Tag: expansion

Russian Airlines Will Need 2,000 New Aircraft by 2035

Reading Time: 3 minutes Russian airlines will require from 1,700 to 2,000 new passenger aircraft through 2035. More than a half of this number, from 1,100 to 1,300 units will be mainline airliners, Russia’s vice-minister for transport, Valeriy Okulov forecasted. The government hopes to meet with demand with locally made commercial aircraft. “The average annual acquisitions rate stands at […]

American Airlines to Launch New Summer Routes from Six Hubs

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines has revealed 26 new routes to be served from five of its hubs. In a memo to employees, American Airlines President Robert Isom praised the company’s achievements through this year — which includes seven days without a mainline flight cancellation and an improving revenue trend — before looking forward to the busy summer […]

IATA Welcomes Reduction in Austrian Air Travel Tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement that the Austrian Air Travel Tax will be halved from 1 January 2018. The Austrian Ministers Council confirmed that the decision was taken to increase the attractiveness of Austria as a business and tourism destination, to secure the future of Vienna airport as an international aviation […]

Skopje Airport Eyes Strong 2017 Growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Skopje Alexander the Great Airport is heading for another year of record growth with six new routes confirmed so far for the upcoming summer season and a number of carriers adding frequencies. Low cost airline Wizz Air will again fuel the growth at Macedonia’s largest airport with a fourth aircraft to be stationed in the […]

United to Launch 31 Destinations Across The U.S. and Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines announced today a major expansion from this summer, with the launch of 31 new routes to its network map. “Starting this summer we’re offering more flights, to more destinations at more convenient times than in recent memory,” Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines said in a statement. “And with bigger and more modern […]

Norwegian’s UK Expansion Cleared for Take-Off

Reading Time: 1 minute Low-cost airline Norwegian is ready to take-off its biggest year ever, with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its first long-haul flights outside the USA – and more affordable flights on the UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will expand its young aircraft fleet with […]

Qatar Airways Announces Eight New Destinations for 2017-18

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways, the award-winning and fastest growing airline in the world, announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways’ route network, which spans more than 150 destinations on six continents around the world, are: Canberra, the airline’s fifth […]

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Updates Development Projects

Reading Time: 1 minute Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), which received approval to develop a Northern Terminal Complex in June, said in an update that total private investments for the project will reach $865 million, ATWonline reported. The main renovation stage, which will be completed by 2018, will increase airport capacity to 55 million passengers per year. By 2026, […]

Big Wizz Air Expansion at Warsaw Chopin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced that it will base a seventh aircraft at its Warsaw base. From June 2017 the airline will start operating seven new services connecting Warsaw with four Central and Eastern European capitals, Bratislava, Bucharest, Kiev and Vilnius and three popular leisure destinations, Lyon and […]

UK Government Supports a New Runway at Heathrow

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a major boost for the UK economy the government announced (25 October 2016) its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the south-east since the second world war. The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft ‘National policy statement’ (NPS) for consultation. […]