airports

  • Huawei and Hamad International Airport Enter into a Strategic Partnership for Co-Innovation

    At the 17th Dubai Airport Show, in Dubai, UAE, Huawei and Hamad International Airport(HIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalizing a strategic partnership to enable the airport's digital transformation.

  • Munich Airport cleans up at Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017

    At the highly respected Routes Europe Marketing Awards 2017 in Belfast, the airport's marketing team ranked number one in the category "Major European Airports" and also won the overall award. It recognizes aviation marketing teams for successful efforts in opening up new routes, attracting airlines and implementing projects. For the Routes Europe Awards, the flight and route planners of the airlines were surveyed on airports' marketing activities. The key factor for high ratings is an airport's ability to attract and retain new airlines and routes.

  • AIRPORT EXPANSION TO SUPPORT SHARJAH’S GROWTH PLANS Oxford Business Group’s team meets with chairman, Department of Civil Aviation

    Sharjah’s plans to boost regional connectivity were high on the agenda at a meeting held recently between Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi, chairman of the emirate’s Department of Civil Aviation, and a team from Oxford Business Group (OBG).

  • Amadeus and OACIS launch world’s first 'pop up' check-in service so you can drop your bags off anywhere

    For many travellers, the airline check-in process at an airport is one of the most time-intensive and frustrating parts of their journey. The strain on airports will continue to increase in the coming years with the Airports Council International (ACI) predicting that global passenger trafffic will grow 5.2% per annum until 2029[1].

  • DAFZA enables customers to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai

    The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai’s premier freezone aims at attracting local and national foreign direct investments (FDIs), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow DAFZA’s hosted companies to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai. The MoU is in line with intensified efforts between DAFZA and DED to support the Dubai Government's goal of establishing a diversified and flexible knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and investment.

  • DC concludes (Think-Innovate-Win) airport campaign

    Dubai Customs managed to make the passengers of Dubai airports happier through the continual development of customs services. 94% of the participants in the latest (Think-Innovate-Win) campaign, launched by the Passenger Operation Department at Dubai Customs as part of the UAE innovation Week 2016, expressed their happiness over the quality of services rendered to them.

  • Heathrow Airport delegation applauds Dubai Customs services

    A delegation from Heathrow Airport applauded the world class level of services rendered by Dubai Customs through customs entry points at Dubai International Airport.

  • Heathrow and Travelex launch new appointment service for VAT Refunds

    Travelex has partnered with Heathrow to launch VAT Refund by Appointment, a new service for customers reclaiming their tax when leaving the UK. Customers flying from Heathrow Terminal 5 can now book private refund appointments for a fast, efficient service at a time convenient to them.

  • Lufthansa Offers New and Improved Services for their Lounge Guests

    With a large number of new and improved service offerings, Lufthansa wants to make the stay in the lounges as pleasant and entertaining as possible for their guests.Adaptable to content of the respective lounge location, LoungeNet is a free of charge platform exclusively accessible for guests providing general information on the forthcoming trip, such as airport information and current flight status. In addition, the website also updates its discerning guests on special offers from the airline and partners for a tailored experience.For example, Lufthansa guests can download eJournals at no charge or view information on collecting and redeeming miles at Miles & More. In the "LoungeNet News" section, guests are informed about new products and offers in the lounges, such as the opening of new lounges or offerings in the spa facilities.

  • Munich Airport launches new service for Arabic-speaking guests

    From July 24 up to and including September 10, 2017, Munich Airport will offer Arabic-speaking personal shopping assistants on request in Terminal 2. They will be available to bridge any cultural or language gaps between passengers and the personnel serving them in airport shops.

  • Passenger traffic at Munich Airport rises to new all-time high of 44.6 million

    Munich Airport's dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of more than 10,000 to approximately 405,000 – a gain of 2.6 percent. Without the reduction in services by Air Berlin in the summer period, followed by that airline's bankruptcy, the increase would have been even bigger. Another record is reported by the airfreight segment, which achieved a total turnover of around 379,000 tons in 2017 – a 7 percent gain over the previous year.

  • RAK International Airport’s First Quarter Performance takes off from where record-breaking 2016 ended

    2016 has already been acknowledged as a year of stellar success at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, but it appears the first quarter of 2017 has raised the bar even higher.

  • Ras Al Khaimah Airport adds SmartWings’ Prague service to schedule

    Following an exceptional first quarter, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has celebrated with the arrival of a new scheduled operation between the emirate and Prague, the Czech capital. The operator is SmartWings, the Czech Republic’s most prominent low-cost carrier. The service will start with a weekly flight to a destination that is becoming increasing popular with UAE and regional residents. With its historic centre and varied architecture, “The City of a Hundred Spires” is one of Europe’s most attractive tourist destinations.

  • UAE airports forecast 6.3% passenger growth in 2017 despite headwinds

    Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, ‘Trumponomics’ and Brexit, the UAE will lead Middle East passenger growth in 2017 with an annual increase of more than 6.3%, according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).