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PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan (BOS airport) in April 2018. Two more transatlantic routes from the new bases will be announced by t...

Vilnius Airport is closed for runway reconstruction, Kaunas has become Lithuania`s capital of aviation

A significant increase in the number of staff, additional parking places and temporary terminals. This is how Kaunas has prepared for becoming the temporary capital of Lithuania`s aviation when, from July 14 to August 17 11:59 p.m., Vilnius Airport runway will be under reconstruction. For 35 sum...

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In June Heydar Aliyev International Airport achieved highest growth rate in passenger traffic

In January-June 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.69 million passengers, which is 31 percent more than the same period of last year. Only in June 322,000 passengers were served, it is the highest figure for the first time since 2014 on the total number of passengers and since 2012 - on growth indicator. During the first half of this year Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 960,0...

5 amazing airports to be in when your flight gets disrupted

It is certainly no join to hear that your flight just got delayed or cancelled. In EU only, every tenth traveller has experienced flight disruptions that amount to €3 billion debt that airlines owe to the passengers. However, according to SKYCOP, the day might be just a tad brighter if you were left stranded at one of the 5 most impressive airports across the globe. On a list summoned by...

Lufthansa and Fraport sign agreement on cost savings and further growth

Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Fraport AG have signed a first agreement on short-term cost savings. The partners are thus creating the right conditions for the further growth of Lufthansa at Frankfurt Airport. The agreement will also provide the basis for further discussions regarding a medium and long-term partnership. In the future, Lufthansa and Fraport are planning to work together consistently...

The Emirates A380 Touches Down in Nice

Emirates operated its inaugural A380 service to Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, marking the introduction of the iconic double-decker on the route. Passengers on today’s flight represented travellers from countries across Africa, Australasia, the Middle East and South Asia. Replacing the existing Boeing 777-300ER used on this route, the A380 will serve the strong customer dem...

Hangar construction work underway at London Biggin Hill Airport

Steel construction company REIDsteel has won a new contract to build a 2.2million pound hangar under ambitious expansion plans at London Biggin Hill Airport. The Dorset-based firm will build the 60,000 sq ft structure to provide parking for up to 11 executive business jets together with 10,000 sq ft of office space over three storeys. It will supply and erect the entire structure including...

Cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix delivered to Baku

Delivery of cargoes for holding Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  to Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku started. More than 600 tons of cargo, including racing cars and equipment needed for their maintenance and organization of the competition, arrived by six flights from Montreal. Two more flights will be operated this week. Flights are operated by cargo airlines Silk Way Ai...

London Biggin Hill extended opening hours welcomed by business aviation community

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is reporting a significant increase in movements at the airport following the introduction of extended opening hours on May 1. The latest 'Business Aviation INSIGHT' report from WingX Advance shows that since the new operating hours came into effect, the airport has seen an 21% increase in busin...

May Marked a Historic Record of Passenger Traffic in Lithuanian Airports

May 2017 became symbolic in the history of Lithuanian aviation because Lithuanian Airports handled more than half a million passengers, i.e. 13.3% more than during the same period last year, and achieved the best result in the history of Lithuanian aviation. Until now, the record month in terms of the number of passengers was August 2016 when 481,000 passengers, that is, 6% fewer than in May 2017,...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport significantly increased passenger traffic

During January-May 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.37 million passengers, which is 34 percent more than the same period of last year. Only in May 315,000 passengers were served. The BAKU 2017 – 4th Islamic Solidarity Games held in Azerbaijan also affected the significant increase of passenger traffic last month. All civil aviation structures of Azerbaijan provided high-...

Consolidation of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC assets completed

May 31, 2017 witnessed the virtual completion of the second stage of the consolidation of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC assets: the reorganization took place in the form of the merger of Sheremetyevo Airport JSC with Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC (based on the respective resolutions of the general shareholders’ meetings of&n...

Infrastructure must keep pace with additions to India’s aircraft fleet

India is set to become the third-largest buyer of planes in the world, which could push its airlines into larger losses, an aviation consultancy has said. The number of aircraft on order by Indian carriers is expected to soon exceed 1,000 and only the United States and China have more orders on their books, research by Capa India, an aviation advisory firm, shows. "Low-cost carriers acc...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Gothenburg

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on June 1, 2017, relaunched a direct route linking Riga with the second largest city in Sweden – Gothenburg. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Sweden and Baltic States, as well as complements already exiting route from Riga to Stockholm, Arlanda airport. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are...

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Vilnius Airport is closed for runway reconstruction, Kaunas has become Lithuania`s capital of aviation

A significant increase in the number of staff, additional parking places and temporary terminals. This is how Kaunas has prepared for becoming the temporary capital of Lithuania`s aviation when, f...

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PRIMERA AIR announces three new bases in Europe to serve North American destinations

Primera Air announces the opening of 3 new bases in Europe: London (Stansted, STN), Paris (Charles de Gaulle, CDG) and Birmingham (BHX) for starting flights to New York (EWR airport) and Boston Logan...

Wizz Air Opens 28th Base In Varna

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and Bulgaria’s leading carrier, today celebrates the major milestone of opening its 28 base in Varna, Bulgaria. The airline h...