Monthly Archives: April 2020

Schiphol brings forward construction schedule due to coronavirus crisis

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport have announced an acceleration of scheduled maintenance works, taking advantage of the decreased passenger levels due to lockdown.   Currently improvements to the drop-off road (Ceintuurbaan) is being performed now instead of the spring as previously scheduled. This work will be completed in May with necessary finishing touches to take place in the autumn. The number of security lanes in Departure […]

We invite you to join the Aircraft reFinance and Lease online conference, which will be held on April 30, and to contribute to the revival of the industry.

We are sure that now is the best time for the community of professionals to talk about the refinancing the industry, about current problems and about the time when the air fleet will be lifted up again.  We invite you to participate in the first online conference “Aircraft reFinance and Lease”, which will be held […]

secunet easygate automates border control – now at a land border for the first time

[Essen, Germany, 27 April 2020] Four secunet easygates now provide for efficient checking of bus passengers at the Hungary/Serbia border crossing in Röszke. This installation, which secunet undertook together with its partner Adaptive Recognition Hungary (ARH), represents the first automated border control systems (eGates) at a bus terminal throughout the Schengen area. The Röszke border […]

NEWS RELEASE: Virgin Atlantic delivers 3.5 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to the UK from China

Virgin Atlantic delivers 3.5 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to the UK from China  In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS, Virgin Atlantic has so far operated five cargo-only flights from Shanghai to London Heathrow, bringing 80 tonnes of medical equipment, supplies and PPE, […]

London City Airport donates £50,000 to East London foodbanks

As the UK goes into its fourth week of lockdown, today London City Airport pledged to donate £50,000 to help nine foodbanks across Newham, Greenwich, Tower Hamlets & Barking & Dagenham.   In 2019, the airport, which is based in the London Borough of Newham, established a Community Fund to provide local East London community […]

Frankfurt Airport responds to COVID-19 crisis with defined procedures and major cost-reductions

Like the rest of the European airport industry, Frankfurt Airport has been hit by the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting travel and aviation restrictions imposed country-by-country worldwide. This has significantly impacted Fraport’s Frankfurt Airport global hub – affecting all business areas from flight operations to ground handling, retail and cargo (especially belly cargo on passenger […]

Emirates announce additional routes

Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt.   These services will facilitate residents and visitors wishing to return home.  Only citizens of the destination country and those who meet the entry requirements will be allowed to […]

Calls for UK government to amend COVID-19 aviation support measures

The AOA, Airlines UK and the ADS Group have released a joint statement calling for the UK government to amend its COVID-19 aviation business support measures. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to have an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry, UK airlines have been forced to make the difficult decision to ground hundreds of aircraft […]

TIACA outlines unity as key factor in aviation post-coronavirus recovery

In an ICAO Council video conference, TIACA highlighted the need for closer collaboration in order to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector. During an ICAO Council video conference meeting on 9 April 2020, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International […]