TAV Airports included Qassim and Hail airports in Saudi Arabia to its portfolio following Madinah and Yanbu. TAV, with its partner Al Rajhi Group, will develop the two airports and operate them for 30 years.
Airports Council International (ACI) World calls for immediate solution for the ban on electronic devices in the aircraft cabin.
Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Cologne Bonn Airport will add Agadir to its network.
Turkey's TAV Operation Services will operate two lounges at the terminal Building of Arturo Merino Benítez Santiago International Airport and will provide meet & assist services.
The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) has contracted Italian company Enav to construct the control tower and technical buildings at the Mitiga International Airport (MIA) just outside the capital Tripoli, reports Oscar Nkala.
King Hussein International Airport in Jordan has expanded to accommodate tourist demand in the popular Red Sea resort of Aqaba.
Emirates Group Security welcomed Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief, Dubai Police at its headquarters on Sunday 26 March 2017.
Operated by a consortium including Turkey's TAV Airports, Zagreb Airport has put its new passenger terminal into operation.
The impact of the US and UK bans on electronics from Muslim-majority countries will be cross examined at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit, which will be held on 11 and 12 April in
Etihad Airways is reassuring passengers of its highest level of service to minimise disruption following the introduction of a new US travel directive on electronic devices.
The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size of electronic items that may be carried by passengers in the cabin.
Qatar Airways welcomed Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to Doha with an official reception at Doha International Airport (DIA).
Emirates expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend starting from Thursday 23rd March as travellers head abroad for spring and holiday break. Over 89,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3
Keith Mwanalushi looks at the expansion of ground support operators and equipment in the Middle East region as the pressure mounts to remain competitive and maintain commercial viability.
The US Department of Homeland Security is to implement a ban of passengers carrying personal electronic devices flying from key Middle Eastern airports including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha whose home
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) announced a new partnership agreement to train more than 10,000 airport employees of the New Istanbul
Qatar Airways has congratulated its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), on being ranked Sixth Best Airport in the World by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places
TAV Airports has signed an agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Saudi Arabia (GACA) regarding the expansion and operation of the airport in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, together with its partner Al Rajhi Group.
Rockwell Collins has introduced ARINC cMUSETM, the company's next generation cloud-native Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) designed to provide an affordable and flexible check-in system for airports.
Researchers from Istanbul Economics, an independent consultancy company based in Istanbul, have measured the economic impact of Istanbul New Airport.
The Dubai Duty Free Foundation and Dubai Cares signed a MoU aimed at supporting the philanthropic efforts of both entities through Dubai Cares' far-reaching programmes that support the empowerment of children and young people in
The first phase of the new Abu Dhabi Training Centre LLC (ADATC), the Abu Dhabi Aviation helicopter training subsidiary, will open at the end of March with eight bays completed, according to ADA Chairman Nadar Al Hammadi.
Dubai World Central (DWC) has welcomed its first scheduled A380 passenger flight – Korean Air's flight KE9951 from Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
Investment in emerging airport technologies will be key to managing growth and meeting changing passenger expectations. Keith Mwanalushi examines how IT will influence the traveller experience.
Airports across the Middle East are driving investment to the tune of millions of dollars toward airport technology with a view to enhancing security and ensuring a seamless passenger experience.
The opening of Abu Dhabi's US $2.94 billion Midfield Terminal has been delayed by two years, GCC newspapers have reported.
US bookings for travel to the Middle East collapsed in the wake of President Trump's travel ban, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions
Dubai International began the new year in top gear as monthly traffic in January reached an all-time high of eight million passengers, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.
Jazeera Airways recently announced the launch of its Graduate Development Program (GDP), aimed at growing the Kuwaiti talent in the aviation industry.
With an estimated investment of 10.25 billion euros, Istanbul New Airport is not only the largest infrastructure project in Turkey's history, it will also be a massive job creator.
Concourse D marks its first anniversary on February 24 following a successful inaugural year that saw over 16.6 million passengers.
AAR has opened a parts warehouse at Dubai World Central (DWC) Airport.
Doha's rapidly expanding Hamad International Airport is to come under a new division of the Qatar Airways Group which is setting up a new company to manage and operate the airport.
Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of their class of
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai's second international hub, witnessed a strong surge in 2016, climbing 84.5 per cent according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
Working towards a common goal is vital for airport operators and the national carrier. Keith Mwanalushi looks at how Abu Dhabi International Airport is preparing for the surge in passengers, especially from Etihad Airways.
Oman Air has announced both of its daily Muscat to London flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport from January 31, 2017.
Jet Aviation, that operates across the Middle East, has acquired Ross Aviation's Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Dubai International has retained its title as the world's number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in December propelled the hub's annual traffic to 83.6 million passengers in 2016, according to
The number of passengers in Muscat International Airport exceeded 12 million passengers (+17%) in 2016. Salalah International Airport also broke its record – over 1,2 million passengers (+17%) resulting in increase in both domestic and
In 2016, Dnata's UAE operations continued to grow, and marked several milestones during the course of the year.
An Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled today after baggage handlers discovered a snake in the cargo hold.
Passenger traffic at Dubai international registered an increase of 9.4 per cent in November 2016, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Jeppesen's Tony Weatherington to explore the growing popularity for airport and airspace modelling systems and, in particular, their application in the Middle East region.
Standing out with the projects undertaken at the Middle East and Gulf Region, TAV Construction is named the world's largest company of 2016 in airport construction. Having been listed as the top company for three years in a row, the total
Emirates expects a busy start to 2017, as travellers return from the holiday season.
