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Bristol Airport Reaches 10 Million Passenger Milestone
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Bristol Airport Reaches 10 Million Passenger Milestone Bristol Airport has welcomed 10 million passengers (in a consecutive twelve-month period) travelling through the terminal for the first time in its history. In celebration of reaching this major milestone 10 lucky customers were selected at random and were presented with gifts of return airline tickets, retail, catering vouchers and other gifts. Bristol Airport currently offers flights to over 120 direct destinations across 31 countries; alongside offering daily hub services to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris which connect...
London Gatwick Airport highlights its importance to the UK economy
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London Gatwick contributes £5.5 billion to UK economy in 2023 and supports landmark delegation to attract investment into the region Airport also supports 76,000 jobs – with residents in the local area benefitting most. Delegation to showcase the region at leading inward investment event for the first time. Event will be attended by senior investment decision makers from across the globe. Share on: London Gatwick generated £5.5 billion for the UK economy and supported over 76,000 jobs in 2023 –levels close to those pre-pandemic1, according to new research by leading economists Oxera...
Sydney Airport announces newest recipient of SYD100 Scholarship
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Sydney Airport announces newest recipient of SYD100 Scholarship SYD100 now in its fifth year supporting young people from under-represented groups to enter the aviation industry Beginning in 2020, scholarship will be awarded for 100 years Sydney Airport has announced 19-year-old Harmony Boonaerts as the newest recipient of the Trevor Gerber SYD100 Scholarship in 2024. Hailing from Ulladulla on the South Coast of New South Wales, Harmony will soon enter her first year of a Bachelor of Aviation Management at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is the third female to be...
Air cargo growth at EMA could lead to more than 12,000 new jobs, says study
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Air cargo growth at EMA could lead to more than 12,000 new jobs, says study East Midlands Airport is poised to bolster its pivotal role in powering UK trade, with tens of thousands of jobs and billions in economic value set to be unlocked by growth in its cargo operation. A new study has shown EMA has a unique combination of strengths that make it perfectly placed to support increased demand for air freight in the years ahead. These include its central location and close proximity to major road and rail networks, and the fact that 80% of all large-scale warehouse sites are within 125...
Cardiff Airport: 70 years of being Wales national airport
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On Monday 1st April it will have been 70 years since Cardiff Airport became the only airport to serve the capital city of Wales and eventually become Wales national airport. In this time Cardiff Airport has connected Wales capital city and Wales as a country with its closest neighbours, seen off many rugby and football fans over the years and connected Wales to more sunnier climates. For me personally Cardiff Airport helped me gain my love of aviation and travel and helped me see my country in a different light and opened my eyes to what the world has to offer. A brief history What is now...
Pioneering simulations pave the way for routine drone flights in the UK
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Pioneering simulations pave the way for routine drone flights in the UK The prospect of remotely piloted drones operating in and out of some of the UK’s busiest airports has taken a step closer to reality following a series of pioneering simulations by Project CAELUS and the air traffic management service, NATS. The simulations, run at NATS’ head office in Hampshire, demonstrated how drones could be seamlessly integrated alongside other air traffic at a busy airport. This included drone operators filing flight plans, flying in and out of the airport and being safely deconflicted with...
Leeds Bradford Airport designated Level 3 airport by Department for Transport
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Leeds Bradford Airport designated Level 3 airport by Department for Transport image: @mdobuk21 Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has been designated by the Department for Transport (DfT) as a Level 3 (Fully Coordinated) airport during the night-time period during British Summer Time. LBA’s application was approved in November following a consultation process conducted by the DfT and capacity assessments by an independent third party. The approval by the DfT means that LBA will be designated Level 3 during the night-time period (2300-0700) during British Summer Time, allowing effective...
See your career take-off with a role at London Stansted
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See your career take-off with a role at London Stansted London Stansted is hosting its latest jobs fair to recruit hundreds of new employees ahead of a busy winter season. More than 500 job openings will be on offer in the areas such as flight crew, baggage handling, security, retail, and hospitality at the airport's Radisson Blu Hotel on October 10. The jobs fair comes as Stansted continues to make the fastest recovery of any major airport in the UK following the pandemic with August the second busiest month on record. The airport and some of its on-site business partners are now...
