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London Heathrow paving the way forward with lower carbon concrete trial

Heathrow kickstarted a ground-breaking new trial, exploring the viability of lower carbon concrete, which cuts emissions by 50% compared to a conventional concrete. The initiative followed Heathrow's sponsorship of a PhD candidate at the University of Surrey who undertook three years of lab work...

Emirates celebrates 20 Years of flying to Aotearoa

20 years of Emirates flying to New Zealand, as the airline celebrates amid its strongest presence in the market to date. On 2 August 2003, Emirates launched its first service from New Zealand, marked by two inaugural flights - the first via Sydney on a Boeing 777-300ER and the second on an A330...


British Airways entry in Riga will give new opportunities for the tourism industry

British Airways will launch its operations at Riga Airport – flights will be offered three times a week on the Riga-London Heathrow Airport route. The entry of the British national airline at Riga Airport will provide new opportunities for both passengers and the entire tourism industry. The airline will launch flights between the capitals of Latvia and Great Britain on October 29,...

Helping airports cut fuel and power costs while advancing their net zero ambitions - SITA and Envision Digital

SITA and Envision Digital signed a new partnership to help airports reduce operational costs and support their net zero ambitions. The companies have developed solutions that allow real-time data IoT flows, enabling airports to monitor and report their energy usage, emissions from aircraft and other vehicles, and their carbon footprint. Airports can use insights from these data feeds to...

Up & Away Aviation / Unifi Aviation UK opens at London’s Gatwick Airport

Up & Away Aviation opens its 13th base at London’s Gatwick Airport today, August 1st.  It is the first under its newly ratified Unifi LLC ownership. Supporting one of Europe’s largest charter airlines and its B737 and B787 aircraft, Up & Away recruited 68, mostly West Sussex-based employees for the start of its commercial operation covering several roles from sta...

The superjumbo returns: Etihad Airways A380 inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow

Etihad Airways celebrated the return to service of its Airbus A380 on a special inaugural commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow. The first of Etihad four Airbus A380s returns to the sky from now on the popular Abu Dhabi-London Heathrow route.Prior to take-off, executives from Etihad, Abu Dhabi Airport and the Department of Culture and Tourism gathered to welc...

SITA and Indicio announce a co-innovation agreement to accelerate the development of digital identities

SITA announced a co-innovation agreement with Indicio to accelerate the development and deployment of digital identities for travel. As leading companies in their respective domains, SITA and Indicio are driving innovation in open-source, decentralized identity technologies that enable seamless, secure, and privacy-preserving processes in the airport and throughout the entire journey.&nb...

Riga Airport gets involved in an ambitious hydrogen testing project

Latvian Hydrogen Association and Riga Airport are joining partners to promote the application of the hydrogen solution in the Latvian aviation industry by supporting the initiative of Hamburg Airport. Within the framework of the Interreg Baltic Sea Programme funding category “Green Mobility", the project "BSR Hydrogen Air Transport – Preparation of Baltic Sea Region Airports...

To the Land of Green Tea directly from Prague; Taiwan route to be operated twice weekly

Beautiful natural scenery, tropical rainforest, and green tea aroma. As of today, Prague is the sixth European city to which China Airlines operates direct flights from Taipei. With a direct connection to the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, Prague now stands alongside Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Rome, and Vienna. The connection is available twice a week and the carrier uses Airbus A350-900 aircraft t...

Qatar Airways touches down its inaugural flight to Toulouse, France

Qatar Airways has begun its new direct service from Doha, Qatar to Toulouse, France. The highly anticipated inaugural flight becomes the fourth destination in France after the airline's recent additions of Nice and Lyon. Passengers were greeted with French delicacies and music at the departure gate of Hamad International Airport. The new direct service to Toulouse is operated by an A...

SITA passenger processing solutions to power Airports Authority of India across 43 airports, serving 500 million passengers

SITA secured a landmark deal with Airports Authority of India to support one of the biggest growth markets globally, providing technology to 43 of India’s biggest airports. India’s Civil Aviation is among the fastest-growing aviation markets globally and will be a major growth engine to make India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024. The deal will see improvements to over 2...

Aviator sets goal to become Net-Zero by 2030

Aviator Airport Alliance has set itself a goal of becoming net-zero by 2030, cementing the organisation’s commitment to sustainability. So far, the company has been on the right path. In Sweden, Aviator has made strong progress in transitioning to electric GSE, with the current proportion standing at 65% and continuing to increase annually. Furthermore, Aviator at Malmö Airpor...

Riga Airport handled three million passengers in the first half of the year

The number of passengers handled in the Riga Airport in the first six months of this year has reached three million travellers which is nearly 40 percent more than a year ago. Operational data of the airport performance shows that 637 thousand passengers used Riga Airport in June, which is by 17 % more than last June. Because of the wide range of destinations available to travellers...

Leeds East Airport opens brand new FBO equipped with RNP instrument approach

Leeds East Airport is opening with a brand new FBO including a state-of-the-art VIP lounge and facilities more than equal to any international FBO. The RNP(GNSS) Instrument Approach has been approved by the CAA and is active from 10th August. The system improves flight safety and provides a full instrument GNSS approach on runway 06/24 which is 25 feet ASL. Located east of the city...

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