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Riga Airport to intensify the supervision of passenger surveying

Following the government's decision to expand air traffic to Latvia, in order to take care of safety and health of passengers and employees, Riga Airport in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) will step up its supervision of the incoming passenger surveying process. According to...

Airlines and Airports agree conditions for European winter slots waiver

Facing the most difficult winter season in aviation’s history, airlines and airports have agreed to abide by a set of conditions together with slot coordinators under which an extension of the waiver of the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule could be applied for the entire 2020-2021 winter s...


Direct flights between Vilnius and Kyiv with airBaltic

airBaltic announces that it will launch new direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv on October 6th. The new flights will be performed three times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.  Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are ready to provide additional connectivity from all three Baltic capitals. While following all of the restrictions and recommendations from offi...

Full contactless experience through airports - Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Systems is eliminating the need to physically touch kiosk screens during airport check-in and baggage drops. The company's new Kiosk Connect solution provides the first full, end-to-end, contactless airport journey — a high demand as passengers return to travel.  By simply scanning a QR code with their mobile device, passengers can quickly connect to a comm...

Lufthansa increases weekly flights on Frankfurt-Dubai route starting 3 September

Lufthansa announced that it will ramp up flight operations on its Frankfurt-Dubai route in September by 30 per cent, an increase of eight flights compared to the month of August. The addition of new flights follows the airline’s resumption of scheduled services from the UAE in early July in view of the steady growth in demand for intercontinental travel. There will be a total of fi...

Cambridge Airport invests in new landing systems

Cambridge City Airport has invested in a new and improved Instrument Landing System (ILS) and co - located Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) to provide an enhanced precision approach that enables aircraft to approach the runway in darkness or adverse weathe r conditions where visibility is limited. The airport has awarded the contract to Systems Interface (SIL), a UK specialist that will des...

Vilnius Airport environmental solutions

In the past years, Vilnius Airport has renewed its apron lighting system, installed solar panels and added hybrid vehicles to its fleet. Those are just a few environmentally focused solutions being implemented at all Lithuanian Airports, where sustainability is a core value. According to Kristina Greičiūtė, Environmental projects manager at Lithuanian Airports, implementing environmental soluti...

Dominica prioritizes building its first International Airport this year

The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica announced last week that it has approved the 213 properties it needs to acquire in order to build the island's first international airport. The government had been saving US$5 million every month over the past few years from the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme specifically for the construction of the new air...

Apollo Air Services is set up at Cambridge City Airport

The leading UK VIP helicopter charter service, Apollo Air Services got the first southern base - Cambridge City Airport. Apollo already has four bases in the north, in Carlisle, Leeds, St Andrews, Cardiff. The new addition of Cambridge, will make the company better placed to meet the growing demand for helicopter travel and service the south of the UK including London, the Sout...

Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, it may actually be a hammer.  One single word describes the biggest hurdle for renewal and progress: ‘clinging’; trying to hold on to what once was, although t...

The expansion of Wizz Air Latvian operations

Wizz Air announced massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen i...

Air Astana resumes direct flights to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai and Kyiv

Air Astana will resume direct flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt on 18th August 2020, with services initially being operated four-times a week, increasing to a daily frequency by September.  Flights will be operated using the latest Airbus A321LR aircraft, with flight times being 6h 20m outbound to Frankfurt and 5h 45m on the return to Nur-Sultan.  ...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. ​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new traveling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation...

Riga Airport reaches 20% of last year volume in July

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months show that with the number of passengers and flights gradually increasing, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport in July reached 23% of last year's numbers. In July, the Airport served 187.4 thousand passengers, which is 132 thousand passengers more than a month before. However, in general, as compared to last year...

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