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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - AIRPORTS

Over 7,500 aviation industry professionals to attend 17th Airport Show in Dubai tomorrow

Posted on 15/05/2017

Over 7,500 aviation industry professionals and more than 300 companies from over 50 countries are showcasing a diverse portfolio of technologies and innovative solutions at the Airport Show 2017, which begins tomorrow in Dubai. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group, the show will have Global Airport Leaders Forum, GALF, World ...  >>MORE

Sharjah International Airport's competitive strengths showcased at Air Cargo Europe 2017

Posted on 10/05/2017

The Sharjah Airport Authority is promoting the Sharjah International Airport regionally and internationally, and presenting its competitive strengths in air cargo operations in the UAE and region, during its participation in Air Cargo Europe 2017, which is taking place from 9th to 12th May in Munich, Germany. Sharjah International Airport is a leading air cargo hub in the region, with five cargo terminals that have a total floor area of 32,000 square meters, in addition to cargo aircraft ...  >>MORE

dnata named Ground Handler of Year for fourth time in row

Posted on 03/05/2017

dnata has been named Ground Handler of the Year at the 2017 Air Cargo News awards for the fourth consecutive year. The award winners are determined by a mix of direct voting by more than 18,000 supply chain professionals and company submissions. "Our ground handling teams around the world work tirelessly to ensure our customers receive the best service possible," said Gary Chapman - President, dnata. "From snowstorms to the desert heat, our experts safely manage some of the world's busiest ...  >>MORE

Sharjah International Airport handles 2.74 million passengers in Q1, 2017

Posted on 30/04/2017

Sharjah International Airport achieved a 2 percent growth in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2017, which reflects increased passenger satisfaction in the quality services provided by the airport. The total number of passengers that passed through Sharjah International Airport in the first quarter of 2017 grew to 2.741 million, up from 2.687 million passengers during the corresponding period in 2016. Aircraft movements also increased to 18,569 in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.85 ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic up 29.5 percent at Dubai World Central in Q1

Posted on 27/04/2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central, DWC, Dubai's second international hub, grew an impressive 29.5 percent during the first quarter of 2017 with 333,780 passengers passing through the facility compared to 257,813 in the same period in 2016 according to Dubai Airports, which also released its 2017 forecast for DWC passenger numbers. Commenting on the announcement, Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airports CEO, said, "DWC is starting to make its mark as an emerging regional hub. We expect to surpass ...  >>MORE

Over 6.15m passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1

Posted on 25/04/2017

Over 6.15m passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in the first quarter of 2017, a rise of 1.8 percent in airport traffic compared with the 6.04m achieved in January-March last year, according to figures released by airport management on Monday. Airport management reported that its leading five destinations over the period - London, Bangkok, Bombay, Doha, and Jeddah. accounted for 17.3 percent of the airport's passenger traffic for the January-March (Q1) period. By ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic at DXB up 7.4 percent in Q1

Posted on 25/04/2017

Passenger traffic at the world's number one airport for international passenger numbers, Dubai International, DXB, climbed 7.4 percent during the first quarter of 2017 to 22,496,596 compared to 20,948,690 recorded during the same period last year, according to traffic results released today by Dubai Airports. The year to date totals follow March results which saw a 3.8 percent increase in passenger numbers to 7,511,431 compared to 7,237,509 reported in March 2016. The more modest growth rate ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports launches blog to help passengers get the most from their holiday

Posted on 29/03/2017

Dubai Airports has announced that it launched "Connect", a consumer blog for travellers and aviation fans in addition to completing a major website revamp. As well as publishing the latest news from Dubai International, DXB, and Dubai World Central, DWC, Connect offers information and inspiration for Dubai tourists and residents alike. Visitors to the blog can ensure they are always up-to-date by subscribing to the Connect newsletter. The blog launch is supported by a revamp of Dubai ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Airport to be among world's largest by 2019: Hazza bin Zayed

Posted on 06/03/2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport will be one of the largest state-of-the-art airports in the world, with a capacity to accommodate 30 million passengers per year by 2019, said H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, following a tour of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) on Sunday. 'The expansion work on the airport is proceeding smoothly as planned. When the work is completed in 2019, the airport will be able to receive 30 million passengers per ...  >>MORE

