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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.

July 1, 2013

Iraq is Iran’s main trading partner for non-oil goods (Source: Wikimedia/Izzedine)
11:01 GMT

After negotiations following Iraq's announcement to discontinue cement imports from Iran, the deal is back on the table

Turkish Airlines
10:08 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has launched round trip fares of AED 790, inclusive of all taxes and service charges, from Abu Dhabi to visit the fascinating city of Istanbul during the holy month of Ramadan.

Skytrax
08:47 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, has been awarded Best Low-Cost Airline, Middle East at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013.

Saudi Arabia will be introduced as a new automotive market hub for the Big Three
08:01 GMT

American automotive giants GM, Chrysler and Ford are considering proposals to set up manufacturing plants in Saudi Arabia, reported Arab News.

June 30, 2013

A Cargolux airplane delivers a shipment (Source: Wikimedia)
14:46 GMT

The cargo shipment airline makes Muscat its 79th destination

Emirates Airline
13:16 GMT

Emirates announced a linked service to Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, from 27 October 2013.

Al Dhabi lounge
09:40 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Al Dhabi Lounge has been voted the best airport lounge in Africa and the Middle East in 2013 by customers of the world’s largest independent airport lounge access programme – Priority Pass.

Jazeera Airways aircraft at Kuwait International Airport
09:35 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways today released its May 2013 Operational Performance Report showing a 7% increase in number of flown passengers from the same month last year.

Businessmen in the the Kingdom make around 30 charter trips a year on an average
06:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia commands 60 percent of the air charter business in the Middle East, according to Private Jet Charter (PJC), one of the world’s largest independent private jet charter brokers.

June 27, 2013

Toyota Hybrid
13:17 GMT
(press release)

TOYOTA Racing achieved an emotional runners-up finish in the 90th anniversary edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours after a rollercoaster race.

Emirates Airline
12:42 GMT

Emirates will deploy a Boeing 777-300 aircraft to Warsaw from 1 January 2014.

First two British Airways B787s in the factory
11:55 GMT
(press release)

British Airways announced that it is taking delivery of its first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 27 June.

Authority is studying all civil aviation services that are not currently available in Oman
11:16 GMT

The sultanate will have at least one low-cost carrier (LCC) by the first half of 2014 with the possibility of more licences being awarded, according to Salim Nasser Said al Aufi, chief executive officer of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation.

Aerial view of Mohammad Bin Zayed City
11:12 GMT

A Dh75 million Traffic Control System (TCS) has been installed in Mohammad Bin Zayed City in the capital, the Department of Transport (DoT) announced today.

Etihad Airways
09:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia this week will commence new codeshare flights between Jakarta and Perth, the capital of Western Australia.