Tag: Middle east

Mallaghan partners with CATRION on catering truck deal

Mallaghan partners with CATRION on catering truck deal

Mallaghan has agreed a deal to produce 85 catering trucks over the next four years for the aircraft catering company CATRION. The specialised equipment will be used by CATRION at airports across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of its comprehensive inflight catering strategy, which aims to enh...

Menzies Aviation strengthens female leadership in MEAA

[caption id="attachment_24733" align="alignright" width="266"] Al-Anood Al-Suwaidi[/caption] Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, has strengthened its leadership with the appointment of two senior members of its Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) ...

Middle East airport developments entails US$151 billion in capital expenditure until 2040

After most of the multi-billion-dollar airport construction projects were put on the back burner or temporarily curtailed over the past three years, operators and investors have been racing down the tarmac as the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions are expected to account for 58 per cent of the glo...

Dubai Airports opens regions’s biggest airport solar energy system

Dubai Airports has announced the installation of the Middle East’s largest airport solar energy system, set to save the airport AED 3.3 million (£715,000) per year. The system was installed in collaboration with Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity a...

Ground service worker killed in Kuwait B777 towing accident, report claims

Kuwait Airways has disclosed that a ground handling support worker was killed during a towing accident at the company’s base airport on 6 May, according to a report by FlightGlobal. The publication claims the incident took place at 15.10h as the worker performed the tractor towing of a Kuwait ...

Sheikh Ahmed opens the 19th edition of Airport Show in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum - President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group today officially opened the19th edition of Dubai Airport Show - the world’s largest airport exhibition. The th...

DXB and DWC ‘good to go’ for runway closure

Dubai Airports has confirmed operations teams at both airports are ‘good to go’ for the commencement of the 45-day long refurbishment of the southern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The runway is nearing the end of its design life and requires a complete upgrade to accommodate fu...

Egis wins contract at Riyadh Airport

Egis has been awarded a contract with Riyadh Airports Company for design and project management consultancy services to replace hold baggage screening (HBS) machines in terminal 5 at King Khaled International Airport, Saudi Arabia. For more than five years now, Egis has been supporting developmen...

DNATA launches a ‘cutting-edge’ resource management system in Dubai

Air service provider Dubai National Air Transport Association (DNATA) is continuing to drive innovation in the Middle East aviation industry by launching its new resource management system in Dubai.  The new system, which includes a leading-edge software platform and advanced analytic tools, will ...

Menzies Aviation’s acquisition of Airline Services approved by CMA

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given its approval for Menzies Aviation to acquire Airline Services—a leading aircraft presentation and de-icing specialist. The successful purchase of Airline Services will make Menzies the largest provider of aircraft de-icing services across t...

Kuwait International Airport opens T4

The new Terminal 4 at Kuwait International Airport has reportedly opened and spans 55,000 square metres and can handle 4.5 million passengers per year through its 14 gates. The news was announced by its operator Incheon International Airport Company (IIAC). IIAC was chosen as the operator after i...

Hamad International Airport completes phase one of Smart Airport program

Doha's Hamad International Airport (HIA) has completed the first major phase of its Smart Airport program, which will enable home carrier Qatar Airways to process more than 25 per cent of its passengers using self-service check-in and bag-drop facilities. In partnership with SITA and C.C.M srl, H...

Saudi Ground Services facilitates travel of 372,000 Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Ground Services facilitated the travel of nearly 372,000 passengers making the Hajj pilgrimage this year. According to Arab News, 371,351 pilgrim passengers were helped onto their destinations by the ground handler. The report also states that the middle-eastern ground handler and ground ser...

dnata acquires German travel company

dnata acquires German travel company

Ground handler dnata has acquired German tour operator, Tropo, which provides low-cost travel packages to destinations in Europe and the middle east. Tropo currently offers packages to destinations such as Spain, Greece and Turkey in Europe and Dubai and Egypt in Africa and the middle east. “Thi...

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