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Munich Airport celebrates milestone birthday

30 years ago, on the night of May 17, 1992, Munich Airport moved to its current location about 30 kilometers northeast of Munich. Since then, Munich Airport has handled around 850 million passengers and almost six million tons of air freight on a total of nearly ten million flights to and from Munic...

SWISS & SBB intensify their strategic partnership: Munich-Zurich Airport to be the first international ‘SWISS Air Rail’ route

The ‘Airtrain’ is going international: SWISS is expanding its collaboration with SBB Swiss Federal Railways on its intermodal transport service, which will in future be known as ‘SWISS Air Rail’. From July 2022 onwards, SWISS customers can take advantage of the first-ever int...

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Air Corsica and CCI of Corsica announce the resume of Corsica-London flights

This Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Calvi Sainte Catherine airport, Luc BERENI, Chairman of the Air Corsica Management Board and Pierre NEGRETTI, Chairman of the Balagne Commission of the CCI of Corsica, accompanied by elected officials from the CCI and representatives of the Calvi Tourist Office, gathered to celebrate the resumption of flights between Calvi and the United Kingdom. Air Corsica had ope...

Aviation and tourism implications for the Caribbean

by Professor Gavin Eccles Aviation and Tourism are often referred to as being, ‘two-sides-of-the-same-coin’, meaning that they may differ in their vision, but one is not without the other.  Back in 2019, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, there were roughly 1.4 billion tourists, of which, around half travelled by aviation.  Without good c...

Riga Airport has handled more than 1.1 Million passengers this year

Operational data on the Airport performance show that this April, more than 419 thousand passengers used Riga Airport; in turn, in the first four months of the year the Airport has served more than 1.1 million passengers.  "The increase in the number of passengers in April is related to both new and renewed routes from Riga at the beginning of the summer season, as well as a higher fl...

Air Mobility Initiative lays the foundations for electric air transport of the future

To advance the development of regional and Urban Air Mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities and organizations are joining forces to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Munich Airport International, Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Dr...

VINCI Airports delivers new phase of works at Belgrade airport

VINCI Airports is delivering a new phase of modernization works at Belgrade airport, that aim to increase the airport’s efficiency and environmental performance, in accordance with its commitment towards its Grantor, the Serbian public authorities. The airport’s new pier (Pier C) is now open to service. With a surface area of 13.600m2, it provides 13 additional boarding gates, thus...

New General Aviation Terminal opened at Tirana Airport

A brand new General Aviation Terminal has been opened at Tirana Mother Teresa Airport (TIA/LATI) in Albania. The GAT is officially called “Private Terminal & Exclusive Club” and offers an exclusive lounge, VIP meeting room, cigar room, shopping area and waiting area. The use of the GAT is optional, passengers and crew can also pass through the Main Terminal. Tiran...

Bournemouth Airport launches official cargo operation, Cargo First

Bournemouth Airport is cementing itself as the fastest developing cargo airport in the UK, and the one of the country’s newest trade links, with the official launch of its dedicated cargo handling service, Cargo First.  From a standing start with almost no cargo in April 2020, Bournemouth Airport will see 20,000 tonnes of throughput by the end of March 2022, which makes it the fastes...

Riga Airport continues to develops digital services

Continuing the development of Riga Airport's digital services, in April the new Airport e-shop was launched, offering quick, convenient, and cost-effective purchase of services such as parking, RIX Fast Track security check and visit to the Primeclass Business Lounge. The new e-shop is available on the Airport's website (www.riga-airport.com), and its biggest advan...

Lufthansa, Fraport and Munich Airport call for effective and fair EU climate policy

In its climate protection package, Fit for 55, the European Commission proposes three measures for aviation: introducing a kerosene tax, tightening emissions trading, and introducing an increasing blending mandate for sustainable aviation fuels. By 2050, aviation is to be CO2-neutral. Lufthansa Group, Fraport and Munich Airport all support the EU’s ambitious climate protect...

A dedicated helicopter facility at London Oxford Airport by Volare Aviation

Volare Aviation has formally opened a dedicated helicopter maintenance, management and refurbishment facility in Hangar 14, Bay 2, at its London Oxford Airport home. Up to 12 twin-engined executive helicopters can be worked on simultaneously in the 16,000 sq ft space.  The business offers expertise in interior and exterior work on pre-owned Leonardo, Airbus and Sikorsky models - fro...

85 years of More Than Just Travel Dreams fulfilled by Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague celebrates its 85th birthday with a special programme for the public. Its rich history, which includes hundreds of thousands of landings, tens of millions of handled passengers, and historical twists and turns, will be reminisced through an interactive exhibition, special airport tours, and podcasts with period witnesses and the current chairman of the board, Jiř...

Aeroplex Group Partners introduces unleaded aviation fuel at Santa Monica Airport

Aeroplex Group Partners announced the successful transition to unleaded aviation gasoline, Swift UL94, at Santa Monica Airport’s (SMO) self-service fuel station. In support of the national effort to reduce lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft, the City of Santa Monica-owned airport is the first in the region to offer a viable fuel replacement option for 100LL aviation gasolin...

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Munich Airport celebrates milestone birthday

30 years ago, on the night of May 17, 1992, Munich Airport moved to its current location about 30 kilometers northeast of Munich. Since then, Munich Airport has handled around 850 million passengers a...