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Transportation in Egypt

  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • East Africa: Etihad Airways Increases Frequency to Nigeria, Egypt

    EGYPT, 2017/07/16 Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing request to and from the United Arab Emirates. A new Saturday flight to Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, beginning December 2, 2017, adds to the weekend travel option, increasing frequency from four to five services each week, and offering better flexibility and convenience to local travellers. The early morning service from Abu Dhabi and return mid-morning flight departing Lagos will as well ensure convenient connections to and from Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Popular feeder cities include Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • Ryanair flies to the Red Sea resort of Eilat in southern Israel

    ISRAEL, 2015/12/16 Ryanair could benefit from an expected increase in the number of Russian and Eastern European tourists travelling to sun holidays in Israel as a result of geo-political instability. Turkey and Egypt are entirely off-limits for Russian tourists particularly next the downing of a Russian commercial jet in Egypt, and tensions next a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkish forces last month. About 3.3 million Russians visited Turkey last year, and 2.6 million Russians visited Egypt. Over 500,000 visited Israel.
  • Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia

    EGYPT, 2015/11/15 Russia's national aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt's national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt next a deadly crash. Rosaviatsiya on Friday formally notified Moscow's Domodedovo airport, where Egypt Air flights arrive, that the ban is effective starting Saturday, said the airport spokesman Alexander Vlasov. The aviation agency didn't give any immediate reason for the ban on flights. The move follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to suspend all Russian flights to Egypt next the Oct. 31 crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt that killed all 224 people on board.
  • Egyptian Sisi Imposes New Tax On Airline Tickets

    EGYPT, 2015/10/10 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree amending the tax law to impose new levies on airline tickets, according to the government's official Gazette. The amendment taxes Egyptians traveling abroad who buy tickets in the local currency. An additional EGP 400 will be charged on initial and business class tickets , while economy class passengers will pay an additional EGP 150. The tax will as well apply to complimentary tickets.
  • Ministers of planning, finance and investment discussed for the new Suez Canal

    EGYPT, 2014/08/17 Ministers of planning, finance and investment discussed on Monday alternative funding sources for the new Suez Canal project in a joint conference with the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority. The new channel, part of a larger project to expand port and shipping facilities around the canal, aims to raise Egypt's international profile and establish it as a major trade hub. "Paying off all debts to oil firms is our current priority," Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said in a cabinet statement, adding that an energy transaction is any minute at this time to be finalised, which will cover energy needs for one year.
  • Egyptians visit Iran on first direct flight since 1979

    IRAN, 2013/04/27 The prime group of Egyptian tourists traveling via a direct Cairo-Tehran flight since Iran and Egypt severed diplomatic relations in 1979 have arrived in the Iranian capital. Reports were from Al Ahram Online, which quoted the Iranian news agency ISNA as saying that the tourists would be visiting some of the majority famous destinations, such as Shiraz and Esfahan, but are not part of the tourist exchange agreement signed between the two nations in February.
  • Higher Suez Canal tolls may decrease business

    EGYPT, 2013/03/22 The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) in Egypt announced it is raising tolls for ships using the 120-mile passageway between Asia and Europe, raising concerns that the higher cost will lead shipping companies to find alternative routes. This would be a problem for Cairo, since international traffic in the canal generates about $5 billion a year for Egypt and boosts local employment.