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Lufthansa Cargo begins renewal of airfreight centre in Frankfurt

The facility is set to be completed in 2028, with plans to provide faster shipment of cargo

Dnata opens cargo complex at Manchester Airport

The £30m investment provides a solution for the handling of temperature sensitive goods, such as the COVID-19 vaccine

Menzies joint venture wins Iraqi ground handling contract

This is the first license to be awarded by the ICAA to a foreign aviation services company

AirBaltic to expand maintenance facility at Riga

Development is set to begin next year, with plans to grow the maintenance service to other international carriers

AGS Airports led consortium to develop delivery drone network

Consisting of 14 organisations, the project hopes to provide urgent medical supplies throughout Scotland

Brussels Airlines awards ground handling contract to Alyzia

The three-year deal provides the carrier with a ramp handling service amongst other operations

‘EU must address state aid to help airports’

That is the view of ACI Europe’s Director General, Olivier Jankovec, who discussed the situation in a detailed video interview with Airports International

Logistics centre begins operations at Munich Airport

The new site provides warehouse space for both the FMG group and external companies

Gulf Air signs MoU with RAK International Airport

The new partnership is set to increase services between Ras Al Khaimah and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Portugal air traffic dropped to 1998 levels in 2020

Around 345,000 flights were recorded in Portuguese airspace between January and December of last year

Holland-Kaye: Airport support scheme “simply not enough”

The boss of Heathrow responds to the announcement of a support plan for the aviation sector

Loganair launches Heathrow services from Teesside

Flights to Aberdeen and Belfast City are also set to begin from February this year

ICAO reveals airports losses totalled $115bn last year

Just 1.8 billion passengers used air travel last year, almost three billion less than 2019

AOA calls for government support after travel corridor closure

The industry is in desperate need of monetary relief to stay afloat, says the industry association

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi begins operations

The airline has recently revealed routes to Athens and Thessaloniki with more to follow in the coming months

VINCI Airports reports 70% passenger traffic drop

Travel restrictions and quarantine periods have not allowed the industry to progress with its recovery

Riga Airport reports 74% drop in passenger numbers

Although passenger traffic steeply declined, the number of cargo flights almost doubled last year

New maintenance hangar opens at Beja

The €30 million complex is projected to create around 150 jobs within its first three years

Blackpool Airport wins consultancy grant

The Airfield Advisory Fund will grant the airport access to five days of professional guidance

Nashville Concourse D awarded LEED silver certification

This project is one out of five in the United States to be given the accreditation

Copenhagen Airport records worst year since 1970

The airport hopes the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine will aid recovery

Brussels Airport partners with SpiceJet to deliver vaccine

Transportation will take place from India to international destinations

New MD appointed at Gloucestershire Airport

Prior to her new role, Karen Taylor was a driving force for establishing funding for airport improvements

Lidar crowd analytics set to make airports safer

The Indoor Lab and Cepton have partnered up to create anonymised crowd perception technology

Loganair announces Isle of Man summer schedule

New routes to Manchester and Birmingham are set to begin in April, as well as seasonal flights to Jersey

Avinor hit with major passenger losses in 2020

The company lost six out of every 10 passengers last year, with Oslo facing the harshest impact

Orlando named busiest US departure airport over Christmas

Almost 900,000 passengers flew from MCO, exceeding previous expectations

COVID testing campaign inaugurated at Frankfurt

Staff from three major cargo handling companies have been tested to increase safety

Rome airports become first to pass Health Measures Audit Programme

Both Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino receive congratulations from ACI

Hamburg Airport faces toughest year in its history

Numbers are down, but introduction of Covid-19 vaccine gives hope that passenger numbers will begin to recover