In the United Arab Emirates the group handled 3.6 million TEU, down 5.9 percent from a year earlier.
Gross container volumes were up 2.4% for DP World in Q1, but in the UAE cargo handled dropped by 5.9% to 3.6m TEU.
Qatar Airways has increased its investment in AIG (the owners of British Airways) despite lacklustre performance from IAG Cargo during the first quarter.
Emirates has placed an order with manufacturer Airbus for an additional two new A380 aircraft, to be delivered in the last quarter of 2017.
A Dubai-bound Qantas flight, carrying 410 passengers, was diverted three hours into the flight following engineering issues on one of the aircrafts engines.
A Chicago-bound Etihad Airways flight made an emergency diversion to Moscow airport following the death of one of its passengers.
The hijacker of yesterday’s Egyptair flight MS181 used a fake suicide belt to take control of the aircraft, forcing it to divert to Cyprus.
Ukraine's Security Service detained a Russian citizen at Kyiv airport after he threatened to blow up a flydubai plane, which had departed from Dubai.
Flights from the UAE to Brussels remained suspended Wednesday following devastating terror attacks on the Belgian capital yesterday.
Horizon Terminals is set to begin construction of an underground 16-km-long jet fuel pipeline linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with DWC.
All 62 people aboard a flydubai flight from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when the plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Emirates Group, is leading the team assigned for the flydubai plane crash.
All flights at Abu Dhabi International have been suspended until further notice due to severe weather conditions.
Heathrow Airport was on lockdown Saturday after a man breached the security perimeter and locked himself in the cockpit of a British Airways 747.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot died at the controls of the airliner mid-flight this week, according to local media reports.
Flight operations have commenced at Dubai International Airport's Concourse D, where 70 international airlines are expected to hub.
A plot to hijack a Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines) aircraft has been thwarted by authorities in Manila, according to local media.