Two Panther 6X6 Fire Trucks join Malta's Rescue and Fire-fighting FLEET
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Two Panther 6X6 Fire Trucks join MIA’S Rescue and Fire-fighting FLEET Two Rosenbauer Panther 6X6 fire trucks have just joined Malta International Airport’s fire-fighting fleet, equipping the company with enhanced rescue and fire-fighting capabilities. The delivery of the two vehicles from Austria comes less than a year after Malta International Airport announced the arrival of the leading aircraft rescue truck – the Panther 8×8 – as part of the company’s fleet modernisation programme entailing a total investment of almost €3 million. Given the complex technologies employed by the...
Heathrow: Restarting aviation critical to UK economy
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Restarting aviation critical to UK economy - Results for the three months ended 31st March 2021 Closure of national borders increases COVID losses to nearly £2.4 billion – Heathrow recorded a further £329 million loss in Q1 as only 1.7 million passengers travelled through the airport, down 91% compared to Q1 2019. This brings total losses since the start of the pandemic to nearly £2.4 billion. Cargo volumes are also down 23% on 2019, underlining how a lack of flights impacts UK trade with the rest of the world. UK’s summer economic recovery depends on travel restarting from May 17th –...
Covid: Breach of ‘Green Zone’ at International Terminal
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Breach of ‘Green Zone’ at International Terminal Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) can confirm there was a breach of the ‘green zone’ in the International Terminal at Brisbane Airport earlier today. The breach is due to human error, and BAC is currently working with all relevant authorities including Queensland Health to investigate the circumstances of the breach. At approximately 9:30am, two transit passengers arrived on a ‘red’ flight from Port Moresby and proceeded through screening to transit as per normal process. Initial review of CCTV indicates that at approximately 9.55am...
Cardiff Airport launches COVID-19 testing facility in partnership with Nuffield Health
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News 22 APRIL Cardiff Airport launches COVID-19 testing facility in partnership with Nuffield Health Cardiff Airport has partnered with Nuffield Health to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport. The testing facility is now open, enabling customers travelling for essential reasons to get a COVID-19 test at the Airport before their flight, as well as to the public who want to take a test for non-travel related purposes. Passengers flying into Cardiff Airport can also use the service to book COVID-19 tests to meet their arrival and quarantine requirements. The...
Birmingham Airport achieves health accreditation for industry best practise
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Birmingham Airport achieves health accreditation for industry best practise As Birmingham Airport prepares to welcome back customers, it has achieved the Airport Health Accreditation for its commitment to health and hygiene best practise from the Airports Council International (ACI). The accreditation recognises the effort to protect all users of the airport from health risks, such as Covid-19. Such recognition will help to reassure customers and colleagues that the airport’s facilities remain safe and that precautions are being taken to reduce any risk to health. The ACI reviewed...

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Aurigny and Blue Islands harmonise services to improve connectivity to the Channel Islands
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New co-operation agreement – Aurigny and Blue Islands harmonise services to improve connectivity to the Channel Islands Aurigny and Blue Islands have today reached in-principal agreement to codeshare on selected routes connecting the Channel Islands with the UK, aiming to restore connectivity to both Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey as the islands emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic. The two carriers plan to harmonise their schedules between Guernsey, Jersey, Exeter and Birmingham to offer same-day return services on certain days of the week, reintroducing services previously popular...
EuRiga! New route to Latvian capital from Edinburgh
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EuRiga! New route to Latvian capital announced airBaltic will make its arrival at Edinburgh Airport this summer with flights between the capital cities of Scotland and Latvia from June. It’s the Latvian airline’s first route from Edinburgh and it will operate two flights per week between to Riga on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The route is scheduled to begin on June 4 2021 and will operate on Mondays and Fridays. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We are always looking to add new routes and we are excited to be welcoming airBaltic to Edinburgh Airport and...
Heathrow's Traffic Figures - March 2021
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Heathrow's Traffic Figures - March 2021 Heathrow's passenger numbers fell by 82.6% YoY in March. Heathrow’s cargo volumes are down 25.7% on an annual basis. However, cargo movements have increased by 21.4% compared with March 2020. Traffic Summary March 2021 Terminal Passengers (000s) Mar 2021 % Change Jan to Mar 2021 % Change Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 % Change Market UK 58 -72.1 166 -81.9 712 -84.9 EU 140 -84.0 445 -90.3...
Technology Could Further Strengthen Malta’s Appeal As A Safe Destination
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Technology Could Further Strengthen Malta’s Appeal As A Safe Destination March passenger traffic through MIA down 93% over 2019 Recent local developments bode well for the second half of 2021 Technology would contribute to boosting consumer confidence, which is crucial for the successful restart of air travel Passenger traffic through Malta International Airport totalled 32,033 movements last March. Translating into a drop of 93 per cent compared to the same month in 2019, this traffic result reflects the hurdles – including low consumer confidence – still being faced by the aviation...
Southampton Airport welcomes approval of planning application
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Southampton Airport welcomes approval of planning application Responding to the positive decision from Eastleigh Borough Council to approve the planning application for the extension of Southampton Airport’s runway, Operations Director, Steve Szalay, said: “This is the news we have been hoping for and working so hard to achieve. By listening to the overwhelming public and business support, as well as the planning officer’s recommendation to approve, the councillors have safeguarded the future of the airport. The decision also ensures we are well placed to provide employment and support...

