New deal delivers extra tourists to the Aussie Sunshine State
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New deal delivers extra tourists to the Aussie Sunshine State 3 million people to travel through BNE these holidays Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund will deliver even more tourists to the Sunshine State with China Airlines of Taiwan to expand its number of services to Brisbane from Taipei and Auckland. Currently the airline flies from Taipei to Brisbane and return three times a week. This will grow to 5 weekly services from January 1. Flights between Auckland and Brisbane will also be boosted from 3 per week to 5 from the start of the new year. The expansion has been...
Manchester Airport on track to be first in UK with direct hydrogen fuel pipeline
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Manchester Airport on track to be first in UK with direct hydrogen fuel pipeline, thanks to landmark partnership with HyNet · UK’s third largest airport and leading decarbonisation cluster create partnership to take forward plans to make hydrogen-fuelled flying a reality · Pipeline would make Manchester Airport the first in the UK to secure a direct supply of hydrogen fuel for its airline partners from the mid-2030s. · Duo of Government Ministers back partnership, announced at Manchester Airport event Manchester Airport has unveiled plans to become the first UK airport...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance October 2022
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance October 2022 Total passenger traffic in October 2022 was 2,961,000 passengers, down 25.5% on the corresponding period in 2019. Domestic passenger traffic totalled 2,044,000 in October 2022, down 19.6% on the corresponding period in 2019. 916,000 international passengers passed through Sydney Airport in October 2022, down 36.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “For the second consecutive month our international passenger recovery is sitting at 64%, relative to the same month in 2019. The lack of seat capacity...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance October 2022
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance October 2022 The number of passengers using Melbourne Airport continues to increase as international airlines add more capacity amid strong demand from travellers. A total of 2,570,990 passengers passed through the airport’s four terminals in October, the highest monthly figure since the start of the pandemic. The figure represents 78% of the 3,305,457 passengers recorded in October 2019, with international travellers at 65% of pre-pandemic levels and domestic travel at 83%. October passenger numbers were bolstered by Melbourne’s major events...
Its been a Dream(liner) of a life
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Its been a Dream(liner) of a life Mike Holliday started flying gliders as a 16-year-old with Air Cadets. Today the Boeing 787 Captain who is popular on social media took off from Brisbane Airport on the final flight of his decorated 49-year-long career. Next week Mike turns 65, which is retirement age with Air Canada. “Having a plane load of happy passengers. I feel eternally grateful for being able to live the airline life and fly a great plane like the 787 Dreamliner. It's been a blessed experience.” But flying a Dreamliner is a long way from where his aviation career began. For 6...

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Royal Schiphol Group to significantly expand number of electric charging points
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Royal Schiphol Group to significantly expand number of electric charging points in coming years Royal Schiphol Group will install up to 10,000 new charging stations for electric vehicles by 2030, spread across the various Royal Schiphol Group airports. Charging stations are key to achieving emission-free airports by 2030. As part of this, all vehicles will be electric: from ground handling to hotel shuttles and everything in between. The tendering process for supplying the charging stations has been finalised and the project has been awarded to Ecotap and FIMIH combination. There are...
Airport operator Fraport reports robust passenger demand
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Fraport Group Interim Release – Nine Months 2022: Key Operating Figures Boosted by Robust Passenger Demand Dynamic growth in passenger volumes significantly boosts revenue and operating result – Net profit again positive at €98 million – Fraport expects to achieve upper range of full-year outlook Airport operator Fraport has significantly increased its revenue and operating key figures for both the third quarter and the first nine months of the 2022 fiscal year (corresponding to the calendar year in Germany). The company has benefited from a strong resurgence in the demand for air...
Zero carbon flights across the UK a reality within 20 years
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Zero carbon flights across the UK a reality within 20 years, says UK Aviation Consortium UK can be a global leader in the hydrogen economy, but a national hydrogen strategy will be fundamental to meeting future supply, distribution and cost challenges for aviation Within the next 20 years, passengers could be flying between all regions of the UK on planes which emit no carbon emissions. As COP 27 begins, a UK aviation consortium consisting of three airports (Heathrow, London City, Highlands and Island Airports), three manufacturers (GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield Aerospace)...
