahli, Director General of the DCAA, was signed the partnership agreement in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

As per the agreement, DED will inspect commercial establishments authorised for civil aviation activities"...

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April 11, 2018

Dubai-based Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier, is cutting the frequency of services to the US, Europe and Asia in line with demand, it said on Tuesday.

“Emirates can confirm that from 1 July, our Fort Lauderdale and Orlando operations will move from daily services to five a week,” a spokesperson for Emirates said in an emailed statement to The National.

The carrier will also cut services from Dubai to London Heathrow from six to five a day from April 25 to May 22, to Munich from three to two a day on certain dates in May and June, and"...

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