Airport railway and monorail systems can be very complex but, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, advanced mobility solutions for major facilities in the Middle East are increasingly important.
July was a record breaking month for passenger figures at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as not only did the total number of passengers travelling through the airport hit the two million mark for the first time ever,
Dubai World Central, the 145 square kilometre master-planned city with Al Maktoum International at its core, has been rebranded 'Dubai South'.
The world may face a shortage of vital airport infrastructure in the next 15 years unless regulatory change sees airlines paying a fairer share of airport costs, according to Airports Council International (ACI World).
Turkish company TAV Airports is bidding for management of five airports in the Philippines through public-private projects.
Abu Dhabi Airports has said that it has achieved record commercial sales in the first six months of 2015, reaching AED 707.6 million, an impressive rise of 10.9% compared to the first six months of 2014.
The Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has announced that it has chosen SITA as its technology partner for its airport IT modernisation programme at five of the largest airports it manages across Egypt.
Passengers on Air Arabia and those passing through Sharjah International Airport are getting additional protection against disease.
Etihad is in talks with central African airline Rwandair for a 49% stake in the Kigali-based carrier.
Oman Air has unveiled refurbished first and business class lounges at Muscat International Airport. The lounges were formally opened by Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Under-Secretary at the Omani Ministry of Tourism and Deputy
Gama Aviation has announced that from the August 1 it has expanded its operations at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE.
Abu Dhabi International Airport announced today that it had passed the 2 million passenger mark within a single month last night 31st July, signalling a new era in the airport's journey.
Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 17.2% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport during the first half of 2015 (1st January to 30th June), as compared to the same period for last
The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water will commence an educational awareness campaign titled 'Illegal Trading of Ivory' from August 2 to 13, 2015 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Jordan is mounting pressure onto Israel to reign in its plans for the new Ramon Airport at Timna just north of Eilat.
Runway renovation at the Egyptian regional airport of Assuit in the New Valley area have been completed and Assuit International Airport has reopened to commercial traffic after a year's closure.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that its ground handling service provider DhabiJet has been awarded RA3 certification for cargo operations at Al Ain International Airport.
Airline Services Handling, part of the Airline Services Group, has taken over the ground and passenger handling for Turkish Airlines effective July 1 the company announced today.
Advertising company JCDecaux SA has announced that its subsidiary JCDecaux ATA (held 60% by JCDecaux, 40% by ATA) has won the advertising contract for the new Prince Mohammad bin
A Flynas aircraft was damaged after it was hit by a vehicle belonging to a catering firm in Saudi Arabia, reports Emirates 24/7.
Abu Dhabi International Airport has again earned the accreditation level of 'mapping' from ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation for the third time, in recognition of its efforts to manage carbon
A multi-million dollar extension to one of the most high-risk areas of Abu Dhabi International Airport is being protected by an industry-leading Axis AX fire system from UK-based Advanced.
The new terminal at Prince Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport (PMIA) in Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, had its grand opening on Friday.
The new Salalah Airport, which commenced its operations last June 15, 2015, is an expansive infrastructure project that features state-of-the-art technology with the chief objective of improving air
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) of Oman officially inaugurated the new Salalah Airport on June 15.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it has successfully achieved the ISO 27001:2013 standard of information security across all of its IT systems.
Abu Dhabi International Airport released its May traffic figures today showing overall passenger traffic was up by 14.9% for the month compared to May 2014 with 1,877,440 passengers passing through the airport, and nearly 15,000
Turkish Airlines has said it intends to grow its secondary base at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport once operations move from the main Ataturk gateway to a new hub being constructed north of the city, reports Flightglobal.
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has been accredited ISO 22000 for its 600-seat restaurant with production facilities Marché, in Hamad International Airport (HIA), recognising its commitment to quality, cleanliness and
Emirates expects higher than normal passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, as travellers head home or abroad for the summer holiday season.
Emirates customers can now stay fully charged with the launch of 30 wireless charging trays for most smartphones in its First Class and Business Class Lounges in Concourse A, B and C in Dubai.
Total air traffic movements in UAE airspace reached 75884 last month, according to Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center latest reports.
Emirates has celebrated the opening of its 38th dedicated lounge at Terminal 2 of Narita International Airport.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has announced a new initiative to optimise the accommodation of carry-on bags given differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies.
Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 15.5% in April 2015 as compared to April 2014.
TAV Airports was voted the Best Turkish Company in Investor Relations (7th in European Transport Sector) in the 42nd Extel Survey.
The first Routes Middle East and Africa event was held in Bahrain on the May 31 – June 2, 2015 and one exhibitor was Oman Airport looking to build direct routes with African carriers.
Smartworld, the Etisalat/Dubai World Central systems integration and Digital ICT services joint venture, has been awarded a yearly, renewable contract from EFS Facilities Services to provide 24/7 monitoring and management to its mission critical
ExecuJet Middle East is working on first design concepts for its new $35m terminal at Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), ahead of the move of all general aviation (GA) traffic to the airport in 2017.
TAV Airports Holding has received the "Internal Auditing Awareness” award of Institute of Internal Auditing, Turkey.
Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the successful completion of the installation and renovation of baggage handling systems at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) see success rate in terms of passenger growth in the Oman during the first quarter of 2015.
Aviation authorities in the United Arab Emirates are planning to introduce a passenger protection programme. .
Jazeera Airways is set to have its own terminal at Kuwait International Airport following talks between the low cost carrier and the Government.
Emirates and Heathrow have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will bring increased earning and redemption options for members of their customer loyalty programmes, Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Rewards.
Airports focusing on safety of passengers at remote stands were looking a new product from UK's Tensator Group at the Airport Show in Dubai – a nigh-glow passenger guidance system for disembarding the aircraft to a bus
Speakers at the Innovation Podium of at Dubai's Airport Show presented insights into various new technologies that could be used to meet the emerging and future challenges for the airport management.
TAV increased its revenue by 20% to EUR 227 million in the first quarter of 2015. Consolidated net profit of TAV Airports increased 51% and reached EUR 31 million.
Abu Dhabi Airports announced today a five-year partnership with SITA, to provide state-of-the-art IT infrastructure throughout the new Midfield Terminal, which will serve an estimated 30 million passengers annually
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will have one of the world's busiest airspaces by 2030 with the country's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) predicting the nation will service over 5,100 daily aircraft movements by
For African aviation to meet its true potential the continent's airports will require massive investment in land, construction and technology. But how feasible is it for this investment to take place and what
The first afternoon panel, moderated by Victoria Moores, bureau chief, Air Transport World and African Aerospace, looked at airline business in the region.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, gave the keynote address at the second session of Aviation Africa. In “Building a world class airport” he said that when he left Gatwick Airport in 2007, LGW and Dubai were about the
A distinguished panel of industry experts discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the African aviation industry.
The Hon. Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport for Ghana, gave a keynote address on how government cooperation with the aviation industry is key. She said that the industry must be seen as a national asset and an economic driver
Delegates to the Aviation Africa 2015 summit and exhibition were officially welcomed to Dubai by Laila Ali Hareb Al Muhairi, assistant director general for strategy and international affairs, UAE General
The Aviation Africa 2015 two-day summit and exhibition has opened in Dubai. The event is being attended by and held under patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman
The region's largest airports event is to open tomorrow in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi Airports is to deploy SITA's Airport iValidate travel document authentication system to speed up passenger throughput.
With an objective to support the ongoing development of key airport infrastructure facilities in the UAE and across the Middle East, Smiths Detection, will showcase its next generation detection and security
Dubai International experienced solid growth across all major markets in March 2015, lifting passenger traffic 7.2 per cent from the same month last year, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai
Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina has chosen Vanderlande to be its preferred maintenance partner.
TAV Operation Services, a subsidiary of TAV Airports Holding, was attracting the crowds as it promoted its “primeclass” passenger lounges at the 28th international ground handling services conference, held in Istanbul by IATA.
Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its annual safety awareness campaign this week, with the aim of increasing awareness of aviation safety standards and best practice among its employees and airport' stakeholders.
Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 21.1% increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2015 at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as compared to Q1 2014.
Qatar Duty Free has unveiled an exclusive 180-square metre Dior Les Parfums podium with an avenue of 6,000 roses delicately hand-planted one-by-one to create a garden atmosphere in Hamad International Airport.
With the number of air travelers worldwide expected to double to 6.6 billion by 2020, Smart Airports are the way forward to help cope with this challenge of growing numbers as well as ensuring security at borders.