DAFZA achieves 16% net profit growth in 2016

Posted on 06/03/2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) performed strongly in 2016, reaching a 16 percent net profit growth, posting a 2 percent growth in total revenue, a 28 percent increase in total assets and a 3 percent rise in Earnings Before Interest and Depreciation (EBID). According to official reports, the total leasable area of multinational companies occupying the Free zone rose 44 percent, while total leased office space increasing by 13 percent. Also, the leased light industrial units grew ...  >>MORE

Dubai South opens new Business Centre

Posted on 27/02/2017

Dubai South has launched its new Business Centre in the Business Park to allow companies to leverage its strategic location in close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport and Expo 2020 Dubai. Meeting market demand and anticipating the accelerated growth of innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in the country, the new business centre was opened by Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South. The keynote speaker ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi International Airport traffic up 2.6% to welcome 2.2 million passengers in January 2017

Posted on 22/02/2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport received more than 2.2 million passengers in January, representing a 2.6 percent increase in airport traffic compared with January 2016. Statistics show India as one of the most popular travel destinations, where recorded travel to and from the state grew by two percent last month compared to January 2016, while the United Kingdom assumed second place as frequent travel destination with a reported growth of 14.1 percent, mainly due to the addition of a third ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports wins four international CSR awards

Posted on 22/02/2017

Dubai Airports has announced that its received four prestigious awards this week for its CSR efforts, two from the International Award Association, which organises the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2017, and two from the World Congress for Human Resources and Development, which was held in India on Sunday. The first two awards, Government CSR Initiative and CSR Team of the Year, were given for the ‘Your Sight, Our Happiness' initiative to raise funds for Orbis, an organisation that ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Airports awards car parking contract for Midfield Terminal Complex

Posted on 15/02/2017

Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded a five-year car parking contract for the new Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) to Zone Parking Solutions LLC. The company will be responsible for the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a centralised Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS) at the short-term, long-term and employee car parks. Parking facilities are being created to house 3,400 cars in the short-term covered parking and 1,500 cars in long-term parking. The MTC is ...  >>MORE

Sharjah International Airport discusses co-operation with British companies

Posted on 13/02/2017

The Sharjah International Airport Authority has discussed with the British aviation and shipping companies ways to boost cooperation. The meeting was attended by Sheikh Fahem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Governmental Relations in Sharjah, Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of the International Sharjah Airport Authority and Paul Fox, British Consul-General in Dubai and the Northern Regions Al Midfa welcomed the British Consul-General and the accompanying delegation, and noted that the British ...  >>MORE

DAFZA showcases its investments incentives to 300 potential investors from USA and France at Arab Health 2017

Posted on 01/02/2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is showcasing its comprehensive corporate packages designed to drive regional and global business growth during its participation at Arab Health 2017, running from January 30 to February 2, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The upcoming congress will gather healthcare and trade professionals from across the MENA region and 4,400 of the world's leading healthcare companies from more than 70 countries. It will provide ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports celebrates Chinese New Year

Posted on 29/01/2017

Dubai Airports and Chinese airlines that operate into Dubai International, DXB, yesterday celebrated Chinese New Year with passengers by serving cake and showcasing Chinese culture with a traditional Dragon Dance in DXB's Concourse D. Speaking on the occasion, Helen Mellor-Mitchell, Vice President, Media and Brand Engagement, Dubai Airports, said, "With 90 airlines serving over 240 destinations, Dubai International truly connects the world. Our goal is to engage and delight our customers with ...  >>MORE

Over 24.5 million passengers travelled through Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2016

Posted on 26/01/2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport registered more than 24 million passengers passing through its terminals during 2016, according to statistics released yesterday. A total of 24,482,119 passengers used the airport as a point of departure, arrival or transit, representing a 5.1% increase on the 23,286,632 passengers throughout 2015. Acting Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, said, "The figures released reveal consistent growth in passenger traffic, ...  >>MORE

DXB extends its lead as world’s number one airport for international passengers

Posted on 25/01/2017

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 annual traffic report issued by operator, Dubai Airports, today. With monthly passenger traffic breaching the 7-million mark six times during the year, including the historic 7.72 million traffic in August, DXB's annual traffic in 2016 totalled 83,654,250 ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Airport to stage CATS for #musicDXB

