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August 27, 2017

Emirati women set to take-off at Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports is reaffirming its commitment to the nation’s female workforce by launching new career development programmes targeting Emirati women in managerial and internship positions, to ensure that women play an important role in the future of the UAE’s aviation industry.

During an event held on the 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, the leading airport management company announced plans to launch its ‘Aspiring Women’s Programme’ aimed at female Emirati managers and designed to develop high-performing Emirati women into the company’s future leaders.

The nine-month programme will provide Emirati Women with leadership coaching, workplace challenges, workshops, as well as [...]

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August 24, 2017

Expansion, investments expected to drive UAE logistics sector growth

Expansion projects and new investments are expected to fuel growth within the UAE’s logistics sector over the next five years, according to a recent analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The positive outlook is supported by expectations of strong growth in the country’s air and sea freight markets. The analysis, based on recent data from Business Monitor International, forecasts the UAE’s air freight market to expand by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% over the 2017-2021 period. It also showed demand within the country’s air freight market increasing at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2012 and 2016.

Dubai International Airport handled 2.6 [...]

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July 27, 2017

DXB traffic tops 43 million passengers in the first half

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.   DXB handled a total of 43,054,268 passengers during the first half, up 6.3 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2016 when the airport welcomed 40,507,251 passengers. Monthly traffic in June reached 6,084,674 compared to 5,857,503 during the same month last year, up 3.9 per cent. The relatively modest growth was the outcome of the holy month of Ramadan falling in June, a traditionally slow month.   During the first six months, the top country destinations in terms of total passenger volumes were India [...]

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July 21, 2017

Ahmed Bin Saeed: 41,589 air traffic movements in Dubai and the Northern Emirates in June

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), announced the latest air traffic movement figures for the month of June, which reveal a total volume of 41,589 movements in Dubai & Northern Emirates’ airspace.

According to the air traffic movement figures report released by Dubai Air Navigation services, a total of 31,243 movements have been registered at Dubai International Airport (DXB), with, 15,491 movements in arrivals and 15,515 in departures. In addition, the daily average during the month was 1,041 movements and 237 helicopter movements.

Furthermore, air traffic movement figures [...]

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July 18, 2017

Emirates and flydubai join forces, announce extensive partnership agreement

Emirates and flydubai unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth.

The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling. The new model will give flydubai customers seamless connectivity to Emirates’ worldwide destinations spanning six continents. For Emirates’ customers, it opens up flydubai’s robust regional network.

The two airlines will also further develop [...]

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July 7, 2017

Mohammed bin Rashid tours Dubai International Airport

Vice President and Prime Minister of U.A.E.and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, toured Dubai International Airport.

Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, assured himself of the quality of world-class services and facilities as well as comfort and good treatment provided by the airport authorities to inbound and outbound travelers using the Dubai Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports.

Sheikh Mohamed began his tour with the Departures [...]

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June 22, 2017

Dubai Airports anticipates heightened traffic during Eid with over 1.9m passengers expected to pass through DXB

Dubai International (DXB) is lining up extra staff and an exciting array of activities, promotions and entertainment as part of its preparations for the Eid holiday rush.

With Eid coinciding with schools across the UAE closing for the summer, Dubai Airports is anticipating heightened traffic during the week with over 1.9 million passengers expected to pass through DXB. The busiest day for departures will be Friday, June 23 with over 76,000 departing passengers while June 30 will be the busiest day for total traffic (departing, arriving and connecting) with over 262,000 customers. As is the case during each peak traffic season, Dubai Airports, in collaboration with airlines and [...]

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June 22, 2017

Emirates wins 13th consecutive World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by 19.8 million customers across 105 countries. The survey reviewed over 320 airlines from August 2016 to May 2017.

World’s Best Inflight Entertainment since launch

Emirates’ inflight entertainment system, ice, was launched in 2003 and has continually led the industry since, winning best in class for 13 years running.

Today, [...]

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