Tag: Dubai Airport

Passenger Who Assaulted Dubai Airport Policeman Is Jailed

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai’s Criminal Court has sentenced an Australian transit passenger to six months in prison plus deportation after he was convicted of assaulting a Dubai airport policeman. The ruling was passed on January 28 after the court heard how the 53-year-old Australian man was transiting from London to Sydney via Dubai on July 25, 2017, according […]

Dubai Airport Eyes 118 Million Passengers by 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute Smart solutions that make passenger journey seamless and more enjoyable are key to Dubai Airports’ plan to increase capacity to 118 million passengers by 2023. Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural “Airport Solutions Dubai” at the Dubai Airshow, Jamal Al Hai, Member of Federal Council and Deputy Chairman of Dubai Airports, said the airport […]

Dubai Airport CEO Reveals Details of World’s Largest Airport Plans

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai Airport CEO Paul Griffiths has revealed more detail around the city’s plan to build the world’s largest airport. DWC at Al Maktoum International will be built modularly; terminals will be added on as needed to eventually to host 240 million passengers by 2030. “Our motivation behind doing this is to raise aviation’s share of […]

Dubai Airport: ‘Handful’ of Passengers Sent Back at After Trump Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute A “handful of people” have been stopped from flying to the United States from Dubai International Airport following a US travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, the airport operator’s chief executive told Reuters on Monday. “The effect has been very minimal at the moment. We don’t have the exact figures but literally a handful of […]

Drone Halts Traffic at Dubai Airport, Third Incident in Five Months

Reading Time: < 1 minute A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world’s busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months. Air space around the airport was closed from 7:25 pm to 8:49 pm (1525-1649 GMT) “due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in flight […]