Category: Aviation

Cologne Bonn strengthens links to the UK

On the back of a year which saw Cologne Bonn Airport record more than double the European average in passenger growth traffic, the German airport has kick-started 2017 with the announcement of its first new airline partner of the year. Launching its inaugural route from Cologne Bonn, Stobart Air, operated by Flybe will be commencing…

Helsinki and Lapland led Finavia’s airport network to a new passenger record

Passenger volumes at Finavia‘s airports reached an all-time high in 2016. Both domestic traffic and international air travel showed growth. A new passenger record was reached in Helsinki Airport (17.2 million) and Rovaniemi Airport (490,000). A total of 20,786,846 passengers (20,083,297 in 2015) travelled through Finavia’s airports in 2016, showing an increase of 3.5% compared…

Riga Airport reaches a new passenger traffic record

Demonstrating its leading position in the Baltic region on Wednesday, 28 December, Riga International Airport achieved a new passenger traffic record exceeding the threshold of 5.3 million passengers. The lucky 5 390 000th passenger Airi Noor arrived at the Airport with a flight from Tallinn operated by the Latvian national carrier airBaltic. Arnis Muižnieks, Director…

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi elected IBAC Governing Board Vice Chairman

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), has been elected Vice Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Governing Board. The three-year appointment commences in January 2017 following his election in December last year. The IBAC Governing Board serves the diverse needs of business aviation…

Air China introduces Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim service in Europe and the Americas

BEIJING – Starting January 1, 2017, passengers who fly on Air China‘s flights departing from Europe and the Americas for Chinese cities with a transit in Beijing can benefit from Air China’s newly introduced “Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim” service. With the “Fully Entrusted-No Baggage Claim” service, passengers can, in the form of pre-authorization at the…

Delta kicks off fifth consecutive year of growth in Seattle with seven new destinations

SEATTLE – Delta Air Lines is adding seven nonstop destinations from Seattle, making 2017 its fifth consecutive year of growth at its Pacific Northwest hub. The new destinations include: Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon; Lihue, Hawaii; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Redmond, Oregon. Flights will be for sale beginning Saturday, Jan. 14. With…

Croatia Airlines joins the European Regions Airline Association

The European Regions Airline Association announced Croatia Airlines as its new airline member. Croatia Airlines adds weight to ERA’s position as the established voice of European aviation and highlights the value that airlines place in its lobbying, campaign work and networking opportunities for members. French airline APG Airlines has also recently joined the association. Croatia…

Passenger Group calls for new airport security measures by airlines, TSA and airports

WASHINGTON – Passengers should be able to count on TSA and local and state law enforcement authorities to protect them.  The principal lessons from Lockerbie, the 9/11 attacks, and the Brussels, Istanbul and now Fort Lauderdale airport massacres are that air transportation continues to be a prime target for terrorism and mass murder. Airports are…

Budapest Airport reflects on record-breaking year

An outstanding 19.2% increase in passenger traffic in December alone saw Budapest Airport continue its record-breaking trend, with the Hungarian gateway welcoming 11.4 million passengers by the end of 2016 – a figure never before reached at the airport. With six months of the year breaking the one million passenger barrier, Budapest celebrated 23 new…