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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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Sharjah airport logs 850,000 'smart' passengers in 9 months

More than 850,000 passengers have passed through the smart gates of the Sharjah International Airport, during the period from October 2016 through June 2017, according to the Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA), a report said. There i

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Abu Dhabi airport sees 10m passengers in 5 months

More than 10 million passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), during the first five months of the year, a 1.8 growth over the same period last year, a report said. However the month of May posting a 2 per c

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Dubai RTA carries over 90m passengers in Q1

Mass transit systems of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) - comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, taxis and trams - have lifted over 91 million passengers in the first quarter of the year, thus registering a solid growth in r

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Gulf Air's Riyadh flight diverted over bad weather

National carrier Gulf Air said one of its Saudi-bound flights, with 107 passengers and 11 crew members, turned back and landed safely at Bahrain International Airport on Wednesday after it experienced severe turbulence on approach into King Khal

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