Airline Focus

Spanish Flight Disruption Continues

March 29, 2012 0

Continuing Industrial action in Spain has led to the cancellation of many flights today (Thursday March 28th). For up-to-date information about the flights that are affected see: http://www.iberia.com/OneToOne/v3/cargarDetalleEmergencias.doIdEmergencyDetail=540168673&tabId=3

Airline Focus

Auckland Supports ANZ’s China Market Move

March 29, 2012 0

Auckland Airport has announced its support for Air New Zealand’s move to consolidate its China air-service network and shift its Beijing services onto the Shanghai route. Glenn Wedlock, Auckland Airport’s General Manager Aeronautical Commercial said, […]

Airports

RapidFIDS for Victoria International Airport

March 29, 2012 0

Operational business solutions and integrated information systems provider Intersystems has won a contract for its RapidFIDS Flight Information Display Solution at Victoria International Airport in Canada. The product was installed last December and included an […]

Airline Focus

Strike Disrupts German Airports

March 27, 2012 0

Industrial action by ground handling staff has led to hundreds of flights being cancelled at German airports on Tuesday. Figures from Lufthansa show that over 400 services have been axed, the majority of which were […]

Air Traffic Control

Manchester’s Airport Control Tower Shoots Up

March 27, 2012 0

The 197ft (60m)-tall shaft of Manchester Airport’s new air traffic control (ATC) tower has been completed, just nine days after construction began. A team from principal contractor Morgan Sindall poured concrete continuously for 222 hours […]

Airline Focus

Runway De-icer Causes Smoke

March 27, 2012 0

The Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland (AAIU) has released its investigation report regarding the December 2010 incident involving a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Kerry Airport, Ireland.  Runway de-icer was blamed for smoke inside the aircraft’s […]

Airline Focus

Industrial Action Continues at Iberia

March 27, 2012 0

IBERIA IS facing further disruption after the Spanish airline pilots union SEPLA announced another 24 days of industrial action in protest over the launch of the carrier’s new short- and medium-haul subsidiary, Iberia Express.  The […]

Airline Focus

Etihad Signs MoU with China Eastern

March 27, 2012 0

UAE carrier Etihad Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Eastern Airlines. The agreement was signed by Etihad’s President and CEO James Hogan and China Eastern’s Chairman Liu Shaoyong at a meeting […]

Airline Focus

UK APD Rises Again

March 27, 2012 0

THE UK’S controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) has come under renewed criticism after the announcement of a 10% increase from April 1.  Several of the UK’s largest carriers, including British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Virgin […]

Airports

Phoenix Leads US Top Ten Growth

March 26, 2012 0

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport achieved the greatest percentage increase among the US’ ten busiest airports in 2011 according to an ACI annual traffic report.  Up 5.2% over 2010, Sky Harbor continued to show remarkable […]