Category: Airlines & Airports

EASA Proposes New Certification Specifications for Airports

EASA proposes new certification specifications (CS) for aerodrome design in order to facilitate the operations of modern large aeroplanes at existing aerodromes. Modern aircraft have very precise guidance systems for landing / take-off and taxiing; this means that the current international and European provisions for designing runway, taxiway and other areas can be lightened without […]

Moscow Airports Report Increased Traffic Growth in March

The number of passengers served by Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo airports increased by 16.4% year-on-year to 6.071 million, the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) reports. To compare, the February growth across the three airports stood at 15.4%. Vnukovo saw its passenger traffic decline year-on-year in March; the Sheremetyevo figures remained unchanged, while Domodedovo built […]

Kazakhstan Bans Foreign Ownership of Country’s Airlines

The parliament of Kazakhstan has approved legislative amendments banning foreigners from holding more than 49% ownership of the country’s airlines, Kazakhstan Today newswire reports. The amendments are being introduced as part of preparing flag carrier Air Astana for privatization. Currently, 49% of the airline is owned by British company BAE Systems, with the remaining 51% […]

Asiana Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in […]

London Oxford Airport Sees Trend in Larger Bizjets

London Oxford Airport finished 2016 as the sixth busiest London airport for business and general aviation – ahead of London City Airport – and entered 2017 as the 16th busiest in Europe – in front of London Stansted and Northolt – according to the latest data from WINGX and Eurocontrol. Significantly, the airport is regularly […]

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Takes Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian fleet. As a result, the red-white-red carrier operates the largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and the second largest worldwide after the Brazilian […]

Flight Attendant Loses Discrimination Suit Against Russia’s Aeroflot

A Russian court has rejected a lawsuit filed by an Aeroflot flight attendant who accused the national airline of discrimination based on body size. Moscow’s Tushino District Court said on April 18 that there were “no grounds” to rule in favor of the plaintiff, Irina Iyerusalimskaya. Iyerusalimskaya was seeking to force Aeroflot to to drop […]

Lithuanian Airports Growing Faster Than the Average In Aviation Market

The first quarter of 2017 in Lithuanian Airports was marked by significant results. Not only the number of passengers in the country’s airports exceeded one million and was 16% higher than during the same period last year, but also the number of flights in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga grew by 12% and amounted to 12,000. […]

WestJet Intents to Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

WestJet has announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the airline that first brought low-cost air travel to Canada in […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it […]