Heathrow: Clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos”
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Clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos” Statement from Heathrow's Chief of Staff and Carbon, Nigel Milton The summer travel season is almost here and despite clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos”, I want to set out some facts to reassure you that you’re going to get away on your journey with your bag. First things first, Heathrow is a well-run airport and we have prepared for the summer peak. We started recruiting back in November last year before Omicron hit the UK. We now have as much security capacity as we had in 2019. Our two biggest carriers, BA and Virgin, are...
Doncaster Airport set to close
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Doncaster Sheffield Airport Strategic Review Announcement Forums4airports discusses the latest press release from Doncaster Sheffield airport where the airport questions the future of the airport. The owners of the airport, the Peel Group have announced they are looking at their options as the group has decided the airport is no longer viable as an operational airport. Here's the press release: "The Board of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has begun a review of strategic options for the Airport. This review follows lengthy deliberations by the Board of DSA which has reluctantly...
Major expansion to Frankfurt logistics hub by DHL
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DHL Global Forwarding future user of the new cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport – Investment represents major expansion to the FRA logistics hub Fraport, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), is building a new airfreight warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South, thus filling another vacant lot at this important logistics center. The new facility will be used by DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight subsidiary of Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL Group, one of the world’s largest courier companies. Construction starts in mid-2023. The new warehouse will be located next to access...
Heathrow experiences 40 years of passenger growth in last 4 months
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Heathrow experiences 40 years of passenger growth in last 4 months In a sign of the recovery of UK aviation, nearly 6 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in June, totalling 25 million passengers in the first six months of the year. Unprecedented growth in passenger numbers over the last four months matches what took place over the last 40 years. We started recruiting back in November last year in anticipation of capacity recovering this summer, and by the end of July we will have as many people working in security as we had pre-pandemic. We have also reopened Terminal 4 to...
Selecta opens its first Foodies-On-The-Go for air travel at East Midlands Airport
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Selecta opens its first Foodies-On-The-Go for air travel at East Midlands Airport Selecta has opened East Midlands Airport’s first Foodies-On-The Go; a fresh and exciting unattended retail solution, offering well-known snacks and drinks 24/7 using Smart Fridge technology. Situated in the check-in hall before security, the new facility is installed ahead of the airports’ busiest weeks of the year for passenger travel. Customers will be able to enjoy a great cup of Lavazza coffee, a refreshing cold drink, sandwich or snack at any time of the day or night. They can also charge their mobile...

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SWISS announces new service between Bristol and Zurich from February 2023
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SWISS announces new service between Bristol and Zurich from February 2023 Europe’s entire air transport sector is operating under difficult conditions in the present summer timetable period. SWISS continues to focus on keeping its operations as stable as possible, and will provide its customers with an attractive and varied portfolio of destinations in its 2022/23 winter schedules. The coming SWISS winter timetable will offer services from Zurich and Geneva to 93 destinations, with total capacity at some 80 per cent of its 2019 levels. New to the SWISS network will be Bristol in Southern...
Birmingham Airport Security Screening Investment to Drive Economic Growth in West Midlands
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Birmingham Airport Security Screening Investment to Drive Economic Growth in West Midlands Customers flying out of Birmingham Airport are to benefit from a simpler, speedier security screening process from June 2024.  This investment in the Next Generation Security system will achieve compliance with new Government standards as well as enabling greater numbers of customers to be processed more quickly at peak times.  In its Master Plan published in 2018, Birmingham Airport outlined its aspiration to grow customer volumes from 13m a year (pre-pandemic) to around 18m by 2033. Its new...
Cardiff Airport welcomes Aer Lingus back to Wales with Belfast City service
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Cardiff Airport welcomes Aer Lingus back to Wales with Belfast City service Thanks to Aer Lingus and its partner Emerald Airlines, Cardiff Airport is pleased to announce the resumption of flights to the important UK domestic destination of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Emerald Airlines, the exclusive Aer Lingus Regional operator, will link the two capital cities five times weekly from 7 July. Flights are now on sale and available to book at aerlingus.com, with fares starting from £39.99*. Emerald Airlines opened its base at Belfast City, just five minutes from the city centre, earlier this...
