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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - AIRPORTS

Sharjah international airport to undergo expansion

Posted on 29/12/2004

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department announced yesterday a Dhs.227 million expansion project for Sharjah International Airport. The project which will begin in 2005 will significantly increase the capacity of the airport to over eight million passengers annually. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Dubai Duty Free turns 21

Posted on 20/12/2004

On Monday, 20th December, Dubai Duty Free celebrates its 21st Anniversary and to mark this milestone the operation is offering 21 per cent discount on a wide range of products to all passengers travelling though Dubai International Airport on the anniversary day. . The 21% discount will run throughout the day and end at midnight on 20th December. The discount will be offered on a huge array of products, excluding Gold, Electronics and Cameras. Commenting on the decision to offer 21% ...  >>MORE

Expanded and refurbished Marhaba lounge reopens at Dubai Airport

Posted on 06/12/2004

The Marhaba Lounge at Dubai International Airport has officially reopened, following upgrading works to expand the premises and introduce new facilities. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates, inaugurated the remodelled lounge today in the presence of key customers and partners of Marhaba and DNATA. Unlike most airport lounges, the Marhaba Lounge is available to all passengers regardless of airline or class of travel. For a small fee of AED60 (USUS$17), transit or ...  >>MORE

Dubai leads duty free sales growth

Posted on 28/11/2004

Dubai is leading the region's duty free sales, accounting for half of this year's projected sales of over US$1 billion. Passenger traffic in the Middle East this year is estimated to cross 137 million compared to 119.4 million passengers in 2003. "The Middle East duty free industry continues to be the fastest growing in the world with most of the regional operators reporting record growth in 2004," Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation President and Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin ...  >>MORE

ADDF sees sales rising 30pc

Posted on 23/11/2004

The Abu Dhabi Duty Free (ADDF) expects a sales turnover of US$93 million (Dh342) this year, up 30 per cent over last year, according to Mohammed Mounib, Managing Director of the ADDF. Announcing details of the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) conference, scheduled to be held in Dubai on November 28, Mounib said the overall performance of the ADDF was impressive this year, with average spend per passenger of US$41. The passengers figures rose to 5.2 million, compared to ...  >>MORE

Air China links Beijing and Dubai

Posted on 02/11/2004

Chinese carrier Air China linked Dubai and Beijing with inaugural Flight CA941, which touched down at Dubai International Airport on Sunday evening. Air China is the 106th international carrier to serve Dubai International Airport and the move marks the growing bilateral trade between the two countries, which last year reached Dh21.28 billion ($5.8 billion), poised to exceed Dh36.75 billion ($10 billion) next year. China's Southern Airlines and Emirates serve both countries through direct ...  >>MORE

Over 40 million passengers will use Dubai Airport

Posted on 31/10/2004

More than 40 million passengers will be using Dubai International Airport by the year 2014, more than double the current figure, making it one of the busiest air terminals in the world, according to a recent study. The largest group among these passengers will be tourists, including incentive travellers and leisure tourists, signalling Dubai's firm position as a year-round leisure and shopping destination, fuelled by the completion of several record-breaking landmarks, including the world's ...  >>MORE

Dubai Duty Free wins another award

Posted on 30/10/2004

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has won the 'Airport Retailer of the Year' for a record fourth time at the Cannes 20th Frontier Awards. Widely regarded as the Oscars of the industry, the Frontier Awards are held during the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) exhibition in Cannes and are the only global awards for the travel industry. The entry focused on the operation's 20th anniversary marketing campaign which culminated with the charitable donation of the anniversary day sales of Dh7 million (US$1.9 ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airport parking zone A opens

Posted on 24/10/2004

The upper level for parking near the departure gate at Dubai airport is partially finished, according to the Civil Aviation Department. The plans include 525 new spaces for cars, large areas for buses, limousines, minivans and rental cars and two sets of elevators in parking zone A, which is split into two floors. The new zone A car park has enough space for 227 cars on its upper level, in front of the Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA) offices, which is open to the public. Passengers can be ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport wins yet another award

