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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.

March 19, 2013

flydubai touch down in Mattala Airport
06:13 GMT

flydubai made a special touch down at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, also known as Hambantota International Airport, as part of the official opening day celebrations.

Air Arabia aircraft makes maiden landing at Mattala Airport
04:37 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today touched down at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Sri Lanka.

March 18, 2013

Swiss International Airlines
12:00 GMT
(press release)

SWISS has introduced a new service facility for customers who use their Apple iPhone for their mobile boarding pass.

Khaled Shaaban, General Manager
04:58 GMT
(press release)

NBK Automobiles held its annual appreciation ceremony in recognition of the exemplar commitment, efforts and performance of its sales and after-sales team members for the year 2012.

Air Arabia Annual General Meeting
04:37 GMT
(press release)

Following the conclusion of Air Arabia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, a distribution of a 7 per cent cash dividend was approved.

March 13, 2013

Moot Court
12:02 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways hosted over 60 law students from all over the world as they honed their skills at the Fourth International Air Law Moot Court Competition, held in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 March 2013.

 Denmark's Maersk – the world's largest container shipping company has chosen the Suez Canal over its Panamanian counterpart
11:57 GMT

Starting in April, Copenhagen-based Maersk shipping company will begin using Egypt's Suez Canal – rather than pricier Panamanian counterpart – for all voyages between Asia and US east coast.

Al-Futtaim Honda
06:17 GMT
(press release)

There’s never been a better time to buy a brand new Honda vehicle with exclusive distributor Al-Futtaim Honda announcing its 5-star offer all through the month of March.

March 12, 2013

Emirates SkyCargo
11:20 GMT

Emirates SkyCargo and Qantas Freight will offer customers seamless access to each other’s networks, marketing cargo capacity to a combined total of 233 ports across six continents (subject to regulatory approval).

Businessman and prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, engineer Khairat al-Shater Is looking at starting an airline.
08:49 GMT

Businessman and prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, engineer Khairat al-Shater, has begun investing in the aviation in recent weeks.

March 11, 2013

EnvGrants
07:02 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company’s Conservation and Environmental Grants making use of the popular social media channel Facebook to launch the 2013 edition.

Etihad Airways
06:24 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has announced that from March 10 the airline’s double-daily flights from Abu Dhabi will operate to Amman’s new Queen Alia International Airport.

March 10, 2013

AlFaisal - Porsche GT3 CCME
11:55 GMT
(press release)

Saudi Falcons were part of the strongest grid in the history of the Porsche GT GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, took to the Losail International Circuit ahead of preparations for Round 9 under the lights in Doha.

Gulf Air is to hire all of Bahrain Air's pilots, despite restructuring plans
09:59 GMT

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air in a major move has started recruitment of all Bahraini pilots who have been affected by the closure of Bahrain Air in line with nationalisation strategy.

Etihad Airways’ crew ,Hareb Almuhairy, Nadia Bastaki, Abdul Qader Hussein Ahmed, Ray Gammell, Hasan Hammadi, James Hogan, Khaled Almehairbi, Salah Alfarajalla, Ali Al Shamsi, Mona Walid  and  Bassam Al Mosa
08:41 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has welcomed more than 260 Emirati nationals to its workforce through the Absher initiative, since its launch in June 2012.