Tag: Dubai International Airport

Dubai Airports to Close Southern Runway for 45 Days in 2019

Dubai Airports has confirmed plans to close Dubai International’s (DXB) southern runway for a 45-day period in 2019 to conduct a comprehensive upgrade designed to boost safety, service and capacity levels. DXB operates 24/7, 365 days per year with over 1,100 aircraft movements per day featuring predominantly wide-body aircraft. While ongoing runway maintenance is scheduled […]

Passenger Who Assaulted Dubai Airport Policeman Is Jailed

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 Airports to Welcome 8 Million Passengers in December

Dubai International is prepping itself to receive as many as 8 million passengers during the month of December. Celebrating the festive nature of the period, Dubai International is set to feature an array of promotions and season activities, which includes the launch of the Winter Wonderland DXB. Travellers passing through Terminal 3 can visit the […]

DXB ‘Smart Tunnel’ Set to Go Live by End-Summer 2018

A new smart tunnel which is expected to reduce passport control procedures to just 15 seconds will be installed at Dubai International Airport by the end of next summer. In a tweet published on Thursday, Dubai Media Office said the system, which uses iris recognition technology, will be rolled out in DXB’s Terminal 3. Passengers […]

Dubai International Welcomes 6.4 Million Passengers in October

Dubai International has welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 2.7 per cent. Year to date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8 per […]

Emirates is Losing Millions to Drones Disrupting Operations

Emirates is losing “millions of dirhams” to drones disrupting operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB), a spokesperson for the airline has said. “Flight diversions and extensive holding are costly. There is always a ripple effect on the rest of our hub operations in terms of securing our passengers’ flight connections, ensuring our disrupted customers are […]

Dubai Government to Invest US$3 Billion in Airport Expansion

With 78 million passengers in 2015, Dubai International Airport is the world’s largest international airport by passenger numbers, having seen a 13% annual compound annual growth since 2000. In 2010 a second Dubai international airport, Al Maktoum International Airport was opened. The Dubai government announced it will be investing US$3 million, with the intention of […]

Air Traffic Regulator Sets Out Five-Year Strategy for Airports

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working on improvements to the airspace over the UAE to allow for smoother flow of air traffic. The GCAA said it would bring aircraft closer to improve their flow, reducing air corridor space while maintaining safety. Laila Ali bin Hareb Al Mu­hairi, the GCAA’s assistant director general for […]

Dubai International Airport Welcomes a Record Number of Passengers

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed a record 7.7 million passengers in August, eclipsing its previous record achieved in July, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB passengers reached 7,727,105 compared to 7,282,256 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 6.1 per cent. The year to date traffic totalled 55,850,353 […]

Over 1 million Passengers Expected at DXB Over Holiday Weekend

Eid holiday traffic will top 1 million passengers at Dubai International over the next four days as travellers seek a quick escape as summer draws to a close. “We’re expecting a quarter of a million passengers on average Thursday through Monday,” said Anita Mehra, Senior Vice President Communications & Reputation. “As a result we are […]