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Cathay Pacific traffic slides 1.9pc in January

February 15, 2018

Cathay Pacific Group today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2018 that show a decrease in number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo and mail up... View more

Passenger traffic tops 900,000 at DWC in 2017

February 14, 2018

Change in UAE visa regulations offering Russian visitors visa on arrival last year propelled Dubai World Central s (DWC) traffic to more than 900 000 passengers in 2017 according to the annual traffic... View more

Dubai passenger traffic tops 88m in 2017

February 5, 2018

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has retained its position as the world s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2017 reaching 88.2 mi... View more

TAG Farnborough reports record traffic growth

February 4, 2018

TAG Farnborough Airport has announced a record increase of 17.9 per cent in air traffic movements in January - the highest ever growth in its history for the month of January. This follows a year of s... View more

ME airlines’ passenger traffic up 6.6pc in 2017

February 1, 2018

Middle East carriers passenger traffic increased 6.6 per cent last year said the International Air Transport Association (Iata) in a new report noting that the region was the only one to see a slowdow... View more

SWIFT annual message traffic tops 7bn mark

February 1, 2018

SWIFT s FIN (financial message) traffic rose to an all-time high of 7.1 billion messages in 2017 fuelled by double-digit growth in global payments. While SWIFT s FIN traffic grew by 9 per cent over th... View more

Sharjah-Dubai metro 'to help reduce traffic by 30pc'

January 28, 2018

A metro link connecting the northern emirate of Sharjah with Dubai s Green Line could help reduce traffic on the congested highways between the emirates by more than 30 per cent according to a new stu... View more

Passenger traffic at Munich Airport rises to 44.6m

January 16, 2018

Passenger traffic at Munich Airport increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million in 2017 up 5.5 per cent over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in t... View more

Dubai opens Airport Street bridge for traffic

January 5, 2018

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened Rashidiya Bridge on the Airport Street for traffic today (January 5). It will ensure a smooth traffic flow in the direction of both Deira and Al ... View more

Dubai passenger traffic hits nearly 7m in November

January 4, 2018

The upward trend in passenger traffic continued at Dubai International (DXB) with the hub welcoming close to 7 million passengers in November 2017 according to the monthly traffic report issued by ope... View more

Gulf Traffic opens in Dubai with 150 exhibitors

December 5, 2017

The Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference 2017 the region s largest exhibition dedicated to Traffic Management opened on Monday with over 150 exhibitors to run until December 6 at Dubai World Trade C... View more

UAE cuts traffic, impoundment fines by 50pc

December 2, 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has directed the Ministry of Interior to co-ordinate with all traffic and licensing depar... View more

Queen Alia airport passenger traffic up 12.6pc

November 28, 2017

The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman Jordan welcomed 599 683 passengers in October registering a significant 12.6 per cent year-on-year leap in comparison to the same month of last yea... View more

DXB passenger traffic up 6.9pc in October

November 27, 2017

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 6.9 million passengers in October according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6 865 296 in Octo... View more

DWC nine-month cargo traffic up 9.1pc

November 16, 2017

Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew 9.1 per cent during the first nine months of the year according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. DWC handled a total of 70... View more

Dubai airport passenger traffic tops 7.2m in September

October 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) reached 7.2 million in September according to a traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. DXB welcomed 7 215 182 passengers in Sept... View more

UAE celebrates air traffic controllers' achievements

October 21, 2017

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosted a special event to mark the contribution and dedication of the UAE s Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs). The UAE is considered to have some of the busiest ... View more

Dubai airport passenger traffic tops 8m in August

September 26, 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has registered yet another month of record passenger traffic with 8.2 million passengers welcomed in August according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator... View more

Abu Dhabi wins TomTom Award for traffic management

September 11, 2017

Abu Dhabi City has won the TomTom International Award for the World s Best City in Developing the Infrastructures Related to traffic management for 2016. The win came thanks to the emirate s sophistic... View more

Dubai school buses claim 13pc of rush hour traffic

September 4, 2017

School bus trips accounted for 13 per cent of the total volume of trips during the morning rush hours in Dubai UAE said the director-general and chairman of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). Stat... View more

Traffic signal designs for six Bahrain intersections complete

August 28, 2017

Bahrain s Ministry of Works Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning completed the design of traffic signals at six intersections during the first half of this year said a senior official. The intersec... View more

