Dubai Airport Ranks High Among the World’s Busiest

The most recent figures compiled by Airports Council International, covering the past 12 months through March 2014, show that Dubai — at least for now — has Heathrow beat for the crown of most international passenger traffic. It ended 2013 in second place behind the European hub.

Emirates scraps order for 70 A350 planes

“The contract which we signed in 2007 for 70 A350 aircraft has lapsed. We are reviewing our fleet requirements,” an Emirates spokesperson confirmed to Khaleej Times on Wednesday.

Dubai International to become low cost carrier hub: executive

Dubai: Dubai International will be a low cost carrier airport with flydubai as its anchor tenant when Emirates moves in 2024 to Al maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), said a Dubai aviation industry executive.

Airport Show-2014 ready to take off in Dubai on Sunday

In the Middle East region, estimated $100 billion investments are planned for airports expansion and new developments, including $40 billion in the GCC. According to IATA, the Middle East is expected to have the third fastest growth rate at 6.6 per cent until 2016, making it the second-fastest growing aviation market.

Emirates eyes 60 million passengers in current year

Emirates, world’s fastest growing airline, has recorded more than 9 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger numbers for financial year 2013-14 and targets 40 new destinations in near future, according to its top official.

Dubai airport runway shutdown from today

One of Dubai International Airport’s two runways will close for renovation for 80 days from today. The base carriers at the airport — Emirates Airline and flydubai — are bearing 52.8 per cent of the total required reduction, while the restriction of freighters and charter operators, along with other scheduled passenger airlines will make up for the rest of the reduction.

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