Monthly Archives: May 2021

Dubai wins praise for its efforts to revive aviation industry

Dubai is leading the global efforts to revive the aviation industry facing challenges due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19. But industry leaders participating in the Airport Show at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, believe that civil aviation authorities around the world, global agencies, airlines and airport managements, as well as other important players need […]

Signs are pointing to significant recovery and travel demand in second half: Saif Al Suwaidi

His Excellency Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), said signs are pointing to a significant air travel demand in the second half of 2021 and sustainable recovery in air operations. In his welcome address at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Forum and Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) co-located with the […]

Airport Show’s 20th edition opens in Dubai on a high optimism note

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, opened this morning the 20th edition of the Airport Show, the world’s largest B2B airport industry exhibition, that had generated an overwhelming response in its new physical […]

Edmonton International Airport and Air Canada form landmark green partnership

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Air Canada are signing a new partnership to reduce carbon emissions and advance a green and sustainable aviation sector. The EIA-Air Canada Sustainability Partnership aims to reduce the carbon impact of air travel with both organizations working together to test emerging green technologies at EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus, an […]

IATA – Accepting Vaccinated Passengers Should be Best Practice to Reopen Borders

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to vaccinated travelers. The latest data collected by IATA, including its Timatic service, shows that more than 20 countries have wholly or partially lifted restrictions for vaccinated travelers. IATA supports unrestricted access to travel […]

WFS wins ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America as aviation’s Covid recovery gathers pace

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America, adding another 14,000 aircraft turns per annum to its growing operation. All of the contracts are for a three-year period : • WFS is providing ramp handling for Emirates Airline’s 250 flights a year from Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubai • […]

Schiphol Polderbaan Runway available again after period of major maintenance

The Polderbaan Runway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is available again. Because of major maintenance, it hadn’t been in use since the end of January. As of 15th May, it can be used again for take-offs and landings in normal visibility conditions.  On 10th and 14th May, several test flights and checks were conducted in order to check the adequate and accurate functioning of the newly installed navigation and guidance systems, which serve to ensure aircraft […]

Airport Show 2021 gets immense support from Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP)

Airport Show, the world’s largest B2B show for the multi-billion-dollar airport industry, has received strong support for the 2021 edition from the Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), a leading engineering organisation responsible for the master planning, design, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector. On behalf of the Government of Dubai, DAEP spearheads […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launches Simplified Arrival at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have announced the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) as part of CBP’s efforts to secure and streamline international travel. “CBP is expanding the use of facial biometrics at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to provide travelers a safe, touchless international arrival process […]