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New Routes for airBaltic from Vilnius

Riga. This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic starts five new routes from Vilnius and improves its schedule of flights linking the Baltic region with Europe. Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic’s home market is Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The devel...

Ryanair Launches London Summer 2016 Schedule & Unveils Next Phase Of “Always Getting Better” Programme

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (2 Sep) launched its London summer 2016 schedule, with 4 new routes to/from Milan Malpensa, Sofia, Verona and Vilnius, over 150 routes in total and extra flights on 20 routes, which will deliver 22.8m customers p.a. (+1.4m) and support more than 17,00...


Jetstar announces low fares to four new regional destinations, five routes

Jetstar today unveiled its new regional network in New Zealand, launching low fares on five routes between Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Auckland and Wellington. Nelson-Auckland and Napier-Auckland flights will take off from the beginning of December*, in time for the busy tourism season in both popular holiday destinations. New Plymouth-Auckland, Palmerston North-Auckland...

New Chengdu Airport Secures 12 Billion Yuan Bank Loan

Chengdu's new airport is set to be built after Agricultural Bank of China agreed to bankroll its development, Sichuan Daily reported Tuesday. The bank has agreed to loan the 12 billion yuan to fund the development of the new airport, which is set to be built on near Lujia town of Jianyang city, 51.5 kilometers away from the center of Chengdu city. With a total investment of 69....

Air Canada seeks to turn Toronto into premier international hub

Air Canada plans to aggressively market Toronto Pearson International Airport as “North America’s first global transit hub.” Speaking at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas, Air Canada president-passenger airlines Ben Smith said the airline has failed to properly leverage Toronto’s location on the world map in the past, but plans to re...

Perth Airport Leads the Way in New Airport Check-in Technology

The airline check-in process can be a drag, whether it is queuing for an automated kiosk or in a long line waiting for an agent if online check-in isn't possible for your particular flight or you have luggage to check. To help ease the pain, Perth Airport is introducing a new cloud-based technology that would allow agents to check in passengers for multiple airlines on handheld de...

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia

Libyan carriers resume flights to Tunisia after a year-long suspension. Ch-aviation reports that Ghadames Air Transport and Libyan Airlines began flights between Tripoli Mitiga and Tunis this week. Flights were suspended after an extensive investigation into Libya’s security and safety mechanisms. The suspension was lifted for six days in March, but shortly reinstated when Islamic...

Pensacola Airport Could Start Keeping Bees

Honeybees around the world are finding unlikely new homes at airports, and the Pensacola International Airportcould be next in line to host local hives. The hives are typically kept along the outskirts of airport property, far from the runways, air traffic controllers and baggage carts. "It would be beneficial for both the bees and the community," Interim Airport Director Dan...

Police to Use Segway to Enhance Haneda Airport Security

Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department said Monday that the Segway two-wheel electric vehicle will be introduced to strengthen security at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda, ahead of key international events in Japan. It is the first time for Japanese police to use the Segway, which can travel about 40 km per charge and 20 kph. The MPD said its anti-terror squad for the air...

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Stockholm Bromma

Riga. Today the Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new route between Riga and Stockholm Bromma airport. The new route will offer convenient travel between the two cities and support business communities in both Latvia and Sweden. Starting today, September 1, airBaltic flies from Riga to Stockholm Bromma airport five times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a...

DWC cargo traffic continues to climb

Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to rise sharply in the first half of 2015, as the airport continues to rise up the ranks of the top cargo airports worldwide edging into the 19th position up from 20th earlier in the year. Freight volumes surged 42 per cent in the first half of 2015 to 443,012 tonnes, up from the 311,365 tonnes achieved in the same...

Abu Dhabi International Airport MTB roof to be finished February 2016

Abu Dhabi Airport starts the de-propping process for roof structure of the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), with aim for the structure to be self-standing by February 2016. The curved roof of the Midfield Terminal Building will appear to be floating on 18 steel arches once the structure has been de-propped.   The process is the first of nine de-props will take a team of 45 speci...

"Hitler's Airport" to Become Germany's Biggest Refugee Centre

Plans are underway to turn "Hitler's airport" - the iconic Tempelhof in Berlin that is now an abandoned listed building - into Germany's biggest refugee centre. As Germany is poised to accept as many as 800,000 refugees this year, city authorities confirmed they are studying plans to turn the airport into a giant home for asylum seekers. Once described by architect Sir...

Sydney Airport Launches Online Charity APP

Sydney Airport is taking off as a jumbo-sized charity fundraiser. And it's all down to its annual offload ... of lost property. Thousands of unclaimed bits of booty ranging from iPods, surfboards, ukuleles and even microwave ovens raise a motza at the airport's charity auction. Now it has now launched an online app to help decide which four good causes will receive the p...

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