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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.

July 17, 2014

Boeing Qatar Airways
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices.

July 16, 2014

Etihad Airways
13:20 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways’ launch of daily Abu Dhabi–Rome flights is ‘the next step in a burgeoning relationship with Italy’.

Emirates Airline
05:25 GMT

Emirates announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26 October 2014 lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa.

July 15, 2014

Emirates has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery.
16:03 GMT

The $13 billion (Dh47.7 billion) OnPoint contract is for the engines that will power the airline’s 150 Boeing 777X aircraft that it is buying from Boeing for $56 billion.

Mahmoudia Motors
13:12 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors - the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan - held three Iftar events for its employees and media partners, strengthening both social and professional ties.

Airport International Group
13:08 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airports Council International to host ACI’s ‘10th Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition’ for the first time in the Middle East.

Toyota
12:49 GMT
(press release)

Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced the official launch of the Toyota Avanza in the Middle East, marking the entry of a supremely practical vehicle set to redefine the compact MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) segment.

Emirates Airline
12:39 GMT
(press release)

Emirates airline signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its new GE9X engines that will power its 150 Boeing 777X aircraft.

Etihad Airways
06:58 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its United States network to six destinations with the launch of a San Francisco service on 18 November 2014.

Royal Jordanian
06:40 GMT

Royal Jordanian had to suspend its operations between Amman and the Libyan capital Tripoli since Sunday July 13.


The A330neo will have a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles, with room for up to 10 extra seats in the cabin,
04:55 GMT

The announcement of the upgraded A330, after months of speculation, is Airbus' attempt to prolong the life of its profitable twin-aisle jet,

July 14, 2014

EMIRATES - The 2014 FIFA World Cup Winning Team, Germany, celebrating their victory
11:55 GMT

Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, was at the thrilling finale of the World Cup to congratulate and celebrate with champions Germany.

Patrick Fourniol- Head of Marketing  Al-Futtaim Motors
08:09 GMT
(press release)

Patrick Fourniol has assumed duties as Head of Marketing for Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE.

Jaguar Land Rover ingenium engine
06:13 GMT
(press release)

Ingenium, the new family of premium diesel and petrol engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover, delivers class-leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

July 13, 2014

He called for imposing stricter search measures on female passengers and travelers because terrorists may use women to carry out their operations.
22:25 GMT

A Dammam airport source told Al-Hayat Arabic daily that airport officers have been asked to refer any suspicious passengers for investigation.