VINCI Airports publishes traffic report for the first half of 2021

Source: Vinci Airports ● Passenger numbers down 72.8% in June 2021 versus June 2019, down 79.1% overall in Q2 ● The pace of traffic recovery varies depending on the country ● Traffic remains near pre-crisis levels in the United States, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica ● Traffic is improving in continental Europe, but figures are still considerably lower than in Q2 2019 ● Travel restrictions continue to hamper flight resumption in Asia and at London Gatwick VINCI Airports’ network handled around 14 million passengers in Q2 2021, i.e. 79.1% less than in Q2 2019. Traffic remained very low in April (down 84%) then increased in May (down 80%) and June (down 73%)1. Passenger numbers continue to climb back to pre-pandemic [...]

2021-07-21T12:05:05+03:00July 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

Worlwide Flight Services wins contract extensions with Air Europa in Madrid and Barcelona

Source: WFS Spain’s Air Europa has signed cargo handling contract extensions with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s third largest airline, Air Europa has been a WFS customer in Madrid since 2018, and signed its first agreement with the world’s largest cargo handler in Barcelona in January of this year. The new contracts now further extend Air Europa’s partnership with WFS in Spain to Q4 2022. Air Europa operates Boeing 787 and 737-800 passenger aircraft with bellyhold cargo capacity from the two Spanish airports to destinations in Europe and North and South America. The airline’s growing cargo volumes contributed 27,000 tonnes of throughput at WFS’ cargo terminal in Madrid in 2020 as well as hundreds of [...]

2021-07-17T11:39:00+03:00July 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

US-Bound Passengers Advised to Complete Covid-19 Testing Prior to Arrival at LPIA for Travel

Source: Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) The Nassau Airport Development Company Limited (NAD) wishes to advise the public that the airport will begin to scale back its COVID-19 testing operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) and it is envisioned that testing at the airport will cease on July 31, 2021. Passengers are immediately advised to complete all COVID-19 testing prior to arrival at LPIA.  While facilities will be available for emergency COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing, passengers should arrive at the airport for travel to the United States with a negative COVID-19 test result. The test should be dated not more than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the flight departure date, and it is required by the US government whether you are vaccinated [...]

2021-07-06T02:07:32+03:00July 6th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

NY&NJ Port Authority signs long-term ground lease to create new world-class cargo facility at JFK

Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today the signing of a long-term ground lease agreement with Aeroterm for the development of a state-of-the-art $145 million, 350,000-square-foot cargo facility on more than 26 acres at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The first new cargo facilities built at JFK in two decades, the Aeroterm project represents a significant step forward in the JFK Vision Plan outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The project is part of a comprehensive Port Authority strategy to bring 21st-century standards to cargo operations at all of its commercial airports. The Aeroterm project will demolish two obsolete facilities at JFK and build an expanded, best-in-class cargo [...]

2021-06-23T21:38:00+03:00June 23rd, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

After 5 years of construction and an investment of US$1 billion, Terminal 2 of Santiago de Chile’s International Airport (SCL) is now ready

Source: Infrastructure Policy Council With the new Terminal 2, Santiago de Chile's International Airport will double its capacity from 15 to 30 million passengers per year, with first-rate facilities of more than 200 thousand square metres. It will consist of a “central processor” building where passengers arrive to document their flight and the departure of those who arrive; from there they will be distributed to 4 breakwaters with last waiting rooms with direct corridors to the planes that quadruple from 18 to 67, with a total of 76 boarding gates. The previous terminal, now called Terminal 1, will be completely remodeled and will be used for domestic flights; although it will be interconnected with the new International Terminal. Both terminals [...]

2021-06-16T19:27:27+03:00June 16th, 2021|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALA News Celebrates its First Anniversary with an Online Event to be attended by Industry Leaders

TAKING OFF AGAIN: AIR TRANSPORTATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021  AT  10:00am, Panama City - Mexico City / 11:00am: Santiago de Chile / 12:00pm: Sao Paulo / 4:00pm: London (GMT) / 5:00pm: Madrid (CET)   Zoom: https://aegean-gr.zoom.us/j/91832933334   PROGRAMME 10:00am WELCOMING WORDS: Mr. Jeff Peet, Editor-in-Chief, ALA – Latin America Aeronoticias   10:05 am OPENING REMARKS Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Managing Director, ACI World Juan Carlos Salazar, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia   10:20 am LEADERS PANEL Moderator: Mr. Alex de Gunten, Senior Vice President Government and Industry Affairs, HEICO Corporation Panelists: Montserrat Barriga, General Director, ERA José Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO, ALTA Rafael Echevarne, General [...]

2021-05-24T11:06:52+03:00May 24th, 2021|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS, SERVICES|

MIA selected as first test site for TSA drone detection technology

Source: MIA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has selected Miami International Airport (MIA) for its initial test of technologies that will detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones entering into restricted airspace. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), pose a threat to aviation security when flown into certain restricted airspaces. “ TSA’s establishment and management of this assessment of UAS detection technologies is a critical part of our agency’s overall strategy to collect data for further deployments of equipment at U.S. airports. TSA Federal Security Director Daniel Ronan „ “ The UAS threat to airports has increased exponentially over the last several years, which is why it is vital we begin assessing the effectiveness of UAS DTI technologies in [...]

2021-05-06T21:54:26+03:00May 6th, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

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|