High Testing Costs Could Stall the Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to ensure that high costs for COVID-19 testing don’t put travel out of reach for individuals and families. To facilitate an efficient restart of international travel, COVID-19 testing must be affordable as well as timely, widely available and effective. An IATA sampling of costs for PCR […]

TIACA Releases the air cargo industry’s first sustainability report

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) releases the first comprehensive study undertaken on the sustainable transformation of the air cargo industry. As part of TIACA’s Sustainability program, launched in November 2019, the organization performed a widespread industry survey involving supply chain partners from across the globe and from each industry sector and business size. The […]

Orlando International Airport Paw Pilots Return After Yearlong Pandemic Break

The cute and fluffy have returned to Orlando International Airport. The MCO Paw Pilots, a therapy dog program first launched at MCO in 2019, has returned after a yearlong break as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The customer service initiative, which was suspended to ensure fewer opportunities for crowds to gather within the […]

IATA – Aviation, Travel & Tourism Applaud EU Parliament Vote on “EU COVID-19 Certificates”

Europe’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors fully welcomed a vote in the European Parliament on the EU’s proposed Digital Green Certificate Regulation, setting trilogue negotiations between the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission into motion. Swift action and alignment among the institutions is now critical in order to make the certificates operational by June […]

DXB’s health and safety regime receive ACI’s approval

The efforts of Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest hub for international passengers has received recognition in the form of an accreditation in the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme ensuring the health and safety of passengers and airport workers. The programme is designed to help reassure the travelling […]

TAV takes over operations at Almaty Airport

TAV Airports and Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund have completed the buy-out of Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan’s main aviation gateway and an important junction on the modern “Silk Road”. The capacity of the airport will be doubled with a USD 200M investment. Almaty is the 15th airport in TAV’s global network. A member of Groupe ADP, TAV Airports […]

London Stansted becomes one of the first UK airports to be recognised as Covid secure as it prepares to welcome back passengers

London Stansted has become one of the first airports in the UK to receive CAA recognition for the measures implemented across the airport to make it Covid-secure as it prepares for the return of passengers in the coming weeks. Stansted, assisted by the CAA and Public Health England, has established and maintained a range of […]

inter airport CONNECT 2021 ended last week: Successful launch of innovative meeting platform for the international airport industry

Digital Event provided plenty of webinar content, networking and insights into latest technologies The first inter airport CONNECT event, which took place online from 20 – 21 April 2021, provided a much-anticipated meeting platform for the international airport community this year. More than 1,700 registered visitors from 115 countries have used the opportunity to log […]

Kaunas Airport seeks investor as it prepares for MRO infrastructure expansion

Lithuanian Airports have launched a land lease auction as Kaunas Airport aims to further develop infrastructure for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The airport operator aims to attract foreign and Lithuanian investors via the launched auction. Kaunas Airport is already the largest base for aircraft maintenance in the Baltics. According to Justinas Stepšys, Head […]

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, first French airport to make sustainable biofuels available

VINCI Airports, the Syndicat Mixte de l’Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne (SMACFA) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region are pleased to announce that Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is now supplied with sustainable air biofuels (SAF). This step, initially expressed by Michelin Air Services, demonstrates the desire of VINCI Airports, SMACFA and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to promote low-carbon air mobility, with […]