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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.

July 4, 2014

Etihad joins Emirates, which sponsors Old Trafford cricket ground and Durham County Cricket Club, in bolstering its English brand profile through cricket.
02:21 GMT

“Cricket enables Etihad Airways to create strong synergies between the key cricket playing nations and our major flight networks across the Indian subcontinent, Australia and the UK."

July 3, 2014

An Emirates A380 lands at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius
11:35 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will serve Mauritius with a double daily A380 service from 1st December this year.

Meal service in Club World
10:32 GMT
(press release)

New Ipsos MORI research commissioned by British Airways has revealed the range of emotions flyers go through when they travel and the quirks that make them feel comfortable.

Kia Sorento
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Al Majid Motors Co. the sole distributor of KIA Motors in the UAE, has rolled out its UAE Ramadan promotion for 2014.

July 2, 2014

An estimated 20 million visitors are expected to attend Expo 2015, of which 7.6 million will travel to Milan by air, the two airlines said in a joint statement.
15:23 GMT

Etihad Airways and Italy’s Alitalia have been named as the Official Global Airline Carriers for Expo 2015 in Milan.

The new route departs Doha at 8.10am and arrives in Dallas the same day at 3.35pm.
14:54 GMT

Airline begins daily services to Dallas, Texas, from Hamad International Airport

Turkish Airlines
06:57 GMT
(press release)

National Geographic Channel Turkey and Turkish Airlines have announced the production of a series that for first time will open the doors of Turkish Airlines to a camera crew to film its daily functions.

July 1, 2014

There are 204 domestic Haj companies serving the local pilgrims. Around 60 percent of them transport their pilgrims on Saudia's domestic flights.
15:56 GMT

Saudia had refused to respond to the requests of the domestic Haj companies for meetings to discuss the problems they had been experiencing," he said.

Fast-growing Middle East airlines such as Qatar and Emirates have said that European governments were seeking to restrict fair competition by giving airlines based closer to home preference when awarding airport slots.
13:31 GMT

"If they (European airport slots) are limited further, we will stop buying European aircraft. We have 186 orders at Airbus. What impact would that have on German jobs?"

Turkish Airlines
09:22 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has launched its new maintenance and repair center, a state-of-the-art MRO facility, representing an investment of around USD 550 million, by Turkish Airlines’ industry-leading subsidiary Turkish Technic Inc. Named HABOM.

Etihad Airways
06:37 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will provide travellers with even more connections between India, the UAE and other key markets around the world.

Range Rover Evoque technology
06:27 GMT
(press release)

The Range Rover Evoque has won three more awards, taking its global haul of accolades to a total of 161 in just over three years.

Royal Jordanian
06:13 GMT

Royal Jordanian inaugurated the e-freight system, in collaboration with CHAMP Cargosystems (CHAMP), a global IT provider serving the air cargo industry.

June 30, 2014

flynas
09:52 GMT
(press release)

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier has announced that is operating two direct flights a week between Riyadh and London starting from 27 July 2014 which will coincide with the Eid holidays.

Hyundai Elantra
09:21 GMT
(press release)

UAE Drivers looking for a new car deal this Ramadan can take advantage of one-time offers being made available from Hyundai through Juma Al Majid Est., the sole distributor of Hyundai Motors in the UAE.