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Dubai maintains rank as world's busiest international airport

The Japan Times

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No. 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017.


Dubai Airport ranked as world's busiest international air hub

FOX News

Whether you're a frequent flier or have only flown on a passenger aircraft once in your life, here are five things to know about passenger planes. Reps for Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed over 89 million passengers in 2018, retaining its crown as the world's busiest air hub for international travel for the fifth year running. People are walking on both levels. A grand total of 89,149,387 people used the airport last year, as per Dubai media outlet Gulf News, up from 88.2 million the year prior. According to the outlet, major source market countries with registered passengers include India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, China, the U.S. and Russia.


New low-priced bus service links Narita International Airport and Tokyo

The Japan Times

The service, taking about 90 minutes, will be operated 43 times a day. It is the first low-cost bus route connecting the airport in Chiba Prefecture and a station on the southern section of the Yamanote Line. Low-priced bus services linking the airport and central Tokyo for about ¥1,000 appeared in 2012 in response to the launch of Japanese budget air carriers. But most such services depart and arrive at Tokyo Station or Ginza Station and were not convenient for all users, depending on their place of residence. The route is expected to improve access to the airport from Tokyo's waterfront area and Kanagawa Prefecture with four rail lines -- the Yamanote Line, the Shonan-Shinjuku Line, the Saikyo Line and the Rinkai Line -- using Osaki Station.


TSA fingerprint scanning might be on its way to an airport near you

Mashable

The TSA wants to replace paperwork with fingerprints. The security agency will begin scanning the fingerprints of volunteer TSA pre-check passengers this week at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Denver International Airport, according to a news release. The idea is to make airport lines more efficient by replacing boarding passes and IDs with a quick fingerprint scan. The scan matches fingerprints to a database of fingerprints that passengers gave the TSA when they applied to the pre-check program. We hope you're as excited as #ThisGuy about innovative screening technology!


The Latest: More Snow Nixes Flights at Chicago Airports

U.S. News

The Chicago Department of Aviation says about 215 flights in and out of O'Hare International Airport were cancelled Sunday. Nearly 245 flights were cancelled at Midway International Airport. That is significantly fewer than the roughly 1,300 cancellations at the airports on Friday.