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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 […]

Berlin Brandenburg Airport on track for opening in October 2020

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July 25, 2019 The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is on track for opening in October 2020 and operating principle tests have been scheduled in to take place. In the last few months, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) said together with its service providers and building contractors, they have completed the necessary preparations for the start […]

U.S. East Coast jet fuel imports on track for busiest July since 2015

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July 24, 2019 U.S. East Coast jet fuel imports for July are on track to hit their highest level seasonally in four years, as prices for the fuel rise regionally and summer air travel in the United States reaches an all-time record. Jet fuel imports into the East Coast so far total nearly 812,800 barrels […]

Fuel supply outage disrupts flights at Amsterdam airport

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July 24, 2019 Air traffic to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport was seriously disrupted on Wednesday because of an outage at the airport’s main fuel supplier that kept dozens of flights on the ground. A fault in the systems of Aircraft Fuel Supply, a third-party company that controls the supply of fuel to aircraft, meant […]

Russia-Georgia ban on direct flights takes effect and set to impact both countries

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July 9, 2019 The Russia-Georgia ban on direct flights took effect from yesterday (8 July) and will cause economic harm to both countries, according to Swiss-based aviation economic and strategy firm Veritas Global. The company said Russian airlines, which offer 76 per cent of the capacity, will be worst impacted and stand to lose $225 […]

Libya’s Mitiga airport resumes air traffic following a missile strike

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July 7, 2019 Air space re-opened at the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, Mitiga, on Sunday after it was halted following a fall of missiles, according to a post on the Mitiga airport authority’s Facebook page. The airport authority added that the carrier companies will begin receiving passengers to complete the rest of their re-scheduled […]

IATA calls for Greek investment in air traffic control, airports

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June 25, 2019 Greece needs to invest to ensure the viability of its air traffic management system and recruit more air traffic controllers to reduce delays during the summer period, executives from global airlines body IATA said on Tuesday. IATA said Greece must also contain airport charges and expand terminal and runway capacity to maximize […]