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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 4, 2014

Emirates Airline
12:15 GMT

Emirates has successfully completed the validation process for the European Union-initiated ACC3 security regulation, becoming the region’s first air carrier to do so.

Sharjah International Airport's spike in traffic is largely due to the renovations at Dubai International Airport (File Archive/Shutterstock)
09:17 GMT

Sharjah International Airport is in process of preparing an influx of 200 additional weekly flights starting this summer.

Barry Green, Managing Director, Etihad Guest, with Randy Petersen (Founder of the Freddie Awards and InsideFlyer Magazine) at this year’s Freddie Awards in Seattle
06:28 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ award winning loyalty program, Etihad Guest, has again proved to be one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs after winning the award for the Best Loyalty Credit Card.

May 1, 2014

From May 15 onwards, Qatar Airways will operate a total of 79 flights per week to the Kingdom (File/AFP)
15:44 GMT

Qatar Airways announced doubling flights to Gassim and added a new destination route to Al Hofuf.

An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter parked at the new terminal
11:09 GMT

After months of construction, planning and testing, Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter fleet today officially started operating from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s (DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport.

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.