Monthly Archives: September 2020

IATA – Traffic Forecast Downgrade After Dismal Summer

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere. IATA now expects full-year 2020 traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019. The previous estimate was for a 63% decline. August passenger […]

Kaunas Airport considers installing solar power plant in near future

Kaunas Airport which belongs to the network of Lithuanian Airports announced market consultations and is currently starting to consider the opportunities to instal a solar power plant within the territory of the airport. The representatives of the airport state that the energy generated by solar power plant would in the future assist Kaunas Airport in […]

Mineta San José cuts waiting times with Uber tool

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has partnered with Uber to improve ridesharing for passengers. It claims travelers departing the airport are finding that their wait times have been cut to almost zero, thanks to Uber ExpressMatch, a dynamic, intelligent matching tool that places drivers at dedicated airport curb areas to be ready for rider […]

Quito Airport has shown a significant recovery of its domestic and international connectivity

Connectivity from the Quito International Airport has been increasing steadily since the resumption of commercial passenger operations on June 1, both in national and international service. On the domestic front, during the months of June and July, three airlines (Avianca, LATAM and Aeroregional) offered connections with six destinations within the country (Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta, Loja, […]

UK airport group moves to cut plastic waste

AGS Airports has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag. The bags will be available free of charge to passengers in the security areas at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. By introducing the biodegradable bags, AGS says it will remove more than two million single-use plastic bags annually […]

UK’s first UV treatment of security trays installed at Gatwick to protect passengers and staff by reducing spread of coronaviruses

Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate – protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, and other infections on this high-touch surface area. The new, highly effective system – provided by Smiths […]

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to […]

Covid-19 dogs arrive at Helsinki Airport – able to identify the virus earlier than laboratory tests

Finavia welcomes covid-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The company is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to reduce the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 dogs will soon start working at Helsinki Airport. The dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected […]

Cargo demand buoys Manchester Airports Group

An increasing reliance on e-commerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the Manchester Airports Group (MAG). The current climate has turbo-charged the shift to online shopping, the impact of which is been felt at both East Midlands Airport and London Stansted. Earlier in […]

Take off for all important Exeter-Newcastle route as Loganair restores lost Flybe service

The first service between Exeter and Newcastle took off for the first time today, as Loganair brings back connectivity between the two cities for business and leisure. Operated using a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet, the service will see twice-weekly flights on Monday and Friday throughout winter. Within the airline’s recently launched summer 2021 schedule, […]