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Former president Hosni Mubarak launched national projects, but they were not completed because of a lack of political will.
August 17, 2014 - 11:31 GMT
Tawfik does not see in the Suez Canal project a “new Toshka,” though he does believe financial and economic studies are necessary to ensure this.

April 2, 2013

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.

LX570
08:57 GMT
(press release)

Central Trade & Auto Company announced a record increase in Lexus 2012 sales with 31,288 units sold during the year across the Middle East.

April 1, 2013

Turkish Airlines adds Houston to America network
13:01 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has added Houston to its growing Middle East network with flights launching the 220th destination to the largest country-network for an airline worldwide.

Emirates and Qantas
12:40 GMT

Emirates and Qantas have marked the official start of their historic partnership, with the first Qantas flights departing from Sydney and Melbourne to London via the international hub of Dubai on Sunday.

The airport in Alexandria, in the north of Egypt, reopened on Sunday following a strike by police
11:48 GMT

Borg al-Arab International Airport in Alexandria reopened Sunday after police strikes forced it to shut down.

March 31, 2013

To celebrate the link-up, Emirates and Qantas staged a tandem flyover of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by two Airbus A380s. (JAMES MORGAN / QANTAS / AFP)
12:46 GMT

Qantas reports a sharp increase in bookings to Europe since it signed a deal with Dubai’s Emirates, under which the first flight in partnership between the two airlines is due to take off on Sunday.

Kyrgyzstan mountains
11:52 GMT

flydubai has announced operations to two new destinations in the CIS region: Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan and Osh in Kyrgyzstan.

The first flight from Cairo to Tehran for 34 years took off on Saturday in a thawing of relations
10:14 GMT

Air Memphis departed Egypt’s International Airport on Saturday heading to Tehran to mark the first direct flight between the two capitals since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, more 30 years ago.

Jazeera Airways
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Award-winning Jazeera Airways today issued its January 2013 Operational Performance Report.

Egypt’s vital waterway Suez Canal hit a 7.4 percent slump in monthly revenues.
04:30 GMT

Egypt’s vital waterway Suez Canal hit a 7.4 percent slump in monthly revenues, the country's state information portal showed.

March 28, 2013

Turkish Airlines
09:57 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has added Colombo, Sri Lanka as its 219th destination, connecting now to 98 countries, the largest country-network for any airline in the world.

Farmers in Lebanon have urged authorities to allow trucks to cross the Syrian border
08:35 GMT

The Head of the Lebanese Farmers Association on Wednesday called on authorities to take active steps to allow Lebanese trucks to cross the Syrian border.

A cake was cut in celebration of flydubai's first flight to Mattala Rajapaksa new airport
06:41 GMT

flydubai, Dubai’s innovative low-cost airline, announced that it will fly double daily to Sri Lanka starting this summer, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 14.

March 27, 2013

Etihad Airways
06:42 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways has launched an innovative preferred partner program which will see the UAE’s national airline strengthen partnerships with key global and regional brands.

A truck ferry route between Jordan and Lebanon launched this week after the trade route between Syria and Lebanon was closed
06:34 GMT

A truck ferry route to Jordan was launched this week almost days after Lebanon’s major transit route through Syria came to a complete halt.