Tag: airport

Qantas Plane Evacuated At Perth Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than 100 Qantas passengers have been evacuated using emergency slides at Perth airport after a pilot noticed fumes in the cockpit. The F100 flight QF 1623 from the mining town of Newman to Perth was carrying 97 passengers and five crew. The pilot reported hydraulic issues on descent into Perth, an airport spokeswoman said […]

Dublin Airport Sets New August Record with 2.9 Million Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Almost 2.9 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last month, a 9% increase over last year, making it the busiest August ever in the airport’s history. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 8% with more than 1.5 million passengers travelling to European destinations during the month. Over 926,000 passengers travelled to UK destinations […]

Protesters Take Over Runway at London City Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of protesters occupied the London City Airport‘s runway disrupting all flights. It has been reported that the protesters bypassed security by using a rubber dinghy to cross the docks. Responsibility for the protest via a series of tweets has been claimed by the Black Lives Matter UK movement. The protesters tweeted: “Activists in support of BLMUK #Shutdown […]

Record Passenger Traffic at Dubai International Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Passenger traffic at Dubai International has exceeded all previous records in July surging to an historic high of 7.6 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger numbers in July totalled 7,616,792 compared to the 6,682,676 handled in July 2015, a significant increase of 14 per cent. During the […]

Global Record: 42 Million Annual Passengers at Gatwick

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gatwick Airport is now in a league of its own as it breaks its own record for the number of passengers travelling on a single runway – more than 42 million passengers now travel through the airport annually. This new record was achieved on the same weekend that Cathay Pacific’s new route to Hong Kong […]

DXB Passenger Traffic Reaches Record 40.5 Million in H1

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dubai International’s (DXB) passenger traffic reached a record 40.5 million passengers in the first half of 2016 according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. According to the report, DXB handled a total of 40,506,456 passengers during the first half, up 5.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2015 when the […]

Drone Incursion Closes Dubai International

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai International Airport stopped flights for 69 minutes on Saturday when a drone flew too close to the airport. Airspace was closed from 11.39am to 12.45pm, according to a statement from Dubai Airports. Around 20 flights were diverted, most of them to Al Maktoum International, and others to Sharjah and Al Ain. Drones are forbidden […]

Africa Gets Its First Solar-Powered Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Africa has ramped up its green credentials by unveiling the continent’s first solar-powered airport. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport will meet 41% of its energy demand from a brand new 200 square meter solar power plant built on its grounds. The facility, which was officially launched last week, has […]

Small Planet Airbus A320 Off Runway at Birmingham

Reading Time: 2 minutes After landing, the A320 veered off the taxiway coming to rest on the grass at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK. The Airbus A320 landed normally on runway 33 at Birmingham-Intl Airport, UK, and taxied back to the terminal via taxiway „Bravo“, when directional control was somehow lost. Just after the intersection, the A320 departed the taxiway „Alpha“ […]

Asia-Pacific Is A Key A380 Market Today And For The Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes The A380 has literally changed the shape of air transportation in Asia-Pacific, and will continue to play an important role as this region’s dynamic passenger traffic develops during the years to come. Asia-Pacific is a major “home” for the A380: almost half of the global customer base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner is located […]