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July 9, 2020

Dubai International (DXB) welcomes tourists, return of foreign airlines

Dubai Airports today welcomed the resumption of scheduled operations by foreign carriers at Dubai International (DXB). A total of 13 international airlines resumed scheduled flights this week as Dubai opened its skies and arms to tourists effective July 7. Airlines resuming operations at DXB include Air Blue, Air France, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Royal Jordanian with more expected to join later. In addition to foreign carriers, DXB-based Emirates airline and flydubai have boosted their schedules.

“We have ensured everything is in place to [...]

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July 5, 2020

Ahmed bin Saeed: new drone law will help tap vast new opportunities and strengthen Dubai’s global position in the aviation sector

Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) and its affiliated corporations Dubai South and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) welcomed the enactment of Law No. 4 of 2020 on the regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, saying it will help generate substantial new opportunities and business streams that will further strengthen the emirate’s regional and global position in the aviation sector.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The new Law represents a strategic step to reinforce the [...]

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November 8, 2019

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2019-20, with AED 1.2 billion profit, 7.9% increase in passengers carried to Dubai

The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for its 2019-20 financial year.

Group revenue was AED 53.3 billion (US$ 14.5 billion) for the first six months of 2019-20, down 2% from AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion) during the same period last year. This slight revenue decline was mainly due to planned capacity reductions during the 45-day Southern Runway closure at Dubai International airport (DXB), and unfavourable currency movements in Europe, Australia, South Africa, India, and Pakistan.

Profitability was up 8% compared to the same period last year, with the Group reporting a 2019-20 half-year net profit of AED 1.2 billion (US$ 320 million). The [...]

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November 7, 2019

DXB welcomes 64.5 million customers in first nine months of 2019

Dubai International, DXB, is maintaining its position as the world’s busiest hub for international passengers with traffic reaching 64.5 million passengers in the first nine months of 2019.

According to a press release issued by Dubai Airports today, a total of 23,217,492 passengers travelled through DXB in the third quarter (-2.4% YoY), bringing the year to date traffic to 64,495,241 (-4.5% YoY). The slight contraction in year to date numbers is mainly the result of the closure of one of DXB’s two runways for 45 days for a runway rehabilitation project during May-April, as well as the impact of the worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft since March this [...]

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February 14, 2019

Dubai International unveils new DXB brand, bringing the spirit of Dubai to global travellers

Global travellers will soon be able to choose from an array of exciting and innovative experiences at Dubai International (DXB), following the unveiling of a refreshed brand for the airport. Embodying the spirit of Dubai, the new brand is all set to demonstrate unmatched hospitality, a culture of vibrant imagination, openness to fresh ideas, as well as a mesmerising mosaic of exciting and inspiring experiences.

Understanding dining is an integral part of a traveller’s journey through the airport, DXB has introduced a range of mouth-watering and delectable options to choose from. From the choicest traditional flavours at the S34 Gahwa Mezza Bar, and [...]

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February 6, 2019

dnata continues to drive innovation; launches cutting-edge resource management system in Dubai

dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to drive innovation in the Middle East aviation industry by launching a new resource management system in Dubai.  The new system, which includes a leading-edge software platform and advanced analytic tools, will help the company optimise operations and efficiently manage its 20,000 employees and resources at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

The implementation of dnata’s new resource management system is expected to significantly enhance operational efficiency, improve employee productivity and support better on-time performance. The new platform will also allow dnata to [...]

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October 29, 2018

IATA Forecast Predicts 8.2 billion Air Travelers in 2037

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

The latest update to IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast, shows that an increasing shift Eastwards in the center of gravity of the industry is behind the continued strong growth. Over the next two decades, the forecast anticipates a 3.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), leading to a doubling in passenger numbers from today’s levels.

The Association warned, however, that growth prospects for air transport, and the economic benefits driven by aviation, could be curtailed if protectionist measures are [...]

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August 25, 2018

Aimia Accepts $450m Offer for Aeroplan

Loyalty analytics company Aimia has agreed to sell its Aeroplan business to an Air-Canada led consortium which includes TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp.

“We are pleased to see that an agreement in principle has been reached as Aeroplan members can continue to earn and redeem with confidence. This transaction, if completed, should produce the best outcome for all stakeholders, including Aeroplan Members, as it would allow for a smooth transition to Air Canada’s new loyalty program launching in 2020, safeguarding their miles and providing convenience and value for millions of Canadians,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, on behalf of the [...]

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