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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.  Des...

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...


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. "...

Millions needed to strengthen airport tunnels

It's costing tens of millions of pounds and will take another year to be completed. A major project to refurbish and strengthen the famous road tunnels leading to Heathrow airport is continuing. It's to improve safety and allow for the new generation of heavier planes using the runway above. The work is being carried out during the night so the airport can operate as normal during...

Uralsk, Kazakhstan to close for 6 weeks next month

Uralsk International Airport, situated in north-western Kazakhstan, is to close from September 1 to October 15, 2015 to allow for the completion of ongoing runway upgrade and expansion works. Since resuming control of the airfield, government set about upgrading the 2,400m-long 04/22 early last year with the aim of resuming widebody operations that were suspended in 2013 as a result of the...

Air Astana Re-Launches Astana To Dubai Service

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award winning flag carrier will re-launch services between Astana and Dubai on 25th October 2015 . The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. The service to Dubai offers greater convenience to passengers located in the capital, Astana, as well as from cities including Kostanay, Pavlod...

Dubai celebrates the end of the World

Dubai World Central, the 145 square kilometre master-planned city with Al Maktoum International at its core, has been rebranded 'Dubai South'. Revealing the name change, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The name is iconic, and will become instantly recognizable for years to come. Dubai South is the emirate’s flagship urban...

World Heritage Air Museum Announces New Headquarters at Oakland County International Airport

The World Heritage Air Museum (WHAM) announced the opening its new headquarters and flight operations base at a renovated hanger at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA).  The hanger will be home to several rare vintage jets from around the world where visitors can get an up close view and learn more about the aircraft and the roles they played in history. Accordi...

Miami Airport's Energy Makeover Saves Power, Money

With millions of lights spread around three terminals and two parking garages, changing burned-out bulbs at Miami International Airport is no easy task. So, sometimes when lights go -- especially on fixtures 90 feet high -- they stay out for a while, leaving some areas dim. But a new energy-saving, environmentally friendly overhaul of the massive airport will replace 64,000 fixtures with mor...

India Launches World's First Solar-powered Airport

The world's first ever fully solar-powered airport has been launched in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Indian government has already directed other airports around the country to start incorporating solar energy into their daily operations. Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Kochi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YILtyIkeANg    

Kaliningrad subsidy program status

Russian airlines carried more than 125,000 passengers on Kaliningrad-Moscow and Kaliningrad-Saint Petersburg routes within the framework of Kaliningrad subsidy program for the first four months. According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, since April 15, 2015, RUB269 million ($4.09 million) was spent for subsidies, 64% of its budget of RUB420 million. T...

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airBaltic Starts Direct Flights Between Vilnius and Kyiv

Latvian airline airBaltic has started performing direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv, Ukraine. The new flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Th...

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airBaltic Starts Direct Flights Between Vilnius and Kyiv

Latvian airline airBaltic has started performing direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv, Ukraine. The new flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Th...

flydubai lands in Tel Aviv

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