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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 S...

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...


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...

Opening of the BER Airport on 31 October 2020

With the opening of BER Airport, all air traffic in the German capital region will be concentrated in one location. Berlin is a tourist magnet, a political centre and a trade fair city. Brandenburg is an up-and-coming economic region with global players such as Tesla and attracts holidaymakers from around the world with sights such as the Sanssouci Palace. The new airport location is thu...

Significant developments in the Nordic market post-crisis posted by Aviator

As a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordic region while having the full support of Avia Solutions Group PLC as the sole shareholder, Aviator Airport Alliance AB has posted significant development and activity in contract extensions and renewals with prominent Nordic airports and international airlines and as the aviation industry transitions into a post-crisis p...

Daily Optimal special summer 2020 program by Geneva Airpark

Geneva Airpark launches "Daily Optimal", a summer program for 2020. Exclusive and tailor-made offers on daily, short and mid-length stays all summer long, maximum health prevention procedures, aircraft interiors disinfected: Geneva Airpark is fully committed to resuming business aviation at Geneva Airport with its new "Daily Optimal" offer. "Daily Optimal", a...

easyJet resuming flights to even more destinations this August and puts all flights on sale for Summer 2021

easyJet has confirmed flying to even more destinations from the UK will resume throughout August, with great value fares still available for those who want to take a well-deserved summer sun getaway this year. In June flights began operating for the first time since the airline grounded its fleet at the end of March as a result of Covid-19 and now from 1 August the airline will resu...

New Landing Bans force Austrian Airlines to cancel flights

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection has massively expanded the list of landing bans for aircraft. Starting Thursday, 16 July 2020, no regular flights from the following countries, among others, will be permitted to land in Austria: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The landing...

He is back - Emirates A380s return to the skies

Emirates will deploy its iconic A380 on its daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow starting from 1 August. This announcement follows the Emirates A380’s return to the skies today with EK001 to London Heathrow taking off from Dubai International airport at 0745hrs, and EK073 at 0820hrs, carrying commercial passengers onboard this flagship aircraft f...

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia on restart of national aviation industry

If we say Latvia, what will be you first association? If you are aviation professional or related to aviation industry, we bet the first thing you will say - airBaltic, Riga. 50skyshades was closely monitoring how Latvian national airline lived the corona crisis, as well as latest updates from Riga International Airport. We had an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of T...

Riga Airport joined EASA COVID-19 prevention charter

Riga Airport has joined the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Charter to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, demonstrating that the company is ready to work according to the highest aviation epidemiological safety standards and to cooperate on the national and international level to reduce the risks of spreading the disease. The EASA Charter, which has currently been signed by 22...

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The Specialized Cargo Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The new specialized cargo handling apron started operating at Riga Airport 16 October, welcoming “Atlas Air” Boeing 747-47U (F) aircraft. The new apron covers an area o...

The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year...