Dubai airport passenger traffic hits record 8m in July

August 22, 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) posted its busiest month on record for passenger traffic in July with over 8 million passengers according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airpo... View more

1,518 new traffic signs installed in Bahrain

August 20, 2017

Bahrain s Works Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Ministry has installed 1 518 traffic signs in various governorates of the kingdom during the first half of this year. This included 575 warning ... View more

DMCA issues circular to regulate traffic in Dubai Water Canal

August 2, 2017

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a new circular to regulate the traffic in Dubai Water Canal as part of its ongoing efforts to create a secure and sustainable maritime sector in Dubai. ... View more

Abu Dhabi traffic accident deaths down 19pc in H1

August 1, 2017

The overall rate of serious accidents in Abu Dhabi decreased by 8 per cent and the rate of deaths resulting from serious accidents decreased by 19 per cent during the first part of 2017 a report said.... View more

DXB traffic tops 43m passengers in the first half

July 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017 according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. DXB handled a total of 43 054 268... View more

Big growth in air traffic movements in Dubai

July 21, 2017

A total of 41 589 movements were recorded in the airspace of Dubai and the Northern Regions during the month of June said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. ... View more

Air Canada records 14pc jump in traffic growth from Dubai

July 4, 2017

Flag carrier Air Canada expects a further increase in air traffic from Dubai UAE this year having recorded a 14 per cent increase in traffic between the two countries in the first five months of this ... View more

Passenger traffic at DXB tops 6.8m in May

July 3, 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed 6.8 million customers during May according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. In May 2017 passenger numbers at DXB rose 1... View more

Iran airspace traffic rises as Qatari flights transfer

June 7, 2017

The number of flights passing through Iran s airspace has increased by 100 to 150 to about 1 100 per day owing to transferring of Qatar Airways flights a top official was quoted as saying by Irna on T... View more

Middle East air traffic soars 10.6pc in April

June 3, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers posted a 10.8 per cent traffic rise in April compared to April 2016 while global air passenger demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 10.7 per cent w... View more

Dubai airport passenger traffic tops 7.6m in April

May 29, 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed more than 7.6 million passengers in April according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger numbers reached 7 622 94... View more

Abu Dhabi passenger traffic up 5.6pc in April

May 23, 2017

Abu Dhabi International Airport handled in excess of 2 million passengers in the month of April this year representing a 5.6 per cent increase in airport traffic compared with April of 2016 which reac... View more

DWC Q1 passenger traffic up 29.5pc

April 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) Dubai s second international hub grew an impressive 29.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2017 with 333 780 passengers passing through the facility c... View more

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport hits 8m in January

March 1, 2017

Dubai International Airport (DXB) began the new year in top gear as monthly traffic in January reached an all-time high of 8 million passengers according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai... View more

Sohar port container traffic up 15pc

February 19, 2017

Oman s Sohar Port and Freezone has reported that container traffic at the port was up 15 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015 despite generally lower revenues and a slump in activity in the global mariti... View more

Roads will be free of traffic jam, accidents soon: Tesla CEO

February 16, 2017

Roads will be populated with self-driving automobiles eliminating traffic jams in as few as five years and there will be no more traffic accidents predicted Elon Musk CEO of Tesla. Speaking on the fut... View more

Passenger traffic at DWC surges 84.5pc

January 31, 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) the emirate s second international hub witnessed a strong surge in 2016 welcoming a total of 850 633 passengers in 2016 up 84.5 per cent compared to 461 ... View more

Middle East passenger traffic up 12pc in November

January 12, 2017

Global passenger traffic showed the strongest demand growth in nine months in November 2016 while Middle East carriers led all regions with a 12.2 per cent demand increase. The total revenue passenger... View more

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport up 9.4pc in November

January 4, 2017

Passenger traffic at the Dubai International Airport registered an increase of 9.4 per cent in November 2016 according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. The airpor... View more

Amman airport passenger traffic up 9pc

December 27, 2016

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman Jordan welcomed 488 215 passengers during November 2016 an increase of 9.1 per cent compared to the same month in 2015. The airport also registered 5 2... View more

Abu Dhabi airport traffic up 4.4pc in Nov

December 26, 2016

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received close to 1.9 million passengers in November representing a 4.4 per cent increase in airport traffic compared with November 2015. Abu Dhabi Airports traff... View more

