The plan for the UAE's fourth international airport was approved by the emirate's ruler, His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, earlier this month. The new hub will serve one million passengers a year, handling a minimum of 400,000 tonnes of cargo, which will account for 70% of airport services, an official told Gulf News.
New Delhi, May 11: Two crucial meetings related to the civil aviation sector will take place in New Delhi on Monday. The more crucial of the two meetings will be the one between civil aviation secretary Ashok Chawla, accompanied by senior ministry officials, and representatives of the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), the developers of the new Bangalore greenfield airport.
The Air Transport Association today said the number of air passengers traveling this summer on U.S. carriers would decline by 1 percent from the peak witnessed last summer, according to its forecast for air travel between June 1 and Aug. 31.
UK business travel agents have been less affected by the current credit squeeze than their leisure counterparts, according to an online poll by GDS provider Amadeus.