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Dozen-Plus Suitors Circling French Airports

Bidders are queuing up for the privatization of France's Nice Cote d'Azur and Lyon-Saint-Exuperyairports, four sources familiar with the matter said, hoping to land growing returns on the back of rising air traffic. The sale of France's 60 percent stakes in two of the country's bu...

Petition to Remove Ronald Reagan's Name from D.C.'s Airport Gets over 60K Signatures

More than 60,000 people have signed a petition to rename Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington NationalAirport so that the former President's name is removed. The petition, created by CREDO mobile, a California-based mobile network company with a history of supporting left-lean...


Air France increases capacity between Europe and St. Martin

As from 12 December 2015, Air France will be offering an additional flight (on Saturdays) to the Caribbean island of St. Martin, increasing its offer to 8 weekly flights in winter 2015. The flight operated by Airbus A340 with 275 seats, 30 in Business, 21 Premium Economy and 224 in Economy, is in addition to the daily service to the island. Since June 2014, thanks to a strengthened partnership...

Stobart Aviation has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations

Stobart Aviation – which operates London Southend Airport and also Carlisle Lake District Airport – has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations. Glyn Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation and Jon Horne as Chief Operating Officer, with effect from 1 September 2015. Both bring a wealth of experience of the aviation and log...

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 delighted to offer Verona, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with Tez Tour for our winter tra...

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 airports grew by +6.7%, pointing to a strong peak summer season for air travel. At EU airpor...

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...

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