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New CEO calls on the Government to set out airports vision to unlock spare capacity

London Stansted’s new CEO, Ken O’Toole, has called on the Government to put in place a national aviation strategy that not only supports airports to grow but ensures the spare capacity available today is used to generate the biggest positive impact for consumers and the economy. Speak...

Norwegian launches the UK’s cheapest direct flights to Denver and Seattle from just £179

Norwegian is expanding its trailblazing long-haul network by launching the UK’s cheapest direct flights to Denver and Seattle from just £179 one way. On 16th September, the airline will commence the only direct service from London Gatwick to Denver and the following day, 17th Septembe...

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London Biggin Hill Airport sees record attendance at ACE’17

Attendance hit a record high at Air Charter Expo (ACE’17), hosted at London Biggin Hill Airport, with over 800 industry professionals enjoying a varied programme of meetings, presentations and talks from more than 80 exhibitors. Presented this year for the first time by BACA The Air Charter Association in partnership with Stansted News Limited, the annual event is the UK’s only conf...

Morocco's business aviation airport project on track

Morocco’s business aviation project is on track to meet its goals of creating a new industry hub in North Africa, according to Zouhair El Aoufir, CEO of Office Nationale des Aeroports (ONDA). Speaking at the MEBAA Conference Morocco today, El Aoufir gave around 100 attendees an exclusive look into the project. “Being an air junction between Europe, Africa, North and South America, N...

Ryanair Announces Additional $300 Million Investment In Frankfurt

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, announced an additional three based aircraft to bring it to a total of 10 ($1billion) at Frankfurt Main airport. The Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule includes 38 (34 new) Frankfurt Main routes and 43 (1 new) Frankfurt Hahn routes which will deliver over 4.7m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s two Frankfurt airports next year. Ryanair’s Frankfurt S18...

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport approaches its next record high

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.7 million passengers, which is 29 percent more than the previous year. It is expected that by the end of 2017 the final passenger count will exceed the last year's figure of 3.5 million passengers, which will be another record high of the airport. During the reporting period, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 1.61 mi...

Air BP renews contract at Albert Picardie Airport

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, continues to strengthen its presence in France with the announcement today that it has renewed its contract to provide fuel operations at Albert Picardie Airport (BYF/LFAQ) for 15 years. The contract which is effective immediately, follows 10 years of successful collaboration between the two companies. The contract renewal rein...

London Biggin Hill welcomes the Piaggio Avanti EVO

London Biggin Hill Airport, the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital, is to welcome Piaggio Aerospace's Avanti EVO for the first time, during a series of showcase events by ConnectJets commencing on September 11th. Gabriella Somerville, CEO of ConnectJets, says: “As the exclusive sales agent for the EVO in the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland and Isle of Man, we are...

airBaltic to Operate Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg Flights Year-Round

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its plans for the winter season that will begin in late October. airBaltic will continue to fly to Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg also during the winter as well as re-introduce popular skiing destinations of Salzburg, Verona and Poprad in the High Tatras Mountains. airBaltic has also significantly improved service for the winter of 2017 by increasing frequen...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport switches to new technological solutions due to increase in passenger traffic

Passenger traffic of Azerbaijan’s main air harbor - Heydar Aliyev International Airport continues to increase steadily every year. Only for the first seven months of this year the Airport served 30 percent more passengers than the same period in 2016. Thus, the Airport achieves its main goal – to become one of the main hubs in the region in the near future. In order to freely scale...

Wizz Air Launched Operations to Pulkovo Saint Petersburg Airport

On 27 August 2017, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe Wizz Air launched scheduled service from Budapest (Hungary) to Saint Petersburg (Russia). The first flight was traditionally greeted at Pulkovo airport with a water cannon salute from the airport firetrucks. “We are delighted to welcome Wizz Air, the first foreign low-cost carr...

Dnata commits to a greener future with its new recycling programme

Dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has ramped up its recycling programme for its fleet of 12,000 units of GSE (Ground Services Equipment) in both of its Dubai hubs (DXB and DWC). Since the launch of the recycling programme this year, over 80 units of GSE have been renewed at the GSE maintenance base, reducing waste generated from GSE by 110 tonnes while passing...

Vilnius Airport reopens after reconstruction

Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction has been successfully completed, as scheduled, on August 17th, 23:59 p.m. The renovated runway was opened yesterday during the official ceremony with invited guests that took place on the same runway. Today, after a break of 35 days, most of the flights are coming back to Vilnius and will operate on their regular schedule.   “We are glad to a...

M3 smart motorway provides faster link to TAG Farnborough Airport

Following three years construction work and a GBP174m investment, the new four-lane M3 smart motorway between Farnborough jJunction 4a) and the M25 interchange (junction 2) has now opened bringing an immediate benefit to clients of TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe's leading business aviation airport. This substantially enhances one of the key trunk roads linking the airport to both central Lond...

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New CEO calls on the Government to set out airports vision to unlock spare capacity

London Stansted’s new CEO, Ken O’Toole, has called on the Government to put in place a national aviation strategy that not only supports airports to grow but ensures the spare capacity ava...

Mont Blanc Hélicoptères settles in Strasbourg – Entzheim

As part of its development in France, the Mont Blanc Helicopters company, based in Annemasse (Haute-Savoie), has opened a base on the Strasbourg-Entzheim airport. Thanks to this strategic impl...