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Passenger number rise 29.6% at Dubai International in July 2015

Dubai Airports today announced that 6.68 million passengers passed through Dubai International in July up 29.6 per cent from the same month last year when traffic numbers were affected by a runway refurbishment programme. Passenger numbers in July totalled to 6,682,676 compared to the 5,155,771 h...

Townsville Airport welcomes arrival of Jetstar’s Bali service

Townsville Airport’s ARFF service has given the arrival of Jetstar flight JQ101 with a traditional ‘monitor cross’ salute. The Jetstar flight, operated by Airbus A320 VH-XSJ, arrived at Townsville Airport from Bali a little before 0930 local time on Thursday. The arrival...


Ryanair to Boost Flights on 20 European Routes

European budget carrier Ryanair announced plans to boost the number of planes operating on 20 routes. Launching its London summer 2016 schedule, the airline said it would add an additional four new routes to the network, taking the total to more than 150 routes. Earlier it said the rolling annual traffic numbers to August were up 15 percent. The August load factor was 95 percent, up from...

China Southern Announces Service to Rome, Dubai & Christchurch

China Southern Airlines (www.csair.com), the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, is pleased to announce new air servicefrom Baiyun International Airport Guangzhou to Rome, Dubai and Christchurch. The Guangzhou-Wuhan-Rome and Guangzhou-Christchurch routes will be offered three times weekly and will both launch on Wednesday, December 16. The Guangzhou-Wuhan-Dubai service i...

A New App -- the Uber of Airport Food -- Connects You to Carry-Aboard Meals You Might Actually Like

Don't want to wait in line at airport restaurants to order your next carry-on meal? Enter AirGrub, a new mobile app that allows you to order, pay and pick up your food before you board.   AirGrub, a Silicon Valley company, already has a presence at airports in San Francisco, Boston and New York City. And AirGrub may be heading to Los Angeles International Airport. It...

Dallas Airport to Mark Spot Where LBJ Was Sworn In as President

Love Field airport in Dallas will install a brass plaque to mark the spot where Air Force One sat while Lyndon Johnson was sworn in on the plane as president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, officials said on Tuesday.   Johnson was hastily administered the oath of office to become the 36th president about 90 minutes after Kennedy was pronounced dead on Nov. 22, 1963...

New Routes for airBaltic from Vilnius

Riga. This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic starts five new routes from Vilnius and improves its schedule of flights linking the Baltic region with Europe. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic’s home market is Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The development in Lithuania is part of our strategy to operate 11 direct services out of Vilnius in the comi...

Ryanair Launches London Summer 2016 Schedule & Unveils Next Phase Of “Always Getting Better” Programme

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (2 Sep) launched its London summer 2016 schedule, with 4 new routes to/from Milan Malpensa, Sofia, Verona and Vilnius, over 150 routes in total and extra flights on 20 routes, which will deliver 22.8m customers p.a. (+1.4m) and support more than 17,000* jobs at London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton. Ryanair’s London summer 2016 s...

Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations. New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland...

New Chengdu Airport Secures 12 Billion Yuan Bank Loan

Chengdu's new airport is set to be built after Agricultural Bank of China agreed to bankroll its development, Sichuan Daily reported Tuesday. The bank has agreed to loan the 12 billion yuan to fund the development of the new airport, which is set to be built on near Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of Chengdu city. With a total investment of 69....

Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline has failed to properly leverage Toronto’s location on the world map in the past, but plans to re...

Perth Airport Leads the Way in New Airport Check-in Technology

The airline check-in process can be a drag, whether it is queuing for an automated kiosk or in a long line waiting for an agent if online check-in isn't possible for your particular flight or you have luggage to check. To help ease the pain, Perth Airport is introducing a new cloud-based technology that would allow agents to check in passengers for multiple airlines on handheld de...

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia after a year-long suspension. Ch-aviation reports that Ghadames Air Transport and Libyan Airlines began flights between Tripoli Mitiga and Tunis this week. Flights were suspended after an extensive investigation into Libya’s security and safety mechanisms. The suspension was lifted for six days in March, but shortly reinstated when Islamic...

Pensacola Airport Could Start Keeping Bees

Honeybees around the world are finding unlikely new homes at airports, and the Pensacola International Airportcould be next in line to host local hives. The hives are typically kept along the outskirts of airport property, far from the runways, air traffic controllers and baggage carts. "It would be beneficial for both the bees and the community," Interim Airport Director Dan...

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airBaltic Announces New Safe Skiing Destination in Finland

Latvian airline airBaltic starting on December 19, 2020 will launch direct flights between Riga and Kittilä (Finland).  The new flights will be performed once a week on an&...