Launching CONNECT New World: The New Route Development Forum for the Americas

Source: The Airport Agency The Airport Agency, founder of the CONNECT Forum, is delighted to announce the launch of CONNECT New World, a new regional event dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean. Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and AERODOM-VINCI Airports, operators of Las Américas International Airport (SDQ), the event will take place in Santo Domingo, "La Capital", a vibrant  city and a stunning location at the crossroad of North and South America. Known for its tropical climate and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Dominican Republic is also the economic lung of the Caribbean boasting a rich history and unique culture, with luxurious accommodation and modern facilities. As the aviation [...]

2022-09-27T10:06:30+03:00September 27th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

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|

Cape Verde and VINCI Airports sign a concession contract for seven airports across the country

Source: VINCI Airports A 40-year concession contract that will boost the former Portuguese colony’s economic growth A strategy designed to expand the country’s tourism industry and support its environmental transition The first concession contract signed by VINCI Airports in Africa Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva of Cape Verde and and Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports signed a concession contract for seven airports in the west African island nation. The contract covers four international airports (the capital city Praia, Sal, São Vicente and Boa Vista) and three domestic airports (São Nicolau, São Filipe and Maio) of Cape Verde. Over a 40-year period, VINCI Airports and its Portuguese subsidiary ANA (owning, respectively, 70% [...]

2022-07-19T15:48:36+03:00July 19th, 2022|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Coulson Aviation and the Argentina’s province of Santiago del Estero sign deal to purchase 737 Fireliner™

Source: Coulson Aviation Coulson Aviation USA is proud to announce the sale of one of its Boeing 737 FIRELINER™ Large Airtankers to the Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The B737 FIRELINER™ is the only Large Airtanker in the world that can transport passengers and its multirole capability will be fully utilized by the Santiago del Estero province while not conducting airtanker operations. “Our 737 FIRELINER’s continue to solidify their pole position of the jet-powered Large Airtanker fleet worldwide”, said Britton Coulson, President of Aviation. The B737 FIRELINER™ is the newest Generation of Large Airtanker and the first to be FAA Certified to do both firefighting and passenger transport. The FIRELINER™ packs 15,150 litres of fluid with unmatched performance in [...]

2022-05-16T01:05:22+03:00May 15th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Chile announces changes in its “Plan de Fronteras Protegidas” (Protected Borders Plan) that sets out entry conditions to the South American country but requirements remain extreme for those vaccinated in the European Union

Source: Chilean Ministry of Health and ALA News "Plan de Fronteras Protegidas" maintains the obligation of a health insurance contract for US$30,000 that must cover medical care for Covid-19, to enter the South American country Impediments persist for the validation of vaccines for those who have received them in any Member State of the European Union The Minister of Health Maria Begona Yarza, together with the undersecretaries of Public Health and Healthcare Networks, Cristobal Cuadrado and Fernando Araos, respectively; and the head of Epidemiology, Christian Garcia, announced modifications and presented the details contained in the official document of the plan "We Keep Taking Care of Ourselves, Step by Step" In the core and that affects non-residents who travel to Chile [...]

2022-04-14T13:39:07+03:00April 13th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Cirium names December as busiest month for air travel globally in 2021; over 59,000 flights are cancelled near year-end, the most in a decade

Source: Cirium Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2021 reveals December as the busiest month in 2021 for flights flown globally – a total of 2.43 million. Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review 2021 reveals December as the busiest month in 2021 for flights flown globally – a total of 2.43 million Over 59,240 flights have been canceled globally from December 24 to January 3 – the most flight cancelations in December for the past decade 20,500 of these flight cancelations happened over the first three days of the new year The big four US airlines canceled a total of nearly 7,040 flights between December 24 and January 3 American Airlines flew the most flights in 2021 at around 1,850,050 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport [...]

2022-01-11T01:55:22+02:00January 11th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Delta Air Lines named as the world’s best performing airline of 2021; All Nippon Airways as the most on-time globally

Source: Cirium Cirium releases the 2021 On-Time Performance Review for airline and airport operational performance featuring a new Platinum Award for operational excellence. Cirium released its annual On-Time Performance Review 2021, the global standard for airline and airport performance Delta Air Lines is recognized for Operational Excellence in 2021 Airlines globally operated nearly 25 million flights in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020, but still down 36% compared to 2019 Spanish IAG carriers, Vueling, Iberia Express and Iberia, take three of the top five spots in Europe Tokyo’s Haneda Airport is the world’s most on-time airport In Latin America, Copa Airlines is making a strong recovery and operating its expanding flight schedules at a very high level of on-time performance [...]

2022-01-11T18:39:14+02:00January 11th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Tourism ministers of Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador commit to explore a joint initiative to foster regional cooperation

Source: ALTA This collaboration would focus on a new joint product showcasing the region from coast to coast, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, aimed at the long-haul traveler. It would anticipate new post-pandemic trends, emphasizing sustainability, innovation and a novel approach to air connectivity The ministerial panel held during the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Bogota on October 26, 2021 has generated a transcendent initiative. The debate focused on the role of tourism as a driver of economic recovery, as well as on the most appropriate tools to drive innovation, sustainability and adequately meet the needs of post-pandemic travelers. Within the framework of this session, the ministers of tourism of Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador have agreed to explore a [...]

2021-10-27T02:15:23+03:00October 27th, 2021|AROUND THE WORLD, 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|

UK: Vaccination programme accelerated as Step 4 is paused

Source: UK Prime Minister’s Office Step 4 will be delayed by up to four weeks and the vaccination programme accelerated to respond to the rapid spread of the Delta variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed. Step 4 of the Roadmap paused for four weeks while vaccination programme is accelerated following significant rise in more transmissible variant Second dose brought forward to 8 weeks for over 40s to provide strongest protection against Delta variant sooner Restrictions to be lifted on weddings and wakes on 21 June By 19 July, all adults will have been offered a first dose and around two thirds of all adults will have been offered two doses of the vaccine. Data suggests that the Delta variant [...]

2021-06-16T16:09:08+03:00June 16th, 2021|AROUND THE WORLD, News|