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IATA Travel Pass now accepts UK and EU Covid documents

The association is urging the WHO to implement a global digital vaccine standard to help with the verification process

Ryanair and Wizz Air expand Swedish operations

The low cost carriers are expected to introduce further services to their winter schedules

London Luton opens new flight training facility

The new site is set to train Wizz Air pilots based at the UK hub, as well as those working from other European destinations

Qantas Group to require employee vaccinations

Australian airline Qantas has announced that all cabin crew, pilots and airport workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 15

Menzies strengthens Central American presence

Ground handling specialist Menzies has announced plans to acquire 51% of Interexpresso Costa Rica Corporation, an aviation service provider operating in Central America

IATA pushes for repatriation of blocked funds

Aviation body IATA has urged governments around the world to abide by agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to release $963m in blocked funds

Flughafen Wien Group hits pandemic passenger high

Airport operator Flughafen Wien Group has reported a substantial rise in passenger volumes at all three of its hubs last month, following a difficult six months

Virgin announces Direct Air Capture collaboration

Virgin Atlantic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with de-carbonisation specialist Storegga as part of a bid to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Seychelles Airport announces plans to scrap paper arrival forms

The project will eliminate manual data entry errors, reduce the risk of COVID transmission with fewer interactions and improve efficiency

Emirates signs codeshare agreement with Azul

The partnership will see customers connecting onto each airlines’ networks via Sao Paulo

Teesside Airport announces pilot programme to test hydrogen vehicles

The project will see the airport have commercial and support vehicles fitted with 100% hydrogen zero emissions engines

Manchester Airport voices concern about UK travel system

Bosses at the facility say the system is holding back recovery despite a recent increase in traffic for July

BER opens new food outlet

The new store allows passengers to dine on the terrace overlooking the main entrance, with a selection of breakfast and lunch options

UK at risk of falling behind EU in its recovery, says Gatwick

The London hub is calling on the UK government to simplify the current travel restrictions and build upon the vaccination programme

EasyJet and Bristol Airport join forces to tackle sustainability ambitions   

The partnership will involve a series of trials geared towards achieving net-zero operations at the site and reducing the airline’s overall carbon footprint

Etihad Cargo sees increased volumes

The operation has seen a 20% increase in tonnage compared to the same period in 2019

Air France unveils redesigned lounge at Montreal

The facility was opened in partnership with Plaza Premium Group and is available to customers of both firms

Frontier announces non-stop Miami service

The new route comes as the low-cost airline announced a further 14 nonstop routes across North America and the Caribbean

Dräger’s AirBoss makes UK debut

George Best Belfast City Airport has become the first in the UK to choose Dräger’s newly-launched AirBoss self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for its 34-strong emergency service crew

Delayed JFK T6 gets go-ahead

The Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a public private-partnership agreement with JFK Millennium Partners to build Terminal 6 at JFK International Airport

Louisville unveils new airport operations centre

The $18.5m space will serve as the airport’s nerve centre and communications hub around the clock

Further expansion for Virgin’s Caribbean services

Montego Bay and St Lucia are the latest destinations to be announced by the Crawley-based carrier in recent days

CPH releases 2021 six-month report

The airport has experienced significant job and financial losses throughout the first half of this year, with plans to keep its place as a central hub in Northern Europe

Hamburg Airport voted best regional hub in Europe

This is the sixth consecutive year that the German base has been granted this recognition by Skytrax

DXB prepares for surge is passenger traffic

The sudden increase could be due to the easing of international travel restrictions, making it easier for people from Asia and Africa to enter the UAE

Heathrow feels effects of eased travel restrictions

The London hub saw its highest intake of passengers last month since March 2020, however it says there is still a long way to go

ACI publishes half year passenger figures

Data from January-June reveals severe losses for airports across the EU, with the preliminary July numbers increasing momentum

Hamad tops global ranking at annual Skytrax awards

The result sees Singapore’s Changi lose its crown after holding the title for eight consecutive years

Ryanair to cease operations at London Southend

The airline has been flying from the facility since April 2019 but blamed COVID-19 for its withdrawal

Bristol Airport launches decarbonisation fund

The programme is set to support future research surrounding net zero initiatives conducted by local organisations