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Copenhagen Flights Services & Aviator renews a partnership agreement with easyJet

Aviator Airport Alliance and a family member of Avia Solutions Group, renewed a partnership agreement with easyJet airlines for ground handling services. The contract was won through Aviator’s subsidiary Copenhagen Flights Services ApS (CFS). The company will provide easyJet airlines...

Q1 2021 at Riga Airport - 108 thousand passengers & turnover of EUR 4.3 Million

According to the Airport's unaudited interim report for the first quarter of the year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the operation of Riga Airport in the first quarter of 2021 remained high, with the Airport operating with a turnover of EUR 4.3 million, which is 14% less than origi...


Discovery roundtrip on Airbus A220-300 with airBaltic

If I say that covid era is far from being the best time for travel and discovery of new aircraft, I guess there won’t be anyone to argue. The vaccination give hope for industry recovery to all airlines and tourism professionals, as well as everyone who need to travel for business. So, the time has come to finally discover new aircraft type for us – Airbus A220-300 during a round...

Riga Airport doubles its cargo volumes in April

As compared to April 2020, the volume of cargo handled at Riga Airport in April 2021 has increased by 102%, reaching 2155 tonnes. This is the highest recorded increase in cargo volumes this year, assessing the respective indicators of 2020 and 2021.  Of all cargo volume handled at Riga Airport in April, 680 tonnes were postal items, 800 tonnes – e-commerce cargo from t...

Cathay Pacific extends Dubai-Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific has announced the continuation of its recently relaunched flights between Dubai and its hub, Hong Kong, following its first flight which took off on 21 May 2021.  The first resumed flight was positively received by customers and the trade alike. Departing Dubai International Airport at 16:25 on Friday (21 May), passengers were welcomed on-board by...

flydubai adds Mykonos and Santorini to its summer schedule

flydubai announced the launch of two new summer routes. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and Santorini (Thira) Airport (JTR) between 18 June and 29 September. The launch of flights to the two Greek islands brings the number of seasonal routes served by flydubai to six destinations including Bodrum and Trabzon in Turkey, Batumi in Georgi...

COVID-19 Crisis caused Riga Airport losses in the amount of 15.85 Million Euros last year

During the global pandemic and the resulting decrease in the number of passengers and flights, Riga International Airport closed the year 2020 with a loss of 15.85 million euros, according to the company's published audited annual report for 2020. Last year, the Airport handled 2.01 million passengers, which is 5.8 million or 74% less than originally planned. The number of serviced flights dro...

London Oxford Airport major development programme

As part of a new strategic plan, London Oxford Airport has commenced construction work on a new development phase, which will, when complete this autumn, be its most significant step forward to date. Central to the work is a 63,000 sq. ft. (6,000m2) 140m long hangar with two bays including rear offices, stores and workshops, capable of accommodating up to six Bombardier Global, Gulfstream or...

Riga Airport has finished the construction of the second rapid-exit taxiway and the reconstruction of a part of the runway

The second rapid-exit taxiway, built with the support of the Cohesion Fund, has been put into operation at Riga Airport. The renovation of a part of the runway at the Airport's own expense has also been completed. The large-scale construction works began last summer. Within the framework of the Cohesion Fund project “Development of Secure and Environmentally Friendly Infrastruc...

First airport in Europe with integrated PayPal QR code directly at point-of-sale

Munich Airport is the first airport in Europe to introduce PayPal QR Code - a mobile and cash free payment system - in all stores and businesses of the Eurotrade retail subsidiary. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport operates 41 shops from duty-free, news, watches and jewelry to high-quality fashion labels. Starting immediately, customers can shop without touching cash or card readers wi...

Munich Airport becomes Gateway for the Baltics

Since the beginning of May, AirBaltic connects the Estonian capital Tallinn with Munich. The airline now offers flights from Munich to all three Baltic capitals (Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn). Following the recent move from Terminal 1 to the awarded Terminal 2, AirBaltic offers passengers quick connections via Munich to many destinations within the global Lufthansa/Star Alliance network. Currently...

airBaltic 26th Airbus 220-300 delivery and takeover of its passenger handling at Riga Airport

On May 2, 2021 airBaltic welcomed its 26th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAZ, in Riga. This is the first out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options for the same a...

Total of 96 routes in 2021 - airBaltic adds new flights

airBaltic announces that starting from July it will launch new destinations from Riga to Valencia in Spain, Pisa in Italy and Kos in Greece. This year the company will offer a network of more than 96 routes from the Baltics, including eight newly announced routes from Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As vaccination rates improve across Europe, we se...

Japan Airlines opens direct flights from Sheremetyevo to Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines began operating regular flights on 23 April on the Tokyo - Moscow - Tokyo route from Sheremetyevo International Airport to Haneda Airport, reviving a historic route opened in 1967. An official event was held at Sheremetyevo to commemorate this significant event with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan...

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