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Oriens Aviation and London Biggin Hill Airport welcome Jetfly’s new Pilatus PC-24

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Centre and sales distributor for the PC-12, and London Biggin Hill Airport were pleased to welcome Jetfly’s Pilatus PC-24 (LX-PCA) on 18thOctober, as part of the fractional operator’s European tour. The Luxembourg-based op...

DXB welcomed 7.2m customers in September

Dubai International (DXB) saw 7.2 million customers pass through its doors in September as traffic at the world’s busiest international hub rose to 67.5 million for the year.   Traffic was down slightly (-0.2%) in September versus last year due to the fact that Eid Al Adha holidays, a p...


airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.     Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By launching...

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airport, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of east and west, has great potential f...

Istanbul's new airport opens, Turkish Airlines moving by end of year

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world’s largest airports on Monday, declaring completion of the first phase of construction a symbol of Turkey’s strength and resilience. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, will cover 76.5 million square meters upon completion – a footprint larger than Manhattan. Its fi...

Emirates Spreads its Wings with A380 Operations to ‘Sister Cities’ Hamburg and Osaka

A380 network expands East and West to reach 50 destinations worldwide 22 percent capacity increase on route to Hamburg; 38 percent on Osaka flight; enabling more passengers to enjoy the comforts of the A380 Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled A380 services to Hamburg and Osaka this week.   The ina...

Emirates unveils world’s first integrated “biometric path”, raising the bar for airport customer experience

Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow In phased development since 2015, the multi-million dollar programme is part of Emirates’ continued...

airBaltic Launches Two New Direct Routes from Tallinn

airBalticon October 28, 2018 launched two new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo. Since the expansion in Estonia, airBalticnow bases two aircraft at Tallinn Airport. The new flights offer convenient connections between Tallinn and the two cities. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officerof airBaltic: “We are strongly determined for further growth, and p...

Václav Havel Airport Prague will offer connections to 114 destinations

As of Sunday, 28 October 2018, the winter flight schedule becomes effective. It will provide flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague to 114 destinations in 42 countries. New additions will include Belfast, Marrakesh, Amman, Sharjah, Pisa, Split and Dubrovnik. Altogether, Prague Airport will fly to ten new destinations during the winter season.  “Despite the dense network of e...

Emirates deploys its iconic A380 to St. Petersburg

The airline will temporarily operate the A380 on its Dubai - St. Petersburg route until October 28th Passengers travelling for the autumn holidays will now have the chance to experience the world’s largest commercial passenger jet Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, marked aviation history yesterday as the A380 landed in Russia’s northern capital, St. P...

ORAT trial completed at Istanbul New Airport

The last of The Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) trials before the launch on October 29, 2018, has been completed at Istanbul New Airport, which is set to become the world’s largest airport under one roof. Three Turkish Airlines planes were used in the test conducted with 3,000 people. The ORAT process, one of the most significant elements prior to an airport commences...

Recent Airport Facial Recognition Initiatives in Asia, North America, and Europe Reflect the Acceleration of Biometrics Beyond Border Control

Over the past three days Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson, London's Heathrow, and Shanghai's Hongqiao airports announced biometric facial recognition deployments aimed at improving the passenger experience while expediting the passenger journey. These announcements substantiate Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts projecting the global market for "Curb to...

Brand new at LSGG: «Indoor» GPS within the Geneva Airpark 5* hangar

Increased comfort, time-saving and safety for business aviation pilots. Geneva Airpark, the «5* residence for business jets», is continuing to invest in new equipment which not only means increased comfort and safety, but also saves time. Since August 2018, the large 10’000 sq meters Geneva Airpark hangar has been equipped with a dual GNSS system, designed by Bristish compa...

MILANO PRIME PRESENTS THE NEW GENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL IN MALPENSA AT NBAA-BACE

At NBAA-BACE 2018 - Booth #4079 - Milano Prime presents the new General Aviation Terminal in Malpensa, which is expected to open in June 2019. Milano Prime, the leader in Business & General Aviation commences construction of the General Aviation Terminal at Milano Malpensa intercontinental airport.  This will be a brand-new building, a 15,000 ft2 polyhedron characterized b...

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Getting ready for a record summer at Lugano Airport

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Record growth in air traffic movements in TAG Farnborough Airport

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