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VINCI Airports deploys a customised tool to improve Airfield Pavement Management

VINCI Airports announces the deployment of a new customised solution to continue to guarantee the optimal quality of its airport pavements. This system, named APMS – Airport Pavement Management System – centralizes data on pavement condition monitoring and enables the optimal planning of maintenance work required for airport pavements: runways, taxiways and aircraft parking areas. […]

IATA Adds Environmental Sustainability to its Training Curriculum

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE). While sustainability has played an important role in the industry for many years, it is a key priority as the sector rebuilds from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent survey of more […]

LATAM Renews Cargo Contract with WFS in Spain

LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport. Having initially appointed WFS in Barcelona in 2018, LATAM has now signed a new three-year agreement for WFS to handle cargo onboard its Boeing 767 operations carrying import and export shipments through Barcelona annually. “WFS is our partner for […]

New tool assists airports to plan capacity increases as recovery continues

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released a new tool to assist airports in terminal planning to increase capacity as the global recovery from the pandemic continues. The new Static Capacity Tool – developed by ACI World Business Partner Redwater Consulting Group – will assist by helping airports to evaluate the level of resource […]

The Malta Airport Foundation collects 1.8 tonnes of marine litter

Marsaxlokk and Marsalforn were the two localities chosen by the Malta Airport Foundation for this year’s underwater clean-ups. With the help of some 30 divers from Calypso Subaqua Club and Atlam Subaqua Club as well as several other volunteers who gave a helping hand on land, the Malta Airport Foundation collected around 1.8 tonnes of […]

IATA – Tax is not the Answer to Aviation Sustainability

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation. EU policy needs to support practical emission reduction measures such as incentives for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and modernization of air […]

Stark impact of COVID-19 on global traffic persists amid improving outlook

New Airports Council International (ACI) World data shows the lasting adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis is forecast to remove an additional five billion passengers by the end of this year compared to the pre-COVID-19 forecast. Compared to 2019 levels this is expected to be -47.3% by year end with domestic passenger traffic recovering faster […]

Air Partner plc reports strong growth in its JetCard product, driven by US activity

Number of JetCard bookings, members and customer deposits up globally as travel restrictions ease   Highlights: Global JetCard bookings up 56.8% and number of new members up 36.8% YoY US bookings up 152.9% YoY and the number of new US JetCard members up 225.0% UK JetCard bookings up 6.3% and customer deposits up 82.4% YoY, […]

WFS WINS CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH AIR EUROPA IN MADRID AND BARCELONA

Spain’s Air Europa has signed cargo handling contract extensions with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s third largest airline, Air Europa has been a WFS customer in Madrid since 2018, and signed its first agreement with the world’s largest cargo handler in Barcelona in January of this year. The new contracts […]

Passenger Flow More Than Doubled at Lithuanian Airports in the Second Quarter of the Year: the Travel Process Is Simplified for Vaccinated Passengers

Lithuanian airports combining three air gateways in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga record a rapid recovery of passenger aviation. Compared to the first quarter of 2021, the number of passengers more than doubled and the supply of flights was 71% higher in the second quarter. Higher number of those who want to travel Lithuanian airports served […]