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Airport surveillance with drones for improved airport safety

Future airports will be more and more automated and remotely controlled, and drones are expected to be integrated with daily operations. A newly granted project ASAS - Airport Surveillance for Airport Safety, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and to be conducted together with LFV (Luftfartsv...

Baku-Geneva-Baku AZAL’s flight schedule updated

Starting from February 5, AZAL's J2-5009/J2-5010flights from Baku to Geneva will be carried out twice a week according to the updated flight schedule. Starting from this date, on Tuesdays, departure from Baku will be at 07:00 in the morning, while arrival in Geneva at 09:0...


For first time MIA surpassed 45 million passengers in 2018

 Miami International Airport passed the 45-million-passenger milestone for the first time ever in 2018, serving nearly one million more travelers than the previous year. The busiest U.S. airport for international freight also set a new record of 2.3 million tons of freight, adding 60,000 tons to the 2017 total. MIA served nearly 21.9 million international passengers for the year – up 40...

Weston Aviation FBO is now Open for Business at Gloucestershire Airport

Weston Aviation, the UK and Ireland based FBO and Business Aviation specialist have commenced operations and launched a new Business Aviation Centre and FBO at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ/GLO). The new facility and service officially opened its doors on the 7thJanuary 2019 and the FBO has already welcomed a number of visiting aircraft and crews.  Weston Aviation CEO and founder, Nick Wes...

Aviareto - One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry of Mobile Assets, which is used to record the financial interest in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Financia...

Record year for air traffic movements for TAG Farnborough Airport

TAG Farnborough Airport has today announced a record year for air traffic movements by reporting the highest ever number of total annual movements in 2018, surpassing the previous record from 2007 by 8.2 per cent. For the full year 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport saw a year-on-year increase in air traffic movements of 13.8 per cent, with initial forecasts indicating this positive trend is set to...

2018 Brings More Passengers and More Destinations to Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague has continued to grow without interruption since 2013. In 2018, as per the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of16,797,006 passengers, which represents a 9% year-on-year growth. Routes to Great Britain were the busiest last year with the greatest number of passengers traditionally heading to London. Barcelona recorded the highest year-o...

Following 2018 success London Biggin Hill eyes up 2019 development

London Biggin Hill is predicting an exciting 2019, hot on the heels of the latest WingX Advance report identifying the airport as one of the fastest growing in Europe over the past 12 months.  During 2018, London Biggin Hill grew by 12%, in contrast with a 1% decline in business aviation activity for London airports. The London Heli Shuttle service, extension of the opening hours, competit...

The year 2018 for Lithuanian Airports – the year of the leap: records have been hit in both number of the passengers and flights

The year 2018 will be recorded among the best aviation years for the company Lithuanian Airports, since new records were reached - 6.3 million passengers were served and 61 thousand flights were conducted. The biggest breakthrough occurred in the main airports of the country – Vilnius Airport; the year, however, was also very intensive for Kaunas and Palanga branches. Upon notifying of th...

Verdi strike at Frankfurt Airport will lead to significant disruption on Tuesday

Information available at www.lufthansa.com "Verdi escalated through a disproportional series of strikes" The trade union Verdi has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at Frankfurt Airport between 2 a.m. and 20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. As a result, a considerable amount of disruptions are to be expected regarding flight operations to and from Frankfu...

Emirates network updates for 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline also outlined its fleet plans for the year. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “At Emirates, we pride ourselves on being a custome...

New record for passenger traffic by Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport set a new record for passenger traffic volume - last year it served a total of 4.43 million passengers. This is 9 percent higher than in 2017. In 2018, base airlines of the Airport - AZAL and Buta Airways carried 1.89 million and 442,000 passengers, respectively. A total of 3.81 million passengers were carried on international flights and 620,000 passenger...

Brussels Airlines moves its Moscow route from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo

As from June 2nd, Brussels Airlines will offer flights from Brussels to Sheremetyevo International Airport near the city of Moscow instead of Domodedovo Airport. The Sheremetyevo International Airport is with its industrial implementation a prime location and among the first choice of corporate travellers. For passengers who wish to fly to Domodedovo Airport, the Lufthansa Group airlines Austrian,...

AZAL launches regular flights to Almaty

Starting from April 2, 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will launch regular flights on the route Baku -Almaty-Baku. AZAL flights will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 Aircrafts with Economy Class, Comfort-Club and Business Class configurations.  Departures will be carried out in Terminal 1 of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.  Almaty is called...

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Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. The only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service to Ca...