Emirates agrees with Airbus to reduce A380 order, to buy other jets

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February 14, 2019 Emirates airline said on Thursday it had reached an agreement with Airbus to reduce its total order of A380 aircraft from 162 to 123 jets. Emirates also said it had signed an new deal with Airbus for 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s worth $21.4 billion. Emirates, the largest A380 customer, will take […]

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling

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February 11, 2019 Swissport will acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling from Air France, which it held in a joint venture, subject to regulatory approval. The ground service provider will acquire the remaining 50% stake to fully own the handling company, which has provided cargo handling services at London’s Heathrow Airport since 1995. The completion of the […]

Ryanair reports 20 mln euro Q3 loss, sees fares staying weaker

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January 4, 2019 Ryanair reported on Monday a 20 million euro ($22.88 million) loss in the third quarter on weaker fares, which it expects to continue throughout the year. Weak fares had led the company two weeks ago to cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time in three months. Ryanair expects its profit […]

Cargo grows at Changi despite year-end slow down

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January 29, 2019 Airfreight volumes at Singapore Changi Airport grew by 1.4% in 2018 despite demand slowing down at the end of the year. The airport handled 2.15 million tonnes in 2018, with growth in all segments – exports, imports and transhipments. For the year, the top airfreight markets were China, Australia, Hong Kong, the […]

Union calls for Jan. 15 strike by Munich airport security staff

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January 14, 2019 German trade union Verdi has called on security staff at Munich airport to go on strike on Tuesday in tandem with a strike planned at Frankfurt airport. The trade union is calling on 350 employees to stop working from 0330 local time (0230 GMT) until 2000, which is likely to cause major […]

Cargo down 3% at Linz Airport in 2018

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January 14, 2018 Cargo volumes at Blue Danube Airport Linz fell by almost 3% in 2018 with transit freight declining while local cargo traffic increased. Volumes fell by 2.9% to 52,414 tonnes with the Ljubljana-Linz-Leipzig cargo connection being unbundled, with the entire capacity of the Upper Austrian market being made available. The airport says this […]

Cargo volumes remain high at Heathrow

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January 11, 2019 Following on from a record year in 2017, cargo volumes at Heathrow Airport remained high, with almost 1.7 million tonnes passing through the airport in 2018. Heathrow handled 1.68 million tonnes of air cargo in 2018, down 0.8% on 2017 but the airport says data was incomplete and missing at the time […]

Brussels Airport keeps investing in the pharma sector

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January 10, 2019 Brussels Airport is continuing to invest in services and products for the pharmaceutical sector, offering new infrastructure and technology including blockchain. The airport is investing €100 million in the construction of logistics buildings with 100,000m2 in the cargo area. Half of this infrastructure will be specifically designed to handle high-quality and temperature-sensitive […]

China approves $6 billion airport expansion in Xinjiang capital

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November 19, 2018 China’s state planner on Monday approved a 42.1 billion yuan ($6.06 billion) airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, a key hub in China’s Belt and Road initiative. Construction will run through 2030 when the expanded airport is expected to handle 63 million passengers and 750,000 […]

Over 90 million passengers expected to use Dubai’s main airport in 2018 – CEO

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November 13, 2018 Just over 90 million passengers are expected to use Dubai International Airport in 2018, Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said on Tuesday at an aviation industry conference. Passengers using the airport, the hub for Middle East airline giant Emirates and a major source of income for Dubai, rose 5.5 percent to […]