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Strong April performance keeps Heathrow on-track for busiest year ever
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Strong April performance keeps Heathrow on-track for busiest year ever Heathrow welcomed 6.7 million passengers in April, bringing the total for the year so far up to 25.2 million. Last month, airport teams welcomed a daily average of 224,000 passengers, while Friday 19 April saw the airfield’s busiest day since October 2019 with 1,337 flights. East Asian and Middle Eastern routes have seen double-digit percentage increases in passengers. A surge in passengers to Delhi and Mumbai has made these the 6th and 8th most popular destinations so far this year with New York, Dubai and Doha...
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...
Sydney Airport’s annual Lost Property Auction kicks-off
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Sydney Airport’s annual Lost Property Auction kicks-off Over 2,500 unclaimed items to be auctioned off for charity, with bids starting at $10 Online auction running from Saturday 4 May to Sunday May 12 Catalogue of 2024 Sydney Lost Property Auction for charity www.theodorebruceauctions.com.au More than $1.6 million has been raised for charities through lost property auctions since 2013 Sydney Airport’s popular annual Lost Property Auction for charity has kicked off today, with more than 2,500 unclaimed items up for grabs. All the money raised in the auction will be donated to the...
Heathrow passenger numbers hit record - results for the three months ended 31 Mar 2024
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Heathrow passenger numbers hit record - results for the three months ended 31 Mar 2024 Record-breaking start to 2024 – 18.5 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during Q1, more than ever before. The strong performance during what is traditionally a quieter period of the year was in part driven by growth on key business routes like Delhi and Mumbai, strong North American traffic and surging East Asian demand growing 40% versus Q1 2023. The summer getaway is expected to be the busiest on record, and we have a robust operating plan in place to keep the airport running smoothly, even...
Manchester Airport and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrate inaugural flight to Amman
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Manchester Airport and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrate inaugural flight to Amman The inaugural Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from Manchester Airport to Amman took off on Wednesday, 6 March. The new service will operate three times weekly from thew UK’s global gateway in the North to the Jordanian capital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays using the Airbus A319 aircraft. This is a brand-new route for Manchester Airport and adds to the over 200 destinations served from the UK’s biggest airport outside London. Manchester Airport Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Turner said: “We are...
Sydney Airport serves up new dining venues
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Sydney Airport serves up new dining venues • Iconic Australian food brand Betty’s Burgers makes its Australian airport debut at T1 International • Joined by crowd favourites Oporto and Mad Mex, new food brands heralds shake up to Sydney Airport’s casual dining portfolio • New, contemporary food options deliver greater value for customers Sydney Airport has today opened Betty’s Burgers at the T1 International terminal casual dining precinct in an Australian airport first. This is the first-time customers will be able to enjoy the iconic burger brand in an airport setting, with Betty’s...
London Gatwick opens applications for prestigious engineering apprenticeship programme to mark National Apprenticeship Week
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London Gatwick opens applications for prestigious engineering apprenticeship programme to mark National Apprenticeship Week London Gatwick is recruiting for four new engineering apprentices to start in August The airport has successfully supported more than 300 apprentices qualify as engineers National Apprenticeship Week saw London Gatwick host events with local schools, colleges and training providers London Gatwick has launched its prestigious engineering apprenticeship programme for 2024, with applications open from today, following a successful National Apprenticeship Week.  ...
Fraport Traffic Figures 2023: Passenger Demand Continues Recovery at Frankfurt Airport
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Fraport Traffic Figures 2023: Passenger Demand Continues Recovery at Frankfurt Airport Some 59.4 million passengers traveling via FRA in 2023 – Increase of 21.3 percent year-on-year – Traffic boosted by holiday travel Frankfurt Airport (FRA) recorded a significant recovery in passenger demand across 2023. In total, some 59.4 million passengers traveled via Germany’s largest aviation hub in 2023 – representing a 21.3 percent increase compared to 2022. However, passenger numbers for 2023 remained 15.9 percent below the pre-crisis 2019 level. 1 Fraport CEO, Dr. Stefan Schulte, commented...
