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Oman Airports' welcomes private Syrian airline Cham Wings

Oman Airports has welcomed Cham Wings airlines to Muscat International Airport. The airline will operate two direct weekly services between Damascus and Muscat/Muscat to Damascus. The first flight was operated on Tuesday the 3rd of September, 2015 at 4:00 PM- (Muscat time); making it Oman Airport...

Airbus Defence and Space provides Tetra network to Sharjah International Airport

Airbus Defence and Space will equip Sharjah International Airport with a modern Tetra (terrestrial trunked radio) communications network. The contract has been awarded to the local company Nedaa, which provides telecommunication services to specialised governmental, semi-governmental and private...


WestJet launches service to Houston

 WestJet today launches new non-stop service between Calgary and Houston six times a week.The inaugural flight leaves Calgary International Airport at 10:25 a.m. MDT. “As the two largest oil cities in North America, Calgary Houston is the most-requested route from our corporate travel clients in Western Canada,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, A...

Brussels Airlines doubles flight frequency to Monrovia and Freetown

With today’s flight SN243, Brussels Airlines’ new schedule for flights to Monrovia and Freetown commences. Henceforth, the airline operates flights to both countries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With the increased flight frequencies, Brussels but also other Brussels Airlines destinations (in the US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia) are now even...

Finnair to Fly First A350 XWB to Shanghai Next Month

Finnair (AY) will operate its first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on Helsinki-Shanghai service from October 25 as it is due to take delivery of the newest wide-body aircraft next month and becomes the first European carrier to operate the aircraft. Shanghai will be the European carrier's first long-haul destination to be served with the A350 XWB aircraft, with a daily A350 XWB service...

Hundreds of Passengers Forced to Evacuate Brisbane Airport After Fire Inside Domestic Terminal

Hundreds of passengers were forced to evacuate Brisbane Airport after smoke alarms went off in a terminal. The alarm was sounded shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the Qantas domestic area of the airport after smoke was spotted coming from a cooking appliance, according to an airport spokeswoman. The drama was short-lived, as passengers were allowed back into the terminal a short time lat...

Bengaluru techie's bomb hoax message costs Rs. 6.5 crore loss to aviation industry

Techie Gokul Machery's bomb hoax message to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has wreaked financial havoc on the civil aviation industry. According to authorities at KIA, it has resulted in a loss of Rs 6.5 crore. Machery's message that included statements like, "Islamic State Wins", and "get ready to see the firework above sea today" caused panic at the air...

"I Spent My 30th Birthday at Gatwick"

Passengers today told of their fury after being caught up in delays of up to 25 hours at Gatwick Airport this weekend. One claimed he was almost forced to cancel his wedding while another woman had to spend her 30th birthday at the airport due to delays between London and New York. Holidaymakers were left stuck for hours in both the capital and New York after flights were grounded...

Dozen-Plus Suitors Circling French Airports

Bidders are queuing up for the privatization of France's Nice Cote d'Azur and Lyon-Saint-Exuperyairports, four sources familiar with the matter said, hoping to land growing returns on the back of rising air traffic. The sale of France's 60 percent stakes in two of the country's busiest airports offers investors relatively stable assets in a sector that increased passenger number...

Petition to Remove Ronald Reagan's Name from D.C.'s Airport Gets over 60K Signatures

More than 60,000 people have signed a petition to rename Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington NationalAirport so that the former President's name is removed. The petition, created by CREDO mobile, a California-based mobile network company with a history of supporting left-leaning causes, calls out Republican criticism of President Obama for his order last week to recognize A...

Air France increases capacity between Europe and St. Martin

As from 12 December 2015, Air France will be offering an additional flight (on Saturdays) to the Caribbean island of St. Martin, increasing its offer to 8 weekly flights in winter 2015. The flight operated by Airbus A340 with 275 seats, 30 in Business, 21 Premium Economy and 224 in Economy, is in addition to the daily service to the island. Since June 2014, thanks to a strengthened partnership...

Stobart Aviation has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations

Stobart Aviation – which operates London Southend Airport and also Carlisle Lake District Airport – has appointed two aviation industry specialists to spearhead its operations. Glyn Jones has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation and Jon Horne as Chief Operating Officer, with effect from 1 September 2015. Both bring a wealth of experience of the aviation and log...

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Verona

Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Verona on December 26, 2015 for winter holidaymakers. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “Our customer was our focus, when Tez Tour and airBaltic teamed up for this winter season. We are delighted to offer Verona, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with Tez Tour for our winter tra...

European airports passenger traffic grew by 6.7% in July 2015

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for July 2015. The report is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights: network, low cost, charter and others. During July, passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +6.7%, pointing to a strong peak summer season for air travel. At EU airpor...

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