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Kaluga Airport Receives its First International Flight for 20 Years

Kaluga Airport, located approximately 120 miles (190km) from Moscow, Russia has announced it has handled its first international flight in 20 years. The milestone was achieved at 1000 on September 4, 2015, when a Dassault Falcon 7х executive jet arrived from Braunschweig, Germany. On board were re...

Proflight Zambia is to start direct service to Durban

Proflight Zambia has launched a direct flight from Lusaka to Durban, running three times a week starting next week. Durban is ranked as one of South Africa’s most popular cities, with attractions for tourists, an array of shopping opportunities and good schools for those looking to relocate...


World-Class Airport Cluster to Be Formed in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region in 2030

With the operation of a new Beijing airport in 2019, China will build a comprehensive airport cluster comprising of the new Beijing airport, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN), and Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW) in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. "In order to adapt to China's 'One Belt and One Road'...

Hong Kong International Airport to Install 120 New Self Bag Drop Systems

Rockwell Collins is to deploy 120 common use self-service bag drop systems at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA), making it one of the largest self-service bag drop projects in the world. The new technology will allow travellers at one of the world's busiest airports to self-tag their bags, speeding up the departure process for passengers and reducing handling costs for the airport....

Auckland Airport Emergency over Fishy "Chemical Spill"

Fire crews were called to Auckland International Airport for a "chemical spill" that turned out to be leaking fish liquid. The call came at 9.50pm on Thursday, after four baggage handlers came into contact with a mystery liquid. The fire service responded with five trucks and ambulances also attended, after the liquid was discovered in the hold of a Boeing 737. The pla...

Iran to develop Kish into regional aviation hub

The Iranian government is planning to develop Kish into a regional aviation hub Moheb Khodaei, the deputy director for tourism affairs of the Kish Free Trade Zone, has said. Khodaei told Iran's Press TV that plans are afoot to develop the airfield into the country's second largest airport with the imminent construction of a new terminal capable of handling 4.5 million passenge...

New cargo opportunities between Tokyo and Warsaw

Tokyo is a new destination that has just appeared on the map of LOT’s connections. It is of great importance, not only due to its potential to generate passenger traffic. It is also considered one of the key connections when it comes to mail and cargo transport. LOT Cargo has signed a cooperation agreement with JAL Cargo – one of the biggest enterprises of the secto...

Vilnius airport, passenger traffic rises by 10% in August, 2015

Vilnius Airport has served 332 thousand passengers in August 2015 – this is the record of the capital's airport during the entire period of operation since 1932. During the last summer month of the last year, 301 thousand passengers travelled to/from Vilnius Airport by air, this year the number rose by 10%, reports BC airport’s press service. The capital's airport expects to...

Qantas to take Australians to holiday in Bali this summer

Qantas has today announced it will meet increasing demand from Australians travelling to Bali with new seasonal services to operate direct from Sydney. During December this year and January next year, Qantas will operate four services per week, a total of 33 return services, between Sydney and Bali with its B737 aircraft. This adds to Jetstar’s 65 services per week from Australia and will...

FAA Awards $24.5 Million in Environmental Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $24.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to 11 airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) and Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle (ZEV) programs. “These programs are crucial to our efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and...

Istanbul Atatürk wins at Euro Annies 2015 Awards

Istanbul Atatürk Airport has become “The airport with the most new long-haul routes” at Euro Annies 2015 Awards. Gazipaşa-Alanya was selected as 'The fastest growing airport' in its category. TAV Airports vice president Kemal Ünlü said: “Being one of the world's most significant hubs, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to expand its destination...

Beijing Capital Airport Serves 26,970,000 Passengers in Flood Season

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) handled 170,000 aircraft movements and over 26,970,000 passengers during the 107-day flood season ending on September 15 in 2015. This year the capital city of Beijing recorded a rainy flood season from June 1 to September 15, with a total of 50 rainfall times (30 averaged in previous years) and 400 millimeters cumulative precipita...

Don Mueang 'Biggest for Budget Travel'

Don Mueang International Airport has become the world's top airport in terms of budget airline passenger numbers, according to the Airports of Thailand (AoT). Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, AoT president, quote figures Tuesday that show about 22.5 million budget airline travellers pass through Don Mueang airport each year. The airport, which is operated by AoT, was designed for a maximum of 18...

Fly to Canada from £163 One-way as Low-fare Airline WestJet Launches in London

Canada's low-fare leader offers non-stop service to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John's along with £10 fares on connecting flights to select cities WestJet, Canada's low-fare leader, today announced new non-stop service from England to six Canadian cities. From spring next year,&nb...

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Sunshine State connected to Golden Gate on Qantas new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport meets high international standards of aviation security

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Munich Airport recognized for successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

The international climate protection organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognized Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecuti...

10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

Munich Airport continues to pile up records! In 2019 total traffic increased by 1.7 million, or 4 percent, to 47.9 million passengers. That was the largest increase posted by a...