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airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Stockholm Bromma

Riga. Today the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Stockholm Bromma airport. The new route will offer convenient travel between the two cities and support business communities in both Latvia and Sweden. Starting today, September 1, airBaltic flies from Riga to Stockho...

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 pe...


Abu Dhabi International Airport MTB roof to be finished February 2016

Abu Dhabi Airport starts the de-propping process for roof structure of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), with aim for the structure to be self-standing by February 2016. The curved roof of the Midfield Terminal Building will appear to be floating on 18 steel arches once the structure has been de-propped.   The process is the first of nine de-props will take a team of 45 speci...

"Hitler's Airport" to Become Germany's Biggest Refugee Centre

Plans are underway to turn "Hitler's airport" - the iconic Tempelhof in Berlin that is now an abandoned listed building - into Germany's biggest refugee centre. As Germany is poised to accept as many as 800,000 refugees this year, city authorities confirmed they are studying plans to turn the airport into a giant home for asylum seekers. Once described by architect Sir...

Sydney Airport Launches Online Charity APP

Sydney Airport is taking off as a jumbo-sized charity fundraiser. And it's all down to its annual offload ... of lost property. Thousands of unclaimed bits of booty ranging from iPods, surfboards, ukuleles and even microwave ovens raise a motza at the airport's charity auction. Now it has now launched an online app to help decide which four good causes will receive the p...

And the World's Busiest Airport Is ...

Winning -- politicians, sports legends and actors will tell you -- never gets old. The same is true with airports. For the 17th year in a row, Atlanta operated the busiest passenger airport in the world in 2014, according to the AirportsCouncil International's World Airport Traffic Report, released Monday, August 31. More than 96 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Ja...

Much more than a remote possibility…

Remote towers are now operating elsewhere in the world, so how could the concept be applied to the Middle East? Alan Corner, who heads up the Dubai office for aviation consultancy Helios, gives his views. The Middle East is not generally afraid of innovation. We are no longer surprised at the incredible growth and achievements of the aviation sector – the record orders for the world&rsquo...

Seaborne Announces New Service Between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda

Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that it will introduce non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda newly inaugurated V.C. Bird International Airport, effective December 13, 2015. The service will represent the only non-stop connection between Puerto Rico and Antigua an...

Uber Chaos In South Florida: Miami Worst, With $2.7 Million In Fines

Aug. 29--MIAMI -- The lanky man pounded the sidewalk outside Concourse J at Miami International Airport as cars pulled up, suitcases came out and people walked inside to jet off to an exotic foreign locale. Standing in the bright sunlight amid the heat and car exhaust, and in the noise of ascending big birds, the man wore blue work pants, a water bottle and 2-way radio in the back pocket. He he...

Court Curtails Ben Gurion Airport Strike

Aug. 30--The strike at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport has been substantially reduced in scope. The Labor Court has allowed the Airports Authority workers committee to hold a strike at the airport between 10:00 and 12:00 today as a demonstration of solidarity with the struggle of the Broadcasting Authority workers threatened with layoffs, but while it allowed office staff to strike for two full ho...

Expansion Planned at Hillsboro Airport

Hillsboro Regional Airport will receive more than $700,000 through a Federal Aviation Administration grant toward an expansion project. The $734,604 grant is one of six totaling more than $1.3 million awarded to regional airports in North Dakota, the state's congressional delegation announced Friday. The grant is part of a $3 million project at the airport, located south of Hillsboro. Th...

28% growth for Oman Airports

Oman Airports recorded astonishing growth at Muscat International in passenger numbers, reaching up to 28% at 863,636 of total passengers in the month of July 2015; comparing to 674,966 of total passengers for the same period last year July 2014. Muscat International Airport has managed to continue the inbound and outbound passenger growth each year, insuring an outstanding customer experience...

Auckland via Tokyo! LOT and Air New Zealand offer the shortest flight times from Poland to New Zealand

Two Dreamliners, one transfer, and just a little longer than 25 hours of flight time!LOT and Air New Zealand offer now the shortest flight times on one ticket from Warsaw to Auckland, New Zealand. This is the advantage of LOT’s new destination: Tokyo. The route between Warsaw and Japan’s capital will be operated by LOT, and the route between Tokyo and Auckland will be operate...

Spice It Up in Korea with HK Express’ New Flight to Jeju!

Hong Kong, 31 August 2015 Hong Kong’s number one on-time airline, HK Express, launches its new service to the Korean city of Jeju tomorrow, with the airline’s fleet of A320 aircraft flying the route three times a week. Jeju is best known for its beautiful island coastline, plentiful outdoor activities, and cultural sites such as folk villages and museums. The island is undoubtedly a...

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Wizz Air to connect London to Moscow and St Petersburg

Two news Wizz Air UK services from its London Luton base announced -  to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, and Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg  Flights on the Mosco...

Lufthansa expands A380 fleet in Munich

Starting in Summer 2020, Lufthansa will be taking off from Munich with two additional Airbus A380 aircraft. This will increase the Munich A380 fleet to a total of seven aircraft, with the remaining se...

Fly to French Antilles from Brussels

Looking for a flight to paradise island? In that case you need to check the followed new destination offered by Air Belgium! The new service will directly connect Belgium to Pointe-à-Pitre i...

flydubai passenger traffic between the UAE and its African routes grew by 108% since 2015

The Dubai-based carrier celebrates carrying more than 70 million passengers since its start of operations in 2009, more than five million of which were carried on its African routes; flydubai passenge...