Three New Runways in a Day

November 28, 2008 0

Three new runways were opened at major US commercial airports on November 20. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters flew across the country to open each one in turn. She began with Runway 01L/19R at Washington/Dulles […]


Airways Tower at Christchurch

November 27, 2008 0

The new air traffic control tower – known as Airways Tower – has begun to take shape at Christchurch International Airport. The first pre-cast structures were recently lowered into place, and the tower, built by […]


New Operator For Changi

November 21, 2008 0

The Singapore Government-controlled investment company Temasek is to acquire Changi International Airport and its operating businesses. The airport’s current regulator, owner and manager, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be replaced by an […]


Austrian Privatisation

November 20, 2008 0

The Austrian Government is expected to announce the planned timetable for the privatisation of national carrier Austrian Airlines by the end of December. Sources close to the company say that only Lufthansa remains as a […]


Snowman International Opens

November 18, 2008 0

Civilian passengers using the predominantly military Bardufoss Airport, some 345 miles (555km) north of the Arctic Circle, can now look forward to landing at Snowman International Airport. The new marketing title for the facility, in […]


World’s Second-Highest Airport Opens

November 13, 2008 0

A new airport, claimed to be the second highest in the world, is now operational at Kangding, China. Opened in October, it is located at an altitude of 14,042ft (4,280m) above sea level. “A trip […]


Sukhumi Investment

November 7, 2008 0

The recently-established independent Russian state of Abkhazia plans to invest significant funds in the aviation business as it seeks to become an alternative gateway to the 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi. The former Georgian […]


Abu Dhabi Opens New Runway

November 5, 2008 0

The first aircraft has taken off from the new $272 million runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport as the facility prepares to expand its capacity to an estimated 20 million passengers by 2012. The inaugural […]


Coventry Loses Flights

November 4, 2008 0

Coventry Airport faces an uncertain future after a High Court judge rejected its appeal against the Government’s decision to block the proposed construction of a new passenger terminal. Airport bosses are now studying the report […]