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airBaltic to Launch Riga – Verona

Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Verona on December 26, 2015 for winter holidaymakers. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “Our customer was our focus, when Tez Tour and airBaltic teamed up for this winter season. We are deli...

European airports passenger traffic grew by 6.7% in July 2015

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for July 2015. The report is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights: network, low cost, charter and others. During July, passenger traffic at Europe’s ai...


New Air Routes Launched (Aug. 19-Sep. 5, 2015)

During the past half month (August 19-September 5), China's aviation market is expect to see a slight slide in traffic volume as the summer travel peak comes to an end. Fewer domestic routes were opened during the period, and international services drew much attention. Beijing Capital Airlines (JD) launched a thrice-weekly round-trip service to Copenhagen, Denmark on Sep...

The Middle East records high increase in global passenger traffic

Global passenger traffic at the world's major airports has risen by nearly per cent year over year during July. The Middle East stands out as one of the key areas for passenger traffic, Airport Council International reports.    Last year, Dubai (DXB) recorded lower figures caused by a refurbishment to their runway.   This July, the airport has recorded a raise of...

Riyadh International Airport Terminal 5 work to be completed by the end of 2015

06-Sep-2015 His Excellency Mr. Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), visited the new Terminal 5 in King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh to inspect the work in progress and the achievements made to date. His Excellency was accompanied by Mr. Yousef Bin Ibrahim Al-Abdan, Director of KKIA, Mr. Basem Bin Abdul...

CAAC supported Hong Kong Airport with third runway plans

Jack So Chak-kwong, Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), recently met with Li Jiaxiang, Director General of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in Beijing. During the meeting, Mr So introduced the latest developments at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and also visited Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) to learn about the progress of the new airport that...

Bomb Hoax Delays Chengdu Airlines Flight for Three Hours at Hangzhou Airport

A bomb hoax made by a male passenger at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) delayed Flight EU2206 of Chengdu Airlines (EU) from Hangzhou to Chengdu for nearly three hours last Thursday night. According to the airline, the Chengdu-bound flight is estimated to take off from Hangzhou at 8:10 p.m. During the boarding procedure, a middle-aged male passenger claimed that...

New Runway at Heathrow "Will Fail on Every Level", Says London Mayor

London's mayor, a potential successor to British Prime Minister David Cameron, said a proposal to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport was doomed to fail, complicating an already fraught issue for the government. In July, after a three-year study, the Airports Commission recommended Heathrow as the best option for an additional runway over two other shortlisted airports, argui...

Shanghai Pudong Airport Sets New Record in Inbound and Outbound Passengers

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) handled record 5.7 million inbound and outbound passengers in the summer peak season in July and August, representing a growth of 13.03% year on year, according to statistics from Shanghai Airport Frontier Inspection Station. The Shanghai Port welcomed up to 7 million inbound and outbound passengers in the past two months, up 12.74% year on...

Iberia Group brings Manchester and Madrid closer together

As of next Tuesday, Manchester and Madrid will be closer than ever. The Iberia Group, through its low cost carrier Iberia Express, will launch its flights between both cities. Until the end of October the airline will operate flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and throughout the winter season will fly twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Airbus A320s with 180 seats in Economy and...

Airport Agony: Hong Kong Carriers Among World's Worst for Delayed Departures

Air traffic control delays on the mainland mean Hong Kong and mainland airlines are among the world's worst for on-time departures, as the number of affected flights has soared. A Sunday Morning Post study of aviation data from travel industry monitor FlightStats ranks Hong Kong Airlines and Dragonair among the poorest performers based on flights departing within 15 minutes of the...

JAL to Offer Diamond Premier Lounge Service and Revamp Sakura Lounge at New Chitose Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to provide Diamond Premier Lounge service at Sapporo (New Chitose) airport. New Chitose will become the second airport for JAL with this supreme service following Tokyo (Haneda) airport. Additionally JAL's Sakura Lounge will be revamped in line with the renovation of domestic terminal at New Chitose airport. In order to satisfy our customers, JAL will continue t...

2 Flights Called Back, 1 Cancelled After Hoax Bomb Threat at Delhi Airport

Two international flights were called back while one which was preparing for departure from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi was taken to an isolation bay due to a bomb scare earlier today, sources said. At 1:30 a.m a threat call was received at the Delhi Airport's call centre in Gurgaon. The caller claimed that there were bombs on three international flight...

Cathay Pacific launches flights to Dusseldorf

Cathay Pacific Airways operated its first flight to Düsseldorf on 1 September 2015, with CX379 departing Hong Kong shortly after midnight and arriving in Düsseldorf at 07:12 on the same day. Prior to the departure of CX376, the first Cathay Pacific flight from Düsseldorf to Hong Kong, a gate ceremony was organized at the boarding gate in Düsseldorf Airport to celebrate the s...

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