ME cloud data center traffic to grow 440pc

December 18, 2016

Cloud data center traffic in the Middle East and Africa will grow 4.4-fold by 2020 to reach 451 exabytes per year up from 105 exabytes per year in 2015 growing at a CAGR of 34 per cent a report said. ... View more

RAK expects 52pc rise in passenger traffic

December 7, 2016

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the UAE is set to welcome a record 471 432 passengers this year an increase of 52 per cent against 309 591 passengers in 2015. Aircraft movements including all ... View more

World air cargo traffic to grow at 4.2pc: Boeing

October 29, 2016

Global air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.2 per cent over the next 20 years with 930 new and 1 440 converted freighters needed to meet market demand by 2035 according to a new report r... View more

Dubai passenger traffic tops 7m in September

October 25, 2016

Dubai International Airport s passenger numbers in September has eclipsed the 7-million mark for the sixth time in nine months. According to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai A... View more

Dubai passenger traffic on the rise

February 1, 2016

Dubai International Airport welcomed more than 6 million passengers during November last year registering a year-on-year increase of 8.1 per cent compared to 5.5 million passengers recorded for the sa... View more

Low water levels hit oil barge traffic

November 2, 2015

While the world grapples with overflowing oil Europe is struggling to refill its inland tanks as a result of a decidedly old world problem that could torpedo any recovery in oil prices lack of rain. S... View more

Greece gets more UAE traffic

April 1, 2015

Rollerdeck Associates and Amuse in association with Emirates Airlines and Marketing Greece showcased the second Annual Greek Deluxe Travel Roadshow in Dubai recently. Tour operators travel agents and ... View more

Virtual reality hits air traffic training

June 24, 2014

NATS the global leader in air traffic management solutions has announced the adoption of new technology into its training facilities that have helped develop a new low-cost and flexible training conce... View more

Mobile data traffic grows exponentially

April 24, 2014

THE Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Travel Technology Theatre returns once again this year as the region s young tech-savvy generation and worldwide developments in the digital travel field open up new ar... View more

Passenger traffic up at QAIA

March 17, 2013

Passenger traffic at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman reached 475 069 in January this year a 2.6 per cent increase over the same period last year. Aircraft movement rose by over th... View more

Air Arabia sets new passenger traffic record in July

July 24, 2012

Air Arabia flew a record number of passengers in July as almost half a million escaped the summer heat to fly to one of the airline s destinations. Statistics show that the airline carried a total of ... View more

RAK International Airport collaborates with Global Aerospace Logistics on Air Traffic Services

July 24, 2012

RAK International Airport and Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) a leading provider of professional aerospace services have joined forces to develop a number of comprehensive Air Traffic Services (ATS) ... View more

Al Bateen reports increase in traffic

February 28, 2011

AL BATEEN Executive Airport which is operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has reported a 36 per cent increase in commercial aviation movements in 2010 compared to the previous year. General m... View more

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures

April 29, 2010

Cathay Pacific Airways which will be participating at this year s BITE (Bahrain International Travel Expo) has released combined Cathay Pacific and Dragonair traffic figures for March 2010 which show ... View more

Abu Dhabi Airport handles record passenger traffic in 2008

February 1, 2009

ABU Dhabi International Airport handled a record 9.02 million passengers during 2008 according to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). The aircraft movements at the international airport saw a similar 1... View more

Air Arabia witnessing sustained growth in passenger traffic

December 31, 2008

Air Arabia founder and CEO ADEL ALI speaks about the Sharjah based low cost carrier s past year and its future. How has 2008 fared? This year has been another milestone one for Air Arabia: the company... View more

Airport traffic soars to record high

October 28, 2008

A RECORD nine million passengers will pass through Bahrain International Airport by the end of this year and passenger traffic through the international award winning airport is soaring by an average ... View more

Passenger traffic at Dubai International reaches 18.4m

August 26, 2008

Dubai International handled a record 18.46 million passengers in the first half of 2008 registering a growth of 13.80 per cent over the first half of 2007. The airport handled an average of three mill... View more

Passenger traffic growth set to slow, reports IATA

February 25, 2008

CARRIERS in the Middle East recorded an 18.1 per cent increase in passenger demand so continuing a four year trend of double digit increases according to figures released by the International Air Tran... View more

