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Amman airport sees passenger numbers top 29pc

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, performed significantly better in July this year, welcoming 749,314 passengers compared to 578,026 passengers in the same month last year - a notable 29.6 per cent increase. Simu

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Passenger sues Etihad over back injury

An Australian man has filed a lawsuit against UAE-based Etihad Airways for back injuries sustained by being seated next to an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the Emirates to Sydney. James Bassos said he was forced to twist and c

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QAIA passenger traffic drops 9.2pc

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) handled over 3 million passengers from the beginning of the year till date, a 9.2 per cent decline compared to the same period in 2014. However, year-to-date (YTD) cargo traffic fig

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Abu Dhabi airport passenger traffic soars 17.2pc

Abu Dhabi Airports reported today a 17.2 per cent increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport during the first half of 2015, as compared to the same period last year. During the H1 period, a total of 11,111,57

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British passenger held in Abu Dhabi for insulting UAE, officers

Emirati Police have arrested a British citizen (of Indian origin) for allegedly insulting security officers and airport personnel, as well as the UAE, after he missed his connecting flight from Abu Dhabi to India. The traveller ca

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Etihad passenger numbers up 12pc during Eid

National carrier Etihad Airways experienced one of its busiest travel periods during Eid-Al-Fitr with 291,518 guests flying across its global network – up 12 per cent on the 260,641 guests flown during the same period last year.

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Suspected drugs seized at Bahrain airport

A foreign passenger has been arrested with a substance suspected to be marijuana, weighing 2.0597kg, the director of Bahrain’s Airports Customs announced. Customs officers at Bahrain International Airport found the substance

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Turkish Airlines passenger numbers hit 28m

State carrier Turkish Airlines said on Tuesday that its passenger numbers rose 8.5 per cent from the start of the year up to June, reaching 28.5 million people during the six-month period. The load factor, which measures an airlin

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ME sees international travel demand jump 14pc in May

Middle Eastern carriers witnessed a substantial increase in demand for international travel in May, with a 14 per cent increase, as travellers planned their holidays prior to the Ramadan period in June, said a report by International Air Transpo

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Abu Dhabi registers 1.87m passengers in May

Abu Dhabi International Airport registered solid growth across all key sectors in May with its passenger traffic hitting 1.87 million, up 14.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. The cargo traffic also showed healthy g

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