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DHL’s expanded Leipzig hub to boost European operations

DHL Express is to invest up to $70 million expanding its European hub at Leipzig Halle Airport so it can handle up to 150,000 shipments per hour by the fourth quarter of 2015. DHL will be doubling warehouse space to 80,000 square metres and will upgrade the conveyer belts to reduce the...

Far Eastern slowdown blamed for Frankfurt Airport fall

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes fall by 4.2 per cent in August to 172,055 tonnes because of a slowdown in world trade, particularly in the Far East. Throughout 2015, Frankfurt Airport has only seen year-on-year (YOY) cargo volume increases in February, when it rose by 1.8...


United to resume Newcastle-Newark service

United Airlines has launched its nonstop service between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, will return in summer 2016.  The flights will operate six times weekly during the period May 26, 2016 to September 6, 2016. “As the first airline to offer a scheduled nonstop service to the U.S.A. from North East England, we are excited to return to Newcastle...

Man Accused of Crashing into WACO Airport Gate to Steal Jet

Police in Texas say a man crashed his vehicle through a Waco Regional Airport security gate and tried to steal an executive jet. A police statement says the man crashed through the gate onto the airport tarmac about noon Thursday and approached a parked Lear Jet. The statement says the man was seen removing the tire chocks and trying to enter the aircraft. An off-duty police office...

Hainan Airlines to Launch Beijing-Tel Aviv Service Next Year

Hainan Airlines (HU) will launch a round-trip service between Beijing and Tel Aviv, the second largest city in Israel starting April 28, 2016, building an air channel for political, economic, tourism and cultural exchanges between these two sides. The thrice-weekly service will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Tel Aviv-bound flight HU7957 is scheduled to take off fr...

Berlin Tegel: Still Open After All These Years

Built in the 1970s, Berlin's Tegel airport should have closed years ago, but embarrassing delays to the city's new airport have forced its owners to resort to stop-gap measures to keep it going. Originally meant to serve around 6 million passengers when the main terminal building opened in 1974, Tegel now handles over 20 million a year, and the only way it can take more is if airlines u...

Dohop and Gatwick Launch GatwickConnects

Dohop and London Gatwick have launched a new and unique booking service, GatwickConnects, which enables flights from separate airlines connection through Gatwick to be booked in a single transaction. Gatwick offers a guarantee of service if flights don't operate as planned. Previously, connected flights between the participating airlines would have to...

Kaluga Airport Receives its First International Flight for 20 Years

Kaluga Airport, located approximately 120 miles (190km) from Moscow, Russia has announced it has handled its first international flight in 20 years. The milestone was achieved at 1000 on September 4, 2015, when a Dassault Falcon 7х executive jet arrived from Braunschweig, Germany. On board were representatives of the Volkswagen company who were taking part in an official visit regarding the open...

Proflight Zambia is to start direct service to Durban

Proflight Zambia has launched a direct flight from Lusaka to Durban, running three times a week starting next week. Durban is ranked as one of South Africa’s most popular cities, with attractions for tourists, an array of shopping opportunities and good schools for those looking to relocate. Durban also provides a base for connections throughout the city and for those looking to travel by...

World-Class Airport Cluster to Be Formed in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region in 2030

With the operation of a new Beijing airport in 2019, China will build a comprehensive airport cluster comprising of the new Beijing airport, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN), and Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport (SJW) in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. "In order to adapt to China's 'One Belt and One Road'...

Hong Kong International Airport to Install 120 New Self Bag Drop Systems

Rockwell Collins is to deploy 120 common use self-service bag drop systems at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA), making it one of the largest self-service bag drop projects in the world. The new technology will allow travellers at one of the world's busiest airports to self-tag their bags, speeding up the departure process for passengers and reducing handling costs for the airport....

Auckland Airport Emergency over Fishy "Chemical Spill"

Fire crews were called to Auckland International Airport for a "chemical spill" that turned out to be leaking fish liquid. The call came at 9.50pm on Thursday, after four baggage handlers came into contact with a mystery liquid. The fire service responded with five trucks and ambulances also attended, after the liquid was discovered in the hold of a Boeing 737. The pla...

Iran to develop Kish into regional aviation hub

The Iranian government is planning to develop Kish into a regional aviation hub Moheb Khodaei, the deputy director for tourism affairs of the Kish Free Trade Zone, has said. Khodaei told Iran's Press TV that plans are afoot to develop the airfield into the country's second largest airport with the imminent construction of a new terminal capable of handling 4.5 million passenge...

New cargo opportunities between Tokyo and Warsaw

Tokyo is a new destination that has just appeared on the map of LOT’s connections. It is of great importance, not only due to its potential to generate passenger traffic. It is also considered one of the key connections when it comes to mail and cargo transport. LOT Cargo has signed a cooperation agreement with JAL Cargo – one of the biggest enterprises of the secto...

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