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Greece to sell its airports to Fraport in €1.2bn deal

The Greek government has rowed back on promises to halt the fire sales of the country's strategic assets by approving the sale of its airports to a German company. The €1.23bn deal represents a significant climbdown for Alexis Tsipras, who had denounced attempts by the troika t...

SilkAir to Offer Services to Male Together with Singapore Airlines

From 25 October 2015, SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, will begin four times weekly services to Male. Previously, Singapore Airlines offered a variable frequency of 10 to 14 flights a week to the capital of the Maldives. Now, together with SilkAir’s new services, both airlines...


British Airways to Launch First Nonstop Transatlantic Service from San José, California to London, England

British Airways today has announced that it will begin service between Mineta San José International Airport and London Heathrow from May 4, 2016. This marks the first regularly scheduled nonstop service to the UK for the city of San José. British Airways will operate the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring the airline’s newly designed First cabin...

Turkish Airlines launches a new Venice-Istanbul route

Turkish Airlines is to launch flights from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. As well as the already existing 24 weekly flights connecting the Venezia Marco Polo Airport to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the airline will inaugurate a new connection to the Sabiha Gökçen Airport, located in the Asian side of the city. The new flight will be op...

Double passenger record for Abu Dhabi International Airport in July

July was a record breaking month for passenger figures at Abu Dhabi International Airport, as not only did the total number of passengers travelling through the airport hit the two million mark for the first time ever, but the figure for the departing passengers alone also reached a record, with over a million travellers leaving from Abu Dhabi International Airport. A total of 2,100,929 pas...

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 check with their airline for the latest flight information.

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 destinations in the extreme eastern parts of Russia, between Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. Ele...

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...

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