Posted on 23/01/2017

Passengers travelling through Dubai International, DXB, will be treated to live performances from CATS the Musical, as part of Dubai Airports' ongoing initiative, #musicDXB. Selected cast members from Andrew Lloyd Webber's globally-renowned musical, playing at Dubai Opera until January 28th, will perform two shows for #musicDXB on January 24th, at 1 p.m. (B-Gates) and 2.15 p.m. (A-Gates) in Dubai International. Performers in the airport shows will include Joanna Ampil, who plays the iconic ...  >>MORE

Dubai South, Deyaar sign MoU to build new development

Posted on 22/01/2017

A new multi-purpose development will be built on an area of 1.27 million sq feet in Dubai South, according to a memorandum of understanding, MoU, signed by Dubai South, the master developer of an emerging 145 sq. km master-planned city around the new Al Maktoum International Airport, and Dubai-based developer Deyaar. The new development, which will be owned 50 percent by Dubai South and 50 percent by Deyaar, features residential units, shops, retail outlets and hospitality facilities. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Residency says about 52 million travellers crossed through Dubai ports during 2016

Posted on 15/01/2017

The number of passengers through the Dubai air, land and sea ports over the past year had reached about 52 million passengers, according to the statistical report issued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA). Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director -General of the GDRFA said that the passenger traffic through Dubai International Airports saw a remarkable rise in 2016. The number of passengers arriving and departing through the Dubai International ...  >>MORE

Dnata handled more than 91.3 million passengers in 2016

Posted on 11/01/2017

Dnata, the Emirates Group's aviation and travel services subsidiary, said its operations grew during 2016 in spite of challenges in the aviation sector and increased economic pressure across the globe. The year 2016 saw a rise in passengers, flights and cargo as the unit's UAE operations continued to expand. Dnata witnessed significant growth in aircraft handling and passenger movement. It carried more than 91.3 million passengers and 97.8 million bags, and saw 431,978 aircraft movements ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic at DXB grows 9.4% in November

Posted on 05/01/2017

Passenger traffic at the Dubai international Airport registered an increase of 9.4 per cent in November 2016, according to the monthly traffic report issued yesterday by operator Dubai Airports. The airport welcomed a total of 6,581,805 passengers in November compared to 6,013,911 passengers during the same month in 2015, an increase of 9.4 per cent. The year to date traffic in November totalled 75,947,899 passengers, up 7 per cent compared to 70,961,598 passengers recorded during the first ...  >>MORE

Dubai International airports receives 105, 326 passengers in one day for the first time

Posted on 03/01/2017

Dubai International Airports received 105,326 passengers on a single day for the first time DUBAI, 2nd January, 2017 (WAM) -- On the new year eve, the Dubai International Airports received a record 105,326 passengers in a single day for the first time, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners' Affairs in Dubai, has revealed. He said the achievement was in line with the UAE's vision to make Dubai a melting pot of the world's ...  >>MORE

DXB welcomes Sichuan Airlines' first direct flight from Chengdu, China

Posted on 20/12/2016

Dubai Airports welcomed Sichuan Airlines' first direct flight from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Dubai International (DXB) on Saturday evening. The airline, which operates into DXB's Concourse D, offers travellers two weekly flights on Airbus A330. Sichuan Airlines joined DXB's list of 90 international airlines in September 2015 when the carrier launched flights between Chengdu and Dubai via Yinchuan Hedong International Airport. A direct connection to Chengdu Shuangliu ...  >>MORE

Largest purpose-built VIP terminal in the world opens at Dubai South

Posted on 20/12/2016

In another remarkable first for Dubai South and the country, the VIP Terminal at Dubai South, the largest purpose-built facility of its kind in the world, was inaugurated yesterday. The terminal is poised to be a game-changer in the business aviation sector, offering VIP customers a seamless travel experience, coupled with time and cost efficiencies within a thriving aviation ecosystem. The terminal was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil ...  >>MORE

DXB to wish 7 million passengers ‘happy holidays’

