VINCI Airports receives new Ryanair base in Madeira, Portugal

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports and ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal-, Portugal and Madeira Tourism Boards and Ryanair announce the opening of a new operational base at Funchal airport, main gateway to the Madeira region. Ten routes are planned, with five new destinations supporting a significant increase in Madeira's air connectivity. VINCI Airports, ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal -, Ryanair, Madeira’s Regional Government /Madeira Tourism Board and the Portuguese Government/ Portugal’s Tourism Board announced at a joint press conference, the opening of Ryanair's new base in Madeira, Funchal. This event, which took place at Madeira airport, was attended by Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Thierry Ligonnière, [...]

2021-11-24T16:32:42+02:00November 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

LAX celebrates terminals 1-2 bridge opening as post-security connectivity grows

Source: LAX A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the new Terminals 1 and 2 connector bridge at LAX. A new bridge connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will improve passenger flow, create an additional way to access select gates and increase guest access to food and retail concessions. Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners Karim Webb and Nicholas Roxborough, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Erbacci, and other airport partners officially opened the Terminals 1 and 2 connector bridge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 12. The connector allows passengers in the post-security-screening area free movement between the terminals without having to be rescreened at a Transportation Security Administration [...]

2021-11-24T16:04:22+02:00November 24th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

DHL Express invests $78 million to nearly double its MIA hub

Source: MIA The improvements further strengthen the company’s connections and service capabilities, with added flights to and from Mexico, Chile, and cities in the U.S., among many others. DHL Express announced today that it has invested more than $78 million to renovate and expand its hub facility at Miami International Airport. The improvements further strengthen the company’s connections and service capabilities, with added flights to and from Europe, Asia Pacific, South America – including Chile, Mexico, and cities in the U.S. The investment, which is part of a larger $360 million plan for the region to increase volume capacity in the DHL Express Americas network by nearly 30% by the end of 2022, includes a state-of-the-art equipment for a fully automated [...]

2021-11-19T14:32:18+02:00November 19th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Traffic Figures – October 2021: Passenger Traffic Continues to Increase Including in Their South American Operations

Source: Fraport Fraport’s Group airports worldwide report positive traffic performance In Brazil, combined traffic at the two airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) rose to 908,553 passengers. Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru served some 1.2 million passengers in the reporting month. Achieving the highest monthly traffic volume since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 3.4 million passengers in October 2021. This represents an increase of 218.5 percent year-on-year, albeit compared to a very weak October 2020. The recovery in passenger traffic continued to be driven mainly by holiday travel to European destinations. FRA’s passenger traffic rebounded to more than half of the pre-pandemic level reported in October 2019 (down 47.2 percent).1 During the January-to-October [...]

2021-11-19T14:23:40+02:00November 19th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

In Portugal, VINCI Airports supports the reforestation program of Porto Santo Island

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports, ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, and the Regional Government of Madeira formalized the partnership protocol for the plantation of trees in Porto Santo Island, with a visit to the land granted by IFCN for the plantation of 500 trees in 2021. This action was attended by the President of the Regional Government, Dr. Miguel Albuquerque, the Regional Secretary for the Environment, Dr. Susana Prada, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANA, Dr. José Luis Arnaut and the Chief Executive Officer of ANA, Mr. Thierry Ligonnière. Reforestation initiatives are part of the priorities and commitments of VINCI Airports to achieve Net Zero Emission on all its European network of airport by 2050. ANA-VINCI Airports supports [...]

2021-11-18T13:25:18+02:00November 18th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport: Revenue and Net Profit Increase Significantly

Source: Fraport Passenger traffic recovery leads to strong revenue growth – Operating result (EBITDA) boosted noticeably by one-off effects – Outlook revised upwards The Fraport global airport company achieved a significant increase in revenue and the Group result (net profit) during both the third quarter and the first nine months (ended September 30) of the 2021 business year. Factors contributing to this increase included a positive operational performance and several one-off effects. Forecasts for the upcoming winter season are also optimistic. Therefore, Fraport has revised its full-year outlook for revenue and other key financial figures slightly upwards. Traffic development at Frankfurt Airport is forecast to reach the upper area of the expected performance range, between under 20 million to 25 [...]

2021-11-09T08:22:58+02:00November 9th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Frankfurt Airport Launches New Winter Schedule: Flights to 244 Destinations in 92 Countries

Source: Fraport More flights to the U.S. available from FRA – Winter schedule features large number of flights to Caribbean and Central America – Many European destinations retained from summer schedule A new winter schedule comes into effect at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The timetable features a total of 83 airlines operating passenger flights to 244 destinations in 92 countries worldwide.* With the gradual lifting of pandemic-related travel restrictions, more destinations and airlines may be added at short notice to the schedule. Compared with other airports in Germany, FRA will again provide the broadest choice of connections this winter. This underscores Frankfurt’s role as the country’s largest and most important international aviation hub. The new winter schedule will remain in place [...]

2021-11-03T17:35:29+02:00November 3rd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Pottinger Safety becomes an ACI-LAC World Business Partner

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI LAC) welcomes Pottinger Safety, an aviation consulting company, as a new World Business Partner. Pottinger Safety’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada, with more than 40 years of experience in aviation operations globally. This well-known consulting company assist airports, other aviation service providers and governments in parts of the world where the problems and challenges in aviation safety are complicated by issues unique to developing countries, countries in conflict, and post-conflict environments. In 2018 Pottinger Safety expanded their consulting services to include advisory services related to privatization or PPP’s. Since then, the company has worked with the Asian Development Bank on airport PPP and privatization projects in Nepal [...]

2021-11-03T17:12:34+02:00November 3rd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Aena posts a loss coming to 123.7 million euros for the first nine months of 2021 but generates operating cash flow again in the third quarter

Source: Aena Passenger traffic in the Spanish airport network comes to 76.5 million so far this year (18% more) and is equivalent to 35.8% of traffic in the first nine months of 2019 Progress made in rolling out vaccination programmes has led to a rise in passenger demand and an increase in the airlines’ offering since May Total consolidated income stands at 1,760.8 million euros In application of IFRS 16 (Leases), in the first nine months of 2021 income from the minimum annual guaranteed rents (MAG) has been recognised in the amount of 388.1 million euros This amount is in addition to the 620.3 million euros recorded as at 31 December 2020 Credit risk estimates have been made on this [...]

2021-11-03T08:24:23+02:00November 3rd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Five airlines migrate to MIA as winter approaches

Source: MIA Miami International Airport enters November with three airlines re-launching Miami service for the first time since the pandemic began and two other airlines making their MIA debuts. Finnair began twice-weekly Stockholm service on October 23 and will restart Helsinki service three times per week on November 30. Fellow European carrier Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) also returns to MIA this month with three weekly flights to Copenhagen and twice-weekly flights to Stockholm on November 8 and 9 respectively, followed by weekly Oslo service scheduled to restart on November 11. Air Canada brought Canada flights back to MIA on November 1 with daily Toronto service, which is scheduled to expand to four daily flights in December. Air Canada is also scheduled [...]

2021-11-03T08:30:49+02:00November 2nd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|