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Aena’s airports in Spain registered more than 25.6 million passengers in April

Source: Aena 7.8% more than in April 2023 Between January and April, the number of passengers exceeded 86.4 million, 11.6% more than in the same period in 2023 In April, 221,183 aircraft movements were operated A record 101,110 tonnes of cargo were transported The Easter holidays in 2024 were in March, not in April as in 2023 The airports of the Aena network in Spain have closed the fourth month of 2024 with an all-time record of passengers, aircraft movements and cargo in the month of April, thus maintaining the upward trend since the beginning of the year and most of last year. In April 2024, which included Holy Week unlike the previous year, Aena welcomed 25,669,281 passengers, marking a [...]

2024-05-15T20:31:48+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Traffic figures April 2024: Passenger and Freight volumes continue to grow

Source: Fraport The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) saw combined traffic slip by 3.6 percent to 936,854 passengers while Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru welcomed some 1.9 million travelers in April, a boost of 19.4 percent compared to the same month last year Some 5.1 million passengers traveled via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in April 2024 – an increase of nearly 5.6 percent year-on-year. Compared with pre-crisis levels, FRA’s passenger numbers in the reporting month were still around 15.6 percent below the figure seen in April 2019.1 Cargo volumes in Frankfurt (comprising airfreight and airmail) recorded strong growth, rising by 10.7 percent to 171,501 metric tons in April 2024. Aircraft movements also climbed by 5.8 percent [...]

2024-05-15T20:57:42+03:00May 15th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

ComEd Awards Chicago Department of Aviation $326,000 in Incentives Following Completion of Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting Project

Source: Chicago Department of Aviation, ComEd Media Relations New Lights a Part of City’s Ongoing Terminal Core Redevelopment Plan to Reduce Airport Energy Use and Maintenance Costs Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) joined ComEd at O’Hare International Airport today to celebrate the completion of an ambitious energy-efficient lighting project for Terminals 1 and 3. This project supports the City of Chicago in realizing the benefits of cleaner and more efficient energy practices. “I thank ComEd for its partnership in reducing O’Hare’s energy consumption and carbon footprint,” CDA Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee said. “From developing the first-in-the nation Sustainable Airport Manual to implementing green designs in all of our development projects and even utilizing livestock to help maintain airport property, the CDA [...]

2024-05-10T20:36:09+03:00May 10th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Pegasus Airlines Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Source: Brussels South Charleroi Airport Ten years ago, an important milestone was reached in the history of Brussels-Charleroi. In spring 2014, Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish airline founded in 2005, landed on the tarmac of Brussels South Charleroi Airport for the first time. This was a major turning point in the history of the airport, which until then had only offered point-to-point flights. In addition to its flights to its Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen base, the airline has offered over thirty international destinations from Brussels-Charleroi.

2024-05-07T20:58:03+03:00May 6th, 2024|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

OMA’s Annual Meeting approved Ps.4,250 million dividend payment

Source: OMA Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B., de C.V., known as OMA , announces that its Annual General Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting (the “Meeting”) held, approved, among other matters, the payment of a cash dividend of Ps.4,250 million, to be paid in two installments: the first installment of Ps.2,125 million no later than May 31, 2024, and a second installment of Ps.2,125 million, no later than November 30, 2024. Additionally, the Meeting approved the Annual Report for 2023 prepared by the Chief Executive Officer and the Audited Consolidated and Non-Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 2023; the Reports of the Presidents of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Practices, Finance, Planning and Sustainability Committee; the reelection [...]

2024-04-30T14:20:05+03:00April 30th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $76 Million in Grants from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Modernize Airports, From Runway Improvements to Better Facilities

Source: FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding another $76.1 million from the previously allocated $9 billion, for 45 airport-related infrastructure projects in 22 states. The projects are funded under President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) program, part of the $25 billion total included in the law for airport improvements, including front-of-house projects such as terminal expansions and baggage system upgrades. "Millions of Americans fly every day, and it's important that our nation's airports beequipped to handle such a volume of passengers," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "The grants we're announcing today will make key improvements to ensure passengers move safely and efficiently through our airports—and is anotherexample of the Biden-Harris [...]

2024-04-26T20:23:48+03:00April 26th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Maurici Lucena, Chairman and CEO of Aena: “Spain is fortunate to have a vibrant and very competitive air transport system, based on high quality and very efficient airports”

Source: Aena The airport operator's chief executive highlights the good performance in 2023 of the company's passenger data, commercial activity and international business Aena's airports recorded an all-time record number of passengers in 2023: 283.2 million, a figure that surpassed the pre-pandemic record of 2019 Lucena underlined that the recovery in airport activity in 2023 took place without operational dysfunctions and maintaining service quality Aena obtained a net profit of 1,630.8 million euros in 2023, 80.9% more than in the previous year Aena updates its Climate Action Plan (CAP) targets to make them more ambitious: in 2023, Aena exceeded its emissions reduction target by 9 points, with a total reduction of 70% Shareholder remuneration will amount to a gross figure [...]

2024-04-22T10:55:40+03:00April 22nd, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

ACI World celebrates its 100th airport accredited in customer experience with Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport in Thailand

Source: ACI World Chiang Rai, 22 April 2024 Significant milestone highlights airports' global commitment to the passenger experience ACI World today celebrates its 100th airport accredited in the ACI World Customer Experience Accreditation Program, with Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI), in Thailand. This achievement highlights airports' steadfast commitment to enhancing the passenger experience. The ACI World Customer Experience Accreditation Program, delivered in partnership with travel technology company Amadeus, equips airports with the tools and strategies to elevate customer experience management. Participating airports undergo a comprehensive assessment and training process, encompassing stakeholder engagement, employee development, and service improvement initiatives. ACI World projections indicate that global passenger traffic is set to reach 9.7 billion by the end of 2024, [...]

2024-04-22T10:03:25+03:00April 22nd, 2024|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

SITA Unveils Latest Evolution in Total Airport Management

Source: SITA Launch of the new AI-powered platform follows a successful demonstration in 2023 with Canada's Greater Toronto Airports Authority SITA, a leading technology company in the air transport industry, has launched its trailblazing airport management tool, the SITA Airport Operations Total Optimizer, during the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. Total Optimizer harnesses AI and the principles of Total Airport Management to optimize holistically, across a variety of airport functions. Over the past decade, airports have managed to optimize individual airport functions. However, these individual optimisations are not well synchronised with each other. Teams, systems, procedures and KPIs all conflict with one another and significantly reduce efficiencies, costing airports millions of dollars per year. Airport staff in a [...]

2024-04-17T14:08:54+03:00April 17th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|

Top 10 busiest airports in the world shift with the rise of international air travel demand

Source: ACI World Preliminary data reveals the strengthening of Asia-Pacific and Middle East hubs alongside perennial US leaders Airports Council International (ACI) World has today unveiled the highly anticipated preliminary top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2023, showcasing significant shifts driven by the resurgence of international air travel. The global total passenger forecast for 2023 stands close to 8.5 billion, reflecting a remarkable recovery of 93.8% from pre-pandemic levels. Notably, international traffic recovery drew nearer to that of domestic traffic, emphasizing its essential role in propelling the industry's resurgence and expansion. The influx of passengers at international airports has been central in bolstering the recovery of hubs reliant on this segment, consequently influencing the composition of the top 10 busiest [...]

2024-04-16T15:03:17+03:00April 16th, 2024|AIRPORTS, News|