Airports

UK CAA Given New Powers

December 12, 2011 0

THE UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will gain new powers to impose financial penalties on under-performing airports, under new airports legislation from the British Government’s Department for Transport (DfT). The Government’s Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, […]

Airports

British Government Funds Airport Link Roads

December 12, 2011 0

IN HIS Autumn Statement, delivered to the UK’s House of Commons on November 29, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that the British Government is to fund two major airport road link improvements. It […]

Airports

EC Airport Package

December 12, 2011 0

ON DECEMBER 1, the European Commission announced its Airport Package (AP) – a comprehensive review of European airport policy including new regulatory initiatives on airport slots, aviation noise and ground handling. Reacting to the announcement, […]

Legislation

European States Agree Security Strategy

December 12, 2011 0

AT A meeting in Moscow from November 21 to 22, European Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) committed to a wide-ranging strategy aimed at significantly improving aviation security at national and regional […]

Airline Focus

APD Further Increase

November 29, 2011 0

The UK Chancellor George Osborne announced today (November 29) in his Autumn Statement that Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax will increase to double the rate of inflation from April 1, 2012. APD has been in […]

Legislation

EU Bans X-ray Body Scanners

November 18, 2011 0

  A new European Union ruling has banned any further deployment of airport X-ray body scanning machines while tests to establish any potential health risks are undertaken.  The ruling comes into force with immediate effect, […]

Airline Focus

Flybe Pushes For Tax Reform

November 11, 2011 0

UK REGIONAL carrier Flybe has called on the UK Government to reform the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) – under current rules, passengers flying domestically and regionally pay twice as much duty as those travelling […]

Airports

São Paulo Work Halted

November 11, 2011 0

A FEDERAL Court Judge in Brazil has ordered work on São Paulo Guarulhos Airport’s new terminal to be stopped.  He said that the state airport authority Infraero had not followed the correct procedures when it […]

Airports

BAA to sell Edinburgh Airport

November 11, 2011 0

AIRPORT OPERATOR BAA has announced that following the UK Competition Commission’s decision requiring BAA to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, it has decided to sell Edinburgh. BAA says that it is now commencing preparations […]

Airports

Agreement between Chongqing and Liege Airports

November 11, 2011 0

ON OCTOBER 25, 2011, Liege Airport, Belgium and the Chongqing Airport Group, China, announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to encourage cooperation and strengthen the exchanges between the two airports. […]