New direct flights to the Caribbean from BORDEAUX Corsair opens a new Bordeaux-Pointe-à-Pitre route from 19 December 2021

Source: As of 19 December 2021, Corsair will be the only airline offering direct flights to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe from Bordeaux Airport. The airline company aims to strengthen its service to overseas destinations, in particular by developing links between regional airports in Metropolitan France and its overseas territories. At the same time, Corsair is renewing its fleet entirely in an effort to improve its environmental impact. This winter, people in Bordeaux and in the western part of France can head for the islands in the sun. From 19 December 2021 to 1 May 2022, passengers can take advantage of the new Corsair route from Bordeaux to Pointe-à-Pitre, with flights starting at €463 incl. tax (return flight with baggage). 1. Bordeaux – [...]

2021-10-21T19:23:53+03:00October 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

$294 Millon State-of-the-Art Economy Parking Facility Unveiled at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: LAX Online pre-booking system, electric vehicle chargers, available space indicators and more will elevate the parking experience at LAX Guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) now have access to one of the most advanced economy parking facilities at any U.S. airport with today's opening of a $294 million, state-of-the-art parking structure. LAX Economy Parking, known as the Intermodal Transportation Facility-West during construction, is the first major component of LAX's $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) to be completed and opened to the public, and will become a centralized hub for ground transportation in the future. The four-story, 1.7-million-square-foot facility has approximately 4,300 new parking stalls for LAX. It features the latest in smart parking technology to create [...]

2021-10-15T23:08:07+03:00October 15th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Airports of the future: Your first-hand look at robot mobile food ordering and gate delivery

Source: Fraport USA As travelers return to airports, airports are expanding their offerings of amenities that help make the terminal experience safe and stress-free. Topping the list of welcome and much-used new services are mobile food ordering programs that offer contactless ordering, payment, pick-up, or delivery. With the roll-out of OrderSEA, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the latest airport to offer mobile food ordering with the option of airport-wide gate delivery. Runners from At Your Gate pick up the food and make the deliveries, sometimes with the aid of Gita, a two-wheeled cargo-carrying robot created by Piaggio Fast Forward, a Boston-area startup that is a subsidiary of Piaggio, the manufacturer of Vespa scooters. As it is at most other airports offering this service, [...]

2021-10-15T18:42:42+03:00October 15th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks travelers and residents to join new Advisory Council for Newark Liberty International Airport

Source: Port Authority NY NJ The Port Authority is seeking interested individuals to serve on a new advisory council for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), a panel that will include a cross-section of participants from among airport travelers, business operators, community members and local residents. The Newark Liberty International Airport Advisory Council, known as EWRAC, is scheduled to launch in November as a 12-month pilot program. Its members will be tasked with providing input to facility management on operations, customer service issues and community impacts from operations. The meetings will be held quarterly, on Wednesdays of every third month and generally in the evening. EWRAC seeks to empanel a diverse cross-section of between 15 and 21 members. Applications to participate on the council must [...]

2021-10-15T18:47:34+03:00October 15th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

VINCI Airports – Traffic at 30 September 2021

Some 30 million passengers travelled through VINCI Airports’ network in Q3 2021, i.e. about twice as many (98% more) than in Q3 2020. Compared to Q3 2019, passenger numbers are down 59%. In Costa Rica, traffic climbed back to its 2019 level (0.5% higher over the period). T Traffic at airports in the Dominican Republic hovered above its pre-pandemic levels for several weeks. The main contributors included flights between Santo Domingo and the Eastern Seaboard (Newark Liberty serving New York up 53%, Boston up 41%, Fort Lauderdale up 52% and Miami up 23%), and transatlantic flights (Madrid up 22%).  The number of passengers who travelled through Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil tripled compared to summer 2020 and continues to rise towards its 2019 level.  In Chile, traffic [...]

2021-10-14T06:14:20+03:00October 14th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Spirit Airlines launches first-ever Miami service

Source: MIA Low-cost carrier will serve 31 cities from MIA by January 2022 Miami-Dade County and Spirit Airlines officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Miami International Airport to celebrate the launch of the first-ever Miami service by Spirit. With service to 82 destinations across 15 countries throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, Spirit is one of the busiest airlines in the U.S. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava underlined that “Spirit Airlines is America's only major airline headquartered in South Florida, and welcoming them to our airport is extremely special. We proudly welcome the significant investment of flights, jobs and business revenue that Spirit is bringing to MIA and to Miami-Dade County, and we are excited to see [...]

2021-10-13T03:37:32+03:00October 13th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

MIA winter travel forecast: Flurries of new passengers

Source: Miami International Airport (MIA) New travel policies and airline expansions expected to boost travel The chances of snow in Miami this winter for the first time in 44 years are still next to zero, but one forecast is nearly certain: new U.S. travel policies and scheduled airline expansions will bring flurries of new passengers to Miami International Airport (MIA) in the fourth quarter of 2021. MIA has been the busiest U.S. airport for international passengers this year, with 7.7 million of its 22.8 million total passengers through August traveling internationally. Its international traffic is expected to jump considerably in November when the U.S. government begins to allow vaccinated non-U.S. citizens from at least 39 previously restricted countries to enter the [...]

2021-10-09T00:54:22+03:00October 9th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Aviation industry unites to adopt 2050 net zero carbon goal

Source: ACI ACI World among the signatories to declaration bringing the global air transport industry together for climate goal The global air transport industry has adopted a long-term climate goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 with signatories to a joint declaration representing the world's airlines, airports, air traffic management, and the makers of aircraft and engines. In the declaration released today, representatives of the world's major aviation industry associations, including ACI World, as well as the largest aircraft and engine manufacturers, committed that "global civil aviation operations will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, supported by accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition and innovation across the aviation sector and in partnership with Governments around the world." "We are thrilled [...]

2021-10-06T17:40:03+03:00October 6th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

London Gatwick airport welcomes JetBlue with flights to New York JFK

Source: Vinci Airports London Gatwick airport, member of VINCI Airports’ worldwide network, welcomes for the first time in its history the airline JetBlue. Last week, the sixth largest US airline took its inaugural flight linking London Gatwick to New York (JFK) with a new, non-stop service. Initially, the route will be operated four times per week with an expansion to a daily itinerary in November. In line with creating positive mobility for the territories in which VINCI Airports operates, JetBlue's arrival at the airport is excellent news for passengers and for local economy. It comes at the right time for the long-awaited easing of US entry requirements for travellers from the UK and other European destinations. JetBlue’s newly acquired Airbus A321 Long Range [...]

2021-10-05T13:36:21+03:00October 5th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI-LAC welcome Smart Airport Systems as new Affiliate member

Source: ACI-LAC Airport International Council – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC) welcomes Smart Airport Systems (SAS), an Alvest Group Company that provide sustainable solutions for aviation industry, as a new Affiliate member in the region. SAS has three major objectives which are the generation of fuel savings to Airlines, the reduction of noise and polluting emissions and operational efficiency at Airports. Their innovative products, incorporate the latest unique technologies in the aviation industry, enabling Airlines and Airports to improve their operational efficiencies, whilst paving the way for a greener future. “I am pleased to welcome SAS as a new Affiliate member. As an airport industry, one of our fundamental cornerstones is to be committed to sustainability, for us to have [...]

2021-09-30T19:39:26+03:00September 30th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|