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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 1, 2014

Al-Futtaim Motors
07:30 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched Toyota Happy Days, a 10 day exclusive promotion on a wide range of Toyota SUV, sedan, hatchback and sports models, from 1 to 10 May, 2014.

April 30, 2014

Hamad International Airport (HIA) receives its first passengers today, thereby closing one chapter on Qatar aviation and opening another.
13:39 GMT

Ten airlines are now operating out of the $17 billion facility and all others will switch by May 27

10:24 GMT

flydubai today announced that it will launch a three times weekly service to Aden and a twice weekly service to Kandahar, starting on 01 August and 25 July 2014 respectively.

Royal Jordanian
09:12 GMT

Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, at its session held on April 29, accepted the resignation of RJ CEO Amer Hadidi as of April 30, 2014.

La Grande Place in central Brussels
06:50 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced that it will launch a new daily service to Brussels, Belgium, from 5th September 2014.

April 29, 2014

The UAE-based airline said 18 flights between Amman and Beirut will be scheduled weekly from July 2 onwards (File/Shutterstock)
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has announced more flights through key destinations in the Middle East.

Construction has started on the 22km new dual carriageway, which will have five lanes in each direction (File/AFP)
12:23 GMT

Two foreign contractors have begun work on Qatar's major expressway project in Doha.

During the event
09:09 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade and Auto Company (CTA) supported Jordanian Composer and Pianist Tarek Younis in his latest concert hosted at its Mecca Street showroom on April 25th, 2014.

Etihad Airways
05:50 GMT
(press release)

The Iraqi Government has announced that all airports in Iraqi will be closed between 1.00am on 29 April to 7.00pm on 30 April due to the Iraqi election.

April 28, 2014

One of the Boeing 787 aircraft RJ will receive this year
10:11 GMT

Royal Jordanian is undertaking all preparations to receive its first 787 aircraft, which is expected to join the airline’s fleet in August.

Hybrid Camry
09:22 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, is showcasing its Hybrid Smart Taxi technology at the Middle East and North Africa Transport Congress and Exhibition through the 2014 Hybrid Camry Smart Taxi project.

Etihad Airways
08:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways today welcomed airberlin’s decision to accelerate structural change within the airline to target sustainable profitability.

April 27, 2014

Airport International Group
07:00 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group continues to record positive results for QAIA passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM) in March 2014.

Troy Warfield, Group Commercial Director – EMEA, Avis Budget Group; James Hogan; David Dingle, CEO, Carnival UK and Hall of Fame Chairman
05:51 GMT
(press release)

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, has been inducted into The British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame.

April 24, 2014

To redeem miles for reward flights on South African Airways, Etihad Guest members must contact the Etihad Guest Service Centre a minimum of 14 days prior to the intended date of travel
12:05 GMT

Members of Etihad Airways’ Etihad Guest and South African Airways’ (SAA) Voyager loyalty programs can earn double miles when they fly with the partner airline before 30 June 2014.