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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 8, 2014

Airport International Group
10:49 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group has witnessed continued growth for passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM) at QAIA in May 2014.

ACW Awards Master of Ceremonies Steve Weathers, Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo David Kerr, and Geodis Wilson’s Global Product Director Air Hank Venema (award sponsor)
06:22 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, has been awarded the ‘Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award’ at the 2014 Air Cargo Week (ACW) World Air Cargo Awards.

July 7, 2014

A total of 10 consortiums are vying for the first phase of the project involving civil works.
19:42 GMT

"We have asked them to submit their bids for this project. We intend to sign the contract with the winning bidders in early October," he said.

Flight Search can be accessed on tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.
19:36 GMT

Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings

Etihad Airways
09:21 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways announced a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool.

July 6, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline*, has launched round trip fares of AED 1,140, inclusive of all taxes and service charges, from Abu Dhabi to visit Istanbul during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

July 4, 2014

Etihad joins Emirates, which sponsors Old Trafford cricket ground and Durham County Cricket Club, in bolstering its English brand profile through cricket.
02:21 GMT

“Cricket enables Etihad Airways to create strong synergies between the key cricket playing nations and our major flight networks across the Indian subcontinent, Australia and the UK."

July 3, 2014

An Emirates A380 lands at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius
11:35 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will serve Mauritius with a double daily A380 service from 1st December this year.

Meal service in Club World
10:32 GMT
(press release)

New Ipsos MORI research commissioned by British Airways has revealed the range of emotions flyers go through when they travel and the quirks that make them feel comfortable.

Kia Sorento
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Al Majid Motors Co. the sole distributor of KIA Motors in the UAE, has rolled out its UAE Ramadan promotion for 2014.

July 2, 2014

An estimated 20 million visitors are expected to attend Expo 2015, of which 7.6 million will travel to Milan by air, the two airlines said in a joint statement.
15:23 GMT

Etihad Airways and Italy’s Alitalia have been named as the Official Global Airline Carriers for Expo 2015 in Milan.

The new route departs Doha at 8.10am and arrives in Dallas the same day at 3.35pm.
14:54 GMT

Airline begins daily services to Dallas, Texas, from Hamad International Airport

Turkish Airlines
06:57 GMT
(press release)

National Geographic Channel Turkey and Turkish Airlines have announced the production of a series that for first time will open the doors of Turkish Airlines to a camera crew to film its daily functions.

July 1, 2014

There are 204 domestic Haj companies serving the local pilgrims. Around 60 percent of them transport their pilgrims on Saudia's domestic flights.
15:56 GMT

Saudia had refused to respond to the requests of the domestic Haj companies for meetings to discuss the problems they had been experiencing," he said.

Fast-growing Middle East airlines such as Qatar and Emirates have said that European governments were seeking to restrict fair competition by giving airlines based closer to home preference when awarding airport slots.
13:31 GMT

"If they (European airport slots) are limited further, we will stop buying European aircraft. We have 186 orders at Airbus. What impact would that have on German jobs?"