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Dominica prioritizes building its first International Airport this year

The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica announced last week that it has approved the 213 properties it needs to acquire in order to build the island's first international airport. The government had been saving US$5 million every month over the past few years from the&...

Apollo Air Services is set up at Cambridge City Airport

The leading UK VIP helicopter charter service, Apollo Air Services got the first southern base - Cambridge City Airport. Apollo already has four bases in the north, in Carlisle, Leeds, St Andrews, Cardiff. The new addition of Cambridge, will make the company better placed to meet...


Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, it may actually be a hammer.  One single word describes the biggest hurdle for renewal and progress: ‘clinging’; trying to hold on to what once was, although t...

The expansion of Wizz Air Latvian operations

Wizz Air announced massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen i...

Air Astana resumes direct flights to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai and Kyiv

Air Astana will resume direct flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt on 18th August 2020, with services initially being operated four-times a week, increasing to a daily frequency by September.  Flights will be operated using the latest Airbus A321LR aircraft, with flight times being 6h 20m outbound to Frankfurt and 5h 45m on the return to Nur-Sultan.  ...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. ​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new traveling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation...

Riga Airport reaches 20% of last year volume in July

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months show that with the number of passengers and flights gradually increasing, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport in July reached 23% of last year's numbers. In July, the Airport served 187.4 thousand passengers, which is 132 thousand passengers more than a month before. However, in general, as compared to last year...

Eurowings extends flight programme by 26 new holiday destinations

The longer the corona crisis lasts, the more people's longing for a holiday from the crisis grows. Eurowings is serving the reawakening desire to travel from its main German airports with 26 additional holiday destinations, which are now being added to the range of the largest German holiday airline. The large Eurowings locations in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn and Berlin...

Lady Liberty is a guest at Munich Airport

United Airlines promoted the resumption of its flights to Newark Airport with the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of New York. An ultramodern Dreamliner (Boeing 787-9) departs the Bavarian capital for the US every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 p.m. Thorsten Lettnin, Managing Director Sales for Continental Europe and India at United Airlines, remarked: “We are delighted to be re...

15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

On Wednesday evening, the Austrian federal government announced that the landing bans for flights from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Egypt, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia as well as Great Britain, Sweden and Ukraine will expire on July 31. This makes it possible to reintroduce these destinations into the flight program of Austrian Airlines. The new entry regul...

A new passenger departures terminal at Vilnius Airport

Mitnija has won an almost EUR 25 million public tender to build a new 14,400 sq. m passenger terminal at Vilnius International Airport. The contract also includes transformation of another 34,000 sq. m of access areas. The project was commissioned by Lithuanian Airports, a state-owned enterprise. After completion of equipment installation and other technical work, the terminal will welcome pa...

New destination with airBaltic - Rhodes

airBaltic will operate a new direct seasonal route from Riga to Rhodes in Greece starting on August 6, 2020. The new flights will be performed two times weekly on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: We are pleased to offer our travellers another popular summer destination to the Greek island of Rhodes as well as connecting travellers from the...

Lufthansa expands touristic offer to include two additional sunny destinations in the Canary Islands

Just in time for the start of the autumn holidays in Germany, Lufthansa will be offering two new sunny destinations from Frankfurt: Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The Canary Islands are particularly popular holiday destinations during the autumn and winter holidays because of their ideal climatic conditions. With lots of sunshine, the temperatures are pleasantly warm throughout the winter. Starting...

You have to follow strict protocols for entering the St.Barth island

In these difficult times around the health concerns caused by the Covid-19 virus pandemic, there are many confusing reports in the region and abroad about borders opening or remaining closed, and about the varying related restrictions.  St.Barth takes this occasion to provide clarity on how it is handling the situation.  “We want our guests in the region and abroad to know...

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