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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.

May 11, 2014

The Residence by Etihad
08:26 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the new product and service offering on its Airbus A380 and Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft.

During the event
06:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Railway Company (SAR) that will enhance collaboration and coordination for the rail industry among GCC members.

Emirates announced earlier this year that it would reduce flights to 41 destinations during the 80-day airport runway upgrade programme, which began on May 1.
03:55 GMT

Dubai-based Emirates Airline will lose Dhs1 billion (272 million USD) in revenues due to runway upgrade work at the Dubai International Airport in 2014, but the amount will be recovered within the year, the carrier’s chairman has said.

May 8, 2014

TourIstanbul
09:36 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline, will highlight the ‘TourIstanbul’ service for international passengers, at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014, the region’s foremost industry event.

Honda Accord
08:05 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Honda has introduced an exciting offer on its Honda Accord LX-B model all this month.

During the event
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways had a significant presence at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) yesterday, thrilling visitors with its show-stopping US-themed entertainment at the airline’s brand new exhibition stand.

May 7, 2014

Turkish Airlines
10:38 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline*, adds its 249th network destination with flights to Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, operating from May 12, 2014.

Another market that has become important to flydubai’s network is Russia and last year flydubai doubled its network to eight points.
03:55 GMT

These announcements bring the total number of new destinations flydubai announced since the start of the year to nine.

May 6, 2014

During the event
12:42 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, and Citibank UAE announced a new partnership whereby PremierMiles Credit Card customers will be able to transfer their Citi Miles directly to the Miles&Smiles frequent flyer programme of Turkish Airlines.

Emirates Cabin Crew with the Business Traveller (ME) awards
12:24 GMT

Emirates was the most awarded airline at this week’s Business Traveller (ME) awards 2014, taking home the coveted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ title, and a further three awards.

Podcars were also introduced to the Abu Dhabi's eco friendly built city Masdar (Image: Green Company Effect)
12:16 GMT

Futuristic style podcars are set to be launched in Dubai by the end of 2015 to make transport in the city more relaxed and enjoyable.

Abu Dhabi Airports
11:25 GMT

Abu Dhabi Airports issued today one of the most revolutionised RFPs ever designed following a briefing to potential duty free operators at the eagerly awaited Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).

During the event
11:03 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia today marked the start of operations from Ras Al Khaimah, with an official ceremony.

Land Rover
08:58 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors - the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan - has introduced the 2014 Long-Wheelbase Range Rover to the Jordanian market.

Lufthansa business class
08:26 GMT
(press release)

Lufthansa, the largest European airline group, is giving a positive outlook on the 2014/2015 travel season for its business in the Middle East at this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.