Posted on 20/10/2004

Dubai International Airport has been awarded the ‘Highly Commended' certificate for ‘Best Airport Marketing' in the Category of Airports handling 15-25 million passengers per annum at Routes 2004 Conference in Madrid, Spain. The award received by Anita Mehra Homayoun, director Marketing and Corporate Communications, Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai. Munich came in first in the category, followed by Dubai in the second place. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai ...  >>MORE

Mideast duty free sales surge to US$890 million

Posted on 19/10/2004

Airports are emerging as shopping destinations in their own rights with duty-free outlets racking up global sales of US$20.5 billion last year. And with air travel returning to pre-9/11, 2001, levels and tourism booming worldwide, travel retail industry analysts confidently predict the 2003-sales figures will be exceeded, according to a report in "Khaleej Times.” According to the recent annual survey by Swedish research house, Generation, airport business dominated distribution channels ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airport sets new record

Posted on 13/10/2004

Overall movement at Dubai International Airport in the third quarter of the ongoing year has shown tremendous positive growth, with the passenger movement going up to 16.2 million, as compared to 13.2 million during the same period last year, showing a 23.1 per cent growth. The month of August has witnessed passenger movement of 2.05 million, which is a new monthly record. Aircraft movement has also shown positive growth by registering movements 144,493 in the first nine months of 2004 as ...  >>MORE

Dubai Civil Aviation launches US$750m Sukuk to fund airport expansion

Posted on 11/10/2004

The Government of Dubai, acting through the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), formally launched the US$750 million Islamic Sukuk Al Ijara issue to part fund the US$4.1 billion development of the Dubai international airport. The issue was launched at the Dubai investor presentation held at Emirates Towers in the presence of Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saaed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, and Dr Mohammad Khalfan Bin Kharbash, UAE Minister of Finance and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah airport reports strong traffic growth

Posted on 31/08/2004

Sharjah International Airport has witnessed a strong growth in passenger traffic, aircraft and sea-air cargo for the first seven months of 2004. It has recorded a 32 per cent growth in passenger traffic, 15.5 per cent increase in aircraft movement and a 30 per cent rise in cargo movement from January to July, compared to the same period last year, said a statement from Sharjah International Airport yesterday. During the first seven months, 979,921 passengers travelled through the airport ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi reviews plan to expand airport

Posted on 28/08/2004

Strong passenger growth after the launch of Etihad Airways has prompted Abu Dhabi's civil aviation authorities to review the airport expansion plans to accommodate large aircraft such as the Airbus A380 super jumbo. "The successful launch of Etihad Airways, together with the growth of other airlines, has led us to reconsider our existing plans," said Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation. To ease congestion in the short term, small ...  >>MORE

Dubai's second airport set to open in 2006

Posted on 28/08/2004

Dubai' s second airport is set to open before the end of 2006, after the department of Civil Aviation (DCA) brought forward its plans for a Jebel Ali airport by at least a decade, a senior official from Dubai Department of Civil Aviation said. The long-awaited project was originally scheduled to open between 2015 and 2020, but the plan has now been brought forward because of the growing traffic levels at Dubai International Airport, which is also undergoing major expansion. Speaking to ...  >>MORE

Traffic boom at Sharjah International Airport

Posted on 22/08/2004

After tiding over the summer rush departures, Sharjah International Airport has geared up to handle residents returning back from their holidays in the coming months. The airport has initiated a number of measures which are aimed at enhancing existing services to those using the airport. Among the measures to handle the rush was the opening of all 24 check-in counters at the airport. The airport witnessed one of the busiest period of this year. It handled 1,274 flights in March which ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport expansion underway

Posted on 08/08/2004

Construction of the third terminal is underway, part of the US$4.1 billion expansion of Dubai International Airport, which will have three terminals, three concourses and a mega cargo terminal. The airport last year handled 18 million passengers. ©Gulf News ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi, Al Ain to levy departure tax of Dh30

