Top Aviation Leaders Discuss Connectivity and Cooperation at Cluj-Napoca

Source: A4E/Cluj International Airport Cluj ”Avram Iancu” International Airport along with Air Transport News (ATN) organizes today, at the airport, an international aviation conference. The 2022 Regional Air Transport Conference will focus on highlighting how airlines, airports or ground handlers can overcome typical air traffic recovery conflicts to jointly pursue sustainable cooperation practices that would bring great benefits, not only to the air transport market, but also for their local regions and societies. European airline industry leaders and other personalities will discuss best practices in cooperation and connectivity. The conference brings together top representatives of some airline and aviation associations, represented by Mr. Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, Airlines for Europe (A4E) and Professor Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society. Some reference airports in the region will also be part of this conference, such as iGA Istanbul Airport represented by Mr. Kadri Samsunlu (CEO) and [...]

2022-09-09T17:50:37+03:00September 9th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Athens International Airport accomplishes evolution into a high-performing node within the European Air Traffic Management network

Source: Athens International Airport In 2019, Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) initiated a five-year programme for the implementation of the Action “Evolution into a high-performing node within the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) Network”. This Action (no 2017-EL-TM-0158-W) is co-funded by the European Commission, under the programme of “Connecting Europe Facility – Transport Sector”, which concerns EU's priority for the creation of the “Single European Sky” (SESAR). After three years of implementation, AIA is pleased to announce that two major milestones of this flagship programme, which consists of five interrelated and concurrent projects, have been achieved successfully, in collaboration with international industry partners. The first completed milestone refers to the development of the new Advanced Concept of Airport Operations (ConOps), carried out in [...]

2022-09-08T17:27:17+03:00September 8th, 2022|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

How Delta is designing airports built for ‘walking speed’

Source: Delta Air Lines E.V.P. and Chief Customer Experience Officer Allison Ausband talks about the ways Delta is using digital innovation and infrastructure upgrades to make the airport journey as seamless, hands-free and “walking speed” for customers as possible. There’s no doubt the past few years have been challenging for our people, our customers, our industry and the world. But the Delta team continues to lead the way in delivering an industry-leading customer experience and ensuring the future of travel is personalized, enjoyable and stress-free. In January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a standstill, Delta unveiled our vision for the future of travel at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We showed off PARALLEL REALITY™ technology for [...]

2022-09-06T15:40:17+03:00September 6th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Valet at MIA to get away with no delay

Source: MIA Reopened service provides closest, easiest airport parking option Valet parking has returned to Miami International Airport for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and just in time for the Labor Day travel weekend, when the airport expects nearly 800,000 travelers from September 1-6. The projection would be a 10% increase over the same period pre-pandemic. Travelers can now save time before their flight and avoid the hassle of parking before heading into the terminal.  Valet parking is conveniently located at the departures level entrance to the Dolphin garage, directly across from door 2 of MIA's Concourse D airline check-in area. Later this month, valet parking will also reopen in MIA's Flamingo garage directly across [...]

2022-09-01T17:47:50+03:00September 1st, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

SITA technology helps two Brazilian airports cope with the surge in travel

Source: SITA São Paulo-Guarulhos and RIOgaleão will upgrade their passenger processing technology São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) and RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport (RIOgaleão) are the first airports in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to deploy SITA Flex to provide mobile passenger services to speed up check-in, bag drop, and boarding. It forms part of a wider five-year contract awarded to global air transport IT provider, SITA, to renew the common-use services at the two airports. Travel is rebounding fast in Brazil following the COVID-19 pandemic. According to IATA, domestic passenger volumes were up 133.3% year on year in April 2022. Brazil’s domestic passenger market is now the fourth largest in the world. It spells good news for the [...]

2022-08-30T16:11:41+03:00August 30th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

World premiere at Frankfurt Airport: satellite-based precision landings possible even in bad weather

Source: SESAR On 14 July 2022, DFS, the German air navigation service provider, started the use of the GBAS precision landing system for poor weather conditions at Frankfurt Airport. This is the first system of its kind in the world. DFS has been operating digital precision landing systems, known as Ground Based Augmentation Systems (GBAS), at Bremen Airport since 2012 and at Frankfurt Airport since 2014. GBAS is the term used to describe navigation by satellite, but combined with a ground-based supplementary, or augmentation, system. Only this combination gives the accuracy required for precision landings. So far, the system has been used for landings under good visibility. Since 14 July 2022, aircraft can now approach Frankfurt Airport using GBAS even [...]

2022-08-26T17:53:37+03:00August 26th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, SUPPLIERS|

Government of Canada supports Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport with new funding for critical infrastructure projects

Fuente: Transport Canada As Canada’s air sector works towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in the airport infrastructure are crucial to keeping travellers, workers, and communities safe. Today, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced new funding to help the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport will receive more than $1.7 million from the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program to expand one of the airport’s aprons, where aircraft park, to create additional space for the movement of larger aircraft. The funding will also be used to improve flight scheduling and connection times between flights for [...]

2022-08-24T17:17:21+03:00August 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Cargo continues to soar at LAX with record $14.9 billion in June trade

Source: LAX Cargo operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in June set another single-month record for trade by value, with a total of $14.9 billion in global imports and exports. "The continuation of record-setting cargo operations at LAX highlights our airport’s critical role in the global supply chain," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). "LAX is one of the busiest ports in the nation, and our long-term cargo modernization plan will ensure that we have the infrastructure and modern facilities needed to continue in this role for decades to come.” In June LAX totaled $8.86 billion in imports and $6.07 billion in exports, a 22.94% increase over June 2021. This also was an impressive [...]

2022-08-23T17:42:51+03:00August 23rd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Non-stop to Los Angeles from Berlin: New long-haul route to the US West Coast

Source: Berlin Brandenburg International Airport - BER The US West Coast can now be reached non-stop from Berlin. The Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways will now be flying three times a week to Los Angeles. This is a new, attractive long-haul destination for Berlin. In addition, the low-cost airline, which specialises in long-haul flights, has also been flying to New York JFK Airport every day since mid-August and will start flying to Fort Lauderdale in Florida from December. All connections are operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which emit less CO2 emissions and are quieter than many other long-distance aircraft. Thomas Hoff Anderson, Chief Operations Officer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “Finally, the capital region and the West Coast of the USA [...]

2022-08-22T16:17:29+03:00August 22nd, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2022: Passenger Growth Continued

Source: Fraport Frankfurt Airport exceeds the five-million monthly passenger mark for the first time since the pandemic – Fraport’s worldwide Group airports sustain dynamic growth – Greek airports surpass pre-crisis levels by 11.1 percent The airports in Fraport’s international portfolio also continued to benefit from ongoing passenger recovery In Brazil, combined traffic at the two airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) rose to 1,187,639  passengers Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru registered some 1.7 million passengers In July 2022, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 5 million passengers in a single month for the first time since the start of the pandemic – representing an increase of 76.5 percent compared to July 2021. The upward trend was driven by the ongoing [...]

2022-08-22T16:32:53+03:00August 22nd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|