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Etihad Airways and Key Equity Partners Complete Successful Platform Financing Transaction

Etihad Airways, its airport services business and five of its equity partners have today successfully completed an innovative new platform financing transaction, raising $500 million on the international markets. Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alit...

Non-Stop Flight to Link Southwest China's Chengdu with Riga, Latvia

A non-stop international route linking Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province and Riga, Latvia is expected to open upon a Letter of Intention signed between Latvia Minister of Transport Kaspars Ozoliņš and Chengdu Deputy Mayor Liu Shoucheng. Ozoliņš expressed hi...


First Commercial Flight Lands at Spanish "Ghost Airport"

Castellón airport, known as Spain's "ghost airport", received its first commercial passenger flight on Tuesday morning, nearly five years after it opened. A Ryanair flight from London Stansted landed minutes before its scheduled arrival time at 10:40 a.m. The airport has become an emblem of Spain's reckless boom-era infrastructure spending, which left the countr...

Airport Famed as Site of Berlin Airlift Has a New Role: Refugee Camp

 It was a onetime Nazi showpiece, an indelible emblem of defiance during the Cold War's Berlin airlift, and more recently, an unexpectedly beloved public space in this most postmodern of cities. Now, the old airport at Tempelhof is about to find yet another incarnation: sheltering some among the massive surge of the migrants and refugees flooding into Germany. Berlin's mayor, Micha...

Jacksonville International Airport Provides 'Lactation Suite' for Mothers

A new room at Jacksonville International Airport is designed to provide mothers nursing children or lactating more comfort and security. The Lactation Suite has been opened at JIA for mothers travelling through the airport. It is located between concourses A and C and offers seating for both the mother and a companion, a Jacksonville Aviation Authority news release said Monday. The suite is...

First Flies to San Diego with British Airways

British Airways today announced that from March 27, 2016, customers in San Diego will be able to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its larger, four cabin Boeing 777-300 on to the route. British Airways began daily services between San Diego International and London Heathrow in June 2011. The new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 customers – 14 in First, 56 in...

Ryanair: New Milan Malpensa Base (No. 73)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline,announced it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa (No. 73), its 15th in Italy, from 1st December 2015, initially with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m) and 4 routes to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville, which will deliver 450,000 customers p.a. and support 450* “on-site” jobs at Milan Malpensa Airport. From 1st December, Rya...

China building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets

China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a U.S. expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week. The photographs taken for Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on Sept. 8 show construction on Mischief Reef, one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archip...

West Air Trials Self-Service Check-in Kiosk at CKG

West Air (PN) has introduced its first self-service check-in kiosk at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG), marking a start of self-service deployed by Chinese low-cost airlines. A brand new self-service check-in kiosk is now deployed at 01/02 counter of 2D in T2B of Chongqing airport, which could offer check-in, boarding check print, bag tagging, overweight luggage charge, added...

SAS to go to double daily to the New York area from Copenhagen

SAS is boosting its offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers with more than 60,000 seats between Copenhagen and the New York area in 2016. The additional evening departure will be operated by PrivatAir with a reconfigured Boeing 737-700 that has most recently flown the Stavanger-Houston route. From the start of the SAS winter program in late October, SAS will fly twice daily to the New York area f...

Qatar Airways continues Europe expansion

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth and responding to increasing demand within Europe with a substantial increase in flight frequencies to Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark and Brussels in Belgium. From 1 December 2015, flights from Doha to Stockholm, Sweden, will expand from a 10-times weekly service to 13 flights per week, a capacity increase of 30 per cent on the route. The...

Company Fined S$9,000 for Tainting Changi Airport T3 Water Supply

A company carrying out pipe diversion works has been fined S$9,000 for affecting Changi Airport Terminal 3's water supply earlier this year, said PUB on Tuesday (Sep. 15). Sam Lain Equipment Services was also given a composition fine of S$5,000 for engaging five unlicensed workers to carry out water service works. PUB issued a warning letter to each worker as well, the national wa...

Revealed: 5 Most Common Items Passengers Forget at Dubai Airport

Have you ever wondered what are the most common items that people forget at the airports in general, and Dubai Airport in particular? And what happens to those items? A Dubai International Airport spokesperson gave a list of the five most common items found at the airport. "Generally, we have found that mobile phones, wallets, wrist watches, glasses and hand bags are the most...

Gatwick Unveils Flight Connection Guarantee to Eliminate Financial Risk of "Self-Connecting"

Missing a flight is always frustrating. But for passengers from the UK regions making two-hop trips on budget airlines, it can also prove expensive. If the first touches down too late to connect with the second, the traveller must pay for a new flight and possibly a night in a hotel. Gatwick airport has now unveiled a groundbreaking proposition aimed at passengers from Scotland, Northern Irelan...

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

Queenslanders will fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco for the first time, with Qantas operating a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand-new route. Qantas International CEO Tino La Sp...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport meets high international standards of aviation security

A comprehensive audit of the level of compliance of aviation security measures applied in organizing of passenger and cargo flights to the United States took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airpo...

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...