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London Heathrow: Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax
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Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax The further easing of travel restrictions throughout July resulted in a 74% upsurge in passengers compared with July 2020. With consumer confidence on the rise, over 1.5 million travellers passed through Heathrow last month, marking the highest monthly passenger numbers since March 2020. The relaxation in rules has provided a much-needed boost to the UK travel industry, and enabled people across Britain to look forward to a more normal summer reuniting with family and friends abroad. North American passenger numbers grew...
Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow
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Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow Heathrow is celebrating the safe reopening of international travel and its 75th anniversary by teaming up with over ten industry partners including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic to make thousands of pounds worth of free flights and experiences available to passengers travelling from the airport. After 75 years and welcoming over 2.5 billion passengers through its doors, Britain’s biggest airport has launched the initiative to help reunite those in the UK with their family and friends...
Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7
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Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7 The leaders of the world’s largest economies have been urged to reduce aviation emissions by collectively committing to mandates for the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). In a G7 session hosted in Cornwall on Friday by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye pressed the leaders of the G7 to agree in its summit communique escalating mandates for 10% SAF by 2030, growing to at least 50% by 2050, as well as the kinds of price incentive mechanisms that have been used to...
Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection
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Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection New “Heathrow Historians” will share their personal take on the airport’s history in a virtual museum launched today Stories featured give a unique insight into 75 years of operations at the airport including preparations for the Millennium Bug, the anticipation of the first Concorde flight, and the excitement of VIP arrivals – from Royals to astronauts Members of the public are encouraged to submit their memories and stories for the virtual museum by emailing their content to [email protected]
Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030
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Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030 Commitment includes all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions Biggest contributor to net zero target is switch to 100% renewable energy Climate strategy includes a focus on facilitating sustainable aviation fuels Sydney Airport has today announced it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and outlined the practical initiatives and actions that will ensure it meets this commitment. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “The aviation industry has a critical role to play in combatting climate change, and we are making this commitment with clear...

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Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens
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Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens Runway re-opens more than a year after it was closed to accommodate parked aircraft Re-opened to cater for essential maintenance works on main north-south runway, and gradual recovery in domestic air traffic Passenger traffic in March was 68 percent down on pre-COVID levels Sydney Airport’s east-west runway accepted its first flights yesterday, Sunday 9 May 2021, more than a year after it was closed to accommodate the extraordinary demand for aircraft parking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The east-west runway accommodated almost 50 grounded...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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Regional Express launches into Melbourne-Sydney market
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Rex launches into Melbourne-Sydney market From today onwards, travellers can fly the popular Melbourne-Sydney route on Regional Express Airlines. The domestic carrier will initially operate three return services and will grow to nine arrivals and nine departures each day by the end of the month – adding approximately 3,000 seats per day to Australia’s busiest flight path. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said Rex’s capital city expansion gives Victorians more choice and flexibility. “We’re delighted to see Rex move into the major city market, it means lower fares for...
BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services
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BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services Brisbanites will have more opportunities to travel from Brisbane Airport (BNE) following Virgin Australia’s commitment to bolster its domestic network over the Easter holidays. There will be an additional 25 domestic flights each week across five destinations - Cairns, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine), Launceston, and Hobart. Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Virgin Australia’s commitment to tourism recovery and says it was good news not only for Brisbane Airport, but for the...
Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid
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Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid. Total passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport (BNE) for calendar year 2020 were just over 8 million, a 26-year low and down 66% on 2019. International traveller numbers decreased by nearly 5 million to 1.4 million passengers for the calendar year, resulting in a 78 per cent decrease on 2019. More than one million of these arrived in the first two months of the year. Domestic passenger numbers were 6.7 million, a reduction of 62.5% or close to 11.1 million fewer passengers than 2019. In total, BNE recorded 8.1m passengers...
Australia enforces face masks for domestic air travel for persons 12 years and over
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Australia enforces face masks for domestic air travel for persons 12 years and over A new Public Health Direction will make face masks mandatory for domestic commercial air travel in and out of the ACT, The direction is in line with the commitment jurisdictions have made to implement this policy for all domestic air travel across Australia, as part of the National Cabinet. This new Direction will mean people 12 years and above, including workers who interact with the public, must wear face masks while inside terminal buildings and during domestic commercial flights. Although face...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020 Domestic border closures significantly dampened the first promising signs of recovery of passenger numbers in December 2020 at Melbourne Airport. Last month, the Airport welcomed 746,369 passengers – the highest number since the pandemic first hit back in March 2020 supported by the reopening of borders with Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. However, domestic numbers were still down by more than 66 per cent on December 2019. While the start of the festive season saw bookings significantly increase to states...

