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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 8, 2013

07:49 GMT
(press release)

flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, has added another destination in Saudi Arabia to its network, with two flights a week to Ha’il.

Frédéric Huynh Quan Dat, Etihad Airways GM Vietnam
04:51 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Frédéric Huynh Quan Dat as its new General Manager for Vietnam.

January 7, 2013

Etihad Airways
10:32 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has started the New Year by setting a record for the number of passengers carried across its worldwide network in a single day.

Wengen, Switzerland
09:16 GMT

dnata today announced its appointment as the exclusive general sales agent (GSA) for Club Med holidays across the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Emirates Airline
05:08 GMT

Emirates will offer a triple daily A380 service to Jeddah for four days in January to support the school holiday demand, which coincides with the a very popular event, the Dubai Shopping Festival.

January 3, 2013

Boeing 737 MAX
04:46 GMT
(press release)

Boeing announced today an order by Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for 60 737 MAX airplanes. ACG’s order, consisting of 50 737 MAX 8s and 10 737 MAX 9s, was finalized in December 2012.

January 2, 2013

Emirates A380
05:00 GMT

Emirates has doubled its A380 capacity to New York’s John F. Kennedy and Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airports with a twice daily A380 service from Dubai now operating into both cities.

December 31, 2012

Qatar Airways
10:11 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways announced rescheduling of flights from two of the airline’s key destinations in the Middle East – Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

December 30, 2012

Etihad Airways
06:39 GMT

Etihad Airways has surpassed its target of carrying 10 million passengers in 2012 and is set to achieve a 22 per cent increase on the total of 8.41 million passengers for 2011.

The winner
05:49 GMT
(press release)

Toyota ALJ announced the winner of the top prize for the Best Modified FJ Cruiser at the Grand Final of the competition.

December 27, 2012

Iran has reportedly banned flights from operating during the call to prayer
11:31 GMT

Iran has banned airplanes from flying during the call to prayer, according to reports.

04:54 GMT

SAMACO, the exclusive dealer of Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, is to showcase its impressive 2013 model lineup at the 34th Jeddah International Motor Show.

December 26, 2012

Air Arabia
11:14 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia announced that it has taken delivery of its sixth A320 aircraft in 2012.

05:52 GMT
(press release)

Audi Center Jordan, represented by Nuqul Automotive, has started the construction of a 3,000 square meter Service Center.

December 24, 2012

Maher Al Nabawy, Deputy General Manager of Suzuki Saudia
09:36 GMT
(press release)

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia, as well as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, are both working to reinforce KSA’s status by funding research and development, design.