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UrbanV and SITA partner to provide digital solutions for Rome vertiports, explore opportunities for vertiports globally

SITA and UrbanV, the Italian vertiport operator, signed a MoU to develop a digital-first passenger experience for UrbanV’s vertiports in Rome due to start operations in 2024. From UrbanV test vertiport at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, both parties will design, test, and refine...

Hydrogen Flight Alliance launches in Brisbane

Key players in the Australian aviation and green hydrogen industries have officially launched the Hydrogen Flight Alliance at Brisbane Airport. The aim of the alliance is to ensure Australia plays a leading role in the aviation industry’s transition towards net-zero by 2050. The init...


Neste enables Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport and Västflyg airline to become the world's firsts to use SAF on all flights

Trollhättan-Vänersborg Airport in the southwestern part of Sweden, will be the first airport in the world to offer only blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all aircraft refueling at the airport, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of departing flights. Neste will supply its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to the Trollhättan airport in a 30-4...

Qatar Airways signs with Shell for SAF supply at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Qatar Airways signed with Shell to source 3,000 metric tonnes of neat SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. It encompasses the existing jet fuel contract with Shell at Amsterdam which will now see Qatar Airways using at least a 5 % SAF blend over the contract period for the fiscal year 2023-2024. The Qatar Airways bilateral agreement with Shell is part of a wider effort initiated by the&nbs...

Regina and Waterloo International Airports join wave of Canadian digitalization thanks to SITA technology

SITA continues to cement itself as the passenger processing partner of choice for Canada airports, delivering a common technology platform allowing a faster and easier travel experience. Expanding on a collaboration with three of the country’s largest airports, SITA will extend the benefits of its passenger touchpoints to Regina International Airport and Region of Waterloo Internat...

Touchdown to head down - London Biggin Hill runway to relaxation – interview EBACE 2023

I have to admit, this place has always been special to me. The team, the service, especially the attitude and the incredible ability to put you at ease. London Biggin Hill Airport – a designated UK port of entry. So meeting them at EBACE 2023 was quite an excitement and…   There are appointments when, from the very first second, you feel at ease, at home, as if you've known t...

Singapore expansion - Neste celebrates the opening and establishes SAF supply chain to Changi Airport

Neste announced its final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore in December 2018. The EUR 1.6 billion Singapore Expansion project has been successfully completed, the start-up of the refinery expansion has been completed after mid-April, and Neste is celebrating its opening today. The Singapore refinery expansion doubles Neste’s production...

Riga Airport has handled 1.8 Million passengers this year

This April, Riga Airport handled 537 thousand passengers, while in the first four months of the year, the total number of passengers reached 1.8 million. This is 50 percent more than a year earlier, according to preliminary data on the Airport's performance. The occupancy of passenger aircraft in April still steadily exceeded the 75% mark. The most popular destinations for flights from Ri...

Hawthorne breaks ground on hangar at Chicago Executive Airport

Chicago Executive Airport announced groundbreaking of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services’ 36,900-square facility to include Class A hangar and office space. Construction of the Hangar 22 project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The new facility is in compliance with the airport’s Master Plan which has been approved by the Village of Wheeling and the City of Pros...

Second Emirates gateway to Canada with Dubai Montreal route

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Montréal, starting 5 July. Montréal becomes Emirates’ second gateway in Canada, complementing its passenger services to Toronto, which have been operating to Ontario’s capital city since 2007. The launch of services to Montréal comes as the UAE and Canada aim to deepen economic cooperation between the two...

AirportWeather.com is launched at AERO Friedrichshafen

Meandair launches a new weather service. AirportWeather.com provides actual weather (AW-METAR) and near-term forecasts (AW-TAF) for every airport in Europe, including the regular METAR/TAF reports where available. The service was developed over the last year together with a number of participating airports. Only 7% of all airports world-wide issue regular weather informati...

Riga Airport handled 1.3 million passengers in the first quarter of the year

In January-March this year, Riga Airport handled 1.3 million passengers and 12.7 thousand flights, with the recovery indicators after the pandemic reaching the same level as on average in European airports, where the number of passengers served at the beginning of the year is still 12 percent behind the pre-pandemic time.  Operational data on the performance indicators of Riga Airport show...

Etihad Airways successfully completes its inaugural flight to Beijing Daxing International Airport

Etihad Airways began its first scheduled flight between Abu Dhabi and Beijing Daxing Airport on March 28, 2023. The inaugural flight EY888, operated using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, marked the move of regular flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Previously Etihad operated to Beijing Capital International Airport. Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer of Etihad Airwa...

Christchurch welcomes back Emirates’ A380

Emirates’ flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Christchurch Airport, marking the resumption of its daily service from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney after more than three years. The special service was greeted by a crowd of spectators at the Christchurch Airport boundary, who watched as the iconic aircraft taxied through a ceremonial water canon salute, before parking in view of...

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