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Ending 2016 on a positive note, Emirates denoted a consecutive year of growth underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focussed product investments.

Abu Dhabi International Airport received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, 2016, representing a 4.4 percent increase in airport traffic compared with the same period in 2015.

Airport Council International reported rising passenger traffic in the Middle East representing a 3.8 growth for the month of October, 2016.

Gulf Air is set to inaugurate a new route to Georgia with direct flights to and from the capital city of Tbilisi which will come into effect in June, offering three weekly flights via Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.

John Keells Computer Services (JKCS) has implemented its departure control system Evinta at Fujairah International Airport, enabling more efficient passenger processing.

Sharjah International Airport registered a 10 percent year-on-year increase in passengers, handling 11 million passengers from January to December 2016.

Airports Council International (ACI) has revealed that in 2016, the air transport industry saw a growth in both passenger and cargo traffic, despite global challenges.Overall, passenger traffic rose 5.5 percent, with international traffic up 6.5 percent year-on-year, compared to a 4.9 percent jump in domestic travel.

Airports across the Middle East are driving investment in airport technology with a view to enhance security, to support the expected 4.8 percent annual growth in passenger numbers over the next 20 years.

Airports Council International (ACI) released a new policy brief, at ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium of the ACI 9th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, held in London on March 20 – 22.

Airports Council International has recently released Airport Key Performance Indicators for the 2015 financial year confirming six percent year-on-year growth of the industry's global revenue, reaching the figure of USD151.8 billion, despite the persistent economic uncertainty across the world's markets.