UK Airport first as Newcastle International Airport's Training Academy announces virtual reality investment
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UK Airport first as Newcastle International Airport's Training Academy announces virtual reality investment Newcastle International Airport has become the first Airport in the UK to invest in FLAIM Trainer, the world’s first multi-sensory virtual reality firefighting technology at its Training Academy Located on the airport site, the Training Academy offers a range of world-class fire and safety related training courses that attract delegates from around the globe. The FLAIM Trainer is a pioneering immersive learning solution, providing firefighters with realistic, virtual reality...
Icelandair orders 13 Airbus A321XLR, becoming a new Airbus customer
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Icelandair orders 13 Airbus A321XLR, becoming a new Airbus customer Icelandair, the main Icelandic airline based in Keflavik, has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLR. The order makes Icelandair a new Airbus customer. The airline is also planning to lease four A321LRs. With its extra long range, the A321XLR will allow Icelandair to seize new market opportunities. The aircraft will also enable the airline to reduce its operating costs, support its sustainability targets and at the same time offer its passengers the best in cabin comfort. ”We are very pleased to announce that we have...
LJLA celebrates 90 years of operations
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LJLA celebrates 90 years of operations Tomorrow will be the 90th anniversary of the opening of Liverpool Airport and to celebrate, a number of activities will be taking place across the Airport throughout the day. It was on 1 July 1933 that the Airport was officially opened with Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the Secretary of State for Air, declaring the Airport officially open at a grand civic ceremony, followed by one of the largest civil air displays seen at the time. Tomorrow’s celebrations will include the placing of a time capsule in the terminal, to be opened in 2058 on the...
Bristol Airport recruiting fire fighters to join team
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Bristol Airport recruiting fire fighters to join team Bristol Airport is looking for people who can work as part of a team, have different strengths and experiences, are self-motivated, with good levels of fitness and stamina and able to work under pressure. No previous experience is necessary as all training will be provided through an extensive on-the-job training programme, it is all about your character, ambition and desire to build a career in the fire service. Our crews are diverse, we are interested in people from all walks of life. The role of a Bristol Airport Firefighter is...
Half a million passengers expected as great summer getaway ramps up
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Half a million passengers expected as great summer getaway ramps up Glasgow Airport is preparing for its busiest period of the year with more than 500,000 passengers expected to pass through the terminal in the next two weeks. More than 150,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport this weekend as schools across a number of local authorities stop for the summer break this Friday. Passenger numbers will continue to be in the tens of thousands throughout next week when more schools stop for the summer from Tuesday. Many travellers will be heading for popular sunshine...
Manchester Airport marks 85th birthday with return of iconic chandelier
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Manchester Airport marks 85th birthday with return of iconic chandelier and 85-prize giveaway worth up to £20,000 Manchester Airport to mark 85 years with a celebration of its history including an 85-prize giveaway culminating in a prize draw following Manchester Day in July Top prize is an amazing flights-plus-hotel package to Las Vegas when new route launches next summer, worth more than £3,000 Other events planned include the return of one of the airport’s iconic chandeliers to revamped T2 Manchester Airport opened its doors under the name Ringway Airport on 25th June 1938, and now...
Birmingham announces Sir Hugh Robertson as Chairman
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The Board of Birmingham Airport (BHX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Hugh Robertson as Chairman He will take up the role as of 18 July after a Board meeting on that date. This comes after an extensive external search process following the current Chairman, Tim Clarke, notifying the Board in January of his intention to retire this summer. Sir Hugh has had a distinguished career in public service and in business. He has served in the Army, worked in the property division of Schroder Investment Management, and in Government as Minister for Sport and the Olympics during...
Bristol Airport Real Living Wage Accreditation
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Bristol Airport Real Living Wage Accreditation Bristol Airport has announced it has achieved Real Living Wage accreditation from the Real Living Wage Foundation an independent organisation that champions fair pay for all. Currently, more than 12,000 UK businesses voluntarily pay their colleagues the higher award and today, Bristol Airport has secured the Real Living Wage accreditation across the Airport site. In contrast to the Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage which are both set by the Government, the Real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the actual cost of living...
