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UK pilots in new call to government

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has called on the UK Government to facilitate a round table discussion with the Transport Secretary

Airports since 9/11 – what has changed?

The 9/11 terrorist attacks changed aviation forever. Two decades on, five senior industry stakeholders come together to discuss what is better, what is worse and what still needs to be done

Biometric bag drop deployed at Tokyo Haneda

The newly updated systems are set to streamline the passenger experience whilst limiting physical contact and promoting safety measures

British Airways resumes Denver-London route

The service will initially run three days a week onboard a Boeing 777 aircraft

Yamuna International secures development plans for NIA

The operator is expected to implement initiatives in line with its sustainability goals, whilst focussing on connectivity

Emirates resumes flagship A380 flights to Manchester

The resumption of superjumbo services coincides with the 11-year anniversary of the aircraft serving the northwest hub

Oneworld reveals path to net zero emissions by 2050

The group aims to become the first global airline alliance to commit to a common carbon neutrality goal

Bag drop service reopens at Denver

The hub’s transit center resumes free bag drop service

Ryanair reveals London winter schedule

The new connections come as the airline announced it reached a post-pandemic traffic high in August

IATA reports positive global cargo figures

Strong freight demand continues as numbers carry on rising compared to pre-pandemic levels

British Airways begins next phase of lounge reopening

First class facilities at Heathrow and JFK have begun operating today, with plans to introduce a new cocktail menu in the near future

Fraport USA launches new food ordering service

The platform was launched at two North American hubs last month, with more to be added in the near future

AGI opens new off-site facility at Newark

The new warehouse will boost the group’s handling capacity, reduce wait times, and help decongest traffic

Prague Airport to increase passenger checks

The new measures have been introduced as passenger traffic continues to rise

Airport Authority Hong Kong incentivises vaccination after employee mandate

The operator hopes the air ticket draw will provide a vaccination incentive for residents

WestJet to restart Glasgow-Halifax route

The airline plans to reintroduce the service in May next year, with the addition of new flights to Toronto from the Scottish base

Avinor publishes second quarter financial report

The operator has taken losses across its hubs, however it has stated that its future plans should help secure commercial earnings

Plaza Premium Group expands presence in Latin America

The facility becomes the group’s second in South America alongside Rio De Janeiro, with more locations set to be unveiled in the future

Bristol Airport introduced portable charging service

The new scheme allows passengers to charge their phones on the move, with an option to use the devices on flights

General Electric to relocate at Brisbane

The aeroengine maker has committed to relocating to its new warehouse home in mid-2022

Prague Airport appoints new chairman

Jiri Pos hopes to “enhance” the development of the hub whilst focussing on limiting its environmental impact

Virgin Australia proposes employee vaccine mandate

If approved, the airline would follow the country’s flag carrier, Qantas in mandating staff vaccination

Qingdao Jiadong International receives hospitality revamp

The Plaza Premium Group has implemented an array of services at the hub, including VIP lounges, Aerotel and new accommodation

IATA supports EU Digital Covid app as global standard

The organisation believes all European member states should adopt the platform to help facilitate global travel

Istanbul Airport commits to carbon neutral goals

The Turkish hub plans to reach net zero emissions before ACI’s 2050 target, as it continues to develop its sustainability measures

Drone flight trials completed at Cardiff Airport

More than 40 flight trials were conducted in three days to validate a critical piece of drone safety

Loganair to introduce Teesside-Dublin link next summer

This route will run alongside flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, London/Heathrow and Newquay

Philadelphia airports receive rescue plan funding

Grants have are to be awarded to Philadelphia International and Northeast airports

FAA provides $85m in funding to Alaskan Airports

The grants are set to be invested in safety structures and sustainability at the hubs

South African Airways announces its return to the skies

It will be the first time the carrier has flown regular passenger services since September 2020