Almost 32 Million Through Dublin Airport’s Terminals In 2023
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Almost 32 Million Through Dublin Airport’s Terminals In 2023 A total of 31.908 million passengers passed through the terminals of Dublin Airport in 2023, in compliance with the 32 million terminals cap, according to new figures released today by daa, the operator of both airports. The hard-working team at Dublin Airport ensured a consistently smooth experience for passengers throughout 2023, with 97% of passengers passing through security screening in less than 20 minutes – bettering daa’s own stated target of 90% through in under 20 minutes. The busiest day of the year at Dublin...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance December 2023
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance December 2023 Sydney Airport has closed out 2023 with its strongest monthly passenger traffic since 2019, with a total of 3.58 million passengers passing through the terminals in December 2023. This represents a 15.8% increase on passenger traffic in December last year and a 90.6% recovery compared to December 2019. Sydney Airport’s T1 international terminal saw 1.50 million passengers pass through in December, a 29.4% increase on the same month last year and a 93.3% recovery rate on December 2019. Domestic and regional passenger traffic was up 7.6% on...
Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, is now incorporating Melbourne, Australia, into its flight network
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Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, is now incorporating Melbourne, Australia, into its flight network To date, the flag carrier, which has reached 129 countries and 345 destinations across 5 continents, is preparing to connect its passengers to the 6th continent with the start of flights to Australia. Turkish Airlines, which consistently expands its unique flight network as one of the most significant cornerstones of its growth strategy, is strengthening this performance by adding Australia, a destination of considerable interest and long on its...
New airline record as Asiana connects Melbourne Airport with Seoul
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New airline record as Asiana connects Melbourne Airport with Seoul Photo: @andyc941 2023 ended on a high with a record number of international airlines now flying to Melbourne Airport Last night South Korea’s Asiana Airlines started seasonal services to Seoul, making it the 38th international carrier to serve Melbourne Airport. The airline is operating two direct flights a week between Melbourne Airport and the South Korean capital using a state-of-the-art Airbus A350 aircraft, fitted with 311 seats in a three-class configuration. With a population of more than nine million people...
Melbourne Airport (MEL) unveils new $20 million dining precinct inside Terminal 1
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Melbourne Airport unveils new $20 million dining precinct inside Terminal 1 Seven new cafes and restaurants have opened inside Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 1 dining precinct known as The Square, including local favourites Rustica, Pope Joan, Veneziano and ST. ALi. Other venues in the new $20 million space include Mobo Moga – owned by Gary Mehigan, The Local Taphouse – run by Stomping Ground Brewing Co, and The Grace Wine Bar and Eatery. Restaurants in the 2,400smq2 precinct open as early as 4:30am, serving travellers up until half an hour before the last Qantas domestic departure...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance November 2023
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance November 2023 A total of 3.41 million passengers passed through Sydney Airport in November 2023, a 15.0% increase on passenger traffic in November last year and a 91.4% recovery compared to November 2019. Sydney Airport’s T1 international terminal saw 1.26 million passengers pass through in November, a 29.8% increase on the same month last year and a 93% recovery rate on November 2019. Domestic passenger traffic was up 7.8% on the same month last year, with 2.15 million passengers coming through the T2 and T3 domestic terminals in November...
Three biggest Chinese airlines to serve London Gatwick this winter
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Three biggest Chinese airlines to serve London Gatwick this winter as China Southern launches Zhengzhou flights China Southern began operating twice-weekly flights between London Gatwick and Zhengzhou this week It is the only direct service between London and Zhengzhou – capital of Henan province London Gatwick is also served by Air China and China Eastern Passengers across London and the South East can now benefit from services operated by the three largest airlines in China, as China Southern joins Air China and China Eastern at London Gatwick. The airline – China’s largest – began...

