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Shanghai-Moscow Flight Returns Due to Medical Emergency

China Eastern Airlines (MU) flight MU591 from Shanghai to Moscow returned to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) after reaching Mongolia's airspace today due to a passenger onboard suffered illness, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Moscow-bo...

China Names and Shames 4 Tourists over Thai Airport Incident

Chinese authorities have named and shamed four travelers over an incident at Bangkok's airport in which they vented their frustration by belting out the Chinese national anthem. The four were part of a group of Chinese tourists whose flight home had been delayed by eight hours until...


EasyJet to Halt Moscow Flights on Slumping Demand

EasyJet Plc will halt flights between London and Moscow as ticket sales are hurt by the combination of a slowing Russian economy and stricter visa-approval procedures. EasyJet will suspend operations on March 21, while continuing to monitor the situation with a view to resuming the service should demand pick up, the Luton, England-based company said in a statement Friday. Europe's No. 2...

AECOM wins contract to design world's largest new airport

Global, integrated infrastructure services company AECOM has secured a contract to design a new airport in Istanbul that will be the world's largest new airport in terms of annual passenger capacity. Istanbul New Airport will have a planned annual capacity of 150 million passengers. AECOM will design all the airside works for the project, including the three initial runways, taxiways...

TAV have constructed the world's best airport

TAV Construction receives award for world's best airport project for the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport Project. TAV has been awarded at the 3rd Global Construction Summit organized by ENR, for the privatisation of Madinah Airport, which has been announced as the world’s best airport.   Madinah Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Airport is also the first Leadership in Ene...

Mozambique to restrict int'l air access to three airports

The Mozambican state-run airports and aeronautical infrastructure management firm Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM) is planning to reduce the number of the country's international gateways from the current eight, to just three. Speaking in the capital, Maputo, the chairman of ADM, Emanuel Chaves, said the move would ensure maximum use is made of the newly refurbished airports of Ma...

Beijing Capital Airport Signs Sistership Agreement with Montreal Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) now has a sister airport in Montreal, Canada. Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited (BCIA) said Friday that PEK signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Montreal Airport on establishing sister airport partnership at the Beijing Global Sister Airport President Forum. Montreal Airport said PEK is the first sister airp...

Shenzhen Airport Passenger Traffic Up 9% in August

Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport (SZX) registered a year-on-year growth of 9.3 percent in passenger volume in August 2015, the airport said on Wednesday. The number of passengers traveling through the airport amounted to 3.57 million in the past month, rising 9.3 percent from the same period a year earlier. Cargo traffic grew 1.1 percent to 84,200 tonnes. Aircraft takeoffs...

Beijing Capital Airport to Open 4th Runway in 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is set to open its under-construction 4th runway in 2018 after its completion at the end of 2017, said Shi Boli, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd. (BCIA) at the fourth Beijing Global Friend Airport CEO Forum on Sep. 10. The fourth runway, designed as a short auxiliary runway for the east runway, will be mainl...

Loong Air Receives Its 9th A320 Airliner

Zhejiang Loong Airlines (GJ) took delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 airliner at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) on September 10, which is the Hangzhou-based carrier's ninth A320 aircraft. Equipped with sharklets and CFM-56 engines, the newly-received A320 aircraft -- Registration B-8146 -- is configured with 174 all economy seats (including prem...

Etihad Airways introduces new baggage policy

Etihad Airways will introduce sweeping new baggage policy enhancements in conjunction with the launch of its new Fare Choices tariff structure, effective for tickets issued on or after 14 September 2015, providing more choice and clarity to its guests.   The new policy has been introduced to respond to individual customer needs with greater flexibility and to more closely align Etihad Air...

Emirates upgrades aircraft for St Petersburg route

Emirates is reinforcing its commitment to Russia by announcing the upgrade of the aircraft servicing the St Petersburg route to a Boeing 777-300ER, increasing capacity and offering an enhanced onboard experience. Six weekly EK175/176 flights, from Dubai to St Petersburg, will be operated with an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER from 25 October 2015, instead of an Airbus 330-200. The up-gauge will be a...

Etihad to introduce new baggage policy for passengers

Etihad Airways will introduce a new baggage policy, where the majority of routes will move to piece concept allowance, and excess charges will be cut. The policy will work alongside the new Fare Choices tarrif structure, and will be effective as of next week.   It will provide guests with greater choice and flexibility based on their Fare Choice, route and Etihad Guest membership sta...

Beijing Capital Airport Handles 44 Million Passengers in H1

As many as 44.07 million people traveled through Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in the first half of this year, according to the statistics released by the company on Wednesday. During the first six months of 2015, PEK handled 291,000 aircraft movements, up 2.58% year on year. Passenger numbers increased 5.99% to 44.07 million compared with the same period last year, in w...

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Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

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