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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.

August 6, 2014

Air Arabia
10:21 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, announced today the start of its non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.

Mahmoudia Motors
07:47 GMT
(press release)

Abdimajid Haithar, General Manager of Mahmoudia Motors was chosen as part of a select group of CEOs and GMs to participate in Jaguar Land Rover’s pilot program for its dealership principals.

During the event
07:30 GMT
(press release)

International superstar Ronan Keating joined a line-up of VIPs at the official launch of Etihad Airways new daily services between Perth and Abu Dhabi in the Western Australian capital last night.

August 5, 2014

Emirates Airline
12:18 GMT

To say that some of life’s greatest moments happen at 35,000 ft. could not ring truer than when Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane.

Etihad Airways
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has enjoyed the busiest four days in the history of the airline with 181,333 passengers flying with the Abu Dhabi-based airline during the post Eid Al Fitr period.

August 4, 2014

Roland Buerk ,Senior Director in charge of Communications for the Nissan Africa, Middle East and India region
10:20 GMT
(press release)

Nissan has announced the appointment of Roland Buerk as Senior Director in charge of Communications for the Africa, Middle East and India region, effective immediately.

Lexus RC F
10:15 GMT
(press release)

The ZENT CERUMO racing team of Yuji Tachikawa & Kohei Hirate driving their #1 Lexus RC F secured their first win of the season by clinching Round 4 of the 2014 AUTOBACS Super GT series (GT500 class).

Lufthansa
09:26 GMT
(press release)

The high point after the victory in the final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium last month came 36 hours later, when the Siegerflieger – a Boeing 747-8 – flew over the German capital’s fan park 700 metres above the ground, with 500,000 fans cheering on.

Royal Jordanian
06:35 GMT

Royal Jordanian announces resuming its service to Iraq, after suspending it for 24 hours for security concerns.

August 3, 2014

Mahmoudia Motors
08:08 GMT
(press release)

A new business division, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, has been launched to focus on meeting the increasing expectations of today’s most discerning and enthusiastic car customers.

Lufthansa
05:51 GMT
(press release)

Deutsche Lufthansa AG reports an operating profit of EUR 114 million for the first six months of 2014, an improvement of EUR 41 million on the EUR 73 million of the same period last year.

July 31, 2014

ice Digital Widescreen
05:56 GMT

Emirates continues to set industry standards by becoming the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen.

July 30, 2014

Airlines rely on governments to provide them with the information from sources they don’t have access to, such as military or secret service information.
12:30 GMT

Airlines have been rethinking flight routes since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, earlier this month over a rebel-held area of eastern Ukraine.

July 28, 2014

Hubert Frach and Domingos Soares de Oliveira, signing the partnership contract
18:57 GMT

Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight at Kuwait International Airport
05:25 GMT

Cabin crew have just 20 minutes to deliver Emirates’ in-flight service on the world’s shortest A380 flight.