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Riga Airport - passenger numbers drop, cargo and business sectors are growing

Operational data on the Airport performance show that in the 11 months of this year, the number of passengers at Riga Airport decreased by 73%, while cargo and business sector witnessed a significant growth.  1.9 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport between January and the end of...

airBaltic Starts Direct Flights Between Vilnius and Kyiv

Latvian airline airBaltic has started performing direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv, Ukraine. The new flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The scheduled flight time to Kyiv will be one hour and 15 minutes. Currently airBaltic ...


flydubai lands in Tel Aviv

The first scheduled commercial flight operated by flydubai from Dubai International (DXB) landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) on Thursday 26 November to a water salute. The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer, Abdulla Al Shamsi. On board the aircraft was a delegation led by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai....

Abu Dhabi launches The Hope Consortium for full global vaccine distribution

Amid an anticipated surge in vaccine logistics demand, Abu Dhabi is poised to cement its position as the global logistics hub to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the world, after spearheading the launch of the Hope Consortium. Comprising leading Abu Dhabi and global entities, the Hope Consortium represents a complete supply chain solution to address vaccine transport, demand pl...

London Biggin Hill opens Covid-19 testing centre

London Biggin Hill Airport is opening a Covid-19 testing centre on site, available to all arriving and departing passengers. The Mansi Testing Suite will offer four different types of test provided by G16, a highly experienced Covid-19 testing organisation. These include PCR Testing, LAMP Testing, Antigen Testing and Antibody Testing. Results are available from as little as 15-minutes to tw...

Aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport

The aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation, registered in Ireland, will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport. The new 7,000-square-meter hangars will be capable of painting two aircrafts at a time, and the company's future plans include the construction of an additional facility. "The coronavirus pandemic has reduced the number of flights, but we feel strong and want to further stre...

New full-electric cars for business aviation flights: Milano Prime and BMW renew their partnership

SEA Prime and BMW continue and consolidate the historic partnership by increasing the offer of services for customers of the leading airport in business aviation in Italy and among the first in Europe. Milano Linate Prime's fleet of vehicles dedicated to business aviation flights is enriched with two new BMW i3s. BMW Group's first fully electric model, BMW i3 represents...

Engage in the Development of RIX Cargo City - Riga Airport calls on investors

Continuing the development of the air cargo segment, Riga Airport has announced an international tender to attract an investor for the construction of a new multi-functional cargo handling and logistics complex in the Airport territory. To create the complex, the Airport offers investors an opportunity to acquire building rights for 30 years to a plot of land in an area of 1.5 hectares in the...

Munich Airport remains the only 5-star Airport in Europe

In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017. Now the auditors from London have again...

Special Lufthansa flight to BER opening

With the arrival of special flight LH2020 Lufthansa partakes in the opening of the new Berlin Capital Airport BER on 31.10. Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo "Neubrandenburg" is scheduled to take off from Munich (MUC) at 12:50 p.m. and land at BER on schedule at 2 p.m. In addition to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, around 40 invited guests will...

New chapter at BER: easyJet takes off with inaugural flight

As the largest airline based in Berlin-Brandenburg, easyJet today opens a new chapter with the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport "Willy Brandt". The first easyJet aircraft, special flight EJU 3110, was the first to land on time at 2pm at the new airport. The fuel-efficient Airbus 320neo was ceremonially welcomed with a water salute and by representatives from politics, industry an...

airBaltic Will Fly to the New Berlin Brandenburg Airport

As of November 8, Latvian airline airBaltic will begin flights from Riga to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The last flight from Riga to Berlin Tegel Airport will take place on November 6. airBaltic first launched direct flights from Riga to Berlin back in 2002. At first, the airline flew to Berlin Tempelhof Airport, but moved its operations to Berlin Tegel later that year....

Aviator on course to become Finnair largest handling provider for Helsinki operations

Having successfully partnered with Finnair in previous seasons to provide services at Helsinki airport, Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics, is now on course to become Finnair’s largest handling provider at Helsinki Airport. The term of this new agreement between Aviator and Finnair will be effective from April 1st, 2021...

airBaltic Announces New Safe Skiing Destination in Finland

Latvian airline airBaltic starting on December 19, 2020 will launch direct flights between Riga and Kittilä (Finland).  The new flights will be performed once a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The scheduled flight time to Kittilä will be one hour and 55 minutes. One-way ticket price to Kittilä starts at 79 EUR. ...

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One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are...

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