Launch your career in aviation with new apprenticeship scheme at Manchester Airport
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Launch your career in aviation with new apprenticeship scheme at Manchester Airport Two-year operationally focused scheme gives apprentices a foundation degree level qualification Apprentices will be paid and have opportunities to take on leadership level roles after finishing the programme Scheme builds on the airport’s commitment to delivering skills and education opportunities to communities closest to it Announcement has been welcomed by both the Department for Transport and Education and the Mayor of Greater Manchester Manchester Airport is calling on students from across the...
Greggs are on approach at Cardiff Airport
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Greggs are on approach at Cardiff Airport SSP and Greggs have partnered to open a new unit at Cardiff Airport on the 4th May 2023 and it is the first reveal of many planned improvements to the passenger experience at Cardiff Airport. For those looking to grab their favourite food and drink on the go, the diverse menu will offer something for everyone, including the iconic Greggs Sausage Roll, and a range of savouries, daily-fresh sandwiches, sweet treats, coffees and juices. The unit is located on the first floor before the security check point, providing a great convenient option for...
A wins RoSPA health & safety award
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LLA wins RoSPA health & safety award London Luton Airport (LLA) has scooped a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence. LLA was awarded a Silver Award in the Occupational Achievement category, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its staff, passengers, and contractors get home safely at the end of every working day. The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now in its 67th year, the awards have almost 2,000 entries every...
Half-term holidaymakers will travel as normal as Heathrow urges Unite to stop stonewalling on 10% pay rise
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Half-term holidaymakers will travel as normal as Heathrow urges Unite to stop stonewalling on 10% pay rise Passengers will have a smooth half-term getaway with no flight cancellations during the next period of industrial action by security officers (25 – 27 May) We urge Unite to put the current 10% pay increase and £1,150 lump sum for 2023 and inflation-linked increase for 2024 to their members Passengers will have a smooth journey through Heathrow during the half-term getaway. No flights will be cancelled during the upcoming security officer strikes (25 – 27 May). Heathrow colleagues...
Newcastle International Airport celebrates its one millionth passenger this year
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Newcastle International Airport celebrates its one millionth passenger this year Last week, Newcastle International Airport celebrated its one millionth passenger to travel through the Airport since the start of 2023. The lucky passenger, Lei, an academic from Durham, was travelling from Newcastle direct to Frankfurt with Lufthansa on 27 April. Lei was “really surprised” when the Airport and Airline welcomed the milestone passenger with £75 to spend on luxuries in the Airport’s World Duty Free store. The one millionth passenger was travelling directly to Frankfurt for business...
UK Secretary of State for Transport visits Glasgow Airport
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UK Secretary of State for Transport visits Glasgow Airport The UK Government’s Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, visited Glasgow Airport last Friday. Mr Harper met with Andy Cliffe, CEO of Glasgow’s parent group AGS Airports, and the airport’s Operations Director, Ronald Leitch. The visit was an opportunity to discuss the vital role the connectivity provided by Glasgow Airport and the wider AGS group plays in creating employment while driving trade, tourism and sustainable economic growth. AGS Airports owns and operates Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton...
Edinburgh Airport response to Unite media release on strike ballot
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Edinburgh Airport response to Unite media release on strike ballot Unite issued a media release on May 3, 2023 outlining their intention to ballot Edinburgh Airport workers on strike action. This follows the rejection of a pay offer comprising an 11% pay rise and £1,000 cost of living payment put forward by the airport - an offer the union asked for. Our response to the claims made in this release can be found below. A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “It's disappointing that we are in this situation despite meeting the request of our unions - an 11% pay rise along with a £1,000 cost...
Dublin Airport North Runway Awarded Engineering Endeavour of 2022
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Dublin Airport North Runway Awarded Engineering Endeavour of 2022 Dublin Airport North Runway, the first international runway constructed in Ireland in over 30 years, has been awarded the prestigious title of Engineering Endeavour of 2022 by Engineers Ireland. Delivered by an international project team, comprising of Arup, SENER and a Construction Joint Venture made up of FCC Construcción and Roadbridge Ltd, Dublin Airport North Runway was chosen by the public and members of Engineers Ireland as the top engineering project of 2022 having featured in Engineers Ireland’s Engineering...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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