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Flights resume after fire at Dublin Airport

Flight operations at Dublin Airport have resumed after they were suspended this morning when a fire broke out in a hangar. The fire has been contained and there are no reports of any injuries. Daa said that due to the disruption passengers should expect some knock-on delays and are advised to...

Subsidized Russian Far East routes fly more than 300K pax

Russian airlines have carried 306,000 passengers since spring on routes between the Russian Far East and other parts of the country under a government subsidy program, according to Russian figures released this week. The current subsidy program runs from April 1 through Oct. 31 and applies to des...


Berlin Brandenburg opening “still on track” despite bankruptcy setback

Plans to open the much-delayed and controversial Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) in Germany  remain on schedule for the second half of 2017 despite  the bankruptcy of its construction company, Imtech Deutschland, officials said. BER has issued a statement saying that the airport opening plans will be only minimally affected by the bankruptcy of Imtech, which w...

New Routes, More Choice Across the Atlantic with Delta and Virgin Atlantic

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will offer customers two new routes across the pond with the introduction of Delta’s nonstop service from Salt Lake City to London Heathrow and New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in May 2016. The routes add to the value that the Delta-Virgin Atlantic joint venture provides customers through an aligned route netw...

Emirates launches second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class. Commencing 1st January 2016, Emirates flights EK47/48, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will be up-gauged to an A380. The first scheduled A380 service between Frankfurt and Dubai was in...

Kenya Airways reduces flights to Juba due to runway closure

Kenya Airways has cancelled its weekend flights to Juba, South Sudan, following closure of the international airport’s runway for repairs. Authorities in South Sudan announced closure of the runway every Saturday and Sunday from last week until April 30, 2016. This will affect all airlines operating into Juba. Kenya Airways operates twice daily to Juba on Saturday and Sunday, on the Em...

Longyearbyen, Norway to see scheduled intl flights in 3Q2016

Finnair (AY, Helsinki Vantaa) says that during Summer 2016, it will become the first airline to offer scheduled international services to Longyearbyen, a Norwegian archipelago situated in the Arctic Ocean. The Finnish carrier says it will operate a 3x weekly service to Helsinki Vantaa over the period June 1 to August 27, 2016. "During Midsummer we will provide t...

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Celebrates A Decade of International Terminal D

Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport today observed 10 years of successful operation for International Terminal D, the Grand Hyatt DFW and the Skylink people mover system. Since opening in 2005, the three projects have transformed DFW into one of the world's favorite connecting hubs for travelers and have elevated DFW's global reputation for excellence. "When Terminal...

American Airlines to end Israel flights from early 1Q2016

American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) will terminate services to Israel early next year. Airline Route reports the carrier's daily A330-200 service between Philadelphia Int'l and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion will end with effect from January 5.  Despite its departure, American will continue to serve the Tel Aviv market via its codeshare partnershi...

British Airways to start Glasgow-Salzburg in December

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) has announced it will commence direct Glasgow Int'l-Salzburg flights during the last quarter of the year. The Saturday-only flights will operate on-board anA319-100 with effect from December 12. “The new route to Salzburg is sure to be popular with those looking to hit the slopes this winter, offering ideal access to some...

V Air Launched Taipei-Busan Service Today

Taiwan’s low-fare carrier, V Air began its Taipei-Busan service today with a 100% full load of passengers. The maiden flight (ZV 302) took off Taipei at 4:30 p.m. and arriving Busan at 8:00 p.m. The service is operated 2 roundtrip flights a week initially, using an Airbus A321 aircraft. V Air’s CEO, Ms Eleni Lung, said “V Air is the first Taiwan low-fare carrier stepping...

Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2015

Business & Commercial Aviation Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular business aviation airport in July 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com flight planning traffic. Paris Le Bourget Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Opa-Locka Executive Airport in South Florida and Los Angeles International Airport&nb...

Chinese Company Completes Namibia's Airport Expansion

Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially opened a new terminal and a runway built by a Chinese company at Namibia's second biggest airport in the north of the country. The terminal and runway at Ondangwa Airport, with a cost of 84 million Namibian dollars (US$6 million), was built by Qingdao Construction Company. The company was awarded the tender in 2013 ahead of other n...

Auckland Airport: Softer Chinese Economy Will Not Derail Tourism Growth

Auckland Airport says China's economic slowdown is a temporary blip in a long-term pattern of growth in emerging tourism markets. China is the airport's fastest-growing source of passengers but there have been signs that its economy is coming off the boil. Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said it was important not to focus on short-term movements. "...

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