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Dubai celebrates the end of the World

Dubai World Central, the 145 square kilometre master-planned city with Al Maktoum International at its core, has been rebranded 'Dubai South'. Revealing the name change, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The name is iconic, and will...

World Heritage Air Museum Announces New Headquarters at Oakland County International Airport

The World Heritage Air Museum (WHAM) announced the opening its new headquarters and flight operations base at a renovated hanger at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA).  The hanger will be home to several rare vintage jets from around the world where visitors can get...


Miami Airport's Energy Makeover Saves Power, Money

With millions of lights spread around three terminals and two parking garages, changing burned-out bulbs at Miami International Airport is no easy task. So, sometimes when lights go -- especially on fixtures 90 feet high -- they stay out for a while, leaving some areas dim. But a new energy-saving, environmentally friendly overhaul of the massive airport will replace 64,000 fixtures with mor...

India Launches World's First Solar-powered Airport

The world's first ever fully solar-powered airport has been launched in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Indian government has already directed other airports around the country to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations. Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Kochi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YILtyIkeANg    

Kaliningrad subsidy program status

Russian airlines carried more than 125,000 passengers on Kaliningrad-Moscow and Kaliningrad-Saint Petersburg routes within the framework of Kaliningrad subsidy program for the first four months. According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, since April 15, 2015, RUB269 million ($4.09 million) was spent for subsidies, 64% of its budget of RUB420 million. T...

Ankara will become third Turkish Airlines hub

Rapidly growing Turkish Airlines is developing the nation’s capital airport, Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB), into its third hub. Its two other major hubs are in Istanbul—Atatürk and (IST) Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) airports. “We want to make Ankara a hub for scheduled domestic and international operations,” CEO Temel Kotil told ATW....

Etihad Airways launches new 'fare choices'

Etihad Airways will implement a new fare structure from 14 September 2015 to provide more choice and clarity when booking flights. A total of eight new ‘Fare Choices’ will be introduced, allowing travellers to tailor their bookings to their individual needs. The ‘Fare Choices’ are transparent and differ in baggage allowance, flexibility and included benefits that otherwi...

Pegasus Airlines to commence services to Baghdad

Pegasus Airlines is to start services from Istanbul Baghdad, Iraq, three times a week from September 1. Pegasus will operate the flights from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport.  The Turkish airline will also serve Erbil, in the northern Kurdistan region of Iraq, four times weekly from September 10.  

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc announce new code-share routes

Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc are set to further strengthen their recent business partnership with the launch of new code-share routes across Royal Air Maroc's extensive West African network, as well as on both airlines' routes between Qatar and Morocco from 20th August. Above: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (right) and Royal Air Maro...

Record commercial sales for Abu Dhabi Airports in H1 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports has said that it has achieved record commercial sales in the first six months of 2015, reaching AED 707.6 million, an impressive rise of 10.9% compared to the first six months of 2014. The top performing categories were F&B and Duty Free, but there was also growth across all of the company’s commercial activities, including specialty retail, hospitality, banking a...

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