Ryanair to add a sixth aircraft to its BHX fleet from summer 2023
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Ryanair to add a sixth aircraft to its BHX fleet from summer 2023 Ryanair to add a sixth aircraft to its BHX fleet from summer 2023 Girona and Pisa will be added to Ryanair’s Birmingham (BHX) routes from summer 2023, the Irish carrier announced today. Ryanair also plans to add a sixth aircraft to its BHX-based fleet next summer - a major commitment to the West Midlands transport hub which will create 180 direct jobs and support a total of 1,700 local jobs. This expansion takes Ryanair’s total investment in BHX to $600m ($100m per based aircraft) and the destinations on offer to...
Is the aviation industry entering a period of consolidation?
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The aviation industry. Is it entering a period of consolidation? So my cat amongst the pigeons question for you all today is whether aviation is about to enter a period of consolidation or not? Some of this is not just LBA related but some of it is. My own thoughts behind my question above are: DSA is about to close as has been more than well documented. It was always claimed that the airport was never needed in the first place and as such TUI and Wizz have now consolidated in to other airports, where fortunately LBA has gained. Flybe seem to be lurching from one crisis to another having...

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New security area for BHX
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Works begins on new BHX security area Work is under way on Birmingham Airport’s new security screening area. The new facility, being built within the existing terminal building, will result in a speedier, simpler pre-flight security screening process for customers. UK Government requires all airports to be compliant with new standards by 1 June 2024, which is the completion deadline for the project, a total investment of more than £20m. “We are seizing this as an opportunity to improve our operation and, crucially, the customer experience we offer at BHX,” said Al Titterington...
Road and parking bays made from recycled plastic at Schiphol
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Road and parking bays made from recycled plastic at Schiphol Schiphol now has a section of road and several parking bays made from recycled plastic. Schiphol, PlasticRoad, PreZero and VolkerWessels Infra Schiphol collaborated to construct the road and parking bays - located close to the Kaagbaan Tunnel - using waste plastic from the airport. At the end of the year, another section of plastic road surface will be laid next to one of the runways. The two locations are part of a pilot to see if this system will be a good alternative to standard asphalt and concrete roads in the future as...
Manchester Airport responds to the Which? airports survey
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Manchester Airport responds to the Which? airports survey We apologise to any customer who feels their experience was not of the standard we want to deliver over the past two years. The pandemic was the biggest crisis faced by our industry in its history. At one stage passenger numbers at Manchester Airport dropped to just 5 per cent of normal levels and airports around the world had to cut costs just to survive. Earlier this year, the whole of the travel industry then faced unprecedented challenges as travel restrictions were removed and demand returned rapidly to the market, and...
Aegean returns to BHX with twice-weekly Athens flights from spring 2023
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Aegean returns to BHX with twice-weekly Athens flights from spring 2023 Aegean Airlines, the Greek carrier, is returning to Birmingham Airport (BHX) after a five-year break. From March 28, 2023, Aegean will fly twice weekly between Birmingham and Athens (ATH). Tom Screen, aviation director for BHX said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Aegean. I’m sure these Athens services will be well subscribed.” One of its A320 aircraft will arrive into BHX at 0945 and depart to ATH at 1035 every Tuesday and Friday. Aegean will be the seventh Star Alliance carrier at BHX.
Higher wages, better rosters and improved rest areas for security staff at Schiphol
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Higher wages, better rosters and improved rest areas for security staff at Schiphol Talks between Schiphol, the unions FNV and CNV and security companies have led to a negotiated agreement on a new social package to structurally improve the terms and conditions of employment at the airport. The aim is to attract more security staff and thus contribute to more comfort and shorter queues for passengers. This social package ensures higher wages, better rosters and improved rest areas for security staff at Schiphol. As of November, security officers at Schiphol will receive an additional...