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UK Government Indecisiveness sends Travel Industry into disarray
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UK Government Indecisiveness sends Travel Industry into disarray What is absolutely clear is the UK Government has been completely indecisive when it comes to foreign travel. Foreign holidays are on, then they're off, you can book holidays, then you can't. Travel will be permitted from the 17th of May, but then, the government is not going to tell you how this can happen. The 'traffic light' idea was released in the usual way, through a Downing Street 'leak' the day before a Downing Street conference hosted by Boris Johnson.. The scheme, largely accepted by the travel industry was a...
Charge for vehicles using London Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal forecourt to be introduced
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Charge for vehicles using Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal forecourt introduced this coming Monday (12 April), following its introduction at the North terminal last month New revenue stream being introduced to help the airport preserve jobs and recover from the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic Blue badge holders and staff employed on the airport campus will be exempt from the charge and can register at www.gatwickairport.com/dropoff Local commuters living in areas with limited public transport can also pay a £50 annual fee for two visits to the train station each day by also...
Jet2.com puts Innsbruck on sale from Birmingham airport for summer 22
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Jet2.com puts Innsbruck on sale from Birmingham airport for summer 22 Flights now on sale to Innsbruck for Summer 22 from Birmingham Airport Start of services in Summer 22 means holidaymakers can explore Innsbruck and its surrounding areas in the summer for the first time Latest expansion means a bumper choice of 55 sun and city destinations now on sale from Birmingham Airport 7th April 2021: Jet2.com has once again responded to strong and continued demand from UK holidaymakers by announcing it will operate summer flights to Innsbruck, with services on sale from Birmingham Airport for...
Worldwide Airport Expansion...?
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Worldwide Airport Expansion There has been huge hype over the last year regarding airport "expansion" in the UK. Environmentalists claim airport expansion will make it impossible to reduce co2 they claim is causing climate change. Expansion in the UK is relatively small in comparison with that seen in the rest of the world. China is currently building new airports at a rate of 8 each year with a total of 74 new airport reportedly opened by the end of 2020. The building continues and Chengdu Tianfu airport due to open later this year is expected to handle in the region of 40 million...
Secretary of States throws LBA replacement terminal plans into the long grass
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Secretary of States throws LBA terminal plans into the long grass The UK Secretary of State Robert Jenrick MP has thrown plans to replace Leeds Bradford Airports terminal into the long grass. Supporters of the airport see this as a divisive decision which will further impede the region's economic recovery from the Covid pandemic. The government has clearly bowed down to pressure from environmental groups to stall Leeds Bradford Airport's plans, which could have kick-started the economic recovery in West Yorkshire. Levelling up the North-South divide in terms of the economic stimulus...

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Melbourne Airport welcomes nine new services in just over two weeks
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Melbourne Airport welcomes nine new services in just over two weeks Melbourne Airport is forecasting a significant increase in passenger numbers over Easter and the school holidays, with nine new services launching in just two weeks and daily passenger numbers expected to increase to the highest levels since COVID-19 began. The new services will add a combined 800,000 seats per year out of Melbourne Airport, a positive sign for domestic recovery. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said the busy period ahead indicates strong pent-up demand to fly. “As traveller confidence...
Rolls-Royce reaches new milestone as world’s largest aero-engine build start
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Rolls-Royce reaches new milestone as world’s largest aero-engine build start An artist’s impression of the UltraFan demonstrator Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan®, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come. Work on the first module is underway at our dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the end of the year. The engine is the basis for a potential new family of UltraFan engines able to power both narrowbody and...
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announces summer 22 Sicily from Bristol
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announces a new Italian destination on sale from Bristol Airport for Summer 22 – Sicily! Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have today announced the launch of flights and holidays to Sicily from Bristol Airport for Summer 22, giving customers and independent travel agents across the region even more choice when it comes to enjoying beach holidays and city breaks in Italy. The addition of the stunning island expands Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ programme from Bristol Airport to 36 destinations for Summer 22 and comes in response to strong and continued demand from local...
easyJet launches new routes from Birmingham this summer with five new European beach destinations
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easyJet launches new routes from Birmingham this summer with five new European beach destinations easyJet launches new routes from Birmingham this summer with five new European beach destinations easyJet launches new routes from Birmingham this summer with five new European beach destinations easyJet and easyJet holidays have confirmed today that new routes and package holidays to popular European destinations across Spain, Portugal, and Greece from Birmingham Airport will launch from 29 June Great value fares are still available for UK travellers to enjoy a well-deserved and...
Ryanair adds Zadar to this Summer’s list of destinations from LJLA
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Ryanair adds Zadar to this Summer’s list of destinations from LJLA Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today announced a new Liverpool to Zadar route, commencing in July 2021 and flying twice weekly to the popular Croatian resort as part of Ryanair’s UK Summer 2021 schedule. Whilst international travel is still not permitted for most travellers until 17th May at the earliest, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has continued to work closely with its airline partners to plan ahead and offer the region’s passengers a great list of Summer destinations to choose from, once international travel...

