ICAO reiterates call for governments to ensure sustainable funding for national civil aviation authorities

Source: ICAO ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu reiterated the UN agency’s call for national governments to assure the sustainable funding of their civil aviation authorities (CAAs). Her appeal was made during her opening remarks to the latest virtual coordination meeting of ICAO European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Region Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCAs). “State aviation authorities have been facing drastic reductions to their funding,” Dr. Liu highlighted, “and this has led to significant gaps between performance and oversight expectations and available resources. To overcome these challenges, a cooperative and collaborative approach with industry, and regional and international organizations, is key.” The ICAO Secretary General welcomed the ICAO EUR/NAT Office’s recent workshop to start addressing the CAA funding shortfall [...]

2020-10-23T01:45:10+03:00October 23rd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Ed Bastian’s Message to Clients: Taking Care of You

Source: Delta Air Lines   We know that your health and safety, as well as that of your loved ones, is on your mind. It is also in ours. Nothing is more important to us.   Ensuring you have the safest experience requires best practices, Delta CareStandard is run by the best people. Taking care of each other is one of Delta's values. Employees have worked together to preserve thousands of jobs and are supported by a workplace testing and practice program to keep them and you safe. By always taking care of our people and giving them the tools they need, they can focus on caring for them. So rest assured, you are in the best of hands.   [...]

2020-10-22T09:09:58+03:00October 22nd, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

COE Approves Protocol for the Reopening of Flights to Galapagos For Tourists

Source: General Directorate of Civil Aviation - Ecuador   The Emergency Operations Committee of the Galapagos Province approved on October 14 through Resolution COEP-064-GAL-14102020 the “Protocol for the Reopening of Flights to the Galapagos Islands in the framework of the Health Emergency due to COVID-19 Version 2.0 ”, In order to establish the guidelines for the process of entry and exit of passengers to and from the island region.   The document establishes the protocols for the entry and / or exit of passengers to the province of Galapagos according to their migratory category, defined in Article 39 of the Organic Law of the Special Regime of the Province of Galapagos (LOREG): permanent resident, temporary, tourist and passerby.   All [...]

2020-10-22T09:00:37+03:00October 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Iberia increases flights between La Coruña y Madrid by 50%

Source: Iberia   Result of an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce of A Coruña and the City Council Since mid-November Iberia goes from 14 to 20 weekly frequencies In addition, it will make three weekly overnight stays in A Coruña, which will allow it to fly to Madrid first thing in the morning and return on the same day   Iberia has reached an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce and the A Coruña City Council to increase its frequencies on the route to Madrid for at least three months, starting in mid-November.   The airline will go from 14 to 20 weekly flights that will cover all time slots and with departures from A Coruña to Madrid at [...]

2020-10-22T08:39:51+03:00October 22nd, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

The Cesar Manrique-Lanzarote Airport carried out a general simulation of a plane accident

Source: AENA   The César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, following the program established in its Self-Protection Plan, today carried out a general simulation of a plane accident, which has tested the response capacity of the aerodrome's security services and the coordination with the means of outside help.   The exercise simulated the accident of a commercial flight to Funchal, with 14 passengers and 3 crew members. The aircraft, an ATR-72, twin-engine turboprop, presented a loss of power in both engines, listing and impacting in the Montaña Mina area, outside the airport area. The plane suffered irreparable damage.   After observing the accident and immediately, the Control Tower notified the Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (SSEI) and the accident was reported to the [...]

2020-10-22T08:26:42+03:00October 22nd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

Turkish Airlines restarts operations at Tocumen International Airport in November

Source: Tocumen Airport   The Turkish airline Turkish Airlines announced the resumption of its operations between Istanbul and Tocumen International Airport as of November 1, 2020.   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkish Airlines suspended its operations in Panama in March of this year, one of the routes that is part of its expansion in Latin America and which began operating in May 2016.   According to Raffoul Arab, general manager of the Tocumen International Airport, "Turkish Airlines drew up a progressive flight plan for Panama, starting in November with two weekly frequencies on Wednesdays and Sundays, while in December it plans to add Fridays to its itinerary" .   Turkish Airlines will offer the services with its [...]

2020-10-22T08:12:52+03:00October 22nd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI-LAC welcomes the Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) is pleased to welcome the Puerto Rico Ports Authority as a new member of the association.   The Ports Authority is one of the main government agencies in Puerto Rico and is responsible for managing the main ports of entry and exit for passengers in Puerto Rico, as well as 9 airports in the country, among which the Rafael Hernández de Aguadilla Airport and the Mercedita Airport located in the city of Ponce.   "ACI-LAC warmly welcomes the Puerto Rico Ports Authority as a new member of the organization. We are particularly proud that the Authority has decided to join the world airports association, since with its [...]

2020-10-22T08:04:30+03:00October 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

International alignment key to recovery and safety of aviation

Source: ICAO Ensuring that States coordinate and sufficiently resource their aviation strategies will underpin both the continued safety of flight and the global recovery of the aviation network as a whole, ICAO Council President Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano and ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu declared at yesterday’s Flight Safety Foundation 2020 International Air Safety Summit.   “There should be no misconceptions regarding the dependence of the ultimate speed and effectiveness of our sector’s recovery on the degree of international coordination we establish,” the President said. “It will also be dependent on the measures we pursue being compatible with safety and security requirements; proportionate to the improvement of public health; flexible where possible to allow for a viable economic recovery; and [...]

2020-10-21T03:30:58+03:00October 21st, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Recent upticks in air travel not enough, and latest dips show signs of ‘second wave’, ICAO tells tourism Crisis Committee

Source: ICAO Downturns in air transport have significant and cascading impacts on tourism and hospitality markets all over the world, and recent slight upturns have been insignificant when compared to how severely global air transport and tourism have plummeted due to COVID-19.   This message was underscored today by ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, as she addressed the latest meeting of the UN World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO's) Global Tourism Crisis Committee.   Appreciating the deep inter-dependencies of air transport and tourism, and the close and effective cooperation already established between ICAO and the UNWTO, Dr. Liu reported to the government and industry officials on hand that current trends in global mobility and connectivity continue to paint a dire economic [...]

2020-10-21T03:30:09+03:00October 21st, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

MIA says bienvenido and bienvenue to returning airlines

MIA says bienvenido and bienvenue to returning airlines   Air France, Avianca and Viva Air are latest to make comebacks   Source: Miami Airport   The variety of diverse airline logos, passports and accents seen and heard at Miami International Airport continues to grow with the return of three more passenger airlines at MIA in the past two weeks.   Air France resumed service today with three weekly flights to Paris, providing MIA with its first flights to France since the pandemic began.   Colombian flag carrier Avianca - the world’s longest continuously flying airline at 100 years and counting - made its comeback to MIA on October 1 with a total of 16 weekly flights: daily service to Bogota; four weekly [...]

2020-10-10T06:10:29+03:00October 10th, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|