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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.

June 11, 2014

Emirates was among the first buyers for the A350 rival model to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner when it placed the order for 50 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 jets in 2007.
12:45 GMT

The deal was worth around $16b at 2007 list prices, or close to $22b based on the current catalogue

Etihad Airways celebrated the launch of its new daily service between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles by hosting a glittering gala in Beverly Hills
10:00 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Kia Motors hands over vehicle fleet for 2014 FIFA
08:53 GMT
(press release)

Kia Motors, a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart, conducted a handover ceremony today at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ford
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Ford Motor Company is offering its patented inflatable safety belt technology to other companies and industries, including competitive automotive manufacturers.

Introducing the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER Pelé-ane which will connect fans from Dubai to São Paolo for the duration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
07:33 GMT

Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, is pleased to unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

Turkish Airlines
07:03 GMT
(press release)

By pushing the limits to offer the perfect travel experience for its passengers, Turkish Airlines puts its signature again under a unique innovation.

Hyundai Genesis
05:55 GMT
(press release)

A group of twenty-five people from the UAE will be experiencing the ultimate excitement of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, courtesy of Juma Al Majid Est, - the sole distributor for Hyundai Motor in the UAE.

June 10, 2014

Airport International Group
11:30 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group (AIG) has announced Hotel Global Group Company as the preferred bidder for the construction and management of a hotel at the North Pier at QAIA.

The state-backed firm has confirmed plans to ensure that 7,000 taxis are on the roads before the world football tournament gets underway in Qatar.
10:32 GMT

Qatar’s public transportation company Mowasalat plans to more than double its current fleet of taxis by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around, a senior official has said.

Saif says it contributes to 12 per cent of the total national income and provides job opportunities for 10 per cent of the Kingdom’s workforce.
09:44 GMT

The government has allocated around $850 million from the Gulf Cooperation Council grant to start vital transport projects.

Turkish Airlines
09:20 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines adds flights to Montreal as its 10th destination in the Americas. Beginning today, Montreal flights will be operated 3 times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays in both directions.

British Airways app
08:59 GMT
(press release)

British Airways has seen an increase in the number of people booking via mobile devices by 290 per cent in just two years, and has recently launched its most advanced smart phone app yet.

Mahmoudia Motors
07:09 GMT
(press release)

Mahmoudia Motors - the sole and official dealer of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in Jordan - has launched today a Complimentary Service Campaign on Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

June 9, 2014

Bu Shehab pointed out that there are other proposals that would be discussed with the Ministry of Interior and other competent bodies on the federal level in this regard.
09:47 GMT

He noted that the RTA raised the flexible working hours policy three years ago, but it was put on hold because traffic flow was smooth at that time.

Etihad and Emirates said that the safety of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance.
09:21 GMT

Militants disguised as police guards armed with machine guns reportedly stormed the airport Sunday night. There are 23 dead, including all of the militants, according to reports.