Passenger traffic forces check-in system upgrade

January 28, 2008

Due to huge rise in passenger traffic last year (three million) at Sharjah International Airport there will be a major upgrade of the check-in systems. Ghanem Al Hajri chairman of Sharjah Aviation Ser... View more

Bahrain airport passenger traffic up

November 1, 2007

Bahrain International Airport is getting busier with more airlines flying in and the existing ones increasing the number of flights. About 40 airlines including charter flights and cargo carriers are ... View more

Jazeera increases Kuwait traffic by 14pc

August 29, 2007

Kuwait - and Dubai-based Jazeera Airways has increased passenger traffic at Kuwait International Airport (KIA) by 14 per cent in the first half of 2007 thereby continuing to fuel the phenomenal growth... View more

Dubai airport traffic up

July 30, 2007

Dubai International Airport has registered strong overall growth in the first half of 2007. Passenger movement increased by 17.94 per cent over the first half of 2006 and cargo recording a healthy 11 ... View more

Yemenia passenger traffic up by 23pc

June 28, 2007

YEMENIA saw its passenger traffic increase 23 per cent last year as the country s tourism industry continued its steady recovery according to a media report. The airline carried 1.6 million passengers... View more

Cathay Pacific sees traffic increase

February 22, 2007

CATHAY Pacific numbers worldwide were up by a substantial 8.4 per cent in 2006 according to an official. The airline carried a total of 16.7 million passengers with a cumulative passenger capacity inc... View more

Sharjah airport traffic up

January 24, 2007

THE year-end summary for 2006 shows tremendous achievements in the commercial sector for the Sharjah International Airport. With the airport expansion well underway the new arrivals areas was the firs... View more

DIA passenger traffic up 18pc

November 28, 2006

DUBAI International Airport (DIA) witnessed a surge in passenger figures in October this year registering a growth of 18.35 per cent over the corresponding period last year. DIA has grown at an averag... View more

Sharjah airport passenger traffic up 37pc

November 28, 2006

SHARJAH International Airport achieved a record growth over the past nine months in the number of passengers traveling from the airport aircraft movements cargo and shipping handling a statement said.... View more

Dubai airport traffic rises to 21 million

October 31, 2006

DUBAI International Airport is set for another record year with passenger throughput of 21.33 million between January and September a growth of more than 15 per cent. The airport handled some 18.52 mi... View more

Munich nets 30pc of GCC traffic

June 3, 2006

DUBAI is a wow market for us exclaimed Ralf Zednik deputy director of sales at the City of Munich s tourist office when I introduce myself. The Arabian Gulf is the strongest upcoming market for us. Te... View more

Record increase in Bahrain airport traffic

February 7, 2005

Bahrain International Airport set records in all areas of its activities last year with an increase of 20 per cent in passenger numbers and 27 per cent in cargo business. The airport which handled 5.2... View more

Dubai airport passenger traffic up 20pc

February 7, 2005

Dubai International Airport (DIA) has witnessed a phenomenal 20.2 per cent growth in passenger movement for the year 2004. A total of 21.7 million passengers passed through the airport last year as co... View more

Passenger traffic up 7pc in Dubai

August 7, 2004

PASSENGER traffic at Dubai International Airport grew 27 per cent in the first half to 10.41 million passengers compared with 8.18 during the same period last year an aviation release said. April witn... View more

Holiday Inn Najran boosts business traffic

April 11, 2004

With over 4 000 years of history and an abundance of nearby natural attractions the sprawling oasis town of Najran on the fringe of the mystical Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia has enormous potential as... View more

Regional traffic picking up

March 6, 2002

BA British Airways (BA) has resumed its normal flight schedule from the Gulf due to the steady recovery of traffic in the region says the airline s commercial manager in Bahrain Jane Bishop. Following... View more

Dubai traffic climbs 10pc

February 12, 2002

Dubai International Airport has recorded strong growth in the year 2001 despite the events of September 11 in the US which hit travel trade worldwide. Dubai s Department of Civil Aviation said a total... View more

Air-India traffic climbs 27pc

November 8, 2001

India s national carrier Air-India says its passenger traffic between Bahrain and India rose 27 per cent in September this year over the same period last year. The airline s country manager in Bahrain... View more



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