Category: AIRLINES & AIRPORTS

Air Traffic System Update at American’s Charlotte Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA and NASA will try to fix antiquated air traffic system at American’s Charlotte Hub. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace […]

Ryanair Breaks the 100 Million-Passenger Barrier

Reading Time: 2 minutes It seems that Ryanair’s policy to improve its customer service is paying off, based on passenger figures EasyJet also enjoyed record numbers as the low-cost market boomed. The last year may have been marked by terrorist incidents and travel scares, but it seems to have produced remarkable results for the two budget airlines which dominate […]

Record Year for Macedonian Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Macedonia’s two international airports have seen record passenger numbers in 2015, with the two handling a combined total of 1.560.381 travellers. The figure represents growth of 22% compared to 2014, with Skopje Alexander the Great Airport positioning itself as one of the fastest growing in the former Yugoslavia. Alper Ersoy, TAV Macedonia’s Deputy General Manager […]

Image Released of the Istanbul New Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute A tower in the shape of a giant tulip will become the iconic symbol of the new 10.2 billion euros ($11 billion) Istanbul New Airport, which set to be opened in the spring of 2018. As part of an international competition to build the future air traffic control tower, the operating consortium IGA selected the […]

First Embraer Legacy 450 Delivery

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mid-light jet enters service with U.S. and Europe deliveries. Shortly after its U.S. certification back in September, the Embraer Legacy 450 is already in the hands of its first owner. Embraer’s newest business jet enters service with the delivery to LMG, a Orlando, Florida-based event technology specialist. “We are excited to be the very first […]

Airline and Airport Punctuality Statistics of 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNN has just published the airline and airport punctuality statistics for 2015, based on OAG data. Not surprisingly, the Japanese airports and airlines score very well in that ranking. A nice surprise is to see CRL as number 2, right behind Osaka, for the small airports. Congratulations! For airline punctuality, for the second year running […]

Air France Pays Tribute to Its Last Boeing 747 With Its Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France salutes with emotion the departure of its Boeing 747 from its long-haul fleet, after more than forty years of idyllic travel by Jumbo Jet. On this occasion, the Company is inviting its customers to share in several different celebrations. Special open days at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget Air France […]

Malaysia Airlines Suspends Checked Baggage to Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines abruptly put a temporary suspension on all checked baggage on its flights to Europe, citing strong head winds and safety concerns. In an initial statement issued on Jan. 5, Malaysia Airlines said it was only able to carry hand luggage on services from Kuala Lumpur to Europe. Passengers can still check in luggage, […]

Etihad Appeals German Court Ruling Against Airberlin Codeshares

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has appealed a German court’s decision revoking the approval of 29 of its codeshare flights with Airberlin. The notice of appeal was filed Jan. 4 in the higher administrative court in Germany’s Lüneburg. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said the German Ministry of Transport raised concerns on 29 of the codeshares last summer, based […]

Air France Unions to Strike in January

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France has confirmed it has been informed of strike action by the CGT trade union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 and by Alter, a minor pilots’ union, from Jan. 10-13. According to several media reports, CGT is protesting job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an Oct. […]