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New airBaltic Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport

airBaltic and Riga Airport have signed a land reservation agreement for building a new Baltic Cargo Hub at Riga Airport. The new cargo hangar will be the largest dedicated air cargo handling facility in the Baltics. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: ...

New seasonal routes for the summer with fludubai

flydubai has added two seasonal summer routes for passengers from Dubai and across the region. The carrier, which operates to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Turkey, will also operate to Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) and Trabzon Airport (TZX...


Qantas and Jetstar say kia ora with opening of Tasman travel bubble

After more than a year of international border closures, Qantas and Jetstar will today resume regular flights between Australia and New Zealand with the opening of the two-way trans-Tasman bubble. Flights are resuming to all pre-COVID destinations in New Zealand across 15 routes and Qantas will today start a new route between the Gold Coast and Auckland, marking the airline’s first ever i...

SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

SmartLynx Airlines will be operating full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus. From summer 2021, it will fly to tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and Canary Islands for TUI Deutschland from Basel/ Mulhouse and Saarbrücken airports, as well as to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife for Involatus from various German airports in autumn 2021, the airline announced. ...

How to remain sustainable while performing the exterior cleaning process

Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground. In just one year, a Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330, and A350, burn an extra 265,000 litres of fuel due to the 1% increase in dr...

One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are optimistic about the upcoming summer season. If travel in general will be possible and the epidemiological situation will improve as the vaccination levels increase, demand for air travel will return....

First in the Baltics employing A-CDM procedures - Riga Airport

Riga Airport becomes the first and so far only airport in the Baltic States to join more then 30 European airports employing A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) procedures which allow for significantly improving service quality and safety for airspace users and passengers.  The introduction of A-CDM, which was a joint effort of the air navigation service provider state joint stoc...

SITA biometric solution provides fast track for United Airlines domestic travelers at SFO

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and United Airlines have become the first in the United States to trial a low-touch, biometric-enabled airport experience from check-in to boarding for domestic travelers on select flights. Using SITA Smart Path, passengers participating in the trial can link their driver’s license to their facial biometric at check-in. They can then move throug...

Meet Finnair largest handling provider at Helsinki airport - Aviator

Aviator Airport Alliance continues successful partnership with Finnair, providing services at Helsinki airport. The service agreement, signed in October 2020, will take effect on 1st of April 2021, and will expand the company’s previous de-icing partnership with the airline to now provide ground handling services for Finnair’s Airbus fleet traffic, including all long-haul ope...

Fly via Prague service for transfer passengers by Prague Airport

Effective 1 April 2021, Prague Airport will launch a service for a new segment of passengers transferring in Prague between flights operated by different air carriers. The Fly via Prague service will increase the potential of the airport in Prague as a transfer hub and provide greater passenger comfort during the times air traffic is to be gradually resumed. The main partner of Prague Airport is t...

How are managed lost items on aircraft - no longer a headache with WorldTracer Lost and Found Property

SITA has launched WorldTracer Lost and Found Property, an artificial intelligence-enabled solution that solves a million-dollar headache for the air transport industry: how to quickly return items left behind on aircraft or in airports to their owners. Every year passengers leave millions of items – including phones, wallets and bags – on planes and in airports, costing th...

SITA and Sydney Airport sign five-year technology deal to support COVID-19 recovery

SITA announced a five-year contract with Sydney Airport for the provision of common-use services at both Terminal 1 (international) and Terminal 2 (domestic).The project went live on March 1, 2021, featuring SITA Flex, an advanced airport common use platform and includes SITA Bag Message, eliminating the need for multiple baggage system interfaces between airlines and airports. The solutions wi...

Austrian Airlines flies normally again from London and to Tel Aviv

Destinations: • Landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired  • Ben Gurion Airport open, entry restrictions to Israel eased  • Austrian Airlines resumes normal service to both destinations  The Austrian government’s landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired yesterday. Austrian Airlines is therefore flying...

flydubai offers attractive fares for the spring and summer period

flydubai announces attractive fares to select destinations that are available to book from AED 755. In addition, holidays by flydubai packages to Africa, Central Asia, Europe, the Subcontinent and the Middle East can be booked from as little as AED 1,899 per person. Whether travelling to visit family and loved ones back home or getting ready to take a well-earned break and travel somewhere new,...

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