AFRAA Concludes its 54th Annual General Assembly with Emphasis on Concerted Actions to Drive Air Transport Industry Sustainability

Source: AFRAA The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Air Senegal concluded the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Dakar, Senegal. The event was held under the High Patronage of the Government of Senegal. The Assembly, which brought together 456 delegates from 42 countries under the theme “Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation”, called upon African airlines and air transport stakeholders to act on initiatives and strategies that will drive the sustainability of the air transport sector to realise its potential. Among others, these include: the Air Transport Sustainability Roadmap, the effective implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), and the Free Movement Protocol. In his welcome address, Mr. Alioune Badara Fall, President of AFRAA [...]

2022-12-16T16:48:40+02:00December 16th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News|

ASEAN and the EU sign the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement

Source: European Council The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) and its member states have signed the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement between the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the European Union and its member states (“ASEAN-EU CATA”) at the 28th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting on 17 October 2022, in Bali, Indonesia. The ASEAN-EU CATA is the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement and reflects the latest policy thinking in air transport regulation. Negotiations on the agreement commenced in 2016 and concluded on 2 June 2021 at the Extraordinary ASEAN-EU Senior Transport Officials Meeting. This was followed by legal scrubbing and translation of the text in preparation for signature. The agreement [...]

2022-10-18T07:51:29+03:00October 18th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Toki Air takes delivery of an ATR 72-600 to start its operations

Source: ATR The new Japanese airline will provide essential connectivity in Japan, with the most responsible regional aircraft on the market ATR, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, and Japanese airline Toki Air announce the delivery of an ATR 72-600 via lessor NAC. Covered by a ten-year ATR Global Maintenance Agreement, the aircraft will support Toki Air’s mission of revitalising Niigata city and the surrounding regions of Japan. The carrier plans to start operations in 2023. Fourth airline to operate ATR aircraft in Japan, Toki Air has chosen the name of an ancestral bird also called ‘Japanese crested ibis’, mainly living in Sado island. This is a symbol of the preservation of nature in Japan. It represents the airline’s commitment [...]

2022-10-10T15:44:09+03:00October 9th, 2022|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

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|