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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 […]

Istanbul airport brings new export opportunities

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October 30, 2018 With the opening of Istanbul New Airport, the Turkish Exporters Assembly has launched an initiative to make the airport the new global export hub. The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) launched an advertising campaign to highlight the power of Turkish exporters and the potential available to them through increased cargo capacity and advanced […]

Cargo in Hong Kong to be screened away from airport

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October 30, 2018 Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has launched the Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facilities (RACSF) Scheme for screening air cargo at off-airport locations. To enhance aviation security in response to the rising threat of terrorism, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has issued a policy direction stating all air cargo should be […]

Brussels Airport cancels flights as baggage handlers strike

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October 26, 2018 Brussels Airport canceled 150 flights on Friday due to a strike of baggage handlers protesting about working conditions. The strike, which had not been called by the unions in advance, began on Thursday evening and led to the cancellation of 50 flights then. Brussels Airport laid on beds for some 300 people […]

HK airfreight bounces back after Mangkhut

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September 20, 2018 Hong Kong has bounced back quickly after HK airfreight bounces back after Mangkhu slammed into the territory this past weekend, closing down the airport and stopping all plane and cargo movements. “We are back to normal. We don’t have any disruption now,” an official with Hong Kong International airport said on Thursday morning. […]

Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

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September 18, 2018 There is strong demand to support a non-stop, direct flight route between Vancouver and the Southeast Asian city state of Singapore. In fact, the demand for a non-stop link to Vancouver is so strong that Changi Airport Group (CAG), the agency that operates Singapore Changi Airport, has deemed it as one of […]

Long-haul routes boost cargo volumes at Heathrow and Gatwick

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September 11, 2018 Cargo at London’s Gatwick Airport continues to soar with growth of more than 20 per cent in August helped by long-haul routes. The airport handled 9,826 tonnes of cargo in August, a year-on-year increase of 22.3 per cent helped by long-haul routes to destinations in China including Air China providing a link […]

Hong Kong cargo volumes remain steady in July

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August 13, 2018 Cargo and airmail remained steady in July at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) with exports proving stronger than imports. The airport handled 433,000 tonnes of cargo and airmail in July, with unloaded cargo increasing 3.6 per cent to 154,000 tonnes, loaded cargo decreasing 1.1 per cent to 271,000 tonnes and airmail falling […]

Fewer freighter flights means less cargo for Frankfurt

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August 13, 2018 Cargo volumes at Frankfurt Airport fell by 6.4 per cent in July due to fewer freighters and less freight being shipped in passenger aircraft. The German airport handled 175,960 tons, the lowest figure in July since the 2009 financial crisis, mainly due to the number of freighter aircraft operating from Frankfurt, with […]