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Ariana-NAS launch ground handling services at key Afghan airports

Ariana-NAS, a joint venture between National Aviation Services (NAS) and Ariana Afghan Airlines, has launched ground handling services in Herat and Kandahar International Airports in Afghanistan, in a move that it is hoped will facilitate the integration of Afghanistan into the wider global economy....

Tianjin Airport to Own 20 City Terminals by Year-End

Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN), which now has 13 city terminals in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, is planning to expand the number to 20 by the end of 2015. With Terminal 2 coming into service in August 2014, Tianjin airport has entered a brand new stage of development,...


Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs

It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land...

Profits up, traffic down at NORWAY'S AIRPORTS

Norwegian airport operator, Avinor, has reported an upturn in income and profits for the first half of 2015 despite a decrease in traffic. Avinor's operating income for the first half of the year was NOK5,117 million compared with NOK5,101 million for the corresponding period last year.  During the first six months of the year, the Group had a profit after tax of NOK566 million agai...

Japan Airlines Nonstop Service to Dallas/Fort Worth Returns to Further Strenghten Pacific Joint Busi

Japan Airlines (JAL) today will expand its trans-Pacific network with return-to-service between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) starting November 30, 2015. Fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines will add its code to the route. JAL's NRT-DFW service will operate with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 fitted with the airline&...

Guilin Airport Resumes Flights to South Korea As MERS Wanes

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) has gradually resumed services toward South Korea with the effective control of MERS break, to meet travelers' tourism tide in August. China Eastern Airlines (MU) has resumed its twice-weekly Guilin-Seoul service earlier this month. The Seoul-bound flight MU2015 is scheduled to take off from Guilin at 0:40 a.m. and land in Se...

With Eye on Future Asia Flights, Las Vegas Airport to Grow

Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said that construction to convert part of an existing link between its D concourse and one o...

Letting the train take the strain

Airport railway and monorail systems can be very complex but, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, advanced mobility solutions for major facilities in the Middle East are increasingly important. Rail transportation is gaining momentum across the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Investment is at an all-time high and rail projects are being prioritised at the regional, national and local levels. T...

Pakistan: Militants attack Jiwani airport in Balochistan, kill aviation official, abduct manager

Police said that an aviation engineer was killed and another engineer was injured in the attack while the militants also kidnapped, the manager of the airport.  Heavily armed militants on Sunday attacked an airport and its radar system in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, killing one aviation engineer while kidnapping the manager of the airport. A group of around 12 moto...

Nigeria Says Uncovers Boko Haram Spy Ring at Abuja Airport

Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by militant Islamist group Boko Haram at the international airport in the capital Abuja apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack, the country's national security agency said. In a statement late on Friday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it discovered the ring on Monday and was working with aviation authorities to pre-empt a...

Airport Delays Expected As Workers Set to Strike Sunday

Airport workers will strike Sunday morning in solidarity with Israel Broadcast Authority employees, shutting down operations for two hours, the union said Saturday. Ben Gurion International Airport's management said they'd attempt to appeal to the Labor Court to prevent the strike, which was expected to cause massive delays for many of the 70,000 passengers expected to pass through...

Bizarrely Translated Airport Sign Has English Language Travellers in Confused Hysterics

Travelling is sure to bring some funny moments, but it's probably a fair bet that travellers don't expect to be warned againt tucking into the carpet. This funny sign was captured at Chennai International Airport by businessman Justin Ross Lee, owner of Pretentious Pocket. He posted it on Facebook with the message: "What an outrage India. "All I want to do is go down on...

Putin to Grant Ally Control of Moscow's No. 2 Airport

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday that will likely place Moscow's second-largest airport, Sheremetyevo, under the control of his businessman friend Arkady Rotenberg, an industry source said. The decree creates a new company in which the state will own "no less than 30 percent", compared with 83 percent before. It did not name the new majority sharehol...

Shanghai Airports Report 1.3 Billion Yuan H1 Net Profit

Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) Thursday reported a double-digit growth for its net profit in the first half of 2015 owing to strong travel demand, lower fuel price and higher airports capacities. Two Shanghai airports including Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) have achieved a total net profit of 1,292 million yuan for the six months...

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