Austrian Privatisation

November 20, 2008 0

The Austrian Government is expected to announce the planned timetable for the privatisation of national carrier Austrian Airlines by the end of December. Sources close to the company say that only Lufthansa remains as a […]


Snowman International Opens

November 18, 2008 0

Civilian passengers using the predominantly military Bardufoss Airport, some 345 miles (555km) north of the Arctic Circle, can now look forward to landing at Snowman International Airport. The new marketing title for the facility, in […]


World’s Second-Highest Airport Opens

November 13, 2008 0

A new airport, claimed to be the second highest in the world, is now operational at Kangding, China. Opened in October, it is located at an altitude of 14,042ft (4,280m) above sea level. “A trip […]


Sukhumi Investment

November 7, 2008 0

The recently-established independent Russian state of Abkhazia plans to invest significant funds in the aviation business as it seeks to become an alternative gateway to the 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi. The former Georgian […]


Abu Dhabi Opens New Runway

November 5, 2008 0

The first aircraft has taken off from the new $272 million runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport as the facility prepares to expand its capacity to an estimated 20 million passengers by 2012. The inaugural […]


Coventry Loses Flights

November 4, 2008 0

Coventry Airport faces an uncertain future after a High Court judge rejected its appeal against the Government’s decision to block the proposed construction of a new passenger terminal. Airport bosses are now studying the report […]


Russian Airways Set for November Launch

October 27, 2008 0

A major new Russian grouping, formed via a merger of some of the partners of the now defunct AirUnion alliance and various state-controlled ventures, is due to be established on November 11. Tentatively dubbed Russian […]


Qantas A380 Enters Service

October 23, 2008 0

Amid much pomp and ceremony, as befits such a momentous event, the first of 20 Airbus A380s was delivered to Australian national carrier Qantas on September 21. After a period of training for both flight […]


Paris and Amsterdam Seal Alliance

October 22, 2008 0

Paris airports operator Aeroports de Paris (AdP) says it has agreed an alliance with the Schiphol Group that will allow their airports to boost competitiveness. The Paris and Amsterdam airports are already linked through their […]


Philippine Growth

October 21, 2008 0

Expansion of the terminal at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in the Philippines (formerly Clark AFB) is now complete with the structure fully able to deal with two million passengers a year. Floor area has […]