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Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
August 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.

June 17, 2014

Jazeera Airways
11:04 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group today announced that it has secured a USD 18.3 million aircraft refinancing facility through Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C) (ABC).

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Group
09:33 GMT
(press release)

Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Group, has received the prestigious Lifetime Design Achievement Award from EyesOn Design.

Etihad Cargo
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo, a division of UAE national airline, Etihad Airways, has enhanced its cargo services to and from Switzerland and the United States (US).

Masala Crusted Crispy Fried Prawns served with a smokey aubergine dip and endive lettuce in First Class
05:50 GMT

Emirates, the global connector of people and places, has introduced enhanced menus across 10 destinations in India that reflect regional tastes and customer preferences.

June 16, 2014

Royal Jordanian
12:25 GMT

Royal Jordanian said that all its flights operating between Jordan and Iraq are running as scheduled, except to those operated to Mosul which were temporarily suspended since last Tuesday due to the prevalent security situation there.

Etihad Airways
09:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has congratulated Guest Ambassador, Martin Kaymer, for his runaway win at golf’s U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

June 15, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:54 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline, has increased its free baggage allowance for passengers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to take advantage of the annual Istanbul Shopping Fest (ISF).

08:47 GMT
(press release)

Jaguar was announced as the number one automotive brand in the United Kingdom, according to the 2014 What Car? / J.D. Power survey, subsequently maintaining the title of Best Brand for three consecutive years.

Jazeera Airways
07:11 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its April 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Jeddah, Bahrain, Alexandria, Cairo and Mashhad.

Etihad Cargo
05:49 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo will commence a weekly freighter service to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today, Friday 13 June 2014.

The airline began non-stop daily flights from Abu Dhabi to World Cup host city Sao Paulo in June
03:55 GMT

All 64 games will be transmitted live by IMG Media using Etihad’s inflight entertainment system, E-box, a statement said.

June 12, 2014

The Abu Dhabi carrier, which began operations to Los Angeles earlier this week is in the final stage of negotiations with the Italian carrier.
09:39 GMT

It is believed to be the first time the size of the stake has been stated publicly.

Justin Warby, Etihad Airways Vice President Direct Sales, with members of the airline's call centre team at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014
07:39 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been honoured for the third consecutive year at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014.

June 11, 2014

Emirates was among the first buyers for the A350 rival model to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner when it placed the order for 50 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 jets in 2007.
12:45 GMT

The deal was worth around $16b at 2007 list prices, or close to $22b based on the current catalogue

Etihad Airways celebrated the launch of its new daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles by hosting a glittering gala in Beverly Hills
10:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.