Posted on 14/12/2016

Dubai International, DXB, is full of festive cheer as it prepares to welcome some seven million passengers during December with an exciting array of seasonal activities, promotions, prize giveaways and entertainment for passengers at the world's leading international hub. "Nearly a quarter of a million passengers will be passing through the airport daily during the peak season and we want to ensure they start enjoying their vacation as soon as they reach DXB," said Anita Mehra, Senior Vice ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport tops 6.4 million in October

Posted on 24/11/2016

Dubai International Airport, DXB, welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator, Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 2.7 percent. The year to date traffic totalled 69,366,094, up 6.8 percent compared to 64,947,684 during the first ten months of 2015. Eastern Europe led the pack again as the fastest-growing market in October ...  >>MORE

Dubai sponsors US$3 billion airports finance deal

Posted on 02/11/2016

Dubai's two international airports are set for a capacity-boosting, capex-fueled expansion that will enable them to serve up to 146 million passengers by 2025, due in large part to a proposed initial US$ 3bn financing transaction announced on Tuesday by the government of Dubai. Already, Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the world's largest international airport at 78m passengers in 2015, with a 13 percent average compound annual growth rate since 2000. The new Al Maktoum International ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi airport welcomes 2.1m passengers in September

Posted on 20/10/2016

Abu Dhabi International Airport, AUH, welcomed 2.1 million passengers throughout September, an increase of 5 percent over September 2015. Since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic at AUH has grown 6 percent over the same period last year, with 18,528,723 passengers between January 1st and September 30th. There were 352,067 departures in total, a 10.1 percent increase over September 2015. According to the TradeArabia News Service website, passenger traffic to India grew by 10 ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports, Huawei to build world’s first Tier 3 designed modular data centre

Posted on 18/10/2016

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), it was announced yesterday. The design and construction contract was signed during GITEX Technology Week, one of the biggest annual ICT trade shows. The project will serve one of the world's busiest international airport. On average, almost 230,000 passengers pass through DXB per day and that is growing towards 325,000 per day by ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi airport installs new 'faster' luggage screening system

Posted on 25/08/2016

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). The new system allows for the processing of more than four times the number of baggage that conventional screening lanes do, reducing screening wait times and congestion, and providing a smoother travel experience for passengers. Unlike the conventional system that allows only one passenger at a time to load their belongings ...  >>MORE

July passenger traffic rises at AUH by 7.9%

Posted on 24/08/2016

Abu Dhabi Airports yesterday 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. July recorded 2,267,572 passengers travelling through the airport, exceeding last July's figure of 2,100,929. Total arrivals at the airport were up by 10.4% at 1,074,022 in July, with departure numbers also increasing by 6.1% to 1,180,504. As for local arrivals specifically, arrivals to Abu Dhabi excluding transfer ...  >>MORE

Dubai passenger traffic reaches record 40.5 million in H1

Posted on 08/08/2016

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. According to the report, DXB handled a total of 40,506,456 passengers during the first half, up 5.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2015 when the airport welcomed 38,299,288 passengers. Owing to the impact of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on travel patterns during an already traditionally ...  >>MORE

Operations at Dubai Airport return to normal

Posted on 07/08/2016

Dubai Airports yesterday confirmed that all operations and flights at Dubai International Airport have returned to normal after an incident involving Emirates Airline's flight EK521, arriving from India, occurred at the airport on Wednesday, affecting the air traffic there. In a statement, the airport operator noted that the strategic plan of giving priority to wide-bodied aircraft has enabled a return to regular scheduled activity sooner than anticipated. The statement said that Dubai ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport officials deserve full praise: paper

Posted on 06/08/2016

A local newspaper yesterday praised Dubai airport officials for dealing with the fallout from the hard landing and fire on an Emirates Airline Boeing 777 aircraft at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday in a swift, professional and transparent manner, and paid a tribute to an Emirati fighter who died fighting the fire that swept through the stricken aircraft. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, relatives and friends of a brave firefighter, Jassim Al Bloushi, who died fighting ...  >>MORE

