Dutch airports go green with sustainable energy

August 16, 2017 · 216 Views

As of January 2018, all Royal Schiphol Group’s business units will use only sustainable energy generated in the Netherlands after the Dutch company struck a 15-year deal with…

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Air Berlin files for insolvency

August 15, 2017 · 303 Views

After posting a series of annual losses, including €780 million in 2016, Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers, has filed for bankruptcy protection after Gulf carrier…

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Qatar lifts entry visa requirements for citizens from 80 countries

August 14, 2017 · 219 Views

It has been announced by the Qatar Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways that, with immediate effect, citizens from 80 countries will now be allowed…

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ExpressJet’s Delta Connection flights to end

August 13, 2017 · 284 Views

ExpressJet is to close down its Atlanta, Georgia operations, which will likely include its CRJ maintenance facility. The regional carrier is also headquartered and has its OCC at…

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China’s HNA Group acquires 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

August 10, 2017 · 384 Views

HNA Group Co., (HNA), the Chinese conglomerate headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China has continued with its European expansion program with the acquisition of an 82.5% stake in Frankfurt-Hahn…

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Delta breaks ground on new US$4bn LaGuardia facilities

August 9, 2017 · 164 Views

As part of the rebuilding and conversion of New York’s LaGuardia Airport into a 21st-century airport, Delta has broken ground on its new US$4bn 37-gate facility. The company…

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BA ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew to extend current strike

August 8, 2017 · 240 Views

Unite, the union representing British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew, has indicated that the current strike, scheduled to run between August 1 and August 15, will be extended…

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International air cargo market grows 10.4% – best result since 2010

August 3, 2017 · 438 Views

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data that shows demand in freight ton kilometers (FTKs) from international freight markets grew by 10.4% in the first six…

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Qatar Airways reverses decision to buy 10% stake in American Airlines

August 2, 2017 · 237 Views

Qatar Airways has announced its decision not to proceed with the acquisition of a 10% stake in American Airlines, “taking into account the latest public disclosure” of the…

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Fraport signs concession agreements for Fortaleza and Porto Alegre Airports in Brazil

July 31, 2017 · 196 Views

Fraport AG has signed the concession agreements with the Brazilian government to manage and develop Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) airports. Fraport AG was the successful bidder…

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Heathrow continues strong performance for 2017

July 27, 2017 · 316 Views

Second-quarter results for 2017 have been released by Heathrow Airport which reveal record punctuality, a reduction in passenger charges of 2.3% and its highest Q2 Airport Service Quality…

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A4A and IATA launch global baggage tracking campaign

July 25, 2017 · 240 Views

A year-long campaign has been launched by Airlines for America (A4A) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with a view to increasing baggage handling operations and reducing…

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Mexico urged to adopt global standards for airport slot management

July 24, 2017 · 206 Views

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged Mexico to adopt global standards for the management of its airport slots as opposed to the current slot system proposed…

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Air France to go ahead with Joon, its new low-cost subsidiary

July 23, 2017 · 211 Views

Having reached an agreement with existing Air France pilots, the French flag-carrying airline has announced that it is to create a new low-cost airline called ‘Joon’. Without going…

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U.S. ends March laptop ban on flights from Middle East

July 20, 2017 · 340 Views

Once more the U.S. will allow passengers flying to U.S. airports from regions including the Middle East to carry laptops and other electronic devices on board. The lifting…

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Lufthansa reports adjusted EBIT of €1,042m in the first half of 2017

July 18, 2017 · 247 Views

Based on preliminary figures, Deutsche Lufthansa AG generated revenues of €17.0bn in the first half of 2017 (Q1 & Q2 2016 €15.0bn). The Adjusted EBIT came to €1,042m…

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easyJet to protect post-Brexit interest through new Austrian company

July 17, 2017 · 244 Views

In a move to protect its ability to operate between fellow EU countries after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, easyJet is looking to create a…

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Norwegian’s UK subsidiary given tentative agreement by DOT for transatlantic operations

July 16, 2017 · 261 Views

Norwegian’s British subsidiary ‘Norwegian UK’ (NUK) has been given tentative approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a foreign air carrier permit. The approval reaffirms that…

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American Airlines cancels codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways and Etihad

July 13, 2017 · 394 Views

As a continuation of the discord between America’s big three carriers – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – and Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates Airline,…

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New proposal for Heathrow runway could reduce costs by over £5bn

July 10, 2017 · 198 Views

Aurora Group, run by hotel tycoon Surinder Aurora, has put forward a proposal for revisions to the currently government-preferred plans for the expansion to London’s Heathrow Airport, which…

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