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The increase in demand was nearly evenly matched by a 14.4% growth in capacity, the report found, while load factors for the region stood at 78.6% for the month.
The rate of growth in air …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, March 05 - 2013 @ 10:42
The firm’s Hotstat’s survey, which analyses data across 220 four and five-star properties in the Mena region, found that occupancy rates in Dubai reached an average of 89.6% in January, representing an increase of 4.2 …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 05 - 2013 @ 09:24
Africa’s aviation sector is forecast to soar over the next few years, fuelled by growth in the number of businesses looking to invest in the resource-rich continent and an increase in consumer spending power.
According …Read full article » Middle East: Monday, March 04 - 2013 @ 15:02
Passenger traffic rose 14.6% to 5,559,760 in January 2013, up from 4,852,139 in the same month in 2012, according to the latest figures released by Dubai Airports.
Freight volumes also rebounded in January, surging 8.6% …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, February 27 - 2013 @ 14:31
Set to take place on March 5-9 in Dubai, the region’s largest boat show will showcase over 430 boats, including 19 superyachts, with a total price tag of more than Dhs1bn ($272m).
The event’s organisers …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, February 24 - 2013 @ 16:20
Over the past decade passenger traffic in the Gulf has far outpaced the global average as regional carriers have increasingly garnered a larger share of international traffic. Looking ahead, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, February 19 - 2013 @ 16:37
The Bluewaters Island project, which is being built near Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), will feature a new landmark for Dubai – the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Known as the Dubai Eye, the structure will stand …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Thursday, February 14 - 2013 @ 12:12
The carrier said it posted a net profit of Dhs151.9m ($41.4m) in 2012, as it carried 5.1 million passengers through its rapidly expanding network.
The airline also reported revenue of Dhs2.7bn at an announcement led by …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, February 13 - 2013 @ 12:38
Based on SITA’s recent surveys of airlines, airports and passengers worldwide, by 2015 the top two sales channels used to purchase airline tickets will be the web and mobile phones. Additionally, 90% of airlines will …Read full article » Middle East: Tuesday, February 12 - 2013 @ 14:22
After turning its first profit in 2011, the eight-year old carrier has reported that its net profit tripled in 2012 to $42m compared with $14m in the previous year.
The airline said its …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Monday, February 04 - 2013 @ 11:59