Air Traffic Control

Manchester Airport’s New Control Tower is Complete

June 26, 2013 0

Manchester Airport has announced its new £20 million (US$30.7m) air traffic control tower is now complete and will be operational: “later this week.”  The official opening ceremony took place on June 25, the 75th anniversary […]


SAS Selects Eight A350 XWBs and Four A330s

June 25, 2013 0

Scandinavian carrier SAS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A350 XWBs and four A330s, as part of its strategy to modernise its fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft.  The agreement was signed in […]

Airline Focus

Delta Air Lines Acquires 49% Stake in Virgin Atlantic

June 24, 2013 0

  Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have detailed a codeshare agreement across 108 routes, connecting passengers to 66 destinations across North America and the UK.  The announcement coincides with Delta acquiring a 49% […]


Hudson Group Debuts 19 Airport Stores at LAX’s TBIT

June 21, 2013 0

This week’s preview gala showcasing Los Angeles International Airport’s new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) a featured a lineup of retail brands from a joint venture headed by travel retailer Hudson Group. Last year Westfield […]


And Finally…Wellington Saves Albatross

June 21, 2013 0

At commencement of the first light inspection of the runway after an overnight storm on June 20/21, members of Wellington’s Airport Operations and Fire Service teams discovered an adult Albatross bird in distress on the […]


Gatwick Welcomes First Dreamliner

June 21, 2013 0

London Gatwick welcomed a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the airport for the first time on June 21, ahead of scheduled services to Cancun and Phuket later in the year. The one-off Thomson service to Menorca […]