Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Named One of World’s Best by Skytrax World Airport Awards

Source: Ports Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has once again been ranked among the world’s best by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence voted on by nearly 14 million passengers worldwide. Ranking eighth in the World’s Best Airports (under five million passengers) category and ninth in the Best Regional Airports (North America) category – this represents the eighth year that Billy Bishop Airport has won a prestigious Skytrax award. The 2023 Awards are based on millions of airport survey questionnaires completed by more than 100 different nationalities of air travellers, covering 550 airports worldwide. In the independent survey, passengers continued to rank Billy Bishop Airport highly across 39 key performance indicators, including fast check-in times, [...]

2023-03-17T12:57:05+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

The Container City Constructed by iGA Istanbul Airport in Hatay is completed

Source: iGA Istanbul Airport In Hatay, one of the provinces that suffered the most after the earthquakes, described as the 'disaster of the century' and which have directly affected 11 provinces, efforts to heal the wounds of the disaster are continuing. iGA has been working on the installation of 350 containers to host approximately 2,100 disaster victims. While the country is trying to heal the wounds caused by the earthquakes that centered in Kahramanmaraş, which affected 11 provinces and were described as the biggest disaster of the last century; iGA took action to build a container city to shelter disaster victims who have been left homeless in Hatay, one of the provinces most affected by the earthquake. The 350-container city [...]

2023-03-17T13:24:06+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Royal Schiphol Group: Traffic and transport figures for February 2023

Source: Royal Schiphol Group Almost 3.8 million passengers flew from, via or to Schiphol in February 2023. That is an increase compared to 2022 (+42%) and 2021 (+649%). The amount of flights to and from Schiphol was 28,345. That also is an increase compared to 2022 (+17%) and 2021 (+166%). The number of passengers and the number of flights are lower than in 2019 and 2020. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Number of passengers 4,843,899 4,716,826 505,208 2,660,917 3,782,228 Number of commercial flights 35,195 34,979 10,655 24,129 28,345 Number of cargo flights    1,061 1,072 2,211 1,731 1,333 Transported tonnage   115,797 116,217 125,137 118,274 109,035 Passengers  Of the almost 3.8 million passengers in February, almost 1.5 million passengers had a transfer [...]

2023-03-16T19:41:56+02:00March 15th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA partner NewsLink Group earns top retailer award

Source: MIA NewsLink was chosen from nominees across North American airports by an awards committee consisting of more than 20 industry executives who judged concessionaires on customer service, presentation, management, and operational execution.  "Congratulations to our business partners at NewsLink for earning rave reviews from the travel experts at Airport Experience News for providing our customers the finest, most diverse airport shopping in the country. I'm proud to see a local business such as NewsLink gain national recognition, while our airport continues to grow as one of the most visited in the country. We are building a strong economy by supporting local businesses, and this shows how much our own businesses can grow when they have all the tools to [...]

2023-03-15T17:40:27+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Recovery Continues: Fraport’s 2022 Fiscal Year Marked by Strong Demand

Source: Fraport Group result improves to €166.6 million – CEO Schulte expects continued traffic growth during summer by about 15 to 25 percent – Tighter climate targets for 2030: Fraport aims to cut carbon emissions by 78 percent compared to 1990 base-year Fraport AG’s business performance improved significantly in fiscal year 2022 (ending Dec 31). In the wake of the ending Covid pandemic and the gradual lifting of travel restrictions during 2022, high travel demand boosted all of the Group’s key financial figures. The Group result (or net profit) climbed by 81.5 percent year-on-year to €166.6 million, surpassing Fraport’s own guidance set at the start of the year. Dr. Stefan Schulte, Fraport’s CEO, said: "We’re moving in the right direction. [...]

2023-03-15T18:11:44+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Aena airports surpass pre-pandemic figures for second month in a row with more than 16.6 million passengers in February

Source: Aena This is a 2.2% increase on the same month of 2019 and 39.6% more than in 2022 There were 154,217 aircraft movements and 80,480 tonnes of cargo were transported across the network Aena network airports ended the month of February 2023 with 16,622,180 passengers, exceeding the data for the same month in 2019, the year before the pandemic, by 2.2%. This also represents an increase of 39.6% compared to February 2022. In February 2023, 154,217 aircraft flights were handled, matching 2019 figures and exceeding those of 2022 by 18.9%; and 80,480 tonnes of cargo were moved, 2.5% more than in the same month in 2019 and 2.2% more than in February 2022. Of the total number of passengers [...]

2023-03-13T18:30:18+02:00March 13th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announces A+ Fitch Rating for MIA

Source: MIA Airport's bonds have earned upgrades from all four rating agencies Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava proudly announces that Fitch Ratings upgraded its rating of Miami International Airport's (MIA) revenue and refunding bonds from A to A+ on March 2, citing MIA's "outperformance in enplanement recovery" and "superior franchise strength." Fitch becomes the fourth and final rating agency to upgrade MIA's bond rating since last July, joining Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), Moody's Investor Service, and Standard and Poor's Global Ratings (S&P) in rewarding the airport for its rapid rebound from the pandemic. "I am very proud to see that all four bond rating agencies have taken notice of MIA's strong financial health and solid foundation for its [...]

2023-03-10T19:39:16+02:00March 10th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|

British Airways and American Airlines feature Betty Buzz and Aviation American Gin at their joint New York JFK Terminal 8 Greenwich Lounge

Source: British Airways It is the first time the beverage brands have come together, creating a one-of-a-kind experience with British Airways and American Airlines in the new Bridge Bar Lounge customers can enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic and spirited cocktails  British Airways and American Airlines are further enhancing the newly renovated Terminal 8 at JFK airport with the unveiling of the first of its kind, Bridge Bar.  Featuring a variety of non-alcoholic and spirited cocktails, including Aviation American Gin and Betty Buzz, the premium bar will be part of the Greenwich LoungeTM experience, within the joint premium Lounges offered by the two airline partners. The new Bridge Bar is designed to celebrate the love of flying and offers customers a place [...]

2023-03-10T22:21:18+02:00March 10th, 2023|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Porter developing modern passenger terminal at convenient Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport and launching new air service

Source: Porter Airlines Only airline to offer extensive flights from Montréal's Trudeau and Saint-Hubert airports Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI) is entering a partnership with Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU) to develop a new terminal capable of serving over 4 million passengers annually. Construction will commence in mid-2023, with a scheduled completion by late 2024, providing a second airport for Porter Airlines (Porter) to serve the Montréal market. Porter will continue expanding its existing operations at Montréal's Trudeau Airport (YUL), while also introducing a Canada-wide network at the convenient YHU airport. More than 10 potential YHU routes have been initially identified, spanning from Vancouver in the west to St. John’s, N.L., in the east. The airline also intends to connect YHU [...]

2023-03-10T21:12:16+02:00March 8th, 2023|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

MIA expecting record-breaking spring break travel

Source: MIA With Miami International Airport’s record-breaking growth carrying over from last year into 2023, the airport is expecting its busiest spring break travel season ever this month. Passenger totals at MIA in January and February were all-time highs for those months, with February bringing a total of 4.1 million passengers for an average of nearly 150,000 travelers per day – an increase of 7% over last February and 5% over February 2020 (pre-pandemic). According to aviation analytics provider Cirium, MIA is the fastest-growing U.S. airport in airline seats compared to pre-pandemic levels. Since that upward trend is projected to continue in March when spring break periods for colleges and grade schools are scheduled throughout the month, MIA is providing the following travel tips: [...]

2023-03-07T20:54:19+02:00March 8th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News|