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 Airports.
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.
Airports are complex organisations and Turkey is taking bold steps in building a new mega-hub. Keith Mwanalushi looks closer at the scale of the project.
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.
Istanbul New Airport's Air Traffic Control Tower has won the International Architecture Award.
Dubai Airports has announced it has commissioned work on a project that will expand the number of A380 contact stands at Dubai International's (DXB) Concourse C to enable the facility to accommodate
TAV Airports has published its Sustainability Report in which the outcomes of activities related to environment, social and corporate governance are presented. TAV-operated Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir
The Airport Show has announced further expansion in its next edition, which will take place from May 15-17, 2017, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai.
Emirates SkyPharma, Emirates SkyCargo's new purpose-built facility dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport (DXB) has
Airline travellers in the UAE are increasingly using self-service technology to better manage each step of their journey and to make the most of their time in the airport to relax, shop and dine. A total of 48% of UAE
Passenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
TAV Operation Services, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, won the tender for the operating rights of the private passenger lounge at the New Terminal Building of Muscat. The number of passenger lounges operated by the company in eight countries
Milas-Bodrum Airport started to host Moscow Domodedovo flights of Russian based Ural Airlines.
Istanbul New Airport, which upon completion will become the world's largest 'greenfield' airport, has won International Architecture Award 2016, granted by Chicago Athe
Operated by TAV Airports, Milas-Bodrum Airport has started to host Moscow Domodedovo flights of Russian based Ural Airlines.
Oman Air has launched a new free bus service between Al Ain and airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Abu Dhabi Airports has released July 2016 passenger figures, which marked an increase by 7.9% at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) compared to the same month last year.
Abu Dhabi Airports has installed a new Automated Tray Return System (ATRS) to speed up the process of hand luggage screening at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
Passenger traffic at Dubai's second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC) continued the upward trend in the first half of the year surging more than 95 per cent, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai
TAV Airports increased its corporate governance score to 9.54 from 9.52 out of 10. The company has been increasing its score for eight years without interruption.
Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has announced the appointment of four Emiratis to executive positions in airport administration.
Air Seychelles has relocated its sales office at the Seychelles International Airport as part of the airport development programme underway through the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA).
The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda has said Entebbe International Airport will soon receive five new passenger international airlines, including Air Arabia and Air Maroc.
TAV Airports, in partnership with its 38% shareholder Groupe ADP and with Bouygues Bâtiment International, enters into exclusive talks with Cuban authorities, concerning the development of José Marti
Dubai International's (DXB) passenger traffic reached a record 40.5 million passengers in the first half of 2016 according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.
Investigators from the UAE have recovered the black box from flight EK521 that was caught fire upon landing at Dubai International on Wednesday August 3.
Abu Dhabi Airports has released figures for passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), for the first half of 2016.
Sharjah International Airport, home to low-cost carrier Air Arabia, has reported an 11.55% increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.
TAV Airports Holding has announced its 2016 first half EBITDA of EUR 195 million and its 2016 first half revenue of EUR 503 million.
Etihad Airways has today officially opened its new First and Business Class Lounge within the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Jazeera Airways has said the Kuwait government has given it the go-ahead to build a dedicated terminal at Kuwait International Airport worth KWD14 million (USD46.3 million), reports ch-aviation.
On July 19 2016 Emirates will fly one of its flag-ship A380 aircraft into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed outrage at the attack on Atatürk Airport Istanbul, Turkey.
Abu Dhabi Airports has announced that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport has increased by 5.6% for May when compared to the previous year.
The airport has implemented new systems in order to enhance customer experience throughout the summer months.
The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has announced the city of Abha will become the kingdom's southern gateway hub with local budget carrier Flynas its designated carrier, reports ch-aviation.
Boeing has announced a new Technical Assistance Agreement with iGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. (IGA), the developer and operator of Istanbul New Airport.
Abu Dhabi Airports has said it has completed the final de-propping of the last arch in the roof of the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), meaning that the structure is now completely
Dubai International (DXB) is gearing up to welcome nearly two million passengers over the two weekends of June 30 and July 7.
Dubai International (DXB) has been named as the Best Airport in the Middle East at the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Shanghai recently.
"Obstacle-free airport" projects, which were initiated by TAV Airports at Istanbul Atatürk Airport followed by Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports, were presented as "the best practices" at
Abu Dhabi has followed Dubai and Sharjah by announcing it will impose an AED35 (US $9.5) fee on all passengers departing its airports.
Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports have received USTAD 2011:2015 Certification, accredited by the World Disability Union, for the works carried out to make all services
Dubai International (DXB), the world's number one international airport, welcomed more than 6.9 million passengers in April according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) was closed to aircraft from 11.39am to 12.45pm on yesterday - Saturday, June 11 - due to unauthorised drone activity,” according to Dubai Airports
TAV Airports has been names as the 'Best Turkish Company in Investor Relations' in the 43rd Extel Survey.
Abu Dhabi Airports has completed the steel structure of the new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) central processor roof.
Abu Dhabi Airports' Procurement department has been named the Middle East's “Procurement Team of the Year” by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), at the
Etihad Airways has officially opened its new flagship First Class Lounge & Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport's Terminal 3. The spectacular new space showcases the airline's commitment to providing unparalleled and
The International College of Engineering & Management (ICEM) has signed a memorandum of understanding with CAA International (CAAi), the state-to-state advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation
Emirates' premium and loyal customers can now look forward to even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience with the opening of the airline's new two-level premium lounge at the Cape Town International
Gulf Air has become one of the first airlines in the region to be awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual Certificate (IGOM) certifying that the airline is in full compliance with
Gama Aviation has introduced Category Zero handling for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport.
Turner & Townsend has won a key contract to provide cost management services for the expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai South.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services is to begin VIP Passenger handling, line maintenance and aircraft parking services from its new planned FBO site at Dubai South on July 1st.
London Oxford Airport retained its position as the sixth busiest airport for business aviation in mainland UK in 2015 and its OxfordJet FBO ranked fourth for aircraft throughput during the year,
Airports in the Yemeni port cities of Aden and Riyan Mukalla have reopened to traffic following a near twelve-month closure brought on the ongoing Yemeni civil war, reports ch-aviation.
FlyDubai will complete its move from Dubai International to Dubai World Central by the end of next year the CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, has disclosed.
Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International, has signed a contract with Jazeera Airways K.S.C. for ground handling services at King Abdulaziz International Airport in
Emirates Airline will now offer Visa Checkout, the online checkout service by Visa (NYSE: V), a global payments technology company, allowing shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device, with just a few clicks.
Oman Airports Management Company (OMAC) – which manages and operates the Sultanate's airports – is seeking to revise the IATA service level standards of its new Muscat International and Salalah International passenger
Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) is drafting a masterplan for a proposed heli-taxi platform to be centred at the Dubai South aerotropolis which includes Al Maktoum International Airport.
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central surged 79.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 according to the quarterly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
Equipped with technology from Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL), the US pre-clearance terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport is a major success.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation opened the Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) alongside the Airport Show in Dubai, with a call to the aviation industry to be a part of the economic
Airports in the region could soon be using driverless electric shuttles to transport passengers and their luggage.
Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded Frequentis and its UAE partner, Bayanat Engineering UAE, the contract to modernise its voice communication infrastructure.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), HMSHost International, Lagardère Capital, and SSP, four world-class food and beverage (F&B) retailers,
In a drive to improve the passenger experience and deliver increased flexibility to its airlines, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) will this year introduce SITA's self-service check-in kiosks across Bahrain
Qatar Airways has opened the new Qatar Airways Dubai Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, Concourse D.
Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the findings of a white paper analysing the influence of customer service quality on airports' non-aeronautical revenue.
Double digit traffic growth continued at Oman Airports during the first quarter of 2016.
Air services provider, dnata, has reached a key milestone in its operation at Dubai World Central (DWC), handling over one million tonnes of air freight since its first full year of operation in 2011.
Serco, international service company, has agreed a contract extension with the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA).
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Secretary General Dr Fang Liu visited Egypt last week, where she conducted a range of discussions highlighting the importance of sustainable aviation development.
SkyTeam has opened its latest lounge at Dubai International Airport to offer amenities Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers of the ten member airlines serving the airport.
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has commenced the testing phase of its programme to transform into a 'smart airport' by integrating best of breed technologies that would offer passengers more control and independence over their journey.
The latest figures from Airports Council International (ACI), the global platform of international airport operators, show Istanbul's major airport Ataturk is knocking on the door of the world's top ten busiest airports.
ACI's preliminary passenger traffic results have shown the most-travelled airports, with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson with over 100 million passengers in 2015.
Dubai is to introduce a 35 Dirham airport-service fee on all passengers leaving the emirate, including transfers.
Abu Dhabi Airports reported an 8.7% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), for February 2016, compared to the same month last year. A total of 1,863,942 people traveled
Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has agreed a seven-year contract with Lockheed Martin for its suite of BEONTRA forecasting solutions.