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Qantas to take Australians to holiday in Bali this summer

Qantas has today announced it will meet increasing demand from Australians travelling to Bali with new seasonal services to operate direct from Sydney. During December this year and January next year, Qantas will operate four services per week, a total of 33 return services, between Sydney and Ba...

FAA Awards $24.5 Million in Environmental Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently awarded $24.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to 11 airports around the country to reduce emissions and improve air quality through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) and Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle (ZE...


Istanbul Atatürk wins at Euro Annies 2015 Awards

Istanbul Atatürk Airport has become “The airport with the most new long-haul routes” at Euro Annies 2015 Awards. Gazipaşa-Alanya was selected as 'The fastest growing airport' in its category. TAV Airports vice president Kemal Ünlü said: “Being one of the world's most significant hubs, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to expand its destination...

Beijing Capital Airport Serves 26,970,000 Passengers in Flood Season

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) handled 170,000 aircraft movements and over 26,970,000 passengers during the 107-day flood season ending on September 15 in 2015. This year the capital city of Beijing recorded a rainy flood season from June 1 to September 15, with a total of 50 rainfall times (30 averaged in previous years) and 400 millimeters cumulative precipita...

Don Mueang 'Biggest for Budget Travel'

Don Mueang International Airport has become the world's top airport in terms of budget airline passenger numbers, according to the Airports of Thailand (AoT). Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, AoT president, quote figures Tuesday that show about 22.5 million budget airline travellers pass through Don Mueang airport each year. The airport, which is operated by AoT, was designed for a maximum of 18...

Fly to Canada from £163 One-way as Low-fare Airline WestJet Launches in London

Canada's low-fare leader offers non-stop service to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John's along with £10 fares on connecting flights to select cities WestJet, Canada's low-fare leader, today announced new non-stop service from England to six Canadian cities. From spring next year,&nb...

Icelandair Increases Portland, Oregon Service

Icelandair is excited to announce extended seasonal service from Portland International Airport (PDX) beginning May 11, 2016 and an additional weekly flight offered from June through October. “Icelandair’s additional flights from PDX will continue to serve the thriving Portland metropolitan area and its many business and leisure travelers. We look forward to growing in the...

Etihad Airways and Key Equity Partners Complete Successful Platform Financing Transaction

Etihad Airways, its airport services business and five of its equity partners have today successfully completed an innovative new platform financing transaction, raising $500 million on the international markets. Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways have together taken a new step forward in their strategic business development...

Non-Stop Flight to Link Southwest China's Chengdu with Riga, Latvia

A non-stop international route linking Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province and Riga, Latvia is expected to open upon a Letter of Intention signed between Latvia Minister of Transport Kaspars Ozoliņš and Chengdu Deputy Mayor Liu Shoucheng. Ozoliņš expressed his wishes to deepen the cooperation between Chengdu and Riga in wider aspects including culture, econ...

First Commercial Flight Lands at Spanish "Ghost Airport"

Castellón airport, known as Spain's "ghost airport", received its first commercial passenger flight on Tuesday morning, nearly five years after it opened. A Ryanair flight from London Stansted landed minutes before its scheduled arrival time at 10:40 a.m. The airport has become an emblem of Spain's reckless boom-era infrastructure spending, which left the countr...

Airport Famed as Site of Berlin Airlift Has a New Role: Refugee Camp

 It was a onetime Nazi showpiece, an indelible emblem of defiance during the Cold War's Berlin airlift, and more recently, an unexpectedly beloved public space in this most postmodern of cities. Now, the old airport at Tempelhof is about to find yet another incarnation: sheltering some among the massive surge of the migrants and refugees flooding into Germany. Berlin's mayor, Micha...

Jacksonville International Airport Provides 'Lactation Suite' for Mothers

A new room at Jacksonville International Airport is designed to provide mothers nursing children or lactating more comfort and security. The Lactation Suite has been opened at JIA for mothers travelling through the airport. It is located between concourses A and C and offers seating for both the mother and a companion, a Jacksonville Aviation Authority news release said Monday. The suite is...

First Flies to San Diego with British Airways

British Airways today announced that from March 27, 2016, customers in San Diego will be able to fly to London in First class, as the airline introduces its larger, four cabin Boeing 777-300 on to the route. British Airways began daily services between San Diego International and London Heathrow in June 2011. The new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 customers – 14 in First, 56 in...

Ryanair: New Milan Malpensa Base (No. 73)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline,announced it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa (No. 73), its 15th in Italy, from 1st December 2015, initially with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m) and 4 routes to London Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest and Seville, which will deliver 450,000 customers p.a. and support 450* “on-site” jobs at Milan Malpensa Airport. From 1st December, Rya...

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Agility completes £763 Million acquisition of Menzies Aviation, creating world largest aviation services provider

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