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VINCI Airports took over the operation of Annecy Mont-Blanc Airport

On the 1st of January 2022 VINCI Airports took over operations at Annecy Mont Blanc Airport, following the signing of the public service delegation agreement with the Haute-Savoie Departmental Council last July. VINCI Airports will now manage and operate the airport for 15 years, extending its...

Airline and airport operational performance review 2021 is here

Cirium released its On-Time Performance Review 2021, the global standard for airline and airport operational performance. Cirium awarded Delta Air Lines with the Platinum Award, recognizing the Atlanta-based carrier as the world’s best performing airline of the year for Operational E...


Prague Airport defends ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Prague Airport remains a safe place for travel as confirmed by the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) Certificate, re-assigned to Prague Airport for a high level of protective measures implemented, which ensures increased safety of passengers flying through Prague. The Certificate appreciates the fact that the set standards meet the requirements of international organisations in the aviation i...

Strengthening Sino-Arab cargo ties - Etihad Airways & Henan Province Airport Group

Etihad Airways and Henan Province Airport Group aim to establish a strategic partnership to strengthen aviation ties between the UAE and China. This follows the signing of a virtual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the virtual “Zhengzhou Week” event hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai China Pavilion starting from 27 December 2021. The MOU contains plans for Etihad’s...

The first long-haul flight of SAS first A321 Long Range completed

SAS first Airbus A321 Long Range completed its first long-haul flight on Wednesday 22nd of December from Copenhagen to Washington. It will enter official service on 27th of March, 2022. The new aircraft is equipped with a service concept with three travel classes, like the rest of SAS’ long-haul fleet, and will increase SAS’ flexibility to meet Scandinavian travel patter...

Palmerola International Airport takes off - first scheduled flights at new Honduran capital airport

After five years of planning, developing and commissioning the new Honduran capital airport Palmerola International Airport, the first scheduled flights took off and the first passengers were welcomed recently.  On December 11, the airport greeted Spirit Airlines as the first scheduled carrier with daily flights from Houston and four weekly flights from Miami. By now, a total of fiv...

New airBaltic base in Tampere with six direct flights

airBaltic will open as of May 2022 a new base in Tampere, Finland. airBaltic will connect Tampere with six direct flights in addition to continued operations to Riga, Latvia. The announcement was made today during a special press conference in Tampere. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We have been performing direct flights from Tampere to Riga f...

Four additional Lufthansa Airbus A350s at Munich Airport

The decision announced by Lufthansa today to station four additional, state-of-the-art long-haul Airbus A350s at its Bavarian hub has been welcomed by Flughafen München GmbH (FMG). For the Bavarian Finance Minister and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FMG, Albert Füracker, Lufthansa’s decision is a significant boon for Bavaria’s international links and mobility: "The...

The East Wing of Geneva Airport takes off on December 14

The East Wing building, mainly dedicated to long-haul travelers, is durable, functional and elegant. It will officially enter into service on December 14, 2021, on a Geneva - New York flight. Ten years of work were necessary to create this daring exoskeleton incorporating cutting-edge technologies. This particular construction thus contributes to the international influence of Geneva and its regio...

The working world of tomorrow: German air navigation service provider moves into LAB 48 at Munich Airport

LabCampus, the new interdisciplinary innovation center at Munich Airport, has gained another prominent tenant. Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) has rented around 2,700 m² of space in LAB 48. As the first property on LabCampus, which will be ready for its new tenants from April of next year, the four-story office building lays the foundation for innovation and interdisciplinary cooperation. Here,...

Flying Kangaroo flies into to India

The first commercial Qantas flight from Australia to India in almost a decade has taken to the skies, marking another milestone in Australia’s reopening to the world. The flight departed Sydney shortly after 6am and will touch down in Delhi after a 15-hour journey. The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest sell...

Successful factory acceptance test for the Airliner for the Airports Authority of India

The first of three Airliners being supplied to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully passed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) at Alsim’s manufacturing facility in Nantes on Friday the 26th of November. Two senior representatives of AAI travelled to Nantes and performed over 150 tests on the Airliner FNPT II MCC simulator with its collimated visual display system.&nbs...

Vietnam Airlines began regular commercial direct flights to the United States

Vietnam Airlines announced the success of the first direct flight to the United States, fulfilling a key development milestone of the Vietnamese flag carrier. The inaugural flight, No.VN98, from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco, carried passengers on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced-technology airplanes of the Vietnam Airlines fleet. This historic flight signifies an...

Eurocontrol confirms the readiness of LGS and Riga Airport to apply the A-CDM procedures

Riga Airport, as the first and currently the only airport in the Baltic countries, started using the A-CDM procedures already this April, which allowed the airport to improve the quality of its services and flight safety for both airspace users and passengers. The implementation of A-CDM was carried out jointly by LGS and Riga Airport. The procedure ensures the timely exchange of accurate inf...

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