Airline Focus

Mesa Files For Bankruptcy

February 11, 2010 0

THE PHOENIX-based Mesa Air Group (MAG) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court in New York, saying the process is needed for it to become a “leaner” entity able to compete […]

Airline Focus

Accidents Down In 2009 But Fatalities Up

February 11, 2010 0

ACCORDING TO UK-based consultancy and information services provider Ascend, 2009 was “the safest year ever” for airline operations in terms of the rate of fatal accidents, although the number of passengers and crew killed increased […]

Airports

Nagqu To Become the World’s Highest Airport

February 11, 2010 0

CHINA IS to build the world’s highest airport at Nagqu, Tibet, at an altitude of 14,500ft (4,436m) above sea level.  The construction, which is due to start in 2011 and will take three years to […]

Airports

Compulsory Scan Rules Introduced

February 11, 2010 0

NEW RULES introduced in the UK mean that selected passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports will have to go through full body scanners before boarding their flights.  Those who are selected for a scan but […]

Airports

Haiti Airport Lifeline

February 11, 2010 0

TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, found itself thrust into the limelight recently following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on January 12.  The huge magnitude 7 quake left the city in ruins […]

Airports

New Luanda International Terminal Operational

February 11, 2010 0

THE NEW passenger terminal at Luanda’s 4 de Fevereiro International Airport in Angola began operations on January 5, 2010. The work to expand and modernise the airport has increased the number of boarding areas, counters […]

Airports

Pulkovo Airport Completes Runway Work

February 11, 2010 0

THE MAIN runway at Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg, Russia, was re-opened on December 18, 2009, following renovation work.  The 12,335ft (3,760m) long strip, originally laid in 1980, has been undergoing an extensive upgrade, with […]

Airports

Mixed Fortunes At Moscow's Main Airports

February 11, 2010 0

DOMODEDOVO AIRPORT remains the main hub for traffic in the Russian capital, Moscow, despite reporting a notable decline in passenger numbers during the past year.  For the full 2009 calendar year, Domodedovo handled 18.6 million […]

Airports

Durham Developments

February 11, 2010 0

DURHAM TEES Valley Airport is to develop a twin terminal concept that will divide the building into a ‘premium’ area targeted at scheduled services and business travellers, and a ‘holiday’ area for charter and ‘low […]

Airline Focus

Flybe Brings Hope For Humberside Airport

February 11, 2010 0

UK REGIONAL carrier Flybe is to launch a weekly link to Malaga from Humberside Airport this summer, a major boost for the Lincolnshire airport.  The facility has witnessed a decline in scheduled and charter traffic […]