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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.

Today

Emirates Airline
11:43 GMT

Dubai, UAE – Emirates has received its 50th A380 aircraft, strengthening its position as the world’s largest international airline.

Halewood operations
06:15 GMT
(press release)

250 new jobs have been created by the United Kingdom’s largest automotive employer as the Land Rover Discovery Sport was confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant.

Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai Management
05:25 GMT
(press release)

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai recently hosted an Iftar for the media who enjoyed a wide variety of international cuisines and Arabic specialties at the Metro! Restaurant.

DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says.
02:58 GMT

Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded.

July 9, 2014

The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai.
16:33 GMT

Boeing said the 777X will introduce the latest technologies including "the most advanced commercial engine ever".

Mrs Wuraola Oduntan Etihad Airways new General Manager for Nigeria
10:44 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mrs Wuraola Oduntan as its new General Manager for Nigeria. The appointment takes effect from 1 July 2014.

British Airways' 'happiness blanket'
10:09 GMT
(press release)

British Airways has begun testing a hi-tech blanket which changes colour using brainwaves, to ensure it offers customers the best flight’s sleep in the sky.

The children take a commemorative photo with the RJ staff
09:03 GMT

Royal Jordanian invited 200 orphans from different charity organizations for an iftar banquet at the Children’s Museum of Jordan, one of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s non-profit educational organizations.

Strobe - street scene
07:34 GMT
(press release)

Lexus today presented the “STROBE” project – an LED spectacle in which acrobats and stuntmen suspended across Kuala Lumpur’s night skyline were lit up in succession to create the illusion of acrobatic motion at impressive speed.

July 8, 2014

Airport International Group
10:49 GMT
(press release)

Airport International Group has witnessed continued growth for passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movement (ACM) at QAIA in May 2014.

ACW Awards Master of Ceremonies Steve Weathers, Etihad Airways Vice President Cargo David Kerr, and Geodis Wilson’s Global Product Director Air Hank Venema (award sponsor)
06:22 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, has been awarded the ‘Air Cargo Industry Customer Care Award’ at the 2014 Air Cargo Week (ACW) World Air Cargo Awards.

July 7, 2014


A total of 10 consortiums are vying for the first phase of the project involving civil works.
19:42 GMT

"We have asked them to submit their bids for this project. We intend to sign the contract with the winning bidders in early October," he said.

Flight Search can be accessed on tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.
19:36 GMT

Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings

Etihad Airways
09:21 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways announced a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool.

July 6, 2014

Turkish Airlines
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline*, has launched round trip fares of AED 1,140, inclusive of all taxes and service charges, from Abu Dhabi to visit Istanbul during the Holy Month of Ramadan.