Quiport Board of Directors Announces a Change in the Company’s Senior Management

Source: Quiport The Board of Directors of Corporación Quiport announced today a change at the highest level of the management of the concession company of the airport service of the city of Quito. Andrew O'Brian, currently President and CEO of Quiport, presented his resignation in recent days before the group of shareholders, made up of Odinsa from Colombia, CCR from Brazil and HAS-Development Corporation (HAS-DC) from the United States. The person who will assume the functions of new President and CEO, as of June 1, 2021, is Ramón Miró, who has just held the presidency of HAS-DC in the city of Houston. The Board of Directors expressed its deep gratitude to Andrew O'Brian for all the management carried out throughout [...]

2021-04-30T08:03:17+03:00April 30th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Balram “B” Bheodari Named ATL Interim General Manager Aviation executive praised for operational expertise

Source: ATL Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms named Balram “B” Bheodari Interim General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) this afternoon. Mayor Bottoms cited Mr. Bheodari’s thirty-year record as an aviation executive and familiarity with ATL in her announcement today.   “B has decades of aviation experience and he knows the Atlanta airport,” Mayor Bottoms said. “I am confident that with his operations expertise, he will keep Hartsfield-Jackson running smoothly as we recover from this global pandemic.”   Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bheodari was Airport Deputy General Manager at ATL. In that role, he oversaw public safety and security; operations; maintenance and transportation; planning and development; and sustainability, asset management, and facilities.  This is Mr. Bheodari’s second stint [...]

2021-04-02T21:48:24+03:00April 2nd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Curacao International Airport – Q4 2020 Air Traffic Overview

Source: Curacao International Airport The recovery of commercial passenger traffic continued gradually during the fourth and final quarter of 2020. The borders for the Dutch Caribbean were reopened for commercial passenger traffic and a pilot program for air service from the USA was launched, reopening the borders to four specific states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida.  The borders remained closed for the remaining states, Colombia, and Panama. Towards the middle of the quarter, air travel recovery experienced new delays due to the resurgence of the virus in many parts of the world including Curaçao. In October, November and December 2020, International Departing Traffic, remained driven by The Netherlands. Passenger traffic in October increased by +28% over September, in [...]

2021-01-18T22:14:25+02:00January 18th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

The Ministry of the Environment of Chile Acknowledges Santiago’s Nuevo Pudahuel Airport For Its Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Source: Nuevo Pudahuel The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. Huella Chile is the name of the initiative that seeks to promote the measurement, reporting and control of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, which today gives its seal to Nuevo Pudahuel. The program originated in the Ministry of the Environment and grants recognition in 4 levels, ranging from the measurement of carbon footprint to a declaration of excellence. The recognition is due to the fact that the concessionaire reached level 2 by measuring and reducing its GHG emissions as per the program requirements. This recognition is part of Nuevo Pudahuel’s commitment to different [...]

2020-12-23T12:38:11+02:00December 23rd, 2020|AIRPORTS, 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|

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|