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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.

January 21, 2013

Etihad Airways
07:24 GMT

Etihad Airways is now offering its signature Etihad Chauffeur service to its Coral Economy class guests arriving or departing London Heathrow Airport.

Etihad Airways and Sydney Opera House announce new partnership
06:35 GMT

Etihad Airways and Sydney Opera House announced a new three-year, multi-million dollar partnership.

January 20, 2013

Turkey has released a plane bound for Tehran after fining it for a breach of regulations
12:52 GMT

Turkey has reportedly lifted ban on a Turkish cargo plane carrying Ghana’s commitments to Iran in gold, which had been locked up for lacking proper documents.

Jazeera Airways
12:27 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways Group today announced the successful closing of its rights issue of 178 million shares, effectively raising the company’s capital by 74% to KD42 million.

Emirates Airline
11:13 GMT

Emirates will add more than 1400 seats a week on its Dar es Salaam – Dubai route by introducing a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft effective from 1st February 2013.

Mercedes-Benz
09:38 GMT
(press release)

Once again, the SLS AMG GT3 from the customer team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon claimed an unchallenged victory in the Dubai 24-hour race (10th to 12th of January 2013).

Etihad Airways
08:29 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is offering free flights for 10-year-old guests* as a part of a year-long celebration of the airline’s tenth anniversary.

Emirates Airline
06:33 GMT

Emirates will showcase one of its fleet of 31 Airbus A380s during celebrations which will be held to mark the 45th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Mauritius in March.

January 17, 2013

Passenger numbers are taking off at Rafik Hariri Airport in Beirut
11:27 GMT

The number of passengers using Lebanon's Rafik Hariri International Airport increased 5 percent in 2012, said the Directorate of Civil Aviation Wednesday, adding that growth came despite a sharp decline in transit flights.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
10:49 GMT
(press release)

Emirates welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to grant interim authorisation for the proposed Emirates and Qantas partnership.

Airlines in the Middle East are monitoring the situation with Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft
09:28 GMT

Airlines in the Middle East are monitoring the situation with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet, which has been plagued by problems with the US authorities grounding the aircraft.

Etihad Airways
08:51 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways announced it will operate at least three extra flights to carry football fans to Bahrain to support the UAE national football team in the final game.

Abu Dhabi International Airport
08:40 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced that it will be providing free parking at Abu Dhabi International Airport to all supporters and fans of the 21st Gulf Cup travelling to Bahrain, 18th January, 2013.

Porsche
08:35 GMT
(press release)

Porsche AG sold more sports cars in 2012 than ever before: 141,075 customer deliveries equal an increase of 18.7% compared to last year's record of 118,868 vehicles sold.

Toyota RAV4
04:51 GMT
(press release)

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributors of Toyota in the UAE announced the launch of Toyota’s fourth-generation RAV4, a reinvention of the world’s original crossover sport utility vehicle.