Sydney Airport ready for biggest holiday period in 4 years

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Sydney Airport ready for biggest holiday period in 4 years Sydney Airport is expecting 2.6 million passengers during the 3-week Christmas holiday peak, almost 500,000 more than last year Forecast includes 1.5 million domestic and 1.1 million international passengers Expected to be the biggest holiday period since 2019 New programs and incentives introduced to reduce wait times for passengers Sydney Airport is ready to welcome the 2.6 million passengers who are forecast to travel through the terminals during the upcoming Christmas holiday peak, from 14 December 2023 to 3 January 2024...
Employees start making use of new baggage robots at Amsterdam
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Employees start making use of new baggage robots at Amsterdam Schiphol acquires stake in manufacturer of baggage robots In the baggage hall at Schiphol, Aviapartner employees have started using the first of the airport’s new baggage robots. The robot is taking over the heavy physical work – the lifting of suitcases – from the baggage handling staff. Schiphol purchased 19 robots after positive reactions from employees during a trial earlier this year. In addition, the airport has acquired a 10% stake in Cobot Lift, the company that makes the robots, in order to ensure a swift roll out and...
Perth: China Eastern Airlines fires up for Year of the Dragon celebrations
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Perth: China Eastern Airlines fires up for Year of the Dragon celebrations China Eastern Airlines will launch a seasonal direct service between Perth (PER) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) over Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Dragon. The non-stop service will operate three times a week for a four-week period between 20 January and 18 February 2024. Perth Airport Acting Chief Executive Officer Kate Holsgrove said the service gives Western Australians a perfect opportunity to experience Chinese New Year celebrations in Shanghai. “We are delighted to see China...
Carbon cutting fuel use grows at Heathrow, while Government continues to stall on securing aviation’s greener future
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Cutting fuel use grows at Heathrow, while Government continues to stall on securing aviation’s greener future image: @elmdon74 Heathrow’s pioneering Sustainable Aviation Fuel scheme will incentivise the use of up to 155,000 tonnes of SAF at the airport in 2024, which targets the equivalent of 341,755 tonnes of carbon cut from flights1 £71m is available to airlines to support the swap to cleaner fuels It comes as Government misses opportunity to back a UK SAF industry at the Autumn Statement, while EU and US markets take off Airlines at Heathrow are anticipated to use record amounts of...
Australian first: Google Maps Indoor Live View lands at Sydney Airport
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Australian first: Google Maps Indoor Live View lands at Sydney Airport Sydney Airport is the first Australian airport to get Google Maps Indoor Live View New augmented reality feature on Google Maps available in both international and domestic terminals Designed to help passengers find gates, baggage claims, retail outlets, dining options, restrooms, ATMs and more In a first for an Australian airport, Google has launched Indoor Live View at Sydney Airport, just in time for the Christmas travel rush. The new augmented reality (AR) feature on Google Maps provides arrows, directions, and...
Heathrow gears up for holiday season as UK’s hub climbs to world’s 4th busiest airport
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Heathrow gears up for holiday season as UK’s hub climbs to world’s 4th busiest airport · A busy October with nearly 7 million passengers has helped to prepare us for the peak season of festive travel ahead, with the strong demand to fly from Heathrow propelling the UK’s hub airport to the 4th largest globally · 2.2 million passengers passed through our terminals during the October half-term, with Dubai, New York and Los Angeles proving popular this year. Team Heathrow colleagues provided great service, keeping the airport moving, despite weeks of heavy rain and two named storms ·...
Three million passengers as Melbourne Airport eyes full international recovery
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Three million passengers as Melbourne Airport (MEL) eyes full international recovery Melbourne Airport is on track to become the first Australian airport to exceed pre-pandemic levels of international capacity, with airlines set to add thousands of extra seats. From next week, Singapore Airlines will increase its Melbourne service to five times a day, giving Melbourne Airport the airline’s highest year-round frequency of any Australian port. In December Melbourne Airport will welcome the start of Air India’s historic direct flights to Mumbai, the return of Aircalin from Noumea, an...
