Category: Airlines & Airports

Finnair to Sell Facilities at Helsinki Airport to Finavia

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair’s strategic objective is to double its Asian traffic by 2020 from the level of 2010. To enable its growth, Finnair has ordered 19 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which also increase Finnair’s cargo capacity considerably. With a view to the growth of its cargo traffic, Finnair is constructing a new state-of-the-art cargo terminal to […]

Traffic At Paris Airports Down After Attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, which killed 130 people, it has now been revealed that despite early indications to the contrary, passenger traffic at the city’s two principal airports has fallen. “We are seeing an impact on traffic today, but it is too soon to say whether there is a longer-term trend,” […]

Qatar Airways Named “Best Middle East Airline Serving China”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways has once again been named Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be recognised and counted among the best airlines serving the Chinese market is […]

Pulkovo Airport Ranked #1 in Europe in Airport Service Quality

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Q3 2015, Pulkovo Airport St. Petersburg (Russia) ranked Number 1 in Europe in passenger’s overall satisfaction with the airport service quality (ASQ). According to the results of the quarterly ASQ Survey by Airport Council International (ACI), St. Petersburg airport outranked 95 other European airports listed in the rating. “In the beginning of 2015, we […]

Frankfurt Airport Monthly Record for Passenger Traffic

Reading Time: 1 minute Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record. In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff […]

Wizz Air Renewed MRO Contracts with Lufthansa Technik

Reading Time: 1 minute Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has renewed two eight-year MRO contracts with Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and Lufthansa Technik Budapest (LTB) for line maintenance services on its fleets based in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Under the agreements, LTMI and LTB will provide a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive […]

American Airlines Flight Deplaned After Two Suspicious Passengers

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines flight at Reagan National Airport was deplaned Sunday after members of the crew expressed concern about two passengers on board, according to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Passengers on American Airlines flight 2124 to Boston were asked to leave the plane so MWAA police could sweep the aircraft with a K9 team. […]

Portuguese Government Approves TAP Sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes The deal agreed back in June to sell a 61% stake in the country’s airline, TAP, to the American-Brazilian aviation tycoon David Neeleman and Portuguese bus company owner Humberto Pedrosa has been approved by the outgoing caretaker government, despite strong objections from the Socialist party. On Wednesday, just one day after the ousting of the […]

TAP Portugal Signs Major Airbus Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Portuguese national carrier TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 aircraft from the European manufacturer, it announced Nov. 13. The deal will see TAP Portugal taking 14 A330-900neo plus 39 A320neo family models, consisting of 15 A320neos and 24 A321neos. The carrier is already an all-Airbus customer, with a current fleet […]

Aeromexico Inaugurates New Boeing 787 Simulator

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, in partnership with Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training (LMCFT), presented its new Boeing 787 flight simulator today at the Aeromexico Training facility. This device will allow Aeromexico’s pilots to train under highly realistic operating conditions. With the arrival of the new simulator, Aeromexico can optimize scheduling and control of the pilot […]