1. FlightStats has announced the winners of the FlightStats 2012 On-time Performance Service Awards. Airlines are recognised for delivering the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. This ranking looks at ‘Major International Airlines', those that fly a significant number of trans-oceanic or international flights spanning at least three continents with at least 30,000 flights operated annually. This year’s winner in this category was JAL, with a score of 90.35%. (Getty Images)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.