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flydubai receives its 50th aircraft

Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 28 September 2015: Dubai-based flydubai received its 50th aircraft. The delivery of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 completes the order the airline made at the Farnborough Air Show in 2008. Commenting on the completion of the order, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai said: “In the six years since flydubai was launched we have built a networ...

Abu Dhabi Airport sees record passenger traffic for August

Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 17.4% in the month of August. A total of 2,254,809 travelers passed through the capital’s gateway last month, compared with 1,920,934 in August 2014. This is the highest number of passengers in one month, in the airport’s history. There was also an increase in aircraft mo...

Etihad Airways launches mobile exhibition

Etihad Airways has launched a mobile exhibition, which will show the airline's new cabin products and in-flight services around Europe. The 22 tonne model will exhibit full size mock-ups of the Residence and the First Apartment, as well as the Business Studio and Economy Smart Seats.   The mobile exhibition will make it easier for Etihad to display their products in multiple loca...

Empire Aviation Group awarded AOC

Empire Aviation San Marino has been awarded Air Operator Certificate by San Marino Civil Aviation Authority. The Empire Aviation Group subsidiary Empire Aviation San Marino has become the first Middle East company to earn the certificate for aircraft management and charter.   The certificate allows Empire Aviation’s aircraft to perform worldwide commercial air operations, regar...

Emirates enhances Algiers service

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers on 1st October when it switches from its Airbus A340-300 currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft. “In line with the healthy commercial demand, we are pleased to introduce our Boeing 777-300 aircraft onto our Algiers route, offering our customers more seats and an enhanced onboard experience,...

Website launched for Aviation Investment Summit.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched the official website for the Aviation Investment Summit. The summit will take place in November during the Dubai Airshow, and has been organised by the patronage of UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of GCAA, H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri.   “Aviation Investment Summit website is the go-to source for investors and bu...

Dubai scoops best big airport in World awards

Dubai Airports beat shortlisted Changi, Amsterdam and Frankfurt to scoop an award for the best airport with more than 50 million passengers at the World Routes Development Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. The Dubai Airports team (pictured above) were presented with their award during last night's gala partyt which took place in the shadow of Moses Mabhiba Stadium, one of Durban&r...

Etihad Airways Launches Chinese Version of Mobile Site

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is pleased to officially launch Chinese version of its popular mobile site (m.etihad.com/zh/). Smartphone users can now experience Etihad's mobile site in Arabic, English, Italian, German, French, Chinese and Japanese. The new Chinese version makes Etihad's mobile site more accessible to China's more than 1.2 bil...

Revealed: 5 Most Common Items Passengers Forget at Dubai Airport

Have you ever wondered what are the most common items that people forget at the airports in general, and Dubai Airport in particular? And what happens to those items? A Dubai International Airport spokesperson gave a list of the five most common items found at the airport. "Generally, we have found that mobile phones, wallets, wrist watches, glasses and hand bags are the most...

Mubadala and BAE Systems sign cooperative agreement to develop future Emirati talent

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) and development company, and BAE Systems, the UK defence, aerospace, and security company, has announced the signing of a Student Cooperative Agreement (SCA). The agreement will see the two companies set up an international internship programme for Emirati students, and an outreach programme for school children in the UAE.  Beginning September 201...

The Airport Safety and Security Conference will occur during Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow has announced that the Airport Safety and Security Conference will be happening during the airshow in November. The conference, organised by Fleming Gulf, will discuss the security aspects of the airport industry and how big data and integration markets are leading to upgrades and new investments in the airport security market.   “Passenger numbers in the region c...