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, representing a 4.4% increase in airport traffic compared with November 2015.
Oman Air is delighted to announce the introduction of a new baggage piece concept for launch in January 2017.
Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has been awarded by UAS International Trip Support as the best Ground Handler in 2016 for the Middle East region.
TAV Esenboga sustains its carbon emission at the optimum level through energy efficiency. As part of Airport Carbon Accreditation Program held by Airports Council International (ACI), Esenboga;a Airport renewed its
Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year.
Etihad Airways is implementing a range of initiatives to ensure the smooth handling of over 80,000 guests who are checking-in and travelling from, or through, its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport over the
Dnata Airport Operations marks 10 years of working with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) to establish Dubai as a global cruise hub. From handling 55 cruise ship calls with 106,000 cruise
Abu Dhabi Airports will conduct a full scale emergency exercise at Abu Dhabi International Airport on 14th December, 2016, in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations issued by the General Civil Aviation
Emirates expects this week to be its busiest of 2016, as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. A total of 307,000 passengers are expected to pass through Emirates' Concourses and Terminal 3 between 14-17 December,
Abu Dhabi's Falcon Aviation is to open its first FBO at Al Maktoum International (DWC), Dubai South and is looking to make its mark with a three-pronged project strategy aimed at positioning it as the VVIP service leader.
Dnata has reached an agreement with Canada's GTA Aviation to purchase a 50 per cent stake in its cargo and ground handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Madinah Airport has started to receive Kuala Lumpur flights of AirAsia, a Malaysian airline company.
Dubai International has welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
More than $100bn-worth of airport projects are underway and planned across the Middle East, according to the Aviation and Airports 2016 report from business intelligence service MEED.
F1 fever is building ahead of this year's Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the racing cars arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
An Emirates A380 aircraft was forced to land at Dubai without one landing gear set on November 9, reports Reuters.
Kufrah in southeastern Libya has reopened to commercial traffic following almost a year-long closure, reports ch-aviation.
Dubai remains firmly committed to the development of the Al Maktoum International Airport and to the growth of the global aviation sector, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai's Supreme
Manchester Airport's international artist in residence has flown to Doha, Qatar, direct from Manchester as part of his three-year deal with the UK's third largest airport.
Dubai World Central (DWC) which is listed among the world's top 20 international freight hubs is now gaining ground in the region as a popular airport for passengers with traffic surging 161 per cent in the third quarter, according to a
Oman Airports is attending the IATA 139th Slot Conference, in the United States of America, Atlanta - between the 8th to the 11th of November 2016.
Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.
TAV Airports Holding has announced its 2016 nine-month financials, with revenue of EUR 814 million and EBITDA of EUR 349 million.
Oman Air is delighted to announce that both of its daily Muscat to London flights will move to Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport from January 31, 2017.
Dubai is looking to raise US $3 billion to fund expansion of its two international airports and has hired HSBC to advise on raising the finance. The Department of Finance, Government of Dubai, says HSBC will advise it, the Investment
Qatar Airways' first daily regularly-scheduled Airbus A350 service to London Heathrow arrived in the United Kingdom on Sunday 30 October.
Flight diversions and network disruptions due to unauthorised drone activity in the airspace around Dubai International airport (DXB) cost Emirates airline millions of dirhams on each occasion, and impact thousands of
Gulf Air has signed a ground handling services contract with Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International.
Dubai and Sharjah international airports were closed for more than hour last night when a drone intruded into air space with up to 30 flights affected.
Ahmet Arslan, minister of transport, maritime and communication, inaugurated the ceremony of Istanbul New Airport's Air Traffic Control Tower designed by Pininfarina and AECOM. T.
Seven million passengers per month is fast becoming the norm at Dubai International (DXB) after September's numbers eclipsed that total for the sixth time in nine months, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai
When air transport IT specialist SITA held its annual summit in Spain to showcase the latest trends in travel technologies, it was clear to see that airport operators in the Middle East are getting smarter at every step. Keith Mwanalushi reports
Emirates has completed a major makeover of its Business Class lounge at Concourse B of Dubai International Airport. The US$11 million refurbishment project took two years to complete and is part of the airline's
The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers' baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to
Dubai Airports will partner with Huawei to design and build the world's first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC) at Dubai International (DXB).
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center has said that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports, which is aimed at enhancing the centre's efforts to raise awareness of UAE national heritage,
Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is working with air traffic management specialists, NATS, to help deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers
Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) but airlines passengers in the
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport to explore how it will develop the country's international airport on Mahe.
Emirates Skywards has partnered with Dubai Duty Free for instant Miles redemption at participating stores.
Abu Dhabi International Airport achieved record traffic figures last year, further strengthening its position as a hub in the region. Keith Mwanalushi reports that successes also come with challenges.
Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has announced a major expansion of its facility at Dubai South.
Oman Airports has attended the World route development forum held in Chengdu, China.
Speaking at the general assembly of ACI World, Airports Council International, held in Montreal, TAV Airports President & CEO Şener told how the crisis after the terrorist attack to Istanbul Atatürk
Dubai International (DXB) welcomed a record 7.7 million passengers in August, eclipsing its previous record achieved in July, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
The new international terminal at Cairo, Terminal 2, will officially open on October 6th.
The Airports Council International (ACI) has expressed its commitment of airports joining the effort to stop transportation of illegal wildlife products.
Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, the extensive
Airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today faced short breaks in operation following two separate incidents – one involving an Etihad flight, the other a drone incursion
In August 2016, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed 2.3 million passengers, marking an increase of 2.3% compared to August 2015.