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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.

May 15, 2014

Etihad Airways cabin crew during their visit to Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 in Cairo
09:05 GMT
(press release)

A senior delegation from Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Hamad Al Mansouri, First Secretary‎, UAE Embassy to Egypt, visited the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 in Cairo.

May 14, 2014

Lufthansa becomes Fanhansa
11:45 GMT
(press release)

They will be the centre of attention in the coming weeks before and during the football World Cup.

Royal Jordanian
11:28 GMT

Boeing announced today that Royal Jordanian Airlines will support its 787 Dreamliners with Boeing’s Rotable Exchange Program.

Etihad Airways
06:46 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has received the Global Excellence in Performance Marketing accolade at the 2014 Performance Marketing Awards.

Etihad Regional arrives in Turin
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Regional has commenced a three-times-per-week service from Zurich, Switzerland, to Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region of Italy.

May 13, 2014

Etihad Airways
10:36 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has announced the airline’s four daily passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha will now operate from the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) from 14 May.

A Hawksbill turtle swims in the beautiful clear waters of the Seychelles. Photo courtesy Tony Baskeyfield, STB
09:27 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has announced it will step up its operations to the Seychelles by increasing services to double daily later this year.

Emirates has been expanding rapidly and has already launched services to three new destinations this year including Kiev, Taipei and Boston.
00:57 GMT

“The increased frequency will give our customers greater flexibility in their travel plans allowing them to connect to other flights on Emirates’ extensive global network.”

May 12, 2014

Etihad Airways
12:53 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Holidays has launched a new website providing UAE guests with a one-stop-shop that enables them to search, create, and book tailor-made holidays at any time of the day.

Air Arabia
12:42 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia (PJSC), the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2014

Emirates Airline
09:33 GMT

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, today announced that it will introduce a fifth daily flight between Dubai and Singapore starting1st August 2014.

Mr. Gerard Hotelier, VP Operations Middle East and South Asia  received the award representing  Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
09:18 GMT

Travel professionals and high-end travellers from around the world have voted Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba ‘Jordan’s Leading Resort’ at the World Travel Awards 2014.

The airport features 138 check-in counters across five islands, comprising of 108 counters for Qatar Airways’ economy passengers and all other airlines;.
07:44 GMT

“We have been planning for this day for a long time and May 27 will be a momentous day for both the State of Qatar and Qatar Airways."

Turkish Airlines
05:53 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, the national carrier of Turkey and Europe’s best airline, has added its 249th network destination with flights to Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, operating from May 12, 2014.

May 11, 2014

The Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway is estimated to carry 1.4 million passengers and 5-7 million tons of cargo per year.
17:57 GMT

Russia has agreed to build the Rasht-Astara railway which stretches 167 kilometers in northwestern part of Iran.