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Traffic increases slightly in March at Singapore Changi

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April 24, 2019 Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.63 million passenger movements in March 2019 – a slight 1.4 per cent year-on-year increase. In March, the airport said while growth was observed for most regions, Southeast Asia traffic dipped two per cent. This was offset by North Asia traffic which increased five per cent, boosted by […]

Unite members vote for strike action at Aberdeen airport

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April 24, 2019 Unite the union said yesterday (23 April) that its membership at Aberdeen Airport have voted for strike action over a pay claim for 2019, and following proposals to close the final salary pension scheme. Members supported strike action by 88.3 per cent on a 79.5 per cent turnout. The airport is part […]

Heathrow and Luton airport workers set to strike over pay

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April 15, 2019 Hundreds of baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London (formally Azzurra) at Heathrow and London Luton airports are set to start strike action later in April in two separate disputes over pay, their union Unite said on Friday (12 April). Over 300 workers at Heathrow’s Terminals 2 and 4 are […]

London Heathrow – New York JFK was the busiest European route in 2018

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April 9, 2019 The route between London Heathrow (LHR) and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) has taken the crown as Europe’s busiest international scheduled service, research by Routesonline has found. A total of 2,919,864 passengers boarded flights on the 5,550km journey between the two destinations in 2018, according to the latest data from Sabre […]

Bratislava Airport to operate 47 direct scheduled routes this summer

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March 29, 2019 New airline Cyprus Airways with regular flights to Larnaca and double-daily flights to Antalya with Smartwings are among the key highlights on offer from Bratislava Airport in Slovakia this summer. As many as 47 regular connections to 41 destinations in 18 countries will be served from Bratislava M. R. Stefanik Airport in […]

ACI: Atlanta retains position as world’s busiest airport for passengers

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March 15, 2019 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport retained its position as the world’s busiest hub for passenger traffic in 2018 according to preliminary world airport traffic rankings released by the Airports Council International (ACI) World. ACI published the figures during the 11th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition in London yesterday where it […]

Gatwick Airport to help local firms go global

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March 4, 2019 Gatwick Airport and the Department of International Trade have launched a competition to help local businesses attend international trade shows to help them grow. SMEs based in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Croydon can take part by explaining in 150 words how their business will develop by attending trade fairs through the Gatwick […]

Dublin airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

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February 21, 2019 Flight operations at Dublin airport have been temporarily suspended due to the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield, Ireland’s largest airport said on Thursday. The flying of drones over Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, sparked 36 hours of travel chaos last December while flights at Dubai International Airport were temporarily […]

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 […]