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UAE Airline, RAK Airways, has announced plans to re-launch services by the end of this year, having been out of action for over 12 months.
Dubai’s low cost airline, flydubai, has announced it will begin flights to Erbil in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. Flights to Iraq’s third largest will start on Friday, July 16 with a one-way fare priced at US$333 (AED1,225).
The Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, has awarded a US$95mn Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) contract to the Al Jaber GIS joint venture, according to a recent statement. The port systems contract follows an extensive tendering process and is the third major construction package awarded in the last 10 months for the development of the new port and industrial zone at KPIZ.
Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a US$241mn contract in Saudi Arabia for its next generation Innovia Monorail 300 fully automated transit system. The company has signed a contract with Saudi Arabian construction company, Saudi Oger Limited, for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a 3.6 km Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 system for the King Abdullah Financial District, the new financial and business centre under development in Riyadh.
Dubai Airports has announced the phased withdrawal of older generation aircraft that do not conform to international noise and emission standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The initiative, in conjunction with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, is part of Dubai Airports' corporate social responsibility programme.