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Air New Zealand Unveils New Flagship International Lounge at Auckland Hub

Air New Zealand has unveiled a large new flagship international lounge in Auckland that can be used by business class and high-status travellers flying on Air NZ and partner Virgin Australia's trans-Tasman flights. It will also serve as a stop-over lounge for Australians flying on Air NZ flig...

Taoyuan Airport Planning for Expected Growth

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is planning to introduce several new procedures that are likely to expand its capacity to 45 million passengers per year by 2018, as it seeks to deal with an estimated 10 percent annual growth in passenger traffic, the airport operator said Thursday....


Accidental Pepper Spray Prompts Airport Evacuation

The main terminal of the Grand Junction Regional Airport was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after someone accidentally released pepper spray. Authorities discovered what had happened after several employees and customers in the northeast sign of the terminal started having respiratory issues. The Grand Junction Fire Department says they're still trying to figure out how and why...

AoT Shoots Down Airport Fee-Cut Suggestion

Set-listed Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has largely rejected a call for a reduction in airport charges for low-cost carriers (LCCs). A cut in landing and parking fees and other charges related to airline support services is impossible at busy airports such as Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket and Chiang Mai, president Nitinai Sirismatthakarn said. But he said a reduction could be...

New Beijing Airport Gets Extra 4 Billion Yuan Funding for Land Expropriation

The Beijing government plans to issue government bonds worth 6.7 billion yuan this year, and 4 billion yuan will fund the land expropriation for Beijing's new airport, which is to be built in Daxing District in the south of Beijing. It is the second time the government has increased the funding for land expropriation and housing demolition this year. According to an early rep...

Flight Delayed? You Could Be Paid Up to 1,000 Yuan

Travelers who buy flight delay insurance through Wechat's shake function could get a compensation of up to 1,000 yuan once their flight is delayed by just one second. The latest flight insurance was launched jointly by China's leading flight service provider VeryZhun, Wechat, Zongan Insurance and Air Union Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. at a press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday, which...

Delta Adds Nonstop Service from Raleigh-Durham to Paris

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will connect the Research Triangle to the world with nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning May 12, 2016. The flights will be available for sale beginning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The flight will operate on the following schedule in conjunction with the airline’s joint venture partners Air Fr...

Changi welcomes new business and more to come

Singapore’s Changi Airport continues to attract new cargo services and to enjoy further expansion in the gateway’s infrastructure. In March this year,  DHL Express announced that it is to invest 140 million Singapore dollars ($100 million) in its new South Asia Hub at the Changi Airfreight Centre, which will increase its handling capacity by a factor of thre...

Scarcity of Pilots Threatens Regional Service At Four Corners Regional Airport

The Four Corners Regional Airport manager says the airport may eventually lose its last commercial airline company because of a 2013 federal regulation that significantly increased the number of hours pilots must log before they can fly as a first officer -- or co-pilot -- in most passenger airplanes. "Smaller communities are losing services," said Mike Lewis, the airport manager. &qu...

Hartsfield-Jackson recognized for energy efficient efforts

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials and Georgia Power leadership celebrated the completion of the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport. At a special event in the Airport atrium, Georgia Power presented a $45,901 rebate check to Hartsfield-Jackson as part of the company’s Commercial Energy Efficiency program. Harts...

Moorabbin Airport turns to farming in aid of charity

Moorabbin Airport has gifted a 3,000 square metre plot of land on site to a local charity kitchen for growing vegetables. The initiative with Victoria’s FareShare, a charity kitchen which rescues food and cooks meals for more than 400 charities across the state, is expected to produce 12 tonnes of vegetables such as pumpkin, broccoli, cauliflower and capsicum a year, enough for one millio...

Hainan Airlines Opens First Nonstop Flight Between China and Czech Republic

A Boeing 767 aircraft of Hainan Airlines (HU) landed smoothly at Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) at 7:10 a.m. on Sep. 23, marking the official opening of the airline's Beijing-Prague route and the first nonstop flight between China and Czech Republic. The nonstop service will be offered by Hainan Airlines three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using a Boeing 767 a...

South African Airways partners with Samsung

South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Samsung Electronics South Africa to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offered to business class customers travelling on regional flights.     “Our partnership with Samsung is key to our value proposition and will set us apart from our competitors, where no such offering currently exists. We believe tha...

Work Stoppage on New Berlin Airport Could Further Delay Opening

Construction on the new, much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) has been halted in the entire area beneath the terminal roof. According to BER, a part of the terminal was closed Sep. 18 as a purely precautionary measure due to preparations associated with installation of the smoke extraction funnels on the terminal roof. Three out of 20 ceiling panels were believe...

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