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Gatwick Airport will consolidate operations into the South Terminal from 1 April and limit runway opening hours to protect staff, passengers and the business from the impact of COVID-19

The severe and unparalleled impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector has led Gatwick to make the difficult decision to consolidate passenger processing and facilities into the airport’s South Terminal and to limit scheduled flights on its runway to between 1400 and 2200, with effect from 1 April 2020. As a responsible business, the […]

San Francisco consolidates flights

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to consolidate all flight activity in the International Terminal to a single concourse. Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Boarding Area A, which contains Gates A1 – A15, will be closed, and all flights in the International Terminal will depart from Boarding Area G, Gates G1 – G14, the […]

HIAL airports open for essential flights

Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL) facilities will remain open for essential services flights, despite closing to scheduled flights and routine general aviation traffic from Sunday, March 29, 2020. Local communities, in particular those on the islands, rely on the airports for vital services and HIAL is working with Transport Scotland and Loganair to agree […]

IATA reiterates call for government support for aviation as horizon darkens

The International Air Transport Association has reiterated its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines. The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76 billion. At the same time, passenger demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres) is projected to be 46 per cent below 2019 […]

China resumes airport construction

Work has resumed on more than a quarter of China’s major airport infrastructure projects, the country’s CAA has announced. During a video conference, the planning department of China’s Civil Aviation Administration reported the resumption of major civil aviation infrastructure projects. The Central and Southwest Civil Aviation Administration of Xinjiang, the Xinjiang Administration and the Air […]

Canadian airports call for help

CAC, the Canadian Airports Council, has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for financial aid for the sector. According to CAC, Canada’s airports expect to see losses of C$1.8bn to C$2.2bn (US$1.14bn – US$1.39bn) in 2020, a situation the council described as “unprecedented and catastrophic”. In its letter to the prime minister, the council also […]

Heathrow calls on industry to use available capacity in fight against COVID-19

Heathrow will be stepping up its cargo capabilities as it calls on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub airport’s quieter schedule so that the aviation industry can play its part in the economic and social fight against COVID-19. Air freight will keep vital supply lines open and help to […]

London City Airport temporarily suspends commercial and private flights

Following the announcements from Government on Monday night, London City Airport will temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport. The suspension will be effective from Wednesday evening and, reflecting the timing of the new measures in place, is expected to last until the end of April, but this will be kept under […]

Aena reorganizes its airports

Spanish airport operator Aena has announced a widescale reorganizations of its facilities in line with government measures and a fall in passenger numbers. The operator will reorganize its airports over the coming days in a bid to make managing them more efficient and to ensure that operation can resume when demand returns to normal. At […]