Monthly Archives: March 2017

Strike at Berlin airports cancels 650 flights

Ground staff at Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld airports started a 25-hour strike on Monday, 13th of March 2017, at 4 AM (03:00GMT). The strike led to the cancelation of more than 650 flights in both airports. The both airports’ ground handling staff, united under Ver.di union (Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft), have already walked out several times during the […]

Manchester Airport Transformation Program – watch the T2 fly-through video

Airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has released a fly-through video showcasing early design renderings of its development plans for Terminal 2 (T2) at Manchester Airport. The transformation of T2 into the airport’s main terminal is a key component of MAG’s £1bn (US$1.2bn) investment program. Key elements of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme include: the […]

Air France opens luxury lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Airline operator Air France has opened a new dedicated lounge for Business and Elite Plus passengers in Terminal 2G at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. The 7,860ft2 lounge is approximately five times larger than the previous facility and is located next to the airline’s boarding gates. Guests are treated to a sense of […]

Heathrow and AOA voice disappointment with Air Passenger Duty rise in UK Budget 2017

The UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget suggesting he hopes it to provide a “strong, stable platform for Brexit,” something for which many regard Heathrow as integral. Heathrows’ views were of disappointment regarding the rise in Air Passenger Duty: “We’re disappointed the Government has not taken the opportunity to reduce air […]

Gatwick becomes first UK airport to educate students using interactive ‘Learn Live’ programme

Gatwick has become the first airport in the UK to use the ‘Learn Live’ streaming platform to broadcast information to students thinking about pursuing a career at the airport. The Learn Live channel enables the airport to broadcast a series of monthly interactive video links to schools across the country, giving students an opportunity to […]

Passengers vote Heathrow Number 1 in Europe

The Airports Council International (Global) has announced the winners of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, naming Heathrow as the Best Airport in Europe amongst airports with over 40 million passengers for 2016. The awards are particularly significant for Heathrow as they are voted by passengers themselves, reflecting the views of travellers from right […]


What do we know for sure about ATM? Partnerships are essential Whether it’s tackling runway safety, passenger security, drone proliferation, a capacity crunch or the broader regulatory, social and commercial issues underlying Europe’s aviation ecosystem, there is one thing for sure… partnerships and cooperation are the way forward. This is the key message to come […]

Sir Terry Morgan joins London City Airport to succeed Roy Griffins as Chairman of the Board

After more than ten years, Roy Griffins is to retire as Chairman of London City Airport.  Roy has overseen a period of outstanding growth at the airport and leaves the business in excellent shape to fulfill its potential. Under Roy’s guidance, London City has achieved remarkable safe and sustainable growth, attained record passenger levels over […]

London City Airport crowned Airport of the Year at the London Transport Awards

London City Airport has further reason to celebrate its 30th anniversary year having collected the award for Airport of the Year at the 14th Annual London Transport Awards on Thursday 2 March 2017. The judging panel, which included representatives from the Transport Times, London First, London TravelWatch and London Councils, recognised the significant progress made […]

New lounge for long-haul passengers opens at Copenhagen Airport

The new Eventyr Lounge has opened at Copenhagen Airport for passengers flying long-haul. The lounge, located in Pier C after passport control, will cater for travelers flying to non-Schengen countries or on intercontinental long-haul journeys, although any passengers flying via the airport are able to pay DKK250 (US$35) to use the new luxury lounge. Peter […]