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Leonardo position in the airport logistics sector: new contract with Frankfurt Airport

Leonardo has strengthened its leadership position in the airport logistics sector, signing a contract to provide a baggage handling system (BHS) at Frankfurt Airport, the busiest hub in Germany and ranked fourth in Europe with about 70 million travellers passing through the airport in 2019. Leona...

Sofia Airport concession awarded to Meridiam and its partner Munich Airport

The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria just upheld the decision of the Commission for Protection of Competition of 14 November 2019 confirming the selection of Meridiam and its partner Munich Airport as concessionaire for Sofia Airport, by the Ministry of Transport. The investment embedded...


First ever Etihad Airways flight to Cuba

Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE. Havana is the latest addition to an expanding list of special charter flights to destinations not normally served on the airline’s globa...

Accelerated opening of popular summer destinations by airBaltic

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to nine popular summer leisure destinations between June 15 and July 7. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Many European countries will again open their borders for tourists. People are resuming to plan their summer vacations or just a short break after a long time of n...

London City Airport: flights to resume shortly

London City Airport plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. With more details to be announced alongside airline partners shortly, it is expected that domestic services to key UK cities and regions will begin first.  International flights are expected to follow in early July, although the exact timing may depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into t...

Special transfer flights connecting key cities on Etihad Airways global network

Effective 10 June, Etihad Airways will link 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia via Abu Dhabi. The new transfer services will make it possible for those travelling on the airline’s current network of special flights to connect easily through the UAE capital onwards to key global destinations. Etihad recently launched links from Melbourne and Sydney to London Heathrow, allowing di...

Wizz Air operations in Belgrade restarted

Wizz Air has reopened its Belgrade base on 1 June 2020 with routes to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Hanover, Memmingen/Munich West, Dortmund (Germany), Malmo, Stockholm Skavsta, Gothenburg Landvetter (Sweden), Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Nederlands), and London Luton (UK). To help passengers and crew travel safely an...

airBaltic connects again Riga and Paris

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, airBaltic plans to resume direct flights from Riga to Paris and from Paris to Riga on June 9, two days earlier than planned before.  Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Until the crisis began, we provided the best connectivity to and from all three Baltic capitals. We will continue this path by gradually adding n...

Lufthansa Group significantly extends June timetable

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services in the second half of June compared with the previous weeks. As in the first half of June, the focus will be on summer tourist destinations. The aim is to make as many destinations as possible accessible for holidaymakers and business travelers and thus expand the European and intercontinental network for holidaymakers...

telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The DGS CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical...

More destinations with airBaltic: Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and Paris

Great news - more destinations to be served by airBaltic: direct flights from Riga to Amsterdam on May 25, Hamburg on June 1, Vienna on June 8 and Dusseldorf on June 9 and direct flights from Tallinn to Paris on June 1, Vienna on June 2 and Berlin on June 4! Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We provide the best connectivity to and from the Baltics. By June 9, we wil...

Summer by Volotea - the launch of 40 new domestic routes

Volotea is launching 40 new routes in all the countries where it is based. In Italy, France, Spain and Greece, Volotea is now offering new domestic flights with 15 exclusive connections. The aim is to provide more domestic possibilities for this summer, and to facilitate journeys between mainland and the islands. The airline has also advertised the resumption of flights for June 16th, wi...

Garden City Airport: key role in Piper HALO safety system autoland certification

If we talk about a certification process for an innovation in general aviation, do you think an airport has a role to play in the process? The answer is positive. Here is a fresh example. Garden City Airport located in Garden City, Kansas, played a key role in the certification flight test for the M600/SLS HALO safety system's Garmin Auto-land feature. The airport was selected in 2019 as...

airBaltic back in the sky: restarts flights from Riga to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

After receiving a special permission from the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, airBaltic will resume direct flights from Riga to Helsinki and Munich on May 25, 2020, and from Riga to Berlin on June 1, 2020. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We provide the best connectivity to and from the Baltics. Now we return with a clear target to maintain our posit...

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