Schiphol's response to the suspension of the Experimental Ruling
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Schiphol's response to the suspension of the Experimental Ruling The Dutch government is suspending the Experimental Ruling. Schiphol is disappointed by the recent developments, as local residents are getting the short end of the stick. Reducing the number of flights is not a goal in itself for us, but the Experimental Ruling did provide clarity and certainty for local residents. Moreover, according to Schiphol, falling back on 'anticipatory enforcement' leads to more uncertainty, including for the aviation sector itself. It is time that hindrance for local residents is noticeably...
daa's Sustainability Credentials See It Welcomed Into UN Initiative
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daa's Sustainability Credentials See It Welcomed Into UN Initiative daa, the operator of Dublin and Cork airports, has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact Initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. daa is one of the first 60 Irish organisations to join the global network of thousands of companies committed to taking responsible business action. The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the...
Singapore Airlines goes 5 daily from Sydney
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Singapore Airlines goes 5 daily from Sydney Singapore Airlines announces permanent 5th daily return service from Sydney Airport From October 2024, an extra daily service will be added to the Northern Winter schedule With more than 12,000 seats a week, Sydney Airport will be the largest port for the airline outside its homebase, Singapore In a major boost for Australian travellers, Singapore Airlines has announced it will be offering a permanent fifth daily service from Sydney Airport. Starting on October 27, 2024, the airline will add a new 6:45AM daily flight to its Singapore...
Return of Sichuan Airlines to Sydney marks full recovery of 8 Chinese carriers
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Return of Sichuan Airlines to Sydney marks full recovery of 8 Chinese carriers Sichuan Airlines returns to Sydney Airport after an almost forty-five month break All 8 Chinese airlines that flew through Sydney pre-Covid have now returned Seat capacity from Sydney Airport to mainland China will be 86% recovered in November compared to pre-Covid Sydney Airport has welcomed back Sichuan Airlines, with flight 3U3883 from Chengdu touching down this afternoon. The airline’s inaugural flight into Sydney Airport was in December 2013, with services pausing from early February 2020, when Covid...
London Gatwick grows food and beverage offer as airport announces newest openings
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London Gatwick grows food and beverage offer as airport announces newest openings Black Sheep Coffee and Krispy Kreme will be opening stores at London Gatwick before Christmas Giraffe World Kitchen will be extending its South Terminal restaurant and serving breakfast, brunch and world plates in new-look menu Brewdog will also open in the North Terminal in December, while Greggs, The Breakfast Club and Vagabond Bar & Kitchen opened earlier this year London Gatwick is set to welcome its first Black Sheep Coffee and Krispy Kreme stores before Christmas, with new outlets opening across...
Heathrow delivers strong summer with eyes on future
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Heathrow delivers strong summer with eyes on future - Results for nine months ended 30 Sept 2023 Heathrow is back at its best after a super summer - Our colleagues welcomed 29 million passengers this summer, taking the total for the first nine months of the year to 59 million. Passenger satisfaction levels have continued to exceed 2022 levels. Britain's hub "the most connected airport” globally - Britain's hub airport reclaimed the crown as "the most connected airport in the world", providing a boost to the country's growth potential and prosperity. With connections to over 214...
Heathrow’s new CEO plans stronger hub for UK
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Heathrow’s new CEO plans stronger hub for UK Thomas Woldbye has officially taken over as Heathrow CEO His arrival marks a new chapter for Heathrow that will push innovation in passenger service, sustainability and growth at the airport over the next decade He is spending his first day meeting colleagues across the airport seeing first-hand what goes into making Britain’s hub one of the top 10 airports globally Thomas Woldbye has officially taken the helm of the UK’s hub airport this morning following the departure of former CEO John Holland-Kaye. As a champion of passenger service...

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