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Jazeera Airways to decide on new aircraft orders by early 2020

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October 14, 2019 Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways (JAZK.KW) will decide on a new order for 22-25 narrow body jets by early 2020, its chief executive said on Monday, adding that they will be for either the Airbus A320 NEO or Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The listed budget airline is talking to Airbus (AIR.PA), Boeing (BA.N) and […]

Fraport traffic figures – September and first nine months 2019: Frankfurt Airport reports slow growth

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October 14, 2019 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.7 million passengers – an increase of 1.3 percent year-on-year. Correspondingly, aircraft movements climbed by 1.7 percent to 46,713 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) also rose by 1.4 percent to more than 2.9 million metric tons. In contrast, cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) shrank […]

Airlines ask Hong Kong to waive airport fees as demand drops: letter

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September 23, 2019 Scores of airlines wrote jointly to the Hong Kong government earlier this month to seek airport fee waivers as they struggle to deal with the financial fallout from anti-government protests that have led to a sharp drop in traveler demand. The Board of Airline Representatives (BAR) of Hong Kong, which represents more […]

Airport chaos causes traffic and aircraft movement decline at HKIA in August

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September 16, 2019 Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw declines in both passenger traffic and aircraft movements in August, as disruption from anti-government protests had a negative impact on operations. The airport welcomed six million passengers and 35,655 air traffic movements last month, representing year-on-year declines of 12.4 per cent and 3.5 per cent respectively, according […]

Aerocity of Mirabel receives C$50m upgrade

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September 4, 2019 Freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel will receive a major upgrade after the government of Canada approved C$50 million of funding. The announcement was made by the Honorable Marc Garneau, minister of transport and work will include refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving road […]

Moscow Sheremetyevo to open third runway on 1 September

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August 29, 2019 Russian gateway Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport will open a third runway on 1 September when an Aeroflot flights departs for St Petersburg. The event will be attended by the Russian Federation’s minister for transport Yevgeny Dietrich and the airport’s Mikhail Vasilenko, along with other senior political figures. Sheremetyevo’s third runway has a […]

U.S. Customs System Down Nationwide at Airports, Slowing Entries

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August 16, 2019 A U.S. Customs and Border Protection system for processing airline passengers on international flights failed on Friday, slowing entry for people arriving from outside the country during a busy summer travel day. The systems are down nationwide, several U.S. airports said on Twitter and in interviews. “CBP is experiencing a temporary outage […]

Strike suspended at Heathrow Airport as new pay offer made to 4,000 staff

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August 14, 2019 UK trade union Unite says strike action proposed for 23-24 August at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after a new pay offer has been made to workers. The union adds that the ballot on the revised pay offer made by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) to over 4,000 security, airside operations and passenger […]

Hong Kong airport halts check-ins as U.N. urges restraint over protests

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August 13, 2019 Flights leaving Hong Kong were disrupted for a second day on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stockmarket fell to a seven-month low, and its leader said it had been pushed into a state of “panic and chaos”. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights also […]

Hong Kong airport authority cancels all flights for Monday

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August 12, 2019 Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for a fourth day. “Other than departure flights that have completed the check- in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other […]