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 international travel.
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 Esenboğa sustains its carbon emission at the optimum level through energy efficiency. As part of Airport Carbon Accreditation Program held by Airports Council International (ACI), Esenboğa Airport
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.
The crisis managements during the terrorist attack to Istanbul Atatürk Airport and July 15th coup attempt were indicated to be exemplary at the conference organised by Airports Council International.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.