Second runway at Dubai International Airport re-opened: Dubai Airports

Posted on 05/08/2016

Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, yesterday announced that the second runway of Dubai International Airport (DXB), which was lightly damaged in the EK521 crash landing incident yesterday, was re-opened at 5:45 p.m. local time. CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, described the re-opening of runway within 29 hours after the accident as a big achievement made possible through cooperation and coordination with all partners, namely the General Civil ...  >>MORE

Operations return to normal at Dubai International Airport

Posted on 04/08/2016

Dubai International Airport announced that air traffic returned to normal after a delay of several hours after Emirates' flight EK521, coming from Thiruvananthapuram in India to Dubai, was involved in an incident at the airport this afternoon. A FEDEX aircraft was the first to take off from the airport while an Emirates flight also landed at 6:43pm (UAE local time). - Emirates News Agency, WAM –>>MORE

6.6% rise in travellers at Abu Dhabi International in H1

Posted on 03/08/2016

Abu Dhabi International, the base of Etihad Airways, is continuing to see an increase in passengers with more than 11.8 million passing through the airport in the first half of the year. The airport, which is currently undergoing a major expansion, handled 736,782 more passengers between January 1 and June 30 this year compared with a year ago, state operator Abu Dhabi Airports said on Tuesday. Terminal 1 saw the largest increase with 4.79 million passengers passing through, 22 per cent more ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic up by 11.55 % at Sharjah International Airport in H1

Posted on 01/08/2016

The Sharjah International Airport reported an 11.55 percent increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2016, compared to the same half of 2015. The Sharjah Airport Authority said the airport welcomed more than 5.35 million passengers from January to June, compared to 4.79 million passengers for the same period last year. There were more than 36,000 aircraft movements registered in the first half of this year, reflecting an increase of 5.74 percent, compared to 34,000 in the same ...  >>MORE

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Over 7,500 aviation industry professionals to attend 17th Airport Show in Dubai tomorrow


Sharjah International Airport's competitive strengths showcased at Air Cargo Europe 2017


dnata named Ground Handler of Year for fourth time in row


Sharjah International Airport handles 2.74 million passengers in Q1, 2017


Passenger traffic up 29.5 percent at Dubai World Central in Q1


Over 6.15m passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1


Passenger traffic at DXB up 7.4 percent in Q1


Dubai Airports launches blog to help passengers get the most from their holiday


Abu Dhabi Airport to be among world's largest by 2019: Hazza bin Zayed


DAFZA achieves 16% net profit growth in 2016


Dubai South opens new Business Centre


Abu Dhabi International Airport traffic up 2.6% to welcome 2.2 million passengers in January 2017


Dubai Airports wins four international CSR awards


Abu Dhabi Airports awards car parking contract for Midfield Terminal Complex


Sharjah International Airport discusses co-operation with British companies


DAFZA showcases its investments incentives to 300 potential investors from USA and France at Arab Health 2017


Dubai Airports celebrates Chinese New Year


Over 24.5 million passengers travelled through Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2016


DXB extends its lead as world’s number one airport for international passengers


Dubai International Airport to stage CATS for #musicDXB


Dubai South, Deyaar sign MoU to build new development


Dubai Residency says about 52 million travellers crossed through Dubai ports during 2016


Dnata handled more than 91.3 million passengers in 2016


Passenger traffic at DXB grows 9.4% in November


Dubai International airports receives 105, 326 passengers in one day for the first time


DXB welcomes Sichuan Airlines' first direct flight from Chengdu, China


Largest purpose-built VIP terminal in the world opens at Dubai South


DXB to wish 7 million passengers ‘happy holidays’


Passenger traffic at Dubai airport tops 6.4 million in October


Dubai sponsors US$3 billion airports finance deal


Abu Dhabi airport welcomes 2.1m passengers in September


Dubai Airports, Huawei to build world’s first Tier 3 designed modular data centre


Abu Dhabi airport installs new 'faster' luggage screening system


July passenger traffic rises at AUH by 7.9%


Dubai passenger traffic reaches record 40.5 million in H1


Operations at Dubai Airport return to normal


Dubai airport officials deserve full praise: paper


Second runway at Dubai International Airport re-opened: Dubai Airports


Operations return to normal at Dubai International Airport


6.6% rise in travellers at Abu Dhabi International in H1


Passenger traffic up by 11.55 % at Sharjah International Airport in H1