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Qatar to levy airport tax on passengers

Qatar's government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday, according to a circular to travel agents, as the country seeks new revenue streams amid falling oil prices. Every passenger leaving Qatar from Doha'

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Dubai airport welcomes Nepal Airlines

Dubai International Airport, the world’s number one airport for international passengers, welcomed the inaugural flight of Nepal Airlines from Kathmandu on August 19. The airline now offers three direct flights per week from

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Abu Dhabi July passenger traffic up 7.9pc

Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 7.9 per cent increase in passenger figures last month, with 2,267,572 passengers travelling through the airport in July compared to 2,100,929 recorded in the same month last year. Total arrivals a

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Abu Dhabi Airports installs new luggage screening system

Abu Dhabi Airports has installed a new Automated Tray Return System (ATRS) to speed up the process of hand luggage screening at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The new system allows for the processing of more

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Passenger traffic at DWC surges 95pc in H1

Passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC) continued the upward trend in the first half of the year surging more than 95 per cent from H1 2015, according to a new report. Acording to the traffic report

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German minister wants facial recognition systems at airports, train stations

Germany's Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the country last month. Speaking to the Bild am Sonnt

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Search at JFK airport finds no signs of gunfire

A preliminary investigation found no evidence of gunfire in a terminal at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, despite earlier reports of shots being heard, the airport's operator said. No gun casings

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New sales director for Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Binu S Varghese as the new director of sales to further develop its growing portfolio of international, regional and national accounts. He comes with a wealth of experience within the i

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Dubai passenger traffic hits record 40.5m in H1

Dubai International Airport’s passenger traffic reached a record 40.5 million in the first half of 2016, up 5.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2015. According to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai

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Italy airport reopens after cargo plane slides onto road

A northern Italian airport reopened on Friday hours after being temporarily shut down when a cargo plane exited the runway after landing and slid onto a local road, Italy's civil aviation authority ENAC said. The two-person cr

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