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Sydney Airport issues revised face mask guidance
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Sydney Airport issues revised face mask guidance Sydney Airport has today released new guidance on face masks and social distancing to coincide with the NSW Government re-opening the border to Victoria. From today, all passengers and visitors to the airport will be strongly encouraged to wear a face mask in areas where it is not possible or practical maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from other people. The move is being driven by the potential for increased numbers of passengers and visitors within the airport terminals as border restrictions ease, rather than any specific COVID...
Melbourne Airport Welcomes Rail Link Announcement
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Melbourne Airport Welcomes Rail Link Announcement Melbourne Airport welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. Melbourne Airport Chief Executive, Lyell Strambi said: "An airport rail link for Melbourne is over 50 years in the making. “We are excited that the Commonwealth and Victorian governments have come together to make this project a reality. Of course, this is just the first step and there remains a lot of detail to work through." “Naturally we are disappointed that the Market Led Proposal...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance September 2020
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance September 2020 Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections continued to ease across September, with daily infection numbers and active cases trending down throughout the course of the month. Despite these positive developments, continued closure of other State and Territory borders maintained pressure on Melbourne Airport’s passenger numbers through the month, down by almost 99 per cent compared to the same time last year. Last month around 24,200 domestic travellers flew in and out of Melbourne – a drop in the ocean compared to the two million...
Sydney Airport completes acquisition of jet fuel infrastructure assets
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Sydney Airport completes acquisition of jet fuel infrastructure assets Transition of ownership of Sydney Airport’s fuel infrastructure assets Benefits to include greater competition and future introduction of sustainable fuels Sydney Airport has formally taken ownership and control of the airport’s jet fuel facilities. This transition will help enhance competition in the jet fuel supply chain at the airport, better align future infrastructure investments to the growth of the airport and assist in the introduction of sustainable aviation fuel in the future. The facilities, with assets...
Heathrow response to the Secretary of State’s statement on airport testing
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Heathrow response to the Secretary of State’s statement on airport testing Responding to the Secretary of State's statement in the House of Commons today, a Heathrow spokesperson said: “We welcome the Transport Secretary’s announcement that testing to shorten quarantine is under active consideration by the Government and that airbridges to islands will now be instated where appropriate. If introduced, these vital policy changes would show the Government understands how critical the restoration of air travel is to this country’s economic recovery. The Government needs to build on these...

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Gatwick announces significant companywide restructure plans
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Gatwick announces significant companywide restructure plans Gatwick has today announced plans for a significant restructure across its business designed to further reduce operating and staff costs in light of the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on its passenger and air traffic numbers. The proposed organisation redesign will reshape the company so it is best placed to respond quickly to future growth. The new proposals could result in the region of 600 job roles being removed from across the business, which is approximately 24% of the current number of employees. The company will now...
Melbourne Airport’s Sustainable Solar Approach
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Melbourne Airport’s Sustainable Solar Approach A new solar farm at Melbourne Airport will have the capability to produce enough renewable energy to power all four passenger terminals when it is turned on in January 2021. The project is the largest of its kind in Australia. Melbourne Airport is set to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, equal to nearly 15 per cent of the airport’s annual electricity consumption. Melbourne Airport Chief of Landside Access, Utilities and Facilities Group, Lorie Argus, said she was proud of the investment in renewable energy which will reduce...
Heathrow unveils the cutting-edge tracking tech to link network of expansion hubs
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Heathrow unveils the cutting-edge tracking tech to link network of expansion hubs Heathrow reveals state-of-the-art centralised tracking system which will become expansion’s nerve-centre, connecting the network of offsite construction hubs, across the UK Technology will track millions of component parts that will make up the expanded airport in real-time, enabling the final four Logistics Hubs to work in unison throughout construction Siemens Digital Logistics pitched idea as part of the Heathrow Innovation Partners process - a search for partners to help deliver the expanded airport...
Heathrow on-track for ninth year of growth
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Heathrow on-track for ninth year of growth - Results for the nine months ended 30 September 2019 On track for ninth consecutive year of growth – More passengers than ever are choosing to fly from Heathrow with a record 61 million passengers (+0.7%) travelling through the UK’s hub airport already this year. This puts us on course to secure our ninth consecutive year of passenger growth Investment in service driving growth – Better service for passengers continues to be one of the main drivers underpinning passenger growth. Service scores maintained their high with 82% of passengers...
Jet Airways commences flights between Manchester & Mumbai
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Manchester- Mumbai route takes off and is set to unlock £400m of benefits for the North The launch of new direct flights to Mumbai, India’s economic capital, is set to deliver a £400m boost to the North. Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service takes off for the first time this morning, at a celebration attended by Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg and hundreds of guests from across the region. The route will unlock hundreds of millions of pounds of trade, investment and tourism benefits, according to a report released to coincide with the launch. It follows a sustained push from...

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The dawn of a new airport for Istanbul
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Yesterday (29 October 2018) marked the official opening of the new Istanbul Airport (IGA) which coincided with the Turkish Republic Day, a celebration of Turkish achievements. The new Istanbul’s airport is to become the "world’s largest airport" Once fully completed. The new terminal boasts over 100 world renowned retail brands with over 39,000 m² of retail space featured in the departure area. Initially the airport will have 2 runways, which will rise to 6 during phased expansion of the airport. This is estimated to be completed around 2023.
(SXM) St Maarten Terminal Building Reconstruction Project
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... SXM Terminal Building Reconstruction Project on Schedule Mold Remediation and Surface Removal Decontamination process in the temporary Arrival and Baggage Claim area Simpson Bay, St. Maarten (Wednesday September 5, 2018) – The Mold Remediation and Surface Removal Decontamination process is underway at the terminal building of the Princess Juliana International Airport - SXM. The scope of the work will also include the installation of HEPA air filtration units and portable humidifiers to dry any remaining wet building materials. The Texas-based company, BMS CAT International, was...

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