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. […]

Airline Focus

BA Urges Government to act on Airport Capacity

November 11, 2011 0

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has called on the Government to address urgently the lack of new hub airport capacity in the Southeast of England. Responding to the Government’s “Developing a sustainable framework for UK aviation” consultation, […]

Airports

No New UK Runways Until 2050?

November 11, 2011 0

A NEW report published by the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has set out several options for reducing the carbon footprint of aviation, one of which is to delay building any new runways until […]