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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: flydubai places $27 billion order with Boeing for 225 737 MAX planes

Boeing and flydubai have signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $ 27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai’s hometown, the agreement includes a commitment for ...

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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: Indigo signs $49.5bn deal with Airbus in largest ever order

Indigo Partners’ has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 430 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus. The deal is Airbus’ largest ever single plane order. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico), and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements. The 430-aircraft commitment, comprised of ...

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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: Emirates places $15bn Dreamliner order with Boeing

Boeing and Emirates have announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $ 15.1 billion at current list prices. Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X in 2020. In selecting the 787-10, Emirates complements ...

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News: Dubai maintains momentum in visitor arrival growth

Dubai has maintained its strong performance through 2017 and is on track for another record year in terms of tourist volumes. According to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, a total of 11.58 million international overnight visitors arrived in Dubai during the first nine months of 2017. This reflects a 7.5 per cent increase ...

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Speaking to Breaking Travel News in London earlier this year, Dubai Tourism chief executive, Issam Kazim, explained that the emirate was seeking to diversify its tourism offering. While not rejecting the luxury hospitality roots that have made the emirate a byword for sophisticated travel over the last decade, Kazim detailed how the destination would seek to offer more to families ...

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News: Dubai International welcomes 7.2m passengers in September

Passenger traffic at Dubai International reached 7.2 million in September, according to a traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. The world’s number one airport for international passenger traffic welcomed 7,215,182 passengers in September compared to 7,094,738 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 1.7 per cent. The softening of the growth was mainly due to ...

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in Dubai for Middle East Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards, the hospitality industry’s leading awards programme, has landed in Dubai, as the finishing touches are put together in preparation of the Middle East Gala Ceremony. The highly anticipated event will take place at the Armani Dubai this Sunday, October 29th, with hospitality leaders from across the region confirmed to attend. Graham Cooke, World Travel Awards president, said: ...

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Dubai Airport to DITCH security checks and replace them with aquarium full of FISH

The pioneering airport is throwing security checks out the window, in favour of fish.  Dubai International will install an aquarium filled with virtual fish that can scan passengers’ faces as they walk through the tunnel underneath.  The tunnel is on track to be opened by next summer and will replace the traditional security counters travellers use now.  Biometric data will ...

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