Aircraft

Lambert is First in US to Use Bio-Friendly De-Icing Fluid

February 28, 2013 0

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is the first in the United States to use a new bio-based de-icing fluid that is more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective for carriers. Airport Terminal Services (ATS), which de-ices around 30% of […]

Airports

New Quito International Airport Opens

February 27, 2013 0

The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport  (MSIA) in Quito, Ecuador, has officially opened following an inauguration by the country’s President, Rafael Correa. The last flight from the old airport (of the same name) departed at […]

Air Traffic Control

Budapest Opens new Air Traffic Control Centre

February 27, 2013 0

The new Hungarian air navigation centre was inaugurated in Budapest on February 27, 2013, bringing the Hungarian air navigation service provider’s complex investment programme to a conclusion.  The high tech centre will further enhance the […]

Airports

Dubai Achieves Monthly Record

February 27, 2013 0

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 5,559,760 passengers in January 2013, setting a new monthly record for the UAE airport and representing a 14.6% increase from the 4,852,139 passengers handled in January last year. Aircraft movements totalled […]

Airports

Terberg DTS Acquires CAT 9

February 27, 2013 0

UK-based Terberg DTS (UK) Ltd, a global supplier of specialist vehicles and support, has acquired CAT 9 Ltd, also from the UK.  CAT 9 is known in both the civilian and military sectors for the […]

Airline Focus

Etihad Buys Jet Airways’ Heathrow Slots

February 27, 2013 0

Etihad Airways has announced the airline has concluded a transaction with Jet Airways to purchase the Indian carrier’s three pairs of Heathrow slots for US$70 million. The purchase is part of a sale and lease […]

Airline Focus

Gulf Air Restructuring “on Track”

February 26, 2013 0

Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has announced that despite a difficult operating environment, the restructuring measures it introduced in December have started yielding results. A company statement says the: ”strategy remains on track to achieve […]

Air Cargo

Abu Dhabi Sees Running Start for 2013

February 26, 2013 0

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has released its January traffic report for the Emirate’s international airport, showing a 19.6% increase in passenger traffic year-on-year. More than 1.3 million travellers passed through the airport last month.  […]

Airports

European Airport Traffic Suffers “Alarming” Decline

February 26, 2013 0

European airport trade body ACI Europe has released its traffic results for 2012, a year marked by a progressive slowdown in passenger traffic and continued recession for freight traffic. The overall passenger traffic at Europe’s […]