Monthly Archives: January 2023

Middle East Airport Development Back on Track with US$150 Billion Spending

With Middle East air transport recovering faster in 2022 than almost every other region in the world and passenger demand expected to exceed capacity growth in 2023, aviation authorities across the region are building new airports and expanding existing facilities at a rapid pace. Nowhere is this more evident than in Saudi Arabia, which has […]

SAL Saudi Logistics Services and Menzies Aviation sign MoU to collaboratively deliver world-class passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi airports

SAL Saudi Logistics Services and Menzies Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a comprehensive study on delivering best in class passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi Arabia airports. Under the MoU, Menzies Aviation and SAL Saudi Logistics Services will work together to explore the potential of providing passenger handling services […]

Zongteng Group Selects WFS to Handle New 777F Services as it Boosts Sino-European E-Commerce Cargo Capacity

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded a contract to handle Zongteng Group’s new Boeing 777 freighter flights at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport. Zongteng Group is a leading provider of cross-border e-commerce services, including fulfilment and customised supply chain solutions provided by its sub-brands, YunExpress, Elogistic and Worldtech, and reported a turnover in […]

Land your next job at East Midlands Airport’s recruitment fair

Wide range of vacancies available across the airport operation Fifteen separate businesses will promote vacancies at East Midlands Airport’s jobs fair on Saturday 4 February. Hospitality providers, airlines and ground handling firms have opportunities as well as the airport itself which is recruiting customer-facing roles in its security, car parking, and assisted travel teams. More […]

ACI EUROPE President calls for EU to mirror US decarbonisation subsidy regime

Addressing a gathering of Europe’s political figures and regulators in the transport and aviation sectors, ACI EUROPE President Javier Marín this evening addressed the specific challenge of the funding required to achieve the airport industry’s net zero carbon targets and compliance with Fit for 55. Speaking at ACI EUROPE’s annual reception held in the European […]

New and automated defibrillators delivered to passenger terminals at Lithuanian Airports

Lithuanian Airports announces that since January, brand new, additional and automated defibrillators have been installed in the passenger terminals of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports. A total of 15 additional smart emergency devices have been installed and are available in the most crowded areas of the airport. Currently, there are 23 automated defibrillators at all […]

WFS Fast Tracks Sustainability Across Cargo and Ground Handling Operations at 7 Airports in Spain

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo and ground handling operations in Spain are helping to spearhead the group’s ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ programme with a series of initiatives and investments to significantly reduce emissions at its 7 airport stations across the country. WFS’ GSE fleet in Spain is now 89% electric for all its cargo handling […]

Pegasus Airlines closes the first ever sustainability-linked aircraft-secured term loan with Ex-Im support

Pegasus Airlines closed the first ever sustainability-linked aircraft-secured term loan (“SLL”), which was guaranteed by UK Export Finance for the financing of ten new Airbus A321neo aircraft. The transaction was led by Societe Generale, acting as global arranger, sustainability structurer, facility agent and security trustee. The highly innovative transaction is remarkable in several respects: it […]

Silk Way West Airlines signs air cargo transport memorandum with Nippon Express

Silk Way West Airlines and Nippon Express Holdings have signed an Air Cargo Memorandum of Understanding to offer enhanced solutions to their customers and to respond more flexibly to changing supply chains. This agreement strengthens Silk Way West Airlines’ presence in the Japanese market whilst helping Nippon Express Holdings to expand its business globally by […]

ACI EUROPE urges Walloon Government to ensure the future of Liège Airport

At meetings attended by ACI EUROPE this week in Namur with Mr. Elio di Rupo, Minister-President of Wallonia and Mr. Adrien Dolimont, Minister in charge of Finance and Airports, ACI EUROPE Director General Olivier Jankovec called upon the Walloon Government to ensure the future of Liège Airport and its contribution to the region’s economy by […]