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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 28, 2014

Airport International Group
08:27 GMT
(press release)

In celebration of Jordan’s 68th Independence Day anniversary, Airport International Group (AIG), has carried out several activities at QAIA on Thursday 22 and Sunday 25 May, 2014.

Qatar Airways
06:00 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways today commenced full operations at its new state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), at 09:00 local time.

May 27, 2014

The Emirates A380 parks at Vienna International Airport
12:45 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, operated a one-off A380 service last night to mark its 10-year anniversary and continued commitment to Austria.

During the event
11:54 GMT
(press release)

Six months into its Middle Eastern debut and the all-new Lincoln MKZ continues to create a buzz among discerning clientele looking for a distinctive lxury mid-size sedan.

Air Arabia smartphone application on Android
09:50 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia has extended its mobile reach with the launch of its smartphone application on Android.

The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, during his visit to the Caribbean island country.
03:55 GMT

Agreement stipulates that all national carriers of both parties will have right to perform scheduled air services between the countries.

May 26, 2014

Visitors waiting their turn to tour the Emirates A380 at ILA Berlin 2014. The line stretched over 155 metres during public visit days
12:16 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, showcased its Airbus A380 aircraft from 20th May to 25th May 2014 at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show.

07:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has opened a unique new art exhibition showcasing lithographs from The Marina Picasso Legacy Collection in its premium lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

During the event
06:25 GMT
(press release)

flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, has announced its cooperation with Starbucks Company to offer The Ready Brew Coffee onboard of flynas flights starting from 1 June 2014.

May 25, 2014

Jazeera Airways
10:19 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group announced it will take delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft on May 28 from the manufacturer’s facility in Hamburg, Germany, bringing the Group’s fleet to 15 fully-owned aircraft.

May 22, 2014

The Australian and International Pilots Association said the claims of support from the royal family needed to be checked and action taken to level the playing field.
17:25 GMT

Citing what it said were leaked documents prepared for prospective financiers in 2011, the newspaper said the loan for the state carrier required no repayments until 2027.

Mövenpick Hotels Resorts India
09:21 GMT

A new 167-room hotel in the southern port city of Kochi, will increase Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio in India to three properties.

The all new Honda CITY 2014
06:56 GMT

Honda Motor Co. announced the launch of the New 2014 model Honda CITY for the Middle East and Africa market at a press event in Dubai.

May 21, 2014

Etihad Airways’ First and Business Class Lounge Sydney
07:09 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport.

May 20, 2014

Saudi Arabia is currently implementing Metro projects in Jeddah and Riyadh.
21:17 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has decided to implement integrated public transport systems, including Metros and buses, in Dammam and Qatif cities, a report said.