Posted on 31/07/2004

The Executive Council (EC) of Abu Dhabi has issued a decree levying an airport departure tax at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. The council, the governing body of Abu Dhabi emirate chaired by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, issued the decree following a recent meeting held here. According to the decree, all the passengers using Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports have to ...  >>MORE

Passenger traffic up at capital's City Terminal

Posted on 28/07/2004

Over 6,431 passengers used the City Terminal of Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is located in the centre of town offering travellers excellent facilities. The state-of-the-art terminal reported an increase in traffic for June 2004 and, during this month, 87 per cent of the passengers who used the facility travelled on economy class while 13 per cent flew on business or first class. The terminal also reported an increase in the number of luggage handled during the month that was 11,000 ...  >>MORE

New valet service at Dubai airport

Posted on 20/07/2004

The Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai, in an effort to provide enhanced passenger service, has introduced valet parking for those meeting arriving passengers (ground level) and also for visitors to the Department of Civil Aviation offices (upper level). With construction work in progress, this new service has been introduced to alleviate inconvenience currently faced by those who are meeting arriving passengers. This service is soon to be introduced for Departures as well. The valet ...  >>MORE

Maktoum issues decree on imposition of airport tax

Posted on 14/07/2004

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued law No. 3 for 2004 regarding the imposition of a fuel surcharge on passengers travelling via Dubai International Airport. Under the law, a surcharge of Dh30 will be levied on each passenger travelling via the airport. The law exempts passengers younger than two years of age and aircraft flight crews from paying the fee. The collection of the fuel surcharge will go to ...  >>MORE

Jebel Ali airport to become reality ahead of schedule

Posted on 13/07/2004

The Dubai Government has brought forward the construction schedule of the new airport in Jebel Ali which could cater to low-cost airlines, besides cargo, logistics and charter flights, say sources. The Department of Civil Aviation sources declined to reveal details. It is expected to issue a statement today on the project, estimated to cost Dh1 billion. According to Dubai Municipality documents, the airport was scheduled for development between 2015 and 2020, once the present airport reaches ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport passenger traffic grows 27 pc

Posted on 10/07/2004

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport grew 27 per cent in the first half to 10.41 million passengers compared with 8.18 during the same period last year, a press release said. April witnessed the highest movement of passengers with growth of 45.01 per cent. Aircraft movements also showed healthy growth of 18.5 per cent with a total of 94,795 in the six months against 79,990 last year. The Dubai Cargo Village registered 21.7 per cent growth as it handled 535,212 tonnes of cargo. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Duty Free posts record sales

Posted on 04/07/2004

First half sales at Dubai Duty Free (DDF) rose to US$236 million, a 43 per cent increase over the same period last year - placing the airport retailer, which ranks No. 3 in the world, well on track for annual sales of US$500 million, according to a press release issued on behalf of DDF. The new figures reflect a consistent sales pattern that began with record annual turnover of US$380 million last year and continued this year with a 45 per cent increase in first quarter sales. "The sales ...  >>MORE

Fujairah Airport posts good growth

Posted on 16/06/2004

Fujairah International Airport has posted a 44 per cent increase in aircraft movement, 22 per cent growth in cargo handling and 59 per cent jump in the number of passengers in2003, compared to figures in 2002 according to a top official. He said 2003 was the best in terms of the airports' developing business since it was established in 1987, due to remarkable growth. Khaled Al Mazroui, General Manager of the Airport said the increase in business last year was attributed to the improvement ...  >>MORE

Dubai Duty Free No. 3 in the world

Posted on 16/06/2004

Dubai Duty Free's position as a global airport retailer took another step forward with the release of new statistics from the Swedish-based Generation Group, which ranks Dubai Duty Free as the third largest duty free operation in the world in terms of turnover. The statistics, which are based on 2003 figures, show a jump of two places for the operation which recorded sales of US$380 million last year and places Dubai No. 3 after London Heathrow and Seoul, Incheon Airport. First quarter ...  >>MORE

