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The best airport in Europe again - passengers choose Munich Airport

Munich Airport is still top in Europe: At the annual “World Airport Awards” conferred by renowned London-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, the Bavarian air transportation hub was again awarded the title of “Best Airport in Europe”. In the worldwide ranking, Munich improved...

Touchless airport check-in: first in Australia at Avalon Airport

Elenium Automation announced it has expanded its relationship with Avalon Airport, signing a deal that will make Avalon the first airport in Australia to implement touchless self-service, ensuring world-class passenger safety and experience when the airport recommences flights. Avalon Airport wil...


Phased rebuilding of network: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways announced the airline will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world. Having maintained flights to at least 30 destinations where possible during this crisis and to most continents, helping to take over 1 million people home, the airline has been in a unique position to c...

Two Ways for Airports to Effectively Enforce Physical Distancing

Tracking crowd movements through a passenger contagion map, as well as identifying contagious groups at an early stage, will be two powerful tools that airports can actively use to ensure they will be compliant with post-COVID19 travel regulations, and can give returning travelers some peace of mind. The advice comes from scientific research by Xovis, the world's leading provider of pe...

KLM: gradual and careful restoration of European network and face masks compulsory on board

The strongly reduced European network is configured to connect with as many flights as possible in the intercontinental network. Routes will gradually be reopened, but may change weekly, depending on measures being taken by the authorities at the destinations. KLM's target for May is the resumption of 15% of its flights, compared to the period before the Covid-19 outbreak. A considerable nu...

New WIZZ AIR base in Lviv

Wizz Air announced  a new base in Lviv opening on 1 July 2020, which will be the second and the newest WIZZ base in Ukraine. The airline will base one Airbus A320 aircraft at Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air will start seven new services to Billund in Denmark, Tallinn in Estonia,  Lisbon in Portugal,  Hamburg in...

Riga Airport is getting ready to resume flights

In preparation for the resumption of international passenger traffic after the end of the emergency situation, Riga Airport is working on additional preventive measures at the Airport terminal to protect employees and passengers and limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as planning the necessary personnel and infrastructure resources for a gradual increase of the number of flights. In order to...

Air New Zealand revises international network

Air New Zealand will not resume operation of its suspended Auckland-Buenos Aires and Los Angeles-London routes due to the deep impact of COVID-19 on forward travel demand. The airline has also taken the decision to postpone the commencement of its non-stop Auckland-New York service from 29 October 2020 until late 2021 at the earliest. Along with 95 percent of its international...

Emirates steps up safety measures for customers and employees

Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now don personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, and a safety visor, in addition to masks and gloves. At D...

More than 40 special cargo flights were handled by Václav Havel Airport Prague

Václav Havel Prague Airport remains open for all arrivals and departures. Thanks to this fact, a total of 44 special cargo flights with medical supplies were able to land there since 20 March 2020 when the first aircraft with medical supplies on board landed in Prague. More than 1,200 tons of medical aid in total has already reached the Czech Republic. The total volume of cargo handled...

Lufthansa Airbus A350s landing twice daily with protective equipment from China

To do its part in addressing the covid-19 crisis, Lufthansa is currently operating two daily flights carrying protective equipment from China to Munich Airport with Airbus A350 long-range jetliners. Under normal circumstances, Lufthansa's A350 fleet carries passengers to intercontinental destinations in North and South America and in Asia. The special daily cargo flights from Beijing a...

Baku welcomed the largest aircraft in the world

The world's largest An-225 Mriya aircraft landed at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport on the morning of April 19. The aircraft was performing a commercial flight from Kazakhstan to France with a refueling stop at the Baku airport. Mriya is the world’s largest cargo aircraft in the entire history of aviation. Being one-of-a-kind, “Mriya” was manufactured at the An...

Sheremetyevo International Airport: growth in post COVID-19 era

Alexander Ponomarenko, Chairman of Sheremetyevo International Airport's (SVO) Board of Directors, discussed the airport's response to the global pandemic and the prospects for resuming growth in airport activity in a post-Covid-19 era. In an interview with Forbes Russia, Ponomarenko discussed the possibility of the resumption of international flights in July and the gradual restoration...

Corendon live tour of Boeing 747 for people at home

A few months ago, the Boeing 747 of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam was still a big attraction for its guests. Open days were regularly organized where thousands of people came to admire the special aircraft up close. Many schools were also interested in organizing school outings; a beautiful and educational opportunity where children learn everything about perhaps the most beautiful and larg...

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The Specialized Cargo Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The new specialized cargo handling apron started operating at Riga Airport 16 October, welcoming “Atlas Air” Boeing 747-47U (F) aircraft. The new apron covers an area o...

The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year...

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The Specialized Cargo Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The new specialized cargo handling apron started operating at Riga Airport 16 October, welcoming “Atlas Air” Boeing 747-47U (F) aircraft. The new apron covers an area o...

The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year...