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SITA helps Cyprus comply with EU air traffic control standard

SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is helping Cyprus comply with an EU-mandated air traffic control (ATC) standard that uses digital messages instead of voice communications for routine airspace clearances. As a member state of the European Union, Cyprus must provide Con...

SITA to recruit 55 software engineers in Ireland as it ramps up development of its airport portfolio

SITA is significantly expanding its Agile DevOps teams by over 55 people in Letterkenny, Ireland to develop the next generation of its highly successful SITA AT AIRPORTS portfolio. These new roles include software engineers, test engineers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners. As...


airBaltic resumes flights outside EU

airBaltic announces that starting from March 17 it plans to resume flights from Riga to Kyiv for those passengers that are travelling for essential reasons. airBaltic will resume additional flights outside the European Union starting from March 28.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Now that flights from Latvia to countries outside the European Union...

Riga Airport - COVID-19 crisis causes loss of 15.5 Million, turnover drops by half

Due to the significant decrease in the number of passengers and flights caused by the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, Riga Airport ended last year with a loss of 15.5 million euros, according to the company's unaudited interim report for 2020. Compared to 2019, the company's net turnover dropped by 54% last year.  In 2019, the net turnover of Riga Airport was almost...

E-mobility on the rise at Munich Airport - Electric "elephant" de-ices aircraft

The fleet of de-icing vehicles at Munich Airport has now received particularly powerful and environmentally friendly support: Since the beginning of the week, the all-electric "Elephant e-BETA" from the Danish manufacturer Vestergaard has been in use at EFM, the company for de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich Airport.  According to the manufacturer, the "Elephant e-BETA&q...

Eurowings enters British leisure travel market

Dreariness in Germany, holiday fever in the UK: Eurowings is entering the British travel market in response to the surge in demand for flights between the UK and Mallorca. Germany’s number one holiday airline has an international base on Majorca and, for the first time in its history, will connect Manchester and Birmingham with Europe's most popular Mediterranean island from the end of M...

Qantas launches new mystery flight weekend adventures

Flight to nowhere? Check. Flight to somewhere? Check. Flight to who knows where? That’s next. Qantas has announced the latest in its series of highly popular concept flights to combat the border blues, with plans to operate three domestic mystery flights for travellers keen to enjoy unique travel experiences in Australia while international borders remain closed. The national carri...

The Arctic Elephant: Aviator de-icing operations in Tromsø

The land above the Arctic Circle is an attractive destination for visitors from all over the globe. Tromsø, Norway, is famed for its midnight sun and the northern lights. These unique natural phenomenon attract adventurers from around the globe, seeking the challenges that the arctic offers and exploring the region’s scenic landscape of rugged coastlines, deep fjords, and towering mou...

Prague Airport assumes management of several services

Effective March 2021, Václav Havel Airport Prague is to assume under its management the operations of assistance services for passengers with reduced mobility and orientation (PRM) and oversize baggage check-in counters. Until now, these services were provided by an external supplier, the MaidPro Service company. All services will be provided to passengers under the same regime as before. I...

The leisure travel program of Lufthansa Group is stronger than ever

This summer, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are offering the most extensive range of vacation destinations in years, thus further demonstrating the company’s knowledge of the leisure travel market.  Over the course of the summer Lufthansa plans to add around 20 new vacation destinations to its flight program from Frankfurt and 13 new holiday destinations from Munich. Special focus:...

flydubai expands its operations to Romania with the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka

flydubai announced the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoka in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj (CLJ) starting from 20 March 2021.flydubai operates a double daily service between Dubai International (DXB) and Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP). With the start of flights to Cluj-Napok...

Riga Airport expands its Covid-19 testing options

A permanent E. Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point has been opened at Riga Airport, offering travellers and employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport an opportunity to take various types of Covid-19 tests, as well as perform other types of medical tests.  The patient point is located in the Airport’s check-in hall, to the right of the entrance, where th...

MAAS Aviation opens new world-class aircraft paint shop at Kaunas Airport

MAAS Aviation, recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, has opened a new purpose-built paint shop at Kaunas Airport (KUN).  The facility, which is the first of its kind in Lithuania, grows MAAS Aviation’s global footprint to eleven best-in-class paint shops and increases their overall MRO capacity in Europe by 40%. Designed to achieve the highest industry quality s...

With Edelweiss to Jamaica

Edelweiss is offering a colorful range of dream destinations in the coming months. With Montego Bay on Jamaica, Edelweiss will be flying to a new vacation destination from spring 2021. Furthermore, the Maldives and Seychelles will be in the program all year round. In addition, popular Edelweiss vacation destinations on short-haul routes will be flown to again&nbs...

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Self-service baggage lines are open at Riga Airport

Four self-service baggage drop-off points are now open at Riga Airport, and the national airline airBaltic is the first to offer its passengers the opportunity to use this new Airport servic...

Riga Airport starts operating the new rapid exit taxiway

As of today, 9 September, Riga Airport starts operating the second rapid exit taxiway that has been constructed with the support of the Cohesion Fund (CF). The new rapid exit taxiway was first used...

Over 170 destinations are being served nonstop again from Munich Airport

Airlines are gradually increasing the number of flights offered at Munich Airport, which had been reduced as a result of the Corona crisis.The number of destinations served regularly from Munich has n...

Prague Airport to reinforce passenger checks on arrival

As per the new protective measure implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Prague Airport, the Foreign Police of the Czech Republic and the Customs Administration of the Czech Repu...

Abu Dhabi welcomes all vaccinated travellers lifting quarantine measures starting 5 September 2021

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Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspirin...

Ready to connect Munich to Toronto - Air Canada

Following the Government of Canada announcement to reopen international borders on September 7th, Air Canada is pleased today to unveil additional details of its planned Munich (MUC) –...