DIB finances second phase of Dubai Airport expansion

Posted on 13/06/2004

The Dubai Islamic Bank was authorised by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority to issue Islamic bonds at the value of US$750 million for the financing of the second phase of expansion works of Dubai International Airport. According to an agreement between the Bank and the Civil Aviation Department, the Bank will manage and issue bonds, considered to be the largest of its kind until now. The signing of the agreement was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil ...  >>MORE

ThyssenKrupp wins US$50m Dubai airport contract

Posted on 12/06/2004

German elevator manufacturer and supplier ThyssenKrupp has won a Dh183 million (US$50 million) contract for the installation of 117 passenger boarding bridges for the new concourses and terminal buildings currently under construction at Dubai International Airport, under the tender package, UAE dailies quoted officials as saying. Gary Elliott, global chief executive of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, claimed it to be the largest single contract of its kind ever awarded. Delivery of the bridges will ...  >>MORE

All UAE airports to levy service charge from September 1

Posted on 08/06/2004

The passenger service charge will be applied to all commercial airports in the UAE from September 1, officials confirmed yesterday. Passengers departing from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain airports must also pay the new service charge, said officials from the Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation. The Department of Civil Aviation, in a letter dated May 30, has directed all airlines to impose a Dh30 charge on every passenger flying out of Abu Dhabi with the exception of infants below two years, cabin ...  >>MORE

Dubai to generate Dh300m with airport service charge

Posted on 07/06/2004

From September 1, passengers travelling out of Dubai International Airport must pay a "Passenger Service Charge" of Dh30. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is expected to earn around Dh300 million per year from this. A circular announcing the details of the levy was issued by the DCA on May 30. Signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the DCA and Chairman of Emirates Group, it has been circulated to all airline offices to take necessary steps for implementation. ...  >>MORE

DCA in talks to obtain Dh10b for airport projects

Posted on 06/06/2004

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is negotiating with a consortium of banks to obtain around Dh10 billion financing for the remaining projects under the Dh15 billion (US$4.1 billion) expansion of Dubai International Airport. The financing is expected to be finalised this summer and an announcement could be made by the DCA in September, Khalifa Suhail Al Zaffin, DCA director for engineering projects, said while announcing details of the Airport Build and Supply Exhibition, which begins at ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi International Airport undergoes major expansions

Posted on 05/06/2004

The Abu Dhabi International Airport is undergoing major expansions as part of a massive Dhs.1.5 billion facelift project, according to an Abu Dhabi Civil Department report. As the airport which was founded in 1985 has become a popular international destination, there is an ever-increasing need for expansions of the existing facilities so as to meet the needs of international aviation. It is also aimed at maintaining the good international reputation that the airport has gained over the last ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Airport wins “Best in the world” award

Posted on 02/06/2004

Dubai International Airport has got another feather in its cap, having been awarded a certificate of merit, this time, in recognition of the airport as the best in the world. The award, which followed a poll conducted on thousands of responding passengers and businessmen by the official air travel guide, reflects the great efforts of the Dubai Civil Aviation Department, DCAD, to preserve the good reputation of the Airport to ensure it continues to occupy an enviable position on the list of best ...  >>MORE

Dubai Duty Free bags Raven Fox Award

Posted on 02/06/2004

Dubai Duty Free received the highly-acclaimed Raven Fox Award for "Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year” for a fourth consecutive year. The award was presented by Raven Fox, publishers of top trade magazine at a ceremony in Singapore. Commenting on the latest industry recognition, President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said "It is a great achievement for Dubai Duty Free to received this level of recognition for fourth year running.” The Raven ...  >>MORE

Duty free industry looks to develop heritage products

Posted on 31/05/2004

The Middle East Duty Free and travel retail sector should develop new and heritage products to achieve more success. According to Mohamed Mounib, president of the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) and managing director of Abu Dhabi Duty Free, (ADDF) "MEDFA must introduce unique and exclusive goods and develop destination products if it is to maintain its remarkable success. What we have to do is develop destination products that go beyond the usual T-shirts and mugs. We need to work ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport security best in the world

