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Turkish Airlines to fly to Duban, South Africa

Turkish Airlines will be launching its third South African route between Durban and Istanbul before 15 November this year. Flights to the destination will take-off four times a week via Johannesburg with plans to implement a daily flight in the near future, the airline announced on Monday, 21 Sep...

Shandong Airlines to Launch First Indian Service by Year End

It's learned from Shandong Airlines the first service linking Shandong Province with India is expected to be launched within this year, increasing the Jinan-based carrier's international and regional routes to 17 and expanding its outbound travel market. Shandong Airlines curren...


Transavia discussing Munich base plans with pilots

Transavia Airlines (HV, Amsterdam) is in discussions with its unions about proposed plans to open a new base in Munich. According to a news report by La Tribune, the Air France-KLM low-cost subsidiary and pilot union VNV could reach agreement on a deal by the end of the month that would allow four or five B737-800s to be based in the Bavarian capital from 2016. According to...

Immigration Staff Again on Strike at Australian Airports

Immigration and border force workers went on strike at Australian airports on Monday, creating chaos for thousands of international travelers and airlines. A dispute over pay and conditions between staff and the federal government has stretched back more than a year, but has now become more serious. The staff union has hit at the peak school holidays period, and for the next 1...

Sydney Airport passenger numbers up in August

Sydney Airport has reported a 1.7 per cent increase in passenger numbers for August, led by healthy growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.256 million passengers in August, up 54,000 from the prior corresponding period, Sydney Airport said on Friday. The number of international travellers rose 3.4 per cent to 1.106 million, while domestic passengers were up 0.8 per cent at...

FAA proposes $735,000 fine for Cleveland Airport’s lack of snow and ice removal

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties totaling $735,000 against the City of Cleveland for failing to meet FAA requirements for maintaining a safe airport during winter weather. The FAA alleges that over a 15-month period ending in March 2015, managers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport failed on numerous occasions to keep the airport’s runways...

London-Bound Flight Grounded After Wing Hits Fence in NYC

A London-bound plane about to take off from New York's Kennedy Airport has been grounded after its wing hit a fence. Authorities say the incident happened at 8:30 a.m. Saturday as Virgin Atlantic Flight 26 was being pushed back from the gate by a tug. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there were no injuries. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says the 276 people on board...

Check-in Counters to Be Closed 45 Mins Before Departure at Chengdu Airport

Airlines' check-in counters for all domestic flights will be closed 45 minutes, instead of the current 30 minutes, prior to the scheduled time of departure at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) starting October 25. The latest move is to provide customers with a safer, more punctual and smoother travel experience, said the airport. The adjustment only applies to...

DHL’s expanded Leipzig hub to boost European operations

DHL Express is to invest up to $70 million expanding its European hub at Leipzig Halle Airport so it can handle up to 150,000 shipments per hour by the fourth quarter of 2015. DHL will be doubling warehouse space to 80,000 square metres and will upgrade the conveyer belts to reduce the time it takes for packages to travel around the site from 35 to 10 minutes. The company says when...

Far Eastern slowdown blamed for Frankfurt Airport fall

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes fall by 4.2 per cent in August to 172,055 tonnes because of a slowdown in world trade, particularly in the Far East. Throughout 2015, Frankfurt Airport has only seen year-on-year (YOY) cargo volume increases in February, when it rose by 1.8 per cent to 162,068 tonnes, and in April, when it was up by 0.8 per cent to 173,274 tonnes. The year...

United to resume Newcastle-Newark service

United Airlines has launched its nonstop service between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, will return in summer 2016.  The flights will operate six times weekly during the period May 26, 2016 to September 6, 2016. “As the first airline to offer a scheduled nonstop service to the U.S.A. from North East England, we are excited to return to Newcastle...

Man Accused of Crashing into WACO Airport Gate to Steal Jet

Police in Texas say a man crashed his vehicle through a Waco Regional Airport security gate and tried to steal an executive jet. A police statement says the man crashed through the gate onto the airport tarmac about noon Thursday and approached a parked Lear Jet. The statement says the man was seen removing the tire chocks and trying to enter the aircraft. An off-duty police office...

Hainan Airlines to Launch Beijing-Tel Aviv Service Next Year

Hainan Airlines (HU) will launch a round-trip service between Beijing and Tel Aviv, the second largest city in Israel starting April 28, 2016, building an air channel for political, economic, tourism and cultural exchanges between these two sides. The thrice-weekly service will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Tel Aviv-bound flight HU7957 is scheduled to take off fr...

Berlin Tegel: Still Open After All These Years

Built in the 1970s, Berlin's Tegel airport should have closed years ago, but embarrassing delays to the city's new airport have forced its owners to resort to stop-gap measures to keep it going. Originally meant to serve around 6 million passengers when the main terminal building opened in 1974, Tegel now handles over 20 million a year, and the only way it can take more is if airlines u...

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10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

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