Monthly Archives: September 2021

Air Mauritius secures funding to meet growing demand as Mauritius re-opens international borders

Air Mauritius has exited voluntary administration and is increasing flight capacity to cater for travellers from all over the world who are planning to visit the Indian Ocean paradise island for work and pleasure.   The government of the Republic of Mauritius is injecting Rs12 billion (US$280million) into Air Mauritius via a loan to provide […]

Korean Air becomes first major global airline to go all-in on AWS Cloud

Korean Air has completed the migration of its entire IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services Korea LLC (AWS), which comes three years after announcing its plans for cloud migration in November 2018. Korean Air is the first global full service carrier to complete an all-in migration to AWS. The airline will use AWS cloud capabilities […]

Queenstown Airport questions necessity of new aviation hub for the region

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has unveiled the findings of a preliminary aeronautical assessment for a new airport in Tarras. The assessment for the proposed Central Otago Airport was undertaken in partnership with aviation consultancy Airbiz. Michael Singleton, project director at Christchurch Airport, said, “The findings are encouraging but they’re not final. This assessment has […]

WFS announces acquisition of Pinnacle Logistics, strengthening its cargo handling platform in the United States

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler and one of the leading providers of ground handling and technical services, today announces the acquisition of IAS Logistics DFW, LLC (d/b/a “Pinnacle Logistics”), a leading provider of cargo handling services in the United States. Financial details were not disclosed. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

An intermediate finish in the reconstruction of Palanga Airport: the work of asphalting of the airport runway has been completed

The reconstruction work of Palanga Airport, which has been started in early September, is proceeding according to the plan. Asphalting of the runway is now completed, the airport pavement marking works and works of installation of a more efficient system of LED signal lights are being started. Both the upper layers of asphalt and the […]

AIPUT acquires 75-acre strategic site in west Heathrow

AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), has today completed the freehold acquisition of a 75-acre site to the west of Heathrow Airport, adjacent to the Poyle Trading Estate. The acquisition represents the largest strategic land transaction in terms of acres in the area for over 20 years. The site […]

Baines Simmons and Redline secure new contracts as recovery continues in Safety & Security division

Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is seeing momentum build in its Safety & Security division, with both Baines Simmons and Redline continuing to secure new business wins. Aviation safety and fatigue risk management consultancy Baines Simmons has been awarded a contract by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), the UK’s largest ferry operator in terms of […]

Quito Airport renews health and passenger service accreditations

The quality of passenger service is presently one of the fundamental pillars on which the airport industry is erected, and a factor that has gained significant relevance due to the COVID–19 health crisis, which has to do with the way in which airports are taking care of the health of their passengers, as well as […]

Gol and Grupo Comporte Order 250 VA-X4 Zero Emissions Aircraft from Avolon

Partnership to create eVTOL ride sharing platform in Brazil Over 50% of Avolon’s orderbook for VA-X4 aircraft now placed Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces a partnership with Gol, Brazil’s largest airline and Grupo Comporte, Brazil’s leading transport operator, to commercialise an eVTOL ride sharing platform in Brazil. Avolon, Gol and Grupo Comporte will […]