Tag: passenger

Smart Gates Helps Sharjah To Mark Near 1 Million Travellers

Sharjah Airports have seen a brisk flow of traffic after the installation of smart gates, according to the Sharjah Airport Authority. The authority announced that over 850,000 passengers passed through 16 Smart Gates installed in October 2016 at the departure and arrival terminals in Sharjah International Airport. “Travelers can now get through passport control within […]

YY Fares Retire After Seven Successful Decades

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018. The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on 28 June 2017. The rescinding of YY fares reflects the dramatic transformation that continues to take place in the […]

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

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 […]

Delta Air Lines’ 3rd Quarter Profit Drops

Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported financial results for the September 2016 quarter. Adjusted pre-tax income for the September 2016 quarter was US$1.9bn, a US$278m decrease from the September 2015 quarter. The technology outage and subsequent operational recovery Delta experienced over four days in early August reduced pre-tax income for the quarter by an estimated US$150m. […]

Auckland Welcomes Emirates A380 World Record Passenger Flight

The longest non-stop commercial flight ever has touched down today. An Emirates Airbus A380 completed its massive journey from Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours and 15 minutes. The plane covered an enormous 8,824 miles (14,200km). It chops three hours off the current flight time between the two cities. The flight beat the previous record held by […]