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More than 63 percent of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just eight percent of these passengers leaving the airport to explore the emirate, according to the latest Colliers International data published by Reed Travel Exhibitions ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre between April 28 – May 01.

Dubai Airports announced plans to elevate the airport customer experience as it unveiled a new brand for Dubai International (DXB) that signifies Dubai Airports’ transition from airport operator to a consumer led company, committed to making the world’s busiest international airport, the world’s best.

Delta Air Lines, in partnership with the US Customs and Border Protection, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the US at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta.

IN LIGHT OF THE ACCELERATED TRAFFIC GROWTH PREDICTED FOR MENA AIRPORTS IN THE COMING YEARS, HUBS IN THE REGION ARE INVESTING TO FURTHER IMPROVE SAFETY AND SECURITY WITHOUT IMPOSING UNNECESSARY BURDENS ON TRAVELLERS.

As revealed by Airports Council International, passenger traffic across the Middle East airports for January, boosted by holiday travels, grew 9.3 percent in January, compared to the same period in 2016.

Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, US and Brexit influences, the UAE is set to lead the Middle East passenger growth for the year, with an annual increase of more than 6.3 percent according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Dubai International was the world’s busiest gateway in terms of global figures in 2015, with 77.5 million international passengers, a year-on-year boost of 10.7 percent, as shown in data released by Airports Council International.

TAV Operation Services, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, has won a bid to operate a private passenger lounge at Muscat’s new terminal building for the next 10 years under its Primeclass brand.

The 11th Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly adopted three main resolutions.

Passenger traffic in the Middle East rose 6.9 percent in October 2015, outpacing the growth in Asia Pacific that averaged at 6.7 percent.