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Dubai Airports paved the way for the successful opening of Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International for cargo operations on June 27 after the new airport passed a series of operational tests conducted during its first 'live' flight yesterday with flying colours.
Four of the eight Palestinians who were allowed into Dubai after being stranded more than a month at the airport have requested asylum in the west, telling authorities their lives would be in danger if they returned to Gaza. The men, part of a group of eight who had been stuck in transit for up to 46 days after Egyptian officials refused them entry to Egypt, returned to Dubai International Airport's terminal one on Monday, spending the night sleeping on the floor.
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Emirates Airline has unveiled plans for the construction of the most technologically-advanced Engine Overhaul Shop in Asia. The state-of-the-art Engine Shop will complement the present Test Cell Facility in Dubai and will be constructed on a 90,000 square meter piece of land at an estimated cost of US $120 million.
Abu Dhabi is investing an additional €32-€40-billion in its airport; Qatar is investing €8.7-billion in the airport in Doha; and Dubai, assuming it can get the financing, has planned an investment of up to €26-billion in the Dubai World Central Airport.
Presenter Katie Jensen speaks with Dubai Airport's Lorne Riley about the opening of the biggest airport in the world - the Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
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Emirates, the giant and fast-growing Middle Eastern airline, will begin daily nonstop flights between Dubai and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on March 1, the airline announced Wednesday.
The Middle East's commercial airline industry comes under the microscope at Arabian Travel Market 2011, with dedicated aviation seminars analysing trends, addressing challenges and highlighting opportunities. From rising fuel prices to regional unrest, global consolidation and the post-recession economic climate, expert commentators will discuss and debate the most important issues and their regional and global implications.
"In the last two years, Bayanat Airports has experienced significant growth. Our strategic partnership with leading international aviation companies further helped us expand our services regionally. We wanted to move our Dubai office to a prime location, which would be central to both Dubai International and Dubai World Central (Jebel Ali) airports.
Marriott International has opened a hotel easily accessible to travelers at Atlanta Hartsfield. Travelers can reach the 403-room Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway on a two-minute skytrain ride. Dubai's Al Maktoum International, which hopes to become the world's largest airport after it opens for passenger traffic in 2011, is considering a one-stop passenger-processing center designed by German firmSiemens, according to Bloomberg News. The center would include check-in, security, customs and immigration facilities.
Business registration in Dubai has increased since the beginning of the year, although it is unclear if the recent uncertainities in the Middle East have anything to do with it. There are, however, talks of capital inflow from toubled Arab economies such as Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Yemen that could boost the UAE economy, especially Dubai due to its competitive advantage.
Al Maktoum International airport is a "strategic" move for Dubai, said Dubai World Central chairman Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum as the new airport was officially declared open yesterday. Cargo operations began Sunday when three airlines touched down at the airport in Jebel Ali.
Airport passengers leaving the UAE will be charged a service fee of five dirhams, UAE daily Gulf News reported on Monday. The additional fee will come into force on July 29, 2011, and will be built into the ticket price, but will not be applicable to transit passengers, the report added.
Raytheon has completed delivery and installation of its latest generation AutoTrac III (AT3) air traffic management system at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, which is scheduled to open in 2012.
"The contracts for Al Maktoum International have consolidated our position in the Gulf region as the premier supplier of communications, navigation and surveillance systems and services," said Eldar Hauge, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Norway.
Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual energy savings of almost 20 percent per year at Dubai Airports’ facilities, by implementing energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1,...
Dubai Airports rolls out the region’s first cloud-based Flight Information Display Solution at DXB...
Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has achieved another first in the region by rolling out an advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution along with System on Chip (SoC) display technology...
Strategic partners are on top of Dubai Airports priorities regarding its strategic plan 2017-2025 to achieve their aspirations of making Dubai International Airport an international model in service and satisfying customers in compliance with...
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft...
Emirates is cutting fares on US routes in a move likely to stoke fresh tensions with American rivals. It comes just two days after Emirates announced it would start a new daily service from Dubai...
The UAE will have to open up more military airspace for civilian aircraft to help ease air traffic congestion and allow airports meet their targets, according to an aviation expert. On Tuesday, Dubai Airports said...
Dubai International Airport, the hub for Emirates airline, expects passenger growth to slow over the next eight years due to capacity limitations, the operator's chief executive said on Tuesday. The world's busiest international airport registered...