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Etihad flies 18.5m passengers in 2016

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, carried 18.5 million guests in 2016, up 6 per cent on figures reported in 2015. The year 2016 proved to be another year of sustained growth for the carrier, helped by new aircraft,

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Passenger traffic at DWC surges 84.5pc

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC), the emirate’s second international hub, witnessed a strong surge in 2016, welcoming a total of 850,633 passengers, up 84.5 per cent compared to 461,063 passengers in 2015. Acco

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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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