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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 9, 2014

Etihad and Emirates said that the safety of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance.
09:21 GMT

Militants disguised as police guards armed with machine guns reportedly stormed the airport Sunday night. There are 23 dead, including all of the militants, according to reports.

Airport International Group
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Cementing its position among the world’s top airports, Queen Alia International Airport has recorded significant improvements in nearly all 18 service and facility categories under the Q1 2014 Airport Service Quality Survey.

June 8, 2014

Etihad Airways
11:44 GMT

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has sent a letter to Skytrax formally announcing its decision to withdraw from Skytrax, including the Skytrax World Airline Awards and the Skytrax Audit.

Etihad Airways
06:25 GMT
(press release)

This week marks Etihad Airways’ tenth year of operations between Abu Dhabi and Germany.

June 5, 2014

Turkish Airlines
10:30 GMT
(press release)

With existing services to Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples, Bologna, Genova and Turin, Turkish Airlines adds flights to Catania as its 8th destination in Italy.

Entertainment for the kids aboard Emirates
05:25 GMT

Emirates is offering more than ever for families travelling with youngsters with new figures showing the award winning airline carried over two million children last year.

June 4, 2014

Paul Anderson, Marketing Director at Ford Middle East
12:42 GMT
(press release)

Ford Middle East today announced its partnership with Football Five’s World Championship (F5WC) to bring this global initiative to Dubai for the first time.

“Jordan was importing 60% of its needs from Syria, but this has now stopped because of the unrest in Syria,” added Abdullah.
10:46 GMT

Commercial shipping lines between Egypt and Jordan are not sufficient for developing and increasing the volume of commercial trade, said Mohammad Abdullah.

Abu Dhabi Airport Company
09:15 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received last week the prestigious award of “Best Airport for the Middle East region” from the Airports Council International (ACI).

An Emirates A380 in flight. The daily A380 service to Frankfurt will start on 1st September
06:09 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places announced today that Frankfurt, the financial epicentre of Germany, will be the next destination slated for its flagship A380 aircraft.

“Now we’re updating our 10-year business plan and amending our route structure fleet,” Al Majali said.
03:55 GMT

Former chief executive executive, Amer Hadidi, stepped down in April after losses continued to hurt the airline, said Al Majali.

June 3, 2014

Turkis Airlines and Turkish Technic signs agreement with Air Arabia
11:34 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Technic and Air Arabia havesigned a component support contract.

Kia Sportage
08:12 GMT
(press release)

The Kia Sportage has triumphed in the J.D. Power 2014 Germany Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study, being awarded first place in the hard-fought ‘Compact SUV’ category.

07:18 GMT
(press release)

Jaguar is the number one automotive brand in the UK, according to the 2014 What Car? / J.D. Power survey.

During the event
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Flynas announced the launch of daily non-stop flights from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to Cairo International Airport Terminal 1 from June 1st, 2014 as part of its expansion plans within Egypt.