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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.

June 17, 2014

Masala Crusted Crispy Fried Prawns served with a smokey aubergine dip and endive lettuce in First Class
05:50 GMT

Emirates, the global connector of people and places, has introduced enhanced menus across 10 destinations in India that reflect regional tastes and customer preferences.

June 16, 2014

Royal Jordanian
12:25 GMT

Royal Jordanian said that all its flights operating between Jordan and Iraq are running as scheduled, except to those operated to Mosul which were temporarily suspended since last Tuesday due to the prevalent security situation there.

Etihad Airways
09:03 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has congratulated Guest Ambassador, Martin Kaymer, for his runaway win at golf’s U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

June 15, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:54 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline, has increased its free baggage allowance for passengers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to take advantage of the annual Istanbul Shopping Fest (ISF).

08:47 GMT
(press release)

Jaguar was announced as the number one automotive brand in the United Kingdom, according to the 2014 What Car? / J.D. Power survey, subsequently maintaining the title of Best Brand for three consecutive years.

Jazeera Airways
07:11 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways released its April 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Jeddah, Bahrain, Alexandria, Cairo and Mashhad.

Etihad Cargo
05:49 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo will commence a weekly freighter service to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today, Friday 13 June 2014.

The airline began non-stop daily flights from Abu Dhabi to World Cup host city Sao Paulo in June
03:55 GMT

All 64 games will be transmitted live by IMG Media using Etihad’s inflight entertainment system, E-box, a statement said.

June 12, 2014

The Abu Dhabi carrier, which began operations to Los Angeles earlier this week is in the final stage of negotiations with the Italian carrier.
09:39 GMT

It is believed to be the first time the size of the stake has been stated publicly.

Justin Warby, Etihad Airways Vice President Direct Sales, with members of the airline's call centre team at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014
07:39 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been honoured for the third consecutive year at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014.

June 11, 2014

Emirates was among the first buyers for the A350 rival model to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner when it placed the order for 50 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 jets in 2007.
12:45 GMT

The deal was worth around $16b at 2007 list prices, or close to $22b based on the current catalogue

Etihad Airways celebrated the launch of its new daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles by hosting a glittering gala in Beverly Hills
10:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Kia Motors hands over vehicle fleet for 2014 FIFA
08:53 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors, a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart, conducted a handover ceremony today at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

08:28 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company is offering its patented inflatable safety belt technology to other companies and industries, including competitive automotive manufacturers.

Introducing the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Pelé-ane which will connect fans from Dubai to São Paolo for the duration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
07:33 GMT

Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.