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Qatar Airways touches down its inaugural flight to Toulouse, France

Qatar Airways has begun its new direct service from Doha, Qatar to Toulouse, France. The highly anticipated inaugural flight becomes the fourth destination in France after the airline's recent additions of Nice and Lyon. Passengers were greeted with French delicacies and music at the depart...

SITA passenger processing solutions to power Airports Authority of India across 43 airports, serving 500 million passengers

SITA secured a landmark deal with Airports Authority of India to support one of the biggest growth markets globally, providing technology to 43 of India’s biggest airports. India’s Civil Aviation is among the fastest-growing aviation markets globally and will be a major growth...


Aviator sets goal to become Net-Zero by 2030

Aviator Airport Alliance has set itself a goal of becoming net-zero by 2030, cementing the organisation’s commitment to sustainability. So far, the company has been on the right path. In Sweden, Aviator has made strong progress in transitioning to electric GSE, with the current proportion standing at 65% and continuing to increase annually. Furthermore, Aviator at Malmö Airpor...

Riga Airport handled three million passengers in the first half of the year

The number of passengers handled in the Riga Airport in the first six months of this year has reached three million travellers which is nearly 40 percent more than a year ago. Operational data of the airport performance shows that 637 thousand passengers used Riga Airport in June, which is by 17 % more than last June. Because of the wide range of destinations available to travellers...

Leeds East Airport opens brand new FBO equipped with RNP instrument approach

Leeds East Airport is opening with a brand new FBO including a state-of-the-art VIP lounge and facilities more than equal to any international FBO. The RNP(GNSS) Instrument Approach has been approved by the CAA and is active from 10th August. The system improves flight safety and provides a full instrument GNSS approach on runway 06/24 which is 25 feet ASL. Located east of the city...

Portland International Airport terminal expansion project takes flight

Portland International Airport anticipates substantial growth over the next two decades. PDX is scaling up in preparation to better serve 35 million passengers annually by undergoing a main terminal expansion project – nearly doubling its size. A key component of this expansion is the construction of a new, seismically isolated roof structure over the central area of the airport. Mammoe...

More passengers head for the airport this summer despite concerns over delays and congestion

With the northern hemisphere summer rush around the corner, travel concerns around delayed flights, surging airfares, and congestion in the airport are not putting travelers off air travel. Preliminary findings from the 2023 SITA Passenger IT Insights released today revealed that 32% of passengers cited anxiety around flight cancellations when booking their next flight. Nearly 2 out of 1...

Abu Dhabi welcomes Tom Cruise on first flight into Abu Dhabi International Airport new Midfield Terminal

Tom Cruise returned in style to Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal, where key parts of the movie were shot, ahead of the film’s Middle East premiere at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental. The star of the highly anticipated seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise arrived on the first flight into the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi Inter...

UrbanV and SITA partner to provide digital solutions for Rome vertiports, explore opportunities for vertiports globally

SITA and UrbanV, the Italian vertiport operator, signed a MoU to develop a digital-first passenger experience for UrbanV’s vertiports in Rome due to start operations in 2024. From UrbanV test vertiport at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, both parties will design, test, and refine a new passenger processing and operating ecosystem to support the first flight between Fiumicino an...

Hydrogen Flight Alliance launches in Brisbane

Key players in the Australian aviation and green hydrogen industries have officially launched the Hydrogen Flight Alliance at Brisbane Airport. The aim of the alliance is to ensure Australia plays a leading role in the aviation industry’s transition towards net-zero by 2050. The initial focus will be on enabling Australia’s first commercial emission free hydrogen powered flig...

Neste enables Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport and Västflyg airline to become the world's firsts to use SAF on all flights

Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in the southwestern part of Sweden, will be the first airport in the world to offer only blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all aircraft refueling at the airport, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of departing flights. Neste will supply its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to the Trollhättan airport in a 30-4...

Qatar Airways signs with Shell for SAF supply at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Qatar Airways signed with Shell to source 3,000 metric tonnes of neat SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. It encompasses the existing jet fuel contract with Shell at Amsterdam which will now see Qatar Airways using at least a 5 % SAF blend over the contract period for the fiscal year 2023-2024. The Qatar Airways bilateral agreement with Shell is part of a wider effort initiated by the&nbs...

Regina and Waterloo International Airports join wave of Canadian digitalization thanks to SITA technology

SITA continues to cement itself as the passenger processing partner of choice for Canada airports, delivering a common technology platform allowing a faster and easier travel experience. Expanding on a collaboration with three of the country’s largest airports, SITA will extend the benefits of its passenger touchpoints to Regina International Airport and Region of Waterloo Internat...

Touchdown to head down - London Biggin Hill runway to relaxation – interview EBACE 2023

I have to admit, this place has always been special to me. The team, the service, especially the attitude and the incredible ability to put you at ease. London Biggin Hill Airport – a designated UK port of entry. So meeting them at EBACE 2023 was quite an excitement and…   There are appointments when, from the very first second, you feel at ease, at home, as if you've known t...

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An international procurement for construction of New Riga Airport Terminal has been announced

Riga Airport announced first stage of construction procurement – qualification of applicants for construction of Airport's new terminal. The purpose of the procurement is to choose a bu...

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Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi International Airport welcome first guests to Terminal A

Etihad Airways operated first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International highly-anticipated new Terminal A today. The flight used one of the airline’s Airbus A350-1000, with 359 gu...

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Accelerating vertiport integration into airports globally - Urban-Air Port joins forces with NACO

NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants signed a MoU with Urban-Air Port, making it the first specialist aviation planning consultancy to support UAP in exploring how its pioneering ground infrastru...

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Europe new on-demand regional airline flyvbird partners with Sweden Norrköping Airport

Flyvbird, marketed as flyv, announced strategic route development partnership with Sweden Norrköping Airport as it strengthens plans to deliver low-cost, on demand regional air services...

Prague Airport celebrates the 100th anniversary of Czech Airlines

It has been 100 years since the story of Czech Airlines, which is in many ways connected with the history of Prague Airport, began to be written. Václav Havel Airport Prague is therefore happy...

Thales to modernise Zambia air traffic control with latest TopSky ATC solution

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Copenhagen Airport joins Heart Aerospace’ Industry Advisory Board

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