May Traffic Through Malta International Airport Just 18% Below 2019 Levels
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May Traffic Through Malta International Airport Just 18% Below 2019 Levels May was the second consecutive month to surpass the 500,000 passenger mark Seat load factor for May registered a slight increase over 2019 Italy remained at the top of the market leaderboard May Traffic Round Up Signs of the comeback of air travel continued to be observed by Malta International Airport, with May becoming the second consecutive month to surpass the half a million passenger mark. 554,820 passengers travelled through Malta International Airport last month, translating in a recovery of 82.3 per cent...
Sydney Airport passenger traffic forecast and May 2022 performance
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Sydney Airport passenger traffic forecast and May 2022 performance More than two million passengers to take flight during July school holidays • 2.1 million passengers forecast to pass through Sydney Airport during July school holiday period • Forecast includes more than 1.5 million domestic passengers and 560,000 international passengers • In May 2022 total passenger traffic recovered to 69% of pre-COVID levels Sydney Airport is set for a busy July school holiday period, with forecasts showing 2.1 million passengers will be welcomed from Monday 27 June to Sunday 17 July, a period which...

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Melbourne Airport May 2022 passenger performance
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Melbourne Airport May 2022 passenger performance Melbourne Airport continued to see growth in international passengers in May, as Aussies become more confident to travel overseas and foreign visitors return Down Under. The airport recorded 367,681 international passengers in May, a 13 per cent increase on the previous month and 43 per cent of May 2019 travellers. In total, 2,112,182 passengers passed through the airport, a 7 per cent decrease on the bumper traveller numbers seen in April due to the Grand Prix and school and Easter holiday period. Total passengers were 73 per cent of...
Landmark achieved for Airport City Manchester hotels
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Landmark achieved for Airport City Manchester hotels The construction of two new hotels at Airport City Manchester has been completed, marking a major milestone for the project. Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI), joint venture partner in Airport City Manchester, has finished work on the ibis budget and Holiday Inn hotels, which will now be fitted out before opening in August and September respectively. Together, they will deliver 542 beds and create around 350 jobs. The ibis budget and Holiday Inn are located next to Manchester Airport’s bus, tram and rail...
East Midlands Airport’s global cargo connectivity is powering businesses in the Midlands to a competitive advantage
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East Midlands Airport’s (EMA) global cargo connectivity is powering businesses in the Midlands to a competitive advantage East Midlands Airport’s (EMA) global cargo connectivity is powering businesses in the Midlands to a competitive advantage, according to newly commissioned research. EMA’s position as the UK’s international centre for express air freight allows for high-value goods to be moved rapidly and to strict deadlines. These services are critical for the global supply chains of companies that are important to the Midlands economy, particularly advanced manufacturers, and the...
Review of drop off facilities at Southampton Airport
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Review of drop off facilities at Southampton Airport A number of changes are being made to Express Drop Off facilities as part of a review at Southampton Airport. The Express Drop Off in fee will be set at £4 for 20 minutes from June 14, 2022. The pricing structure hasn’t been revised at Southampton since 2018 and since then we have gone through the biggest downturn in aviation due to the pandemic. We are also making changes for blue badge holders. Those with a valid badge will be entitled to a free 30-minute period in the clearly marked blue badge spaces within the short stay car park...
Bristol: Exhibition inspires young people to build a net zero world as civil engineers
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Exhibition inspires young people to build a net zero world as civil engineers Bristol Airport will see the launch of a major new exhibition highlighting the central role of civil engineers in creating the infrastructure needed to tackle climate change and reach net zero targets. Time is running out - Help us engineer a net zero world explores the future of infrastructure and focuses on the ways in which civil engineers are coming up with sustainable solutions in sectors such as transport, energy and water. The exhibition, created by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), aims to...

