Airports

GACA BoD Approves Riyadh Airport Expansion

The expansion plan for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh was approved by the board of directors of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) at a meeting on Monday.  The first phase of the expansion project will boost the airports annual capacity to 25 million passengers. 

Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier, and minister of defense and aviation presided over the meeting.  Prince Sultan said the airport will use advanced technologies, and receive large aircraft.  “The project includes developing the airport commercially.  It will also improve services to passengers and create more jobs for Saudis.”   The BoD meeting also approved establishment of an independent office for investigation of flight accidents, to be supervised by GACA’s board.  The office will be linked directly to the board’s deputy chairman.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
John Hancock Center

John Hancock Center

Chicago, United States

The John Hancock Center is the third tallest building in Chicago at 344m.  It is one of the signature elements of Chicago's skyline, with its tapered design, twin spires, and criss-crossing trusses.  The Hancock Center was designed by architect Bruce Graham of the famous Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architecture firm.  It was built between 1965 and 1970 and houses offices, condomin...

Museu Carmen Miranda

Museu Carmen Miranda

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous during the 1940s and 50s, Brazil’s most famous singer may be forgotten in Hollywood but she is still revered here. The museum has recordings of her singing and photographs of her everywhere but the big attraction is the starlet’s iconic costumes and jewellery. Address: Facing Av Rui Barbosa 560, Flamengo Tel: 2551 2597 Opening Times: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5pm Saturday and...

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai, China

This fantastic aquarium showcases underwater creatures from around the globe- sharks, jelly fish, sea lions, dolphins, otters and different varieties of fish are all on exhibit here. The observation tunnel is brilliant and all that separates the visitor from these fantastic sea creatures is glass.   Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 6 P.M Admission: Y 110 [Adults]; lower rates for children depe...

Sindbad Amusement Park

Sindbad Amusement Park

Karachi, Pakistan

One of the earliest modern amusement parks in Karachi, smaller than Aladdin, but definitely more fun. The rides are much more exciting and breathtaking. With fast-moving roller coasters and crazily spinning carousels, this park is sure to rock you. The Log Slide, which is a kind of roller coaster with a seat for two or three people and ending in a large splash of water, soaking you to the innermos...