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Riga Airport starts operating the new rapid exit taxiway

As of today, 9 September, Riga Airport starts operating the second rapid exit taxiway that has been constructed with the support of the Cohesion Fund (CF). The new rapid exit taxiway was first used early Thursday morning by an aircraft of the national airline airBalticarriving in Riga from T...

Over 170 destinations are being served nonstop again from Munich Airport

Airlines are gradually increasing the number of flights offered at Munich Airport, which had been reduced as a result of the Corona crisis.The number of destinations served regularly from Munich has now risen to over 170. This represents around 80 percent of the destinations that were on the flight...

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Abu Dhabi welcomes all vaccinated travellers lifting quarantine measures starting 5 September 2021

Following the updated international entry guidelines recently announced by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announces Abu Dhabi is set to welcome all fully vaccinated tourists and residents travelling from all countries around the world, as well as unvaccinated visitors fro...

Prague Airport to reinforce passenger checks on arrival

As per the new protective measure implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Prague Airport, the Foreign Police of the Czech Republic and the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic will strengthen the control of the currently valid conditions for entry into the country. Together, the parties thus respond to the gradually increasing traffic at Prague Airport and the possibil...

Air France unveils its new lounge designed by Jouin Manku in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

On 19 August 2021, Air France unveiled its brand new iconic lounge located in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. An invitation to celebrate the best of French-style travel, upon arrival at the airport or during transit. Dedicated to Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members travelling on Air France's short- and medium-haul Schengen network, this lounge...

Ready to connect Munich to Toronto - Air Canada

Following the Government of Canada announcement to reopen international borders on September 7th, Air Canada is pleased today to unveil additional details of its planned Munich (MUC) – Toronto (YYZ) schedule. Seats are available for sale through all booking channels including aircanada.com and via travel agencies. The loosening of restrictions enables foreign nationals who...

Has the pandemic changed the business lounge experience?

As the travel industry slowly recovers after more than a year-and-a-half-long stagnation due to a worldwide pandemic, Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics, operator of two business lounges at Copenhagen airport, and a family member of one the largest aerospace service groups Avia Solutions Group, shares how airport business lounges...

airBaltic first to implement Sustainable Flight Approaches at Riga Airport

As of August 12th, airBaltic became first to fly the new Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR) high-precision flight approaches at Riga Airport with the company’s modern Airbus A220-300 aircraft fleet. These procedures enable more efficient arrival routes and contribute to saving fuel, further cutting CO2and noise emissions. Pauls Cāl...

JetBlue shakes up transatlantic market between New York and London

JetBlue  announced it has officially entered the transatlantic market with new, nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The first customer-carrying JetBlue flight between the U.S. and the U.K. touched down at Heathrow just before 10 o’clock this morning, local time. The highly anticipated milestone – a...

Siemens and SITA team up to deliver next-generation airport experience at new Kansas City airport terminal

Siemens and SITA are providing the Kansas City Aviation Department with future-proof, scalable technologies for the Kansas City International (MCI) Airport’s New Terminal project, dubbed Build KCI. The new 1 million sq ft, 39-gate terminal will include a variety of building automation, fire and life safety systems, and security systems from Siemens as well as IT networks and next-generati...

Etihad Airways ramps up UK passenger flights

Following the United Arab Emirates being added to the UK Amber List, Etihad Airways will resume passenger flights to London and Manchester from 8 August. Unvaccinated guests travelling from the UAE will be required to have a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure and to undergo 10 days home quarantine, as well as follow up Covid-19 tests on day two and day eight. Fully vaccinated guests wh...

Riga Airport passenger numbers continue to grow

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months of this year show that in July, Riga Airport handled half as many passengers as a month before. In July, the Airport served 297.2 thousand passengers, which is almost 140 thousand more than a month before. Consequently, the number of passengers in July has reached 36% of the 2019 indicators. Almost 703 thousand passengers...

Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a c...

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Airbus A350-900 & introduces Premium Economy to Dubai

Following the much-awaited resumption of its Dubai route in May, Cathay Pacific continues to stay true to its brand ethos and is ‘moving beyond’ to offer a series of enhancements. Customers can now experience and travel the popular – Premium Economy cabin on-board the Airbus A350-900. Starting 06 August, 2021, passengers can experience luxury on one of Cathay Pacific’s m...

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Self-service baggage lines are open at Riga Airport

Four self-service baggage drop-off points are now open at Riga Airport, and the national airline airBaltic is the first to offer its passengers the opportunity to use this new Airport servic...