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London Stansted: New noise-reducing Ryanair aircraft praised
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New noise-reducing Ryanair aircraft praised Ryanair’s Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft is setting new standards for noise reduction and environmental performance at London Stansted. One year after its introduction, the airport's Flight Evaluation Unit has revealed the aircraft is over 40 per cent quieter* than existing aircraft types operated by the airline. During take-off, the new 737-8200 registered an average noise level of 70 decibels, a reduction of over three decibels compared to the current 737-800 at 74 decibels. It uses 16 per cent less fuel, reducing passenger CO2 and...
Jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport ahead of July school holiday peak
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Jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport ahead of July school holiday peak More than 5,000 airport jobs required across 800 organisations Jobs available across security, ground handling, customs and border control, terminal services, and retail Airport will host a jobs fair on Thursday 16 June to help meet the demand for staff There’s a jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport with more than 5,000 vacancies across 800 organisations, with operations continuing to scale up ahead of the July school holiday peak. Retailers, government agencies, and terminal service providers are in the market for an estimated...
Chris Woodroofe appointed Managing Director of Manchester Airport
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Chris Woodroofe appointed Managing Director of Manchester Airport MAG has announced the appointment of Chris Woodroofe as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport. Chris was previously Chief Operating Officer at London Gatwick Airport from 2016 to 2020, where he oversaw a step-change in passenger experience and a major programme of operational improvements. Prior to that, Chris held a number of senior roles at Gatwick, including in customer service, security and engineering. He joins from Chevron Traffic Management, where he had overall responsibility for operational performance...
Sydney Airport’s response to ACCC airport monitoring report
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Sydney Airport’s response to ACCC airport monitoring report Sydney Airport acknowledges the release today of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) ‘Airport monitoring report 2020-21’ which highlights the severe financial and operational impact on Australian airports from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its analysis the ACCC omits and simplifies important data, specific to Sydney Airport. For example, the report fails to mention: Over $1 billion in lost revenue in 2020-21, following losses of $300 million in revenue between March and June 2020; In 2020-21 Sydney Airport...
Wominjeka! Melbourne Airport welcomes back United from San Francisco
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Wominjeka! Melbourne Airport welcomes back United from San Francisco One of the world’s largest airlines has returned to Victoria, restoring an important connection between Melbourne and San Francisco. United Airlines flight UA60 touched down at Melbourne Airport this morning, with Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Elders welcoming the Captain and crew to Country, while disembarking passengers were treated to a performance from the Djirri Djirri dance group. United will initially fly a Boeing 787-9 featuring its upgraded Polaris Business Class product between Melbourne and San Francisco three...

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Pop-Up Shops at Frankfurt Airport: New Concept Offers Retailers More Flexibility
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Pop-Up Shops at Frankfurt Airport: New Concept Offers Retailers More Flexibility Fully-equipped retail stores located in existing market places - Shop concept provides temporary space for up-and-coming brands Frankfurt offers a supplementary individualized media package at special rates for pop-up renters. Currently there are two pop-up areas in the airport: one in the Shopping Avenue, which is located in the pre-security section of the airport open to the general public, and the other in Concourse B (non-Schengen), airside after security and passport control. Which location will work...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance April 2022
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance April 2022 Total passenger traffic in April 2022 was 2,482,473 passengers, down 32.6% on the corresponding period in 2019. Domestic passenger traffic totalled 1,938,202 in April 2022, down 15.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. 544,271 international passengers passed through Sydney Airport in April 2022, down 61.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “Domestic passenger numbers recovered strongly on the back of the Easter long weekend and NSW school holiday period. “The international recovery continues to...