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has equipped the new cargo terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), with a state-of-the-art material handling system (MHS).
TAV Operation Services has been awarded the contract for the operating rights of lounges at Riga Airport, Latvia. The company has reached 30 lounges at 17 airports in eight countries.
Damman's King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), one of the region's fastest growing international airports, today officially unveiled its “Cargo Village”.
Abu Dhabi Airports has named Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as its new CEO.
Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, Ahmad Al Haddabi, has issued a statement regarding the sand storm in Abu Dhabi today.
The 2nd Annual Middle East Air Cargo & Logistics Conference & Exhibition 2015 (MEACL) and the Bahrain International Airport Development Forum (BIAD) 2015 opened today in Manama under the patronage of the Minister of
Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently welcomed the visit of a high-level delegation from Kerala, India.
Air traffic management specialists NATS, have released a video which looks at how the challenge in demand for airspace from regional population increases is being addressed for future air travel.
Turkish Airlines has announced its service at Gatwick Airport will move from the North to South Terminal on 29th March following the Airport's strategic review of its terminal operations.
Abu Dhabi International Airport last night welcomed the arrival of South African Airways' (SAA) inaugural flight from Johannesburg to the UAE's capital.
TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener has participated in 1st Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer ORAT Conference held in Muscat.
The air transport industry has cut the rate of mishandled bags by 61.3% globally since 2007, creating US$18 billion in total estimated cost savings, according to air transport IT specialist, SITA.
Abu Dhabi Airports today announces that its Chief Executive Officer Tony Douglas is stepping down to take up a new role with the UK Government as Chief Executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 21.5% in February 2015. A total of 1,715,540 passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport
Smartworld, a joint venture between Etisalat, and Dubai World Central (DWC) has been contracted to support multiple projects across Dubai International Airport (DXB) including special airport systems (SAS) including network
Reuters is reporting that supporters of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have seized Aden's international airport today after battles with rival forces that left at least six people dead..
IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. – the company building what should be the world's biggest new airport, just north of Istanbul – has announced that it will host ACI Airport Exchange 2015, the event that combines an extensive airport
Annual passenger numbers at Abu Dhabi International Airport are expected to reach 27 million next year, according to Abu Dhabi Airports' chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansoori.
Dubai-headquartered Dnata has strengthened its commitment to the economic development and tourism industry in the Philippines with the opening of a new lounge at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International airport (NAIA) and a contact centre in
Abu Dhabi Airports has announced that it has signed a AED 458 million contract with Smiths Detection, to equip the Midfield Terminal with a range of systems aimed at detecting CBRE threats
The world's biggest survey of air travelers has seen staff at Abu Dhabi International Airport voted the best airport staff in the Middle East for the third year.
Dubai Airports' latest ad is becoming an Internet sensation when it focuses on a special visitor.
Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions is glowing in the success of Dubai International Airport as the provider of the operation and maintenance of the world's busiest international airport's baggage handling services.
Aviation's contribution to the Dubai economy will have increased three fold to $88 billion by 2030 said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths in the opening address of day two of the Future of Borders conference in the UAE
Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal project at the emirate's international airport is ahead of schedule and the airport's chairman is optimistic it will be operational for its planned formal opening in July 2017.
The UAE's Advanced Passenger Information system is going live at Dubai International Airport later this week, according to Leyla Hareb, the assistant director of strategy & international affairs at
Online and technology solutions company, Emaratech, used the Future of Borders conference in Dubai to announce the launch of a new system that performs simultaneous document and iris scans to quickly
The Airports Council International (ACI) is collaborating within and outside of the industry on passenger facilitation solutions and supporting implementation and harmonization of Automated Border
Border control agencies worldwide need to be well-prepared to deal with the emerging challenges as the number of passengers travelling across the borders are set to rise exponentially over the next couple of years, Sheikh Ahmed bin
As the Future Borders conference is set to open in Dubai tomorrow, technology firm Rockwell Collins has unveiled a new suite of highly configurable airport identity management solutions to be at the disposal of airports
Dubai International has begun the new year with another record monthly traffic by welcoming more than 6.8 million passengers in January. According to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, passenger traffic rose 7.7
Abu Dhabi's government investment arm, Mubadala is reportedly studying the potential for an airport in Cuba in partnership with the Russian government.