The Container City Constructed by iGA Istanbul Airport in Hatay is completed

Source: iGA Istanbul Airport In Hatay, one of the provinces that suffered the most after the earthquakes, described as the 'disaster of the century' and which have directly affected 11 provinces, efforts to heal the wounds of the disaster are continuing. iGA has been working on the installation of 350 containers to host approximately 2,100 disaster victims. While the country is trying to heal the wounds caused by the earthquakes that centered in Kahramanmaraş, which affected 11 provinces and were described as the biggest disaster of the last century; iGA took action to build a container city to shelter disaster victims who have been left homeless in Hatay, one of the provinces most affected by the earthquake. The 350-container city [...]

2023-03-17T13:24:06+02:00March 17th, 2023|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Heightening cooperation to enhance aviation safety, security, and sustainability in Iraq

Source: ICAO Cooperation towards enhancing safety, security, and sustainability of Iraq's aviation sector was the focus of recent meetings between ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar (pictured left) and the President of Iraq, Dr. Abdul Latif Rashid (pictured right); the Prime Minister of Iraq, H.E. Mr. Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani; and the First Deputy of the Council of Representatives of Iraq, H.E. Mr. Mohsen Al-Mandalawi. These conversations focussed specifically on the implementation of ICAO standards and recommended practices, alignment with ICAO's global aviation safety, security, and air navigation plans, and regulatory reform around ICAO's other guidance materials. Mr. Salazar also reviewed these matters with the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faeq Zaidan, and the President of the Federal Supreme [...]

2023-03-06T20:23:01+02:00March 6th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Turkish Airlines finished the year 2022 with 2.7 billion USD Net Profit with strong recovery on demand and its operational agility

Source: Turkish Airlines Global aviation industry went through a year of increasing geopolitical tensions and global inflationist pressures while facing operational problems following the Covid-19 pandemic. Turkish Airlines closed 2022 with 2.7 billion USD net profit standing out from its competition thanks to its operational agility, wide flight network and highly skilled workforce it maintained during the pandemic. Our company managed to complete its sixth quarter in a row with a net profit despite the difficult operating environment that persisted since 2020. Total revenue of our company during 2022 was 18.4 billion USD, surpassing that of 2019 by 39% and marking a record high. Constituting 20% of the total revenues, cargo revenues increased by 120% compared to the same period [...]

2023-03-02T19:55:33+02:00March 2nd, 2023|AIRLINES, AROUND THE WORLD, News|

Tata-owned Air India to acquire 250 Airbus aircraft

Source: Airbus A350 aircraft of choice for Air India’s renaissance in long haul travel A320 Family to be the cornerstone of Air India’s domestic and regional fleet The Tata Group-owned Air India has announced its commitment to order 250 Airbus aircraft to boost its domestic and international operations. The commitment includes 140 A320neo and 70 A321neo single-aisle aircraft as well as 34 A350-1000 and six A350-900 wide-body jets that will mark a new era for the country as the all-new, long-range aircraft celebrates its debut in the Indian market. The order aims to both modernise and expand the airline’s fleet with the objective of creating a larger and premium full-service carrier that will cater to the growing travel demand in [...]

2023-02-14T19:57:11+02:00February 14th, 2023|AROUND THE WORLD, MANUFACTURERS, News|

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|