Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport marked an "impressive" milestone in 2023, surpassing expectations by checking in nearly 18.5 million passengers. Last year, the airport achieved "record-breaking" results, with cargo tonnage reaching an all-time high, it reported today. In August, a historic daily record ...

Airline staff caught throwing wheelchairs to the ground

A video has gone viral on social media showing airport baggage handlers throwing a wheelchair down a ramp and to the ground at Miami International Airport, sparking online outrage. American Airlines is facing backlash after the carrier's logo was seen printed on the back of the baggage handler caug...

Airbus welcomed to EU’s ALIGHT sustainable aviation programme

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has become a new dedicated partner in ALIGHT, the EU's sustainable airport project. Airbus has a unique expertise and will have a significant impact on the work in ALIGHT towards sustainable aviation, and a vast experience within the field of smart usage of sus...

BA introduces festive menus for Diwali and Thanksgiving

British Airways has introduced a variety of special touches to its onboard experience this month, including a range of sweet desserts for Diwali and Thanksgiving-inspired dishes for customers travelling across its network. To celebrate the festival of lights on 12 November, the airline is introduci...

On the Beach calls for regulatory action on low-cost airlines

On the Beach calls for regulatory action against low-cost airlines

On the Beach has called for regulatory action against low-cost carriers over "aggressive tactics" to remove consumer choice from the market. The online travel agent (OTA) commissioned a report published this month which surveyed 3,000 UK holidaymakers who have flown in the last three years on the...

Korean Air donates to California Science Centre to create Korean Air Aviation Gallery

Korean Air has announced a $25 million donation, along with its retired Boeing 747 aircraft, to the California Science Centre to create the Korean Air Aviation Gallery at the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Centre. The Gallery will have a diverse exhibition of almost 20 aircraft, plus a Boeing...

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British Airways passengers and crew taken hostage by Iraqi forces during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait are preparing to take legal action against them. It comes after documents were released in 2021 suggesting that the British ambassador to Kuwait warned the Foreign Office that Iraqi soldiers had c...

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UK government announces support for sustainable aviation fuel

The UK government has announced its support for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It yesterday committed to introducing a revenue certainty scheme to support SAF production in the UK and boost its uptake, in a bid to give producers greater assurance about earnings from the fuel t...

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IATA rejects Mexico City airport’s decision to reduce capacity

IATA, the (International Air Transport Association), has rejected and challenged the Mexican government's decision to reduce the capacity of Mexico City International Airport (AICM) to 43 operations per hour. The association has further called on the authorities to seek alternative measures to th...

ZeroAvia strikes hydrogen aviation fuel partnership with Masdar

ZeroAvia today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy companies, to explore hydrogen production and supply at key locations. The partnership with the UAE’s flagship renewable energy company, Masdar, will focus initially on pr...

JFK-LHR tops list of long-haul routes this summer

JFK-LHR tops list of long-haul routes this summer

Long-haul* travel is one of the last areas within aviation to recover, but this summer it is back.  All but two of the top ten long-haul routes are operating an increased number of flights in summer 2023 compared to pre-pandemic. 6/10 of the long-haul routes with most flights this summer are tra...

Saudia to begin Jeddah flights from BHX this summer

Saudia Airlines is to fly three times a week between Birmingham (BHX) and Jeddah (JED).   The Saudi Arabian carrier will begin operating this route with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from July 2, with services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.   Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingh...

Düsseldorf airport plans self-service implementation for passengers

As part of an extensive modernization project, Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) decided to implement several check-in and self bag drop systems. Düsseldorf Airport is one of the largest airports in Germany and an important gateway for the Rhine-Ruhr region, one of the strongest economic areas in Europe...

FL Technics extends Part-CAMO capabilities to meet future demand of MRO industry

FL Technics, a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received certification update with extended CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization) capabilities to service Airbus A220, Boeing B737-MAX and B787 aircraft. The new approval is a result...

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

The first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline’s US$ 2 billion retrofit program has been deployed on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003.    See this timelapse video of the retrofit work done on A6-EVM, the first of 120 Emirates aircraft to have comp...

ZeroAvia & AGS Airports Team Up to Bring Zero-Emission Flights to Scotland

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310 apprentices start at companies of the Lufthansa Group

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Volotea, the airline with largest reduction in C02 emissions in Europe, since 2019

Data from IBA, the leading provider of market intelligence and consultancy services for the aviation industry, has revealed that Volotea has achieved the largest reduction in unit CO2 emissions amongst European short haul airlines since 2019. The Airline has reduced its CO2 emissions by 14.2%...

Ryanair crew announce 12 new strike dates as Irish passengers worry over flights

Ryanair cabin crew have announced 12 new strike dates in Spain that will all come during the busy month of July. Cabin crew will strike on July 12-15, 18-21 and 25-28 across the 10 Spanish airports where Ryanair operates, the unions said in a statement. It comes off the back of multiple strike...

Covid losses exceed £4bn at Heathrow

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First Airbus A320 FTD Level 2 unveiled at BAA Training Spain in Barcelona

A new state-of-the-art Airbus A320 Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 2 is ready for training at BAA Training Spain. It is one of a few devices of this kind in Europe with Level 2 certification. It offers high-fidelity training functionality: the cockpit, visual system, and software are identi...

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