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|

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|

The Aviation Authority eliminates frequency cap for airlines operating in Ecuador

The Aviation Authority eliminates frequency cap for airlines operating in Ecuador   Source: Quiport   Airlines will now be able to use 100% of their authorized frequencies Increase in frequencies will depend on passenger demand   The General Directorate of Civil Aviation announced through a publication on its website that frequency restrictions for airlines operating in Ecuador, both domestic and international flights, were eliminated. The decision was made after the lifting of the state of exception on September 14.   Until September 14, the country had a 50% restriction on the frequencies that each airline had before the health emergency. With this recent decision, airlines can now make use of 100% of their sanctioned frequencies before the health emergency caused [...]

2020-10-02T16:26:39+03:00October 2nd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

RIOgaleão is the first airport in Brazil to earn the Safe Travels international seal certifying preventive measures to Covid-19

Source: RIOgaleão RIOgaleão has just become the first airport in Brazil to win the seal from WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), stating Tom Jobim International Airport is putting in place a series of measures to guarantee the safety of passengers and the airport community, in the phase of resumption of domestic and international air operations in the country. In addition to the internationally recognized seal, which is supported by the World Tourism Organization, RIOgaleão also won the Turismo Consciente (conscious tourism) seal, granted by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Tourism. This recognition is aimed at establishments in the tourism sector, identifying hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and terminals that are following the necessary protocols to ensure the safety [...]

2020-09-09T00:28:38+03:00September 9th, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

Belize International Airport Continues to Remain Closed

Source: Belize International Airport The Government of Belize with support from the National Oversight Committee has extended the State of Emergency for Belize for up to 60 days. During this time, Belize’s borders remain closed to visitors and Belizean nationals as per SI 65. SI 65, 18. states, “(1) All ports of entry into and exit out of Belize are closed. (2) Every person entering or exiting Belize illegally commits an offence and, in addition to the imposition of mandatory quarantine, is liable to imprisonment for three months.” SI 65, 19. further states “(1) No Belizean shall be allowed entry through any port of entry unless that Belizean– (a) is returning from abroad with proof of having received urgent medical [...]

2020-05-12T09:38:23+03:00May 3rd, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|

Bush Airport Wins Gold in Air Cargo World Award

HOUSTON (April 7, 2020) – George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) cargo operations are considered among the best in the world, according to an air cargo excellence survey released this week by Air Cargo World. IAH was named the Gold Winner in the 2020 Air Cargo Excellence Awards competition in the Airports with Cargo Handling Capacity Up to 999,999 Tons category. "We are thrilled to receive this award especially during this unprecedented time,” Houston Airports Director Mario Diaz said. “This achievement is a testimony to our focus on fostering growth in cargo operations at Bush Airport that’s led by Molly Waits, Director of Air Service Development. During the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen just how critical cargo operations are to our entire community. [...]

2020-04-14T00:34:11+03:00April 7th, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|