Tag: EU

Lufthansa Group shows EU support with ‘Yes to Europe’ campaign

Lufthansa Group shows EU support with ‘Yes to Europe’ campaign ahead of elections

Lufthansa Group has launched a new campaign in support of the "European idea" ahead of this year's European elections in June. The message "Yes to Europe" will feature on several Lufthansa Group aircraft, framed by the European star wreath. The decals will feature on four Airbus A320 aircraft ...

OPINION: Is high speed rail a threat to short haul air travel?

OPINION: Is high speed rail a threat to short haul air travel?

A couple of weeks ago I went on a European holiday to France and Switzerland. Nothing exceptional in that, except for the first time ever all travel was by rail and I had an opportunity to reflect on the viability of High Speed Rail (HSR) as a sustainable alternative to short haul flying. HSR is ...

Will the US join Europe in introducing ground handling regulations?

Will the US join Europe in introducing ground handling regulations?

In January, EASA published the first-ever proposal to regulate ground handling operations across EU airports. The move was welcomed by the ground handling industry, which had campaigned for the introduction of regulation for years. EASA hopes regulation will improve safety on the ramp, and, ac...

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates aims to champion SAF at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Emirates will be supplied with more than two million gallons of blended SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport this year in an "all-important milestone" towards decarbonising its operations, the airline announced today. In partnership with Neste, Emirates will track the env...

Aer Lingus to provide ground handling for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport

Aer Lingus to provide ground handling for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has been awarded a contract to provide ground handling services for IAG carriers at Dublin Airport. Under the agreement, IAG-owned carriers British Airways, Iberia Express and Vueling will have their aircraft served by Aer Lingus at DUB starting June this year. Th...

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa said around 120,000 passengers will be affected by strikes this week as cabin staff are set to walk out across key German airports. This week Lufthansa staff will go on strike at Frankfurt and Munich airports on 12 March and 13 March, respectively. Totalling 1,000 flights, Lufthansa ...

WATCH: dnata CEO's verdict on EASA ground handling regulations

WATCH: dnata CEO’s verdict on EASA ground handling regulations

ARGS speaks with dnata CEO Steve Allen to understand how the ground handler will be working with EASA to implement the body's recently proposed regulations for ground handling at EU airports. Welcoming the proposals, Allen says the next step is global standardisation of ground handling operation...

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

Last week, ARGS was invited by dnata to tour its Dubai headquarters and airport facilities. We took this opportunity to find out more about how the ground handler will work with EASA to implement the body's recently proposed ground handling regulations at EU airports. Having welcomed the proposa...

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, has accused the Irish transport minister of failing to "take any action to advance the goals" of the government's National Aviation Policy. The airline boss called on Eamon Ryan, who has served as transport minister since June 2020, to "resign and let someone compete...

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 ...

INTERVIEW: Loganair's Andy Smith on commercial aviation's route to decarbonisation

INTERVIEW: Loganair’s Andy Smith on commercial aviation’s route to decarbonisation

William Hallowell sits down Andy Smith, head of sustainability strategy at Loganair, the Scotland-based regional airline, to discuss the future of sustainable commercial air travel. Looking at the UK's SAF industry, Loganair's Andy Smith provides a fascinating industry insight into the challenges...

Ryanair signs 5-year deal with Enilive for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel

Ryanair signs 5-year deal for access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF

Ryanair has signed a Letter of Intent with Enilive for the long-term supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at selected airports across Italy between 2025 and 2030. The agreement will give the budget airline access to up to 100,000 tonnes of SAF - which it said is the equivalent of 20,000 flig...

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata has welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's recent proposal to regulate ground handling across all EU airports. Upon implementation, EASA’s regulation will establish a more standardised environment, which will help enhance safety, operational delivery, cybersecurity and cons...

Storm Isha forces Manchester-Dublin Ryanair flight to divert to Paris

Storm Isha forces Manchester-Dublin Ryanair flight to divert to Paris

A Ryanair flight that took off from Manchester on Sunday was diverted from Dublin to Paris as Storm Isha hit the UK over the weekend. It came after the Met Office, the UK's national weather service, issued an amber warning of gusts hitting 60-70mph inland, and 70-80mph on the coasts, on Sunday ev...

Ground handlers welcome EASA's proposed regulations

Ground handlers welcome EASA’s proposed regulations

This week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced regulatory proposals for ground handling operations at EU airports - a move that ground handlers have praised with "excitement". For some time ground handlers and service providers have called on EASA to introduce regulations i...

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