Bristol: Airside Retail Concession – Expressions of Interest
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Bristol: Airside Retail Concession – Expressions of Interest Bristol Airport is inviting expressions of interest from potential partners to take part in a tendering process for an airside provision of specialist retail services in the departure lounge at the Airport. Bristol Airport places significant importance on delivering exceptional customer service and providing a first-class experience. The procurement timeline will be as follows and suppliers are invited to express an interest and respond to our Invitation to Tender by visiting our dedicated e-tendering site In-tend...
Gatwick announces additional focused consultation on its Northern Runway plans – with updated highways design
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Gatwick announces additional focused consultation on its Northern Runway plans – with updated highways design Gatwick has announced that it will start a focused statutory public consultation on Tuesday 14 June 2022 about its plans to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The consultation will focus on the airport’s updated highway design, which has changed in response to feedback received during the Autumn 2021 consultation. It will run for just over six weeks, until 11:59pm on Wednesday 27 July 2022. Full details of the revised...
Vacancy for Chair of Bristol Airport’s Consultative Committee
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Vacancy for Chair of Bristol Airport’s Consultative Committee The role will also Chair, Bristol Airport’s Local Community Fund Committee Bristol Airport’s Airport Consultative Committee (ACC) is an independent committee representing stakeholders’ interests and involves being a constructive and critical friend to Bristol Airport. The ACC is an independent forum enabling communities in the vicinity of the Airport, local authorities, local business representatives and other interested parties to exchange information and ideas. It is independently chaired and membership compromises...

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Malta Airport comprises list of food and beverages
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Malta Airport comprises list of food and beverages Foodies listen up; we’ve got some tasty news to share. Our airport Food Court has just been transformed into a sizzling go-to dining destination, with four new eateries joining Burger King and KFC on Level -1. Keep reading to find out more about our newest arrivals, and don’t forget that you get 1 hour of free parking when eating at the Food Court. 🌮 AVOTACO Avotaco is all about serving up Mexican cuisine favourites, which are packed with both flavour and colour. While Avotaco’s menu covers everything from burritos to quesadillas, it is...
Bristol Airport to host additional Recruitment Day
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Bristol Airport to host additional Recruitment Day Bristol Airport is hosting a major recruitment drive to prepare for an increase in passenger numbers over the summer season. Bristol Airport will be hosting another Jobs Fair next month to highlight the wide range of current job opportunities on offer. The Airport will be teaming up with other employers based across the site for an event on Thursday 9th June, giving prospective candidates the chance to find out more about the variety of permanent roles available including customer service, hospitality, retail, airline handling and...
Travel the World Without Breaking the Bank
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Travel the World Without Breaking the Bank Image courtesy of Pexels Taking a holiday vacation is expensive, especially if you travel. In fact, the cost is so great that it's a deterrent to many would-be travellers. Studies show that expense is the main reason for 60% of people who forgo holidays. However, there are ways to limit the cost of a trip. Pick the Perfect Destination Your destination has a huge impact on how much your holiday vacation costs. Even if your accommodations are inexpensive, you still have to think about the cost of living, which tends to be higher in places like...
Lufthansa’s global link takes off from LJLA
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Lufthansa’s global link takes off from LJLA Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt took off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport early this morning bringing the return of global connectivity for the Airport and the City Region for the first time in over 10 years. Lufthansa flight LH968 from Frankfurt touched down shortly after 8:00am to receive the traditional airport welcome for inaugural flights with a water arch aircraft baptism performed by the Airport’s Rescue and Fire Fighting service as the aircraft taxied over to the terminal building. This was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony...
Mitie £3 million security contract renewal at Bristol Airport
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Mitie takes off with £3 million contract renewal at Bristol Airport Mitie has renewed its baggage screening contract with Bristol Airport for three years, with the option to extend for a further two years, following a competitive retender process The new contract, worth £1 million a year, builds on Mitie’s experience delivering services for the airport for over 20 years Mitie has won a new £3 million contract with Bristol Airport (BRS) extending its relationship for a further three years. The contract is to provide baggage screening services and has the option to extend for an...

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