Contracts

Dnata Acquires UK Handling Operations

January 6, 2010 0

ON DECEMBER 3, the international airport services provider Dnata announced it will acquire two of the UK’s leading ground handling operations.  The first is Plane Handling Ltd, which is currently part of the Go-Ahead Group […]

Airports

Avinor Domestic traffic up by 5.6%

January 6, 2010 0

ALMOST 3.2 MILLION passengers travelled through Avinor’s airports in November 2009, up 3.5% compared to the same month last year.  Domestic traffic was +5.6%, while international traffic fell by 1.1%.  Avinor’s largest airport, Oslo Gardermoen, […]

Airports

Dusseldorf Boosts Rail Connections

January 6, 2010 0

DUSSELDORF INTERNATIONAL Airport has announced that the new timetables from the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr and the Deutsche Bahn railway systems mean that the airport is now served by 368 daily train services.  Introduced on December 13, […]

Airports

Schiphol For Vanderlande and IBM

January 6, 2010 0

ON DECEMBER 7, 2009, Vanderlande Industries and IBM signed a contract for a new baggage handling system at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.  The new baggage handling system, known as The Backbone, is part of the airport’s […]

Airline Focus

AOA Report: Aviation Key To UK Economy

January 6, 2010 0

THE UK’S Airport Operators Association (AOA) has published a report setting out the economic benefits that aviation brings to the UK economy.  The document, ‘The Contribution of Aviation to the UK Economy’, shows that the […]

Airline Focus

Etihad Introduces Green Cleaning

January 6, 2010 0

ABU DHABI’S national carrier Etihad Airways has decided to introduce the Permagard exterior cleaning programme to its entire aircraft fleet.  The process cleans and completely seals the aircraft’s exterior with a fine polymer layer, which […]

Airline Focus

Flyglobespan Fails

January 6, 2010 0

SCOTTISH TOUR operator Globespan Group and its in-house airline Flyglobespan suspended operations in December 2009 and entered administration. The company had been in negotiations to secure a major financial injection, but licensing issues meant that […]

Airline Focus

Singha Beer Baron Grounds PB Air

January 6, 2010 0

BOON RAWD Brewery baron Piya Bhirom Bhakdi, who founded PB Air in 1990, has decided to close down the carrier following his attempts to find a foreign buyer, failed.  It is believed that Mr Piya […]

Airports

GIP Outlines Gatwick Plans

January 6, 2010 0

THE NEW owners of Gatwick Airport, Global Infrastructure Partners, have promised to kick-start a new era of competition between London’s airports and pledged more efficient operations and a better passenger experience following completion of its […]

Airports

New SWIFT Terminal At CPH

January 6, 2010 0

CONSTRUCTION WORK has begun on a new passenger building at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport, dedicated to low-cost operators.  The facility was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, the company that also designed Terminals 2 and 3, and […]