Monthly Archives: August 2021

Expanded duty-free offering opened at Manchester Airport’s T2

Concessionaire Dufry has opened the doors to its main World Duty Free store at Manchester Airport following the completion of the new Terminal 2 (T2) extension. The new 1,980m2 walkthrough store is located immediately after security and sits at the heart of the airport’s state-of-the-art terminal space. The store incorporates the core product categories of […]

IATA Backs European Digital Covid Certificate as Global Standard

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global standard for digital vaccine certificates. “The DCC was delivered in record time to help facilitate the reopening of EU states to travel. In the […]

Suspension of operations due to preventive maintenance of the Mariscal Sucre Airport runway

Corporación Quiport will carry out preventive maintenance work on the runway and on the A18 taxiway at Quito International Airport in the months of September and October to keep the airport infrastructure in optimal conditions. As such, airport operations will be suspended on the following Saturdays at the following time frames: September 18, from 02:30 […]

EUROCAE and ASTM International Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives from global standards organizations the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and ASTM International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The agreement will foster information exchange and cooperation in the aviation and aerospace sectors aiming to reduce duplication of efforts and to promote harmonization, interoperability, and compatibility of technical solutions in global […]

Kaunas Airport converts abandoned 60-hectare plot of land for future business development

Lithuanian Airports have completed the management and conversion of the area near Kaunas Airport. After the completion of the project, which restructured a territory of 60 hectares, it was adapted for setting up and developing businesses. Preparations for the works lasted several years, but within 10 months, during which two contractor companies carried out demolition […]

Gatwick announces plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use

Gatwick announced yesterday that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021 on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The scheme will help secure the airports long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5bn GVA to the region. While […]

Helsinki Airport’s Magnificent New Entrance Set For December 1st Opening

Finavia will open the magnificent entrance to Helsinki Airport and the updated traffic arrangements for passengers in exactly 100 days on December 1st. “The largest development project in Finavia’s history at Helsinki Airport will reach a significant milestone on December 1st. The airport’s new entrance and its beautiful wooden ceiling, new taxi ranks and bus […]

Vietnam Airlines Selects WFS for Amsterdam Cargo Operations

Vietnam Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its new cargo handling partner at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The multi-year contract will see WFS providing full cargo handling services for the airline’s twice-weekly Airbus A350-900 passenger freighter aircraft flights directly connecting freight forwarders, importers and exporters in Amsterdam and Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. […]

Air France unveils its fully redesigned lounge at Montreal-Trudeau airport

Last week Air France officially opened its fully redesigned lounge at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. In association with the Plaza Premium Group, the airline now offers its Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers a vast, elegant and welcoming space, promoting French-style hospitality to enhance their travel experience. Located in the international section […]

IATA & UNCTAD Extend Partnership to Facilitate Global Trade

The two organizations will leverage their leadership in their respective fields to boost e-commerce in developing countries through improved exchanges of trade data The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and UNCTAD have extended their collaboration to facilitate international trade, particularly e-commerce. The extended partnership will enrich their history of working together. This includes the successful […]