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Passenger dies on board Oman Air flight

A passenger travelling on an Oman Air flight from Jeddah to Muscat passed away on board, despite the flight being diverted to Riyadh following the medical emergency. The carrier made an emergency landing at Riyadh King Khalid Inte

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Passenger traffic at Dubai airport up 9.4pc in November

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 today by operator Dubai Airports. The airport welcomed a total of 6,581,8

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GCC to invest $100bn in airport expansion projects

With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and UAE, according to industry experts. The UA

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Abu Dhabi cruise tourism spending to hit $113m

Abu Dhabi’s cruise tourism sector is on course for exponential expansion, with total direct spending from the sector expected to reach Dh417 million ($113.5 million) by 2020. An economic impact and forecasting report by Oxfo

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Flynas passenger numbers up 67pc in November

Saudi Arabian budget carrier Flynas has set a new record for November, carrying 550,000 passengers last month, up 67 per cent in comparison to the same month in 2015. This increase in passenger numbers is the result of new destina

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ME carriers see slowdown in air travel demand

Middle East carriers experienced a 7 per cent rise in demand in October compared to a year ago, the slowest pace for the region in 18 months, said a report. Leading the global markets was Latin America (7.1 per cent), followed by

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RAK expects 52pc rise in passenger traffic

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the UAE is set to welcome a record 471,432 passengers this year, an increase of 52 per cent, against 309,591 passengers in 2015. Aircraft movements, including all categories, in the first 10

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Dubai airport welcomes 6.4m passengers in October

Dubai International Airport (DXB), the world’s leading international hub, saw passenger numbers rise 2.7 per cent to 6.4 million passengers in October, compared to the same period in 2015. According to a traffic report issue

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Abu Dhabi Airport welcomes over 20m passengers till Oct

More than 20 million passengers have travelled through Abu Dhabi International Airport till October 31 this year, up 5.4 per cent compared to the same period last year. The total number of travellers between January 1 and October

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Passenger traffic at DWC surges 161pc in Q3

Dubai World Central (DWC) is now gaining ground in the region as a popular airport for passengers with traffic surging 161 per cent in the third quarter, new data showed. According to a report issued by operator Dubai Airports tod

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