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Emirates nearly hits 60m passenger mark in 2017

Dubai-based Emirates airline is concluding another banner year of growth, having carried over 59 million passengers since the start of the year. Since January 2017, the airline served over 63 million meals on its flights departing

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Emirates anticipates peak travel towards year end

Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations. Over 250,000 people are expected to arr

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Dubai RTA lifts 5.5m passengers during Eid holidays

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that the total number of passengers lifted by public transport and taxicabs in Dubai during Eid Al-Adha holiday has topped 5,454,714.  “The RTA has lifted 5,454

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Increased passenger numbers at RAK airport

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) International Airport expects 2017 to be just as promising as 2016 as passenger, movements and cargo tonnage records continue to grow. Year-on-year aircraft movements have moved up 18 per cent, with charter fl

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Dubai Customs deals with 12m passengers in H1

Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport dealt with around 12 million passengers and checked about 18 million luggage items coming through 39,000 flights during the first half of 2017. A

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Abu Dhabi Airport sees 11.92m passengers in H1

The Abu Dhabi International Airport has maintained its strong growth curve, welcoming a total of 11.92 million travellers during the first half of 2017, up 0.7 per cent from 11.84 million in the corresponding period in 2016, a report said.

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Jeddah's Hajj terminal can handle 175,000 pilgrims at a time

Spread over 510,000-sq-m, the Hajj terminal at the Jeddah airport can accommodate 175,000 pilgrims at a time - 91,000 at the arrival lounge and 84,000 in the departure lounge, said a report. Under new arrangements, the airport fac

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Sharjah airport logs 5.5m passengers in H1

A total of 5.5 million passengers passed through Sharjah International Airport (SIA) during the first half of 2017, marking an increase of 2.9 per cent as compared to the 5.3 million passengers recorded during the first half of 2016.

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Inflight connectivity a necessity, not a luxury: survey

Inflight broadband is changing the airline industry and revolutionising passengers’ expectations of the onboard experience. That is the conclusion from the third annual global Inflight Connectivity Survey, published today by

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Saudia flights to US cleared for electronic devices

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has announced that passengers can now carry portable electronic devices onboard its flights to the US. This follows clearance given to King Abdulaziz Internati

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