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Sustainable aviation takes flight in Latvia

On 27th May 2024 a Letter of Intent was signed between EVIA-AERO GmbH, a Bremen-based aviation company, and owners of SIA “Sky Port”, Jurmala Airport, to start the journey towards sustainable aviation. EVIA-AERO, in partnership with Jurmala Airport, plans to transform it into t...

RIX Riga Airport profit in 2023 – EUR 1.6 million

Company' audited annual report for 2023 shows that last year, RIX Riga Airport worked with a significant increase in turnover, the number of passengers served and the number of flights, and closed the financial year with a profit of EUR 1.6 million. The company's net turnover in 2023...

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London Oxford Airport introduces sustainable aviation fuel, welcomes new tenants, progresses with R&D technology park

London Oxford Airport is enjoying a significant year.  This month it introduced sustainable aviation fuel through fuel provider World Fuel Services.  New tenant OXCCU, a spin-out from Oxford University, is readying its synthetic aviation fuel facility to open in August, anticipating an anticipated 50% lower capital cost versus other e-fuel production methods.  It...

Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft founded 100 years ago

Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft was founded 100 years ago on 19 May 1924. It initially operated Tempelhof Airport and subsequently Tegel Airport up until they were closed. BFG was lastly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and merged with FBB in 2021. To mark its 100th anniversary, FBB is commemorating the former operator of Berlin’s THF and TXL airp...

Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP aiming to strengthen operations at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Eve Air Mobility and Groupe ADP signed a MoU which focuses on innovation and sustainable development, aiming to prepare the future of low-carbon aviation in and around the Airport of Paris-Le-Bourget, strengthening Embraer's operations and its facility at Paris-Le Bourget airport. This MoU covers the creation of new capabilities to enhance Embraer aircraft maintenance...

Groupe ADP increases its support for the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels by investing in LanzaJet

After being the first airport operator in Europe to offer a permanent dual SAF offer at Paris-Le Bourget airport and then being the first airport industry player to invest in an investment fund dedicated to SAF development (United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight FundSM 3), the Groupe ADP is continuing its initiatives by investing in LanzaJet to enhance the production and deployment...

Riga Airport handled more than Half a Million passengers in April

RIX Riga Airport served 547.2 thousand passengers this April, which is the first month of the summer flight schedule; 1.9 million passengers have used Riga Airport for their trips since the beginning of the year. Compared to April 2023, the number of direct passengers at Riga Airport has increased by three percent and has returned to the pre-pandemic level, even slightly exceeding it. The gro...

Lufthansa Cargo to provide regular cargo connections with RIX Riga Airport

Lufthansa Cargo has started regular cargo flights to RIX Riga Airport, which thus becomes the first Baltic airport to have a regular direct cargo connection provided by Lufthansa Cargo. The opening of regular cargo flights will allow Latvian manufacturers to plan ahead and reach new markets faster in the Lufthansa Cargo network; local entrepreneurs in turn will have an opp...

China Eastern to inaugurate direct Shanghai-Marseille flight on July 2

China Eastern Airlines announced it will officially launch a new direct flight between Shanghai and Marseille, France on July 2 this year. The new Shanghai-Marseille service will be operated by Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines, with three round-trip flights per week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The flight numbers are...

EVIA AERO and BANAT AIRPORT CARANSEBES develop sustainable aviation together

Another milestone has been reached on the road to sustainable aviation. EVIA AERO and Romanian Banat Airport Caransebes have signed a MoU for the joint development of energy systems for sustainable aviation. The aim is to create the necessary infrastructure at the airport for sustainable and therefore future-proof aviation with electric and hydrogen aircraft. This will start with the construc...

SITA unveils latest evolution in total airport management

SITA launched its trailblazing airport management tool, the SITA Airport Operations Total Optimizer, during Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. Total Optimizer harnesses AI and the principles of Total Airport Management to optimize holistically across a variety of airport functions. Over the past decade, airports have managed to optimize...

Universal Air releases its summer schedule with four new routes

Universal Air announced its summer schedule with the launch of four additional new routes from its base in Malta, to Cagliari in Sardinia, Perugia in Northern Italy, Nice in France, Prague in Czechia and between Cagliari and Prague alongside its current routes to Athens and Corfu in Greece, The Balearic island of Ibiza, Palermo in Sicily, and Pécs in Hungary. Earlier this mon...

Ground-breaking airport hydrogen trial next critical step on journey to achieving zero emission aviation

A ground-breaking airside hydrogen refuelling trial, led by easyJet and supported by several cross-industry partners, has been successfully completed at Bristol Airport – the first airport trial of its kind at a major UK airport. Hydrogen was used to refuel and power ground support equipment – specifically, baggage tractors – servicing easyJet passenger aircraft. Conduc...

Artificial intelligence improves aircraft handling at BER

Berlin Brandenburg became one of the first airports in the world and the first in Germany to have an intelligent, innovative system in operation to optimise handling processes on BER’s apron. The Digital Turnaround system uses live cameras and self-learning, AI-based software to analyse aircraft handling in real time. The system makes recommendations to the operational decision-makers at the...

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Munich Airport presents progress in construction work on the new pier of Terminal 1

The new pier at Terminal 1 of Munich Airport is progressing rapidly: after the exterior façade was completed last year, the interior fit-out is currently making great strides. Construction is s...