Posted on 29/05/2004

Dubai Police say they have completed their plans to beef up security at Dubai International Airport and meet the requirements of expansion. More than 18 million passengers used the airport last year and the number is expected to rise to 21 million by the end of 2004. "Security standards at the airport match the best worldwide. Despite the growing number of passengers and the massive expansion that the airport is undergoing, a flexible security plan has been implemented", in both terminals, said ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi airport tops the region in passenger traffic

Posted on 25/05/2004

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, has said that Abu Dhabi International Airport has emerged as the fastest growing airport in the region with a staggering 28 per cent growth in passenger traffic, shown in the first quarter of 2004. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Abu Dhabi, has announced successful partnership between Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Aviation and Al Ain Economic Development & ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Airports expect to handle 5m passengers in 2004

Posted on 04/05/2004

Inbound and outbound air traffic at Abu Dhabi airports has seen remarkable growth over the recent years is poised for phenomenal growth over the coming years, according to a senior civil aviation executive. 'We expect to handle more than 5 million passengers this year, a growth of 30 per cent on-year, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of Department of Civil Aviation. 'With Gulf Traveller and Etihad Airways, the new national carrier of the UAE, operating in Abu Dhabi, we can ...  >>MORE

New air traffic management training facility opens in Dubai

Posted on 29/04/2004

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, inaugurated on Tuesday the new air traffic management training facility at the Emirates Aviation College as part of the Emirates Group's aim to offer the best in aviation training opportunities for the Middle East region. Sheikh Ahmed, who dedicated the facility at the Emirates Aviation College, said, "I am pleased to inaugurate this new facility which further enhances the ...  >>MORE

Passenger capacity of Abu Dhabi airport to increase to 7.2 million

Posted on 24/04/2004

The capital's international airport expansion plan, which is slightly behind schedule, is expected to increase the annual passenger capacity from 3.7 million to 7.22 million, when completed by the end of next year. The development plans include a new four-kilometre long runaway, 18 new aircraft hangars, a 4000 square metre transit area and a new Duty Free shopping zone that will overlook the departure lounge. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) had, in 2003, awarded a Dh11 million ...  >>MORE

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Sharjah international airport to undergo expansion


Dubai Duty Free turns 21


Expanded and refurbished Marhaba lounge reopens at Dubai Airport


Dubai leads duty free sales growth


ADDF sees sales rising 30pc


Air China links Beijing and Dubai


Over 40 million passengers will use Dubai Airport


Dubai Duty Free wins another award


Dubai Airport parking zone A opens


Dubai airport wins yet another award


Mideast duty free sales surge to US$890 million


Dubai Airport sets new record


Dubai Civil Aviation launches US$750m Sukuk to fund airport expansion


Sharjah airport reports strong traffic growth


Abu Dhabi reviews plan to expand airport


Dubai's second airport set to open in 2006


Traffic boom at Sharjah International Airport


Dubai airport expansion underway


Abu Dhabi, Al Ain to levy departure tax of Dh30


Passenger traffic up at capital's City Terminal


New valet service at Dubai airport


Maktoum issues decree on imposition of airport tax


Jebel Ali airport to become reality ahead of schedule


Dubai airport passenger traffic grows 27 pc


Dubai Duty Free posts record sales


Fujairah Airport posts good growth


Dubai Duty Free No. 3 in the world


DIB finances second phase of Dubai Airport expansion


ThyssenKrupp wins US$50m Dubai airport contract


All UAE airports to levy service charge from September 1


Dubai to generate Dh300m with airport service charge


DCA in talks to obtain Dh10b for airport projects


Abu Dhabi International Airport undergoes major expansions


Dubai International Airport wins “Best in the world” award


Dubai Duty Free bags Raven Fox Award


Duty free industry looks to develop heritage products


Dubai airport security best in the world


Abu Dhabi airport tops the region in passenger traffic


Abu Dhabi Airports expect to handle 5m passengers in 2004


New air traffic management training facility opens in Dubai


Passenger capacity of Abu Dhabi airport to increase to 7.2 million