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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.

April 8, 2013

Egypt has suspended all inbound Iranian flights
08:57 GMT

Egypt's tourism chief has decided to halt incoming flights form Iran, despite a recent thawing in relations.

Etihad Airways
08:27 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has received approval from the United States Department of Transportation to put its ‘EY’ flight code on Aer Lingus’ transatlantic services out of Dublin, Ireland.

Etihad Rail
07:29 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, received the Strategic Project of the Year award at the 6th Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in New York.

April 7, 2013

Egypt's railway workers have started a strike after staff rejected a ten per cent pay increase
13:01 GMT

Railway workers in Egypt begun a strike on Sunday, crippling the country's rail network.

Air Arabia
10:49 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the increase in frequency of flights to Salalah from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah.

Ford Mustang
09:40 GMT
(press release)

The Ford Mustang will soon become the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years.

Passengers holding Facebook like icon
08:50 GMT
(press release)

Jazeera Airways, the Kuwaiti national carrier serving the Middle East region, celebrated crossing 50,000 likes on its Facebook page, which is ‘liked’ by more than 46 nationalities living in the Middle East.

Etihad Airways
05:49 GMT

Etihad Airways is launching a Facebook application and competition encouraging fans to submit photos replicating the theme of the recently launched global brand advertising campaign.

April 4, 2013

James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer
08:54 GMT

Legacy airline alliances have outlived their usefulness, according to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan.

NBK Automobiles Aftersales Service Centers
05:40 GMT
(press release)

NBK Automobiles has extended working hours of its Aftersales Service Centers in line with its continued strategy to upgrade its portfolio of services and cater to clients’ needs with utmost convenience and ease.

April 3, 2013

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines , as traffic between the two kingdoms surges
10:07 GMT

Bahrain is a high growth market for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as air traffic between the two kingdoms continues to surge, the Saudi national carrier's top official said.

Visa application forms are available from the flydubai Travel Shop at Dubai Terminal 2
07:32 GMT

flydubai has introduced a new facilitation service offering passengers travelling on its flights to Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine the opportunity to apply for a visa through the flydubai Travel Shop.

One of RJ's A310 freighters
06:09 GMT

Royal Jordanian will commence operating direct, regular cargo flights between Amman and Frankfurt starting April 7 this year.

April 2, 2013

Image of aeroplane flying used for illustrative purpose
15:03 GMT

Bahrain's Shura Council has approved new legislation aimed at tightening regulation in the country's aviation sector

Etihad Airways Ribbon-cutting in Dulles
09:12 GMT

Etihad Airways has commenced non-stop daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Washington, D.C., creating the first direct air link between the two capitals.