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It’s been another week full of planes for me. But this week I’ve actually been on the planes. I’ve travelled through 3 airports including one that I’ve been longing to review for quite some time: Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX). And I was lucky enough to meet up with the airport’s public relations person who gave me a fantastic tour through the airport and even showed me some real secrets of what to do when you have ample time at LAX. Watch this space for the detailed review!
"Emirates is the airline everyone is watching with regard to passenger acceptance of in-flight calls; and of course, whether the service is commercially viable," said Raymond Kollau, a market and trend analyst for Airlinetrends.com. The carrier operates 90 jets equipped with in-flight connectivity. "People have been able to use their mobile phones on our planes for about three years now," said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates' vice president for product, publishing, digital and events.
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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.
Dubai Airports rolls out the region’s first cloud-based Flight Information Display Solution at DXB & DWC
Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has achieved another first in the...
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Dubai real estate developer Damac Properties is competing with rival Emaar Properties to secure the contract to develop a villa and golf course project, estimated to be worth around AED1bn ($270m), within the compounds of the emirate’s new airport, a senior aviation official exclusively told Arabian Business.
The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority said it registered a 23 per cent increase in sales in 2010 over the previous year. Out of the 102 new companies registered in 2010, 28 per cent are from Europe, 27 per cent from the Middle East, 21 per cent from Asia and the rest from the US, Japan and other countries.
Al-Maktoum International airport will open at the end of June, although it will initially handle only freight operations. Postponement of the opening from last year led the city-state's new low-cost carrier FlyDubai - which had planned to use Al-Maktoum - to begin services from Dubai International airport instead. No date has been fixed for passenger services to start at the new hub.
Many of us in the UAE fly regularly into Heathrow Airport, whether for business, tourism or to return to our home country.
Emirates airline announced today that it has repaid a US $500 million bond in full on its maturity date 24 March, 2011. The bond, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, was originally issued in 2004 with a seven year term.
Al Maktoum International, Dubai’s second international air hub, is designed to be the world’s largest airport when it is fully completed. It will have five runways, four terminal buildings and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo.
Global airlines will need to buy 28,000 new aircraft worth US$4 trillion (Dh14.69tn) to meet the demand for air travel over the next 20 years, according to Airbus, the giant European planemaker. In its latest Global Market Forecast, published yesterday, Airbus predicts the global passenger plane fleet will rise to more than 32,550 aircraft by 2031, from 15,500 today. The prediction is 1.3 per cent higher than Airbus anticipated last year.
The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show will be staged for the first time at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport later this year (December 11-13). Organizers say the new location at what is also known as Dubai World Central will allow plenty of space for growth at a show that in 2010 attracted 338 exhibitors, 55 aircraft and 6,200 trade visitors. This year, MEBA will feature new enclaves highlighting helicopters, business airports and VIP aircraft interiors.
The free zone authority plans to create the world’s single largest free zone in Dubai. Future expansion will centre on the multibillion dollar South Zone, creating industry-specific business clusters that will maximise the site’s proximity to Dubai’s new Al-Maktoum International Airport, which handled its first cargo flights this summer. Building a new airport to serve Dubai’s industrial south opens competitive opportunities.
The emirate has announced plans to construct the largest passenger terminal on the planet, with five runways planned for the site. Named the Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International, the site opened last June for cargo flights, but it is hoped it that passenger flights will begin there is 2013.
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...