American Airlines announces new Caribbean destinations from MIA

Source: MIA This winter, American Airlines will launch two new Caribbean destinations from Miami International Airport: Dominica and Anguilla. These new destinations on American’s route map are part of the airline’s continued network expansion in Miami, which this year has already included new service to Tel Aviv (TLV), Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT), Portland, Maine (PWM), Huntsville, Alabama (HSV), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE), Rochester, New York (ROC) and Bangor, Maine (BGR). “We have been strategically growing our route network to give customers more choices to new destinations, better meeting the demand for travel to Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Juan Carlos Liscano, Vice President of MIA Hub Operations. “As American’s largest international gateway, we are proud to continue to strengthen [...]

2021-08-05T02:51:00+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

TSA begins testing of drone detection technology at MIA

Source: MIA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun its initial test of technologies at Miami International Airport that will detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones entering restricted airspace. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), pose a threat to aviation security when flown into certain restricted airspaces. TSA chose MIA as the first UAS DTI testbed due to an ongoing perimeter intrusion technology pilot as well as the strong existing partnerships with the airport. Drones and other UAS are used for a wide range of commercial and recreational purposes. While many are equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) software that prevents their use in restricted locations, there are many operators who do not follow rules and safety restrictions [...]

2021-08-05T02:38:07+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Group Interim Report – First Half 2021: Traffic Rebounds Noticeably

Source: Fraport Passenger numbers rising during summer travel season – Costs reduced significantly – Fraport achieves positive Group result thanks to one-off effects Fraport Group manages three terminals in South America: Lima's Jorge Chavez International, Fortaleza's Pinto Martins International and Porto Alegre's International Airport that together served over 39 million passengers in 2019 The business performance of the Fraport global airport company continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic during the first six months of 2021. Following a weak first quarter, traffic figures markedly picked up again in the second quarter of 2021 across all of the Group’s airports worldwide. For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Fraport again achieved a positive Group result (net [...]

2021-08-05T02:20:44+03:00August 5th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

New brand “Guanacaste Airport” boosts tourism in the international market

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports and government authorities of Costa Rica launched "Guanacaste Airport", a new image and commercial brand of the airport located in Liberia, whose objective is to improve the visibility and attractiveness of Guanacaste in international markets. The presentation took place in the terminal facilities, with the participation of the First Lady of the Republic of Costa Rica and coordinator of the Chorotega Region, Claudia Dobles, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, of Nicolas Notebaert, President of VINCI Airports and CEO of VINCI Concessions, and of the General Manager of Guanacaste Airport, César Jaramillo. "Guanacaste Airport will be our spearhead to position the province and its beauties, as well as all [...]

2021-08-04T18:45:24+03:00August 4th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

VINCI Airports deploys a customised solution to improve airfield pavement management

Source: Vinci Airports VINCI Airports announces the deployment of a customised new solution to continue to guarantee the optimal quality of its airport pavements. The new airport pavement management solution centralises data for pavement condition monitoring and enables the optimal planning of maintenance work required for airport runways, taxiways and aircraft parking areas. Thanks to a georeferencing system and advanced analytics, the solution offers data-driven insights into pavement condition and provides a decision-support system for maintenance work. This technology allows VINCI Airports to reinforce its commitment to delivering safe, reliable airport infrastructure, meeting the highest quality and durability standards. The solution was developed with input from VINCI Airports teams by AgileAssets, a leading global provider of transportation infrastructure asset management [...]

2021-08-02T06:16:28+03:00August 2nd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Aena posts a loss coming to 346.4 million euros for the first six months of 2021

Source: Aena Gross operating profit (EBITDA(1)) stands at -58.2 million euros and consolidated total income at 862.9 million euros Passenger traffic in the Spanish airport network comes to 27.1 million so far this year and is down by 37.7% Progress made in rolling out vaccination programmes has led to a rise in passenger demand and an increase in the airlines’ offering since May Liquidity amounts to 2,288.1 million euros, plus the Euro Commercial Paper programme of up to 900 million euros (845 million euros available) In application of accounting standards (IFRS 16 - Leases), in the first half of 2021 income from the minimum annual guaranteed rents (MAG) has been recognised for 255.6 million euros, an amount which will change [...]

2021-07-30T03:59:06+03:00July 30th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Las Américas Int. Airport mobilizes more than 15 million pounds of cargo in May 2021, a record figure in its history

Source: AERODOM The air cargo activity of the AILA-JFPG presented a favorable balance, exporting 8,495,252 pounds and importing 6,967,590 pounds. Las Américas Int. Airport continues to lead cargo activities in the Dominican Republic as it is the only airport to have an express shipping service, which allows palletized cargo to be placed door to door on the next day in the main global markets. The International Airport of Las Américas, José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA-JFPG), serving the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, registered the highest monthly figure of air cargo moved through this air terminal, 15.46 million pounds transported during the month of May 2021. Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, reported that the 15,462,842 pounds of [...]

2021-07-24T00:03:54+03:00July 24th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

New tool made available by ACI World assists airports to plan capacity increases as recovery continues

Source: ACI World Tool helps evaluate needs to best support the passenger journey "ACI World is determined to provide new guidance and innovative tools to support our airport members as the industry continues to navigate a recovery from the impact and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said. Airports Council International (ACI) World has today released a new tool to assist airports in terminal planning to increase capacity as the global recovery from the pandemic continues. The new Static Capacity Tool - developed by ACI World Business Partner Redwater Consulting Group - will assist by helping airports to evaluate the level of resource and equipment needed throughout the airport passenger journey, and assessing queue length, [...]

2021-07-21T14:14:08+03:00July 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Fraport Traffic Figures – June 2021: Recovery in Passenger Numbers Continues

Source: Fraport Fraport Group airports worldwide register traffic gains. In June 2021, passenger traffic continued to recover, despite the ongoing and widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed 806,617 passengers in June 2021 The Fraport Group’s airports around the world recorded noticeable traffic growth in June 2021. At some airports, traffic increased by several hundred percent – albeit based on a sharply reduced traffic level in June 2020. Passenger numbers at all of the airports in Fraport’s international portfolio were still well below the pre-pandemic levels of June 2019. This demonstrates the dynamic performance of Fraport’s international airport portfolio. In Peru’s capital, Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed 806,617 passengers in June 2021. At the Brazilian airports of Fortaleza [...]

2021-07-21T13:27:15+03:00July 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Centro Leon and AERODOM sign an alliance to develop temporary art and culture exhibitions at airports

Source: AERODOM The agreement will allow the airports managed by AERODOM to have art exhibitions or temporary cultural facilities that highlight the country’s image organized by the Leon Center. With this initiative AERODOM seeks to strengthen the sense of place and the passenger experience VINCI Airports, AERODOM’s parent company, promotes the participation of local cultural expressions in its airports globally. The Eduardo Leon Jimenes Foundation, the Centro Leon and Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop activities to promote Dominican culture and art in the airports operated by AERODOM, with the aim of strengthening the sense of place and passenger experience. As part of the alliance, they propose to carry [...]

2021-07-21T12:33:04+03:00July 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|