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PRM Assist launched at Bristol Airport
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PRM Assist launched at Bristol Airport OCS are proud to announce the launch of PRM Assist at Bristol Airport, making it the first Airport in the UK to launch the innovative mobile application solution. PRM Assist is a new assistance booking software that allows passengers requiring assistance to book assistance for all their aviation journeys in one central application. The software allows passengers to receive real-time information on booking confirmation, waiting times for PRM services at airports and updates on delays or important announcements. PRM Assist’s mission is to empower...
Almost 660,000 passengers travel through Malta International Airport in September
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Almost 660,000 passengers travel through Malta International Airport in September bringing peak season to a close MIA welcomed 2.66 million passengers in the peak summer months September SLF stood at 89.5 per cent, marking a 3.3 per cent increase over 2019 Winter 22/23 flight schedule now launched; 80 per cent of pre-pandemic connectivity recovered Winter schedule features the return of Air Serbia and a re-established connection with Sweden SEPTEMBER TRAFFIC ROUND-UP The peak summer season (June-September) ended with 2.66 million passengers, of which 658,569 travelled through Malta...
PLAY gets underway at LJLA
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PLAY gets underway at LJLA Liverpool John Lennon Airport welcomed its newest airline today with the arrival from Reykjavik of the first flight to and from Liverpool by new Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY. PLAY now link Liverpool direct to Reykjavik for the first time and also offer passengers seamless connections onto their USA destinations including Washington, Boston and New York. To celebrate the airline’s first arrival at LJLA and the start of this latest new service, the Airport’s Fire and Rescue Service performed its traditional aircraft ‘baptism’ as the PLAY aircraft taxied...
BHX India flights increase from one a week to six
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BHX India flights increase from one a week to six BHX India flights increase from one a week to six Air India is increasing its weekly flights to Birmingham from one to six. India’s leading airline is adding two additional weekly services from Birmingham Airport (BHX) to Amritsar and three new ones to Delhi. The additional flights will be phased in between October and December this year. Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive of Air India, said: “Adding frequency and improving connectivity from major Indian cities to more international destinations is a significant focus. It is a clear...
easyJet publishes SBTi-aligned net-zero roadmap to 2050 as partner Rolls-Royce makes final preparations for first hydrogen engine tests
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easyJet publishes SBTi-aligned net-zero roadmap to 2050 as partner Rolls-Royce makes final preparations for first hydrogen engine tests Most ambitious airline net-zero roadmap to-date, with a focus on new technology once available and the long-term ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across entire fleet • Rolls-Royce partnership to develop hydrogen combustion engine technology for narrowbody aircraft approaches significant milestone with first ground tests imminent • Alongside the transition to zero carbon emission technology, the roadmap features a...

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Wizz Air transfers existing Doncaster Sheffield routes to Leeds Bradford Airport
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Wizz Air transfers existing Doncaster Sheffield routes to Leeds Bradford Airport after Peel announce the closure of Doncaster Sheffield After much uncertainty in regarding the future of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the announcement of the closure of the airport has resulted in a flurry of activity from operators who formerly used the Doncaster airport seeking alternative departure points. Wizz Air has now revealed its plans to transfer its existing flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Leeds Bradford airport from the end of next October. Wizz Air’s flights from Doncaster Sheffield to...
Cardiff Airport to expand winter offer with Ryanair flights to Faro
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Cardiff Airport will have additional winter sun seats on sale following the announcement that Ryanair will extend its existing twice-weekly Faro summer service into the upcoming winter season. Starting on 30 October, flights will leave from Wales on Wednesdays and Sundays, with one-way fares starting at £19.99.* The ultra-low-cost airline, will also fly to Dublin four times weekly during the winter, with departures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. As a destination, Faro is an all-rounder, popular with travellers seeking sun, sea and surf. As the Algarve’s capital, the city is...
