Monthly Archives: September 2022

VINCI Airports, among the first members of the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation (AZEA)

  Launched in June 2022 by European Commissioner Thierry Breton, this alliance brings together members who are committed to preparing for zero emission aviation through, for example, hydrogen and electric aircraft. VINCI Airports (through VINCI Concessions), Airbus, Air Liquide, ACI Europe, or Easyjet, the full list of the first members have been published by the European […]

Statement from ACI EUROPE on proposed airport slot-use rate for Winter 2022

Ahead of final discussions between the EU Council and the European Parliament, ACI EUROPE has today urged both institutions to fully endorse the European Commission’s recommendation to return to the 80/20 airport slot usage rate for the Winter 2022-23 season. It is imperative that the EU Council and European Parliament now agree on slot rules […]

IATA: Safely Transforming to a More Resilient Tomorrow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that “Emerging Stronger – Safely Transforming to a More Resilient Tomorrow” will be the theme of the 2022 Safety Conference. The event will take place on 25-27 October in Dubai, UAE, with Emirates as the host airline. “The past two years of COVID-19 have tested aviation as never […]

ESW and SEKO Logistics Announce Joint Partnership

Alliance offers local cost, time and compliance benefits for global direct-to-consumer businesses and immediate basket aggregation opportunities for growing ecommerce brands ESW, the world’s leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, and SEKO Logistics (SEKO), a leading global logistics provider, jointly announced today that they have entered into a new partnership agreement providing mutually complementary services to […]

Worldwide Flight Services to be Acquired by SATS to Create the Preeminent Global Air Cargo Handling Platform

Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) today announced that SATS Ltd. (“SATS”) has reached an agreement to acquire WFS from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management (“Cerberus”). The transaction is valued at an enterprise value of €2.25 billion. The transaction will bring together WFS, the world’s largest air cargo handler with leadership positions in the Americas and […]

Launching CONNECT New World: The New Route Development Forum for the Americas

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 30th May – 1st June 2023 The Airport Agency, founder of the CONNECT Forum, is delighted to announce the launch of CONNECT New World, a new regional event dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean. Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and AERODOM-VINCI Airports, operators of Las […]

WFS and DiagNose Pioneer the Detection of Undeclared Lithium Batteries Using Dog Detection Teams

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and DiagNose, a world leader in dog-handling detection, have pioneered the detection of undeclared shipments of lithium batteries following a six-month trial involving thousands of cargo consignments in France. WFS and DiagNose partnered in March 2022 to carry out a feasibility study using dogs to detect the presence of lithium batteries […]

Guanacaste airport celebrates its 10 millionth passenger

Last Wednesday was a historic day for Guanacaste Airport as it celebrated the arrival of the 10 millionth passenger since the terminal opened in 2012. The lucky tourist was 26- year-old Jake Hubbell from Colorado. He had booked this date well in advance, as he had scheduled it for his best friend’s wedding. He arrived […]

Shaping global aviation policy: ACI advocates for airports’ interests at ICAO’s 41st Assembly

Airports Council International (ACI) World will be promoting key airport priorities at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 41st Triennial Assembly, from 27 September to 7 October 2022, as it focuses on strengthening the sustainability of the entire aviation ecosystem. Occurring every three years, ICAO’s Assembly establishes worldwide policy and guides governments’ continuing and future […]

AIPUT secures £350m in new debt financing to deliver the fund’s transformational investment programme for its prime industrial real estate portfolio

Flexible new credit facility further strengthens AIPUT’s responsible financial firepower to expand across the UK industrial gateway real estate market abrdn’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has announced the completion of a new £350 million senior secured sustainability-linked credit facility (“Facility”) to enable a new chapter of diversified, responsible investment growth. The Facility […]