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Aer Lingus Launches First UK Base At Manchester Airport (UK)
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Aer Lingus Launches First UK Base At Manchester Airport - Creating 120 Jobs And Four New Transatlantic Routes New services mark the airline’s first direct connections from the UK to the US and the Caribbean Non-stop services from Manchester to New York JFK, Orlando, Barbados and Boston Summer fares to the US start from £199 each-way as part of a return journey Aer Lingus customers can avail of free, unlimited changes on all flights up to two hours before departure with its ‘Book with Confidence’ offer Aer Lingus is to launch its first ever transatlantic services direct from Manchester to...
MPs and Peers urge the Chancellor to support the UK’s travel industry
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Over 60 MPs and Peers urge the Chancellor to support the UK’s travel industry by introducing duty free on arrival shops Tom Hack, Head of Commercial, Bristol Airport said: “Following Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that British travellers will once again be able to treat themselves when they fly abroad on holiday with the return of Duty Free shopping. If the go-ahead for Duty Free on arrival were also given, this is another boost for the British traveller and the domestic economy with the sale being made in the UK rather than in the EU. It’s also a much needed lifeline following...
Southampton Airport's runway extension debate goes on
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The debate on plans to lengthen Southampton Airport's runway is set to continue into a second day after 14 hours of deliberations. Eastleigh councillors adjourned their meeting on whether to approve an extension of 164m (538ft) at midnight on Thursday. Airport bosses said it was "vital" for the site's future but campaigners and some local authorities have raised major objections. The meeting will resume at 18:00 GMT. Dozens of people including residents, councillors, businesses and representative of Southampton Airport aired their views on the scheme during the virtual meeting of the...
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority 2020 annual results
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GTAA reports 2020 annual results TORONTO, CANADA - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”) today reported its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Passenger activity decreased 73.6 per cent during 2020 as compared to 2019. This decrease is due to global aviation industry challenges, specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our full-year passenger and financial results make clear the impact that COVID-19 has had on Toronto Pearson,” said Deborah Flint, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “While we have pushed toward leading...
First in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on commercial passenger jet
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Aviation leaders launch first in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on commercial passenger jet A350 MSN01 Takes Off From TLS With 100% SAF On Board 100% Sustainable fuel tests on A350MSN1 FlightLab Toulouse, 18 March 2021 – A team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research centre DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3)...

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London Stansted marks 30th anniversary
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London Stansted marks 30th anniversary of HM The Queen officially opening the terminal building and ‘new’ airport 30th Anniversary London Stansted Airport London Stansted is this week marking the 30th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen officially opening the iconic terminal building on 15th March 1991 and the first flights to operate from the ‘new’ airport. The milestone comes as the airport faces one of the biggest challenges in its history, with the COVID-19 pandemic grounding all but essential flights and the aviation sector facing continuing uncertainty over when travel might...
Leeds-Bradford Airport's NEW £150 million Terminal Building receives full planning approval subject to conditions
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Leeds-Bradford Airport's NEW £150 million Terminal Building receives full planning approval subject to conditions. The LBA Support Group welcomes the councils decision to approve the new replacement terminal for Leeds Bradford Airport. The project will deliver a huge economic boost to the Leeds City Region and the whole of Yorkshire and will secure many jobs already benefiting from the airport. The new terminal will meet all the latest environmental standards required including being BREEAM excellence rated as we move towards a carbon neutral future. Spokesperson for the LBA Support...
Global Travel Taskforce could kickstart global Britain – if ministers get a grip on Border Force
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Global Travel Taskforce could kickstart global Britain – if ministers get a grip on Border Force Monthly passenger numbers fell below 500,000 in February - capping 12 months with passenger numbers at their lowest since 1966 - due to the ban on all but essential travel, blanket quarantine, pre-departure and post-arrival testing Limits on passenger flights, which normally carry freight, mean cargo volumes remain 30% down on an annual basis, while EU rivals including Frankfurt, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports returned to pre-Covid cargo tonnage levels We are working with...
LBA Supporters Write To Secretary Of State
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LBA Supporters Write To Secretary Of State Supporters of the Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) replacement terminal development have written to Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick MP, calling for the approval of plans that would see the creation of thousands of jobs and a carbon net zero facility. The Leeds Bradford Airport Support Group have requested that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government does not call in LBA's plans to construct a three floor, 34,000 sq. mtr. replacement terminal on an alternative site within the airport's boundary and allow amended...
Loganair boosts UK regional connectivity with new North East to South West air link
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Loganair boosts UK regional connectivity with new North East to South West air link Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, today announced a major step in connecting the North-East with the South-West of England through the launch of a new air route between Teesside International and Bristol. It will become the airline’s seventh route at Teesside. The service, which starts on 24 May, will operate a service in each direction Monday to Friday and on Sundays. The 70-minute flight will leave Teesside on weekdays at 14.25, with the return flight departing from Bristol 16.05. Fares...

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