Heathrow's Traffic Figures - August 2022
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Heathrow's Traffic Figures - August 2022 Traffic Summary August 2022 Terminal Passengers (000s) Aug 2022 % Change Jan to Aug 2022 % Change Sep 2021 to Aug 2022 % Change Market UK 247 25.0 2,120 154.4 3,055 156.0 EU 2,120 111.6 13,488 369.5 17,873 279.1 Non-EU Europe 404 113.0 2,869 360.6 3,783 277.0 Africa 257 198.9 1,798 242.0 2,313 183.8 North America...
Cardiff Airport gains first ever Romanian route and resumption of Italy services with Wizz Air this winter
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Cardiff Airport gains first ever Romanian route and resumption of Italy services with Wizz Air this winter Cardiff Airport is pleased to confirm direct flights to Italy again and the first ever regular connection to Romania from Wales, when Wizz Air launches services to Milan and Bucharest this winter. The ultra-low-cost airline, will offer two weekly flights to both European cities from 30 October. Flights are now on sale and available to book at wizzair.com, with one-way fares starting from £20.99. Scheduled services were last operated to Italy in 2019, whereas the airport has never had...
Frankfurt Traffic Figures – July 2022: Passenger Growth Continues
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Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2022: Passenger Growth Continues Frankfurt Airport exceeds the five-million monthly passenger mark for the first time since the pandemic In July 2022, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 5.0 million passengers in a single month for the first time since the start of the pandemic – representing an increase of 76.5 percent compared to July 2021. The upward trend was driven by the ongoing rise in demand for holiday flights. Germany’s largest aviation hub thus maintained its rapid growth momentum – despite a one-day strike by Lufthansa ground staff in...

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Emirates resumes flights to Newcastle and boosts services across Europe
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Emirates resumes flights to Newcastle and boosts services across Europe Emirates is scaling up services with additional route resumptions and more flights across its European network, responding to the easing of international entry protocols and an upsurge in passenger demand. With clear signals that passenger confidence for international travel is returning, the airline is advancing its plans to increase services and capacity to make it easier for its customers to connect to and from its extensive European network via Dubai. Further expansion in UK with Newcastle service restart In the...
July sees improving passenger experience at Heathrow following cap on departing numbers
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July sees improving passenger experience at Heathrow following cap on departing numbers We have seen the largest rise in passenger numbers of any European airport in the last year. Over 6 million people travelled through Heathrow in July and an estimated 16 million are expected between July and September. The cap on departing passenger numbers has delivered improvements to passenger experience, with fewer last minute flight cancellations, better aircraft punctuality and baggage delivery. Integral to increasing the departing passenger cap is increasing airline ground handler capacity...
London Stansted reaches 90% of pre-Covid traffic in July
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London Stansted reaches 90% of pre-Covid traffic in July London Stansted's strong recovery from the pandemic continues with 2.5 million passengers travelling through the airport in July 2022, representing 90% of pre-Covid traffic. The airport’s owner, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) - which also owns Manchester and East Midlands Airports – saw 5.5 million passengers travel through its terminals across the month, compared to 6.5 million in July 2019. MAG’s goal has been to ensure that passengers can take their long-planned trips and this has meant that, since March, the Group’s three...
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays expansion from Bristol Airport
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announces massively expanded Winter Sun programme for 2023/24 from Bristol Airport Leading airline and tour operator puts Winter Sun programme for 23/24 on sale with 12 Winter Sun destinations available from Bristol Airport Three brand-new winter routes on sale to Malaga, Malta and Palma (Majorca) from the base too – as well as a major expansion of many existing routes More exciting Winter 23/24 announcements coming soon, including Ski and City destinations With continued demand for Winter Sun from local holidaymakers, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have today put...
June traffic through Malta International Airport at 84% of pre-pandemic levels
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June traffic through Malta International Airport at 84% of pre-pandemic levels 603,532 passengers travelled through Malta International Airport in June Spain once again featured among top five markets, following a seven-month absence Traffic for the first half of the year amounted to 2.3 million passenger movements JUNE TRAFFIC ROUND-UP Traffic through Malta International Airport continued to exhibit an upward trend, with June passenger numbers further narrowing the gap created by the pandemic. With 603,532 passengers welcomed, marking a recovery of 83.6 per cent of pre-pandemic...

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