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Disruptions cost global airlines $60bn a year

Bad weather, natural disasters and strike action cost the travel industry up to an estimated $60 billion annually, equating to some 8 per cent of global industry revenues, a new report on flight disruption finds today. Airline Dis

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Mideast CEOs 'reach tipping point in digital disruption'

Middle East businesses face the do-or-die moment for digital disruption, one of the world’s top tech experts said at the Gitex Technology Week’s conference kick-off today. “Middle East businesses will soon reach

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Upskilling GCC workforce must for new economy: report

The Mena region must focus on providing its future generation of workers the skill sets needed for the unfolding digital revolution, says a report. The next few years will see widespread disruption in the workforce due to the technologi

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Etihad announces flights disruption due to winter storm

Etihad Airways has announced the disruption of flights in and out of the Northeastern Seaboard of the US due to the expected winter storm Jonas over the weeked of January 23 to 25.   The flights include those fro

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Thick fog blankets Abu Dhabi, several flights hit

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways said flights to and from Abu Dhabi got disrupted on Saturday morning after heavy fog blanketed the airport which led to its temporary closure. Following the shut down at 2.30am, Etihad diverted

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Citibank announces temporary service disruption

Citibank Bahrain said all its services across the Kingdom will be temporarily unavailable from 2am to 12pm on October 21 due to essential system maintenance. Owing to this, customers will not be able to use Citibank services inclu

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Dubai flight operations hit by power failure

Flight operations at the Dubai International Airport were affected on Wednesday morning for two hours following the loss of power to a critical runway backup system required during foggy conditions, said senior officials. The Duba

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Saudi to fill in for any Iran disruption says IEA

Saudi Arabia will be able to pump enough oil to compensate for any loss of Iranian output caused by Western sanctions, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. 'There is no fear of disruption of supplies and yo

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Bahrain to combat chaos in schools

Education chiefs in Bahrain are being forced into action to combat a campaign of disruption in the kingdom's classrooms. "Constant attempts" are being made to cause "chaos" in some schools, exposing pupils to danger, according to a Cabinet

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Iceland hit by volcano, EU routes still open

The eruption of Iceland's most active volcano is unlikely to cause a repeat of last year's major disruption to air traffic, an expert said, despite the island having to shut its main airport and maybe closing its airspace. The Grim

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