Tag: Sharjah

New Private Jet Terminal To Be Built At Sharjah Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Sharjah Airport Authority has signed an agreement with Gama Support Services to build and operate a new private jet terminal worth AED 110 million. The new project will spread over more than 40,000 square metres and comprise two private jet hangars with a capacity of two large Boeing Business Jets each. The facility will include […]

Smart Gates Helps Sharjah To Mark Near 1 Million Travellers

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

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 […]

Air Traffic Regulator Sets Out Five-Year Strategy for Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

West Africa Emerging as Business Aviation Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes West Africa, particularly Nigeria, is emerging as business aviation growth market as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East’s only African-owned aviation company. Promise Uzoamaka, Chairman of Sharjah-headquartered Amaka, which focusses on sales, acquisitions and business aviation consulting, says he envisions higher demand for private aviation […]