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Cairo's notorious traffic costs Egypt LE47 billion ($6.5 billion) every year, or 2.5 percent of its current GDP, according to a recently released World Bank study.
June 10, 2014 - 12:28 GMT
Cairo is also under-supplied with public transport, compared to similar large cities around the world.

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Hubert Frach and Domingos Soares de Oliveira, signing the partnership contract
18:57 GMT

Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight at Kuwait International Airport
05:25 GMT

Cabin crew have just 20 minutes to deliver Emirates’ in-flight service on the world’s shortest A380 flight.

July 27, 2014

 The artificial canal witnessed a passing of 50 ships carrying 3.8 million tonnes on the same day it celebrated its 58 anniversary of nationalisation
23:08 GMT

"The nationalisation of the canal ushered in a process of regaining control over the economic and political keys to national self-determination."

Royal Jordanian
07:27 GMT

Royal Jordanian announces its plan to stop its services to Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos, in light of the airline’s restructuring plan, including its route network.

Airport International Group
07:07 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group (AIG)- the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) -has released QAIA's traffic statistics for H1 2014.

Toyota Avanza
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Six Emirati families were among the first to enjoy the all-new Toyota Avanza, as part of Al-Futtaim Motors’ ‘Joy of Ramadan’ drive.

Another criticism of the THY board is that the company is forced to make large purchases that are difficult to afford in the long term.
05:40 GMT

The carrier currently flies to more country destinations than any other company in the world.

July 24, 2014

Dubai International saw a rise in passenger traffic despite a runaway refurbishment programme earlier this year (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

Good news in time for Eid! Dubai International's passenger traffic has already topped expectations and is up by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2014.

The low-cost airline will launch direct flights to Mumbai starting October 28 (Image: flydubai)
12:07 GMT

Low-cost airline flydubai announced a direct route to India's Mumbai, starting in late October. The carrier will also increase its flights to Delhi to five weekly.

During the event
11:59 GMT
(press release)

Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, has won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards.

During the event
09:17 GMT

Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

ADPC’s commercial ports handled 6.4 million freight tonnes (FT) of general cargo in the first half of this year
08:31 GMT

General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports increased by 37 per cent this year.

RJ Ramadan charity campaign
06:42 GMT

Royal Jordanian concluded its Ramadan charity campaign after it presented clothes to 100 underprivileged families, in cooperation with the Charity Clothing Bank, particularly with the upcoming Eid Al-Fiter.

Jazeera Airways
06:24 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group today announced financial and operational results for the first half of 2014, reporting an operating revenue of KD29.3 million, and a net profit of KD4.9 million.

July 23, 2014

Dubai's airport handled 29.6 million passengers in the first five months of 2014 (File/AFP)
11:28 GMT

Dubai International Airport is expected to be the world's busiest airpot in 2014, beating London's Heathrow with a 9.2 percent rise in passengers.