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DHL orders 12 electric aircraft from Eviation

While delivery is not expected until 2024, the type will perform its maiden flight later this year

Belfast City introduces new Glasgow service

The new route, operated by British Airways, began today making it the airline’s sixth destination from the Northern Irish hub

SriLankan Airlines restores Domodedovo-Colombo service

The hub is the only facility is Moscow that offers travel to Sri Lanka’s commercial capital

ACI updates airport recovery guidance

Advice regarding digital health passes and vaccinations has also been expanded to aid the return of regular operations

Wizz Air’s July figures reveal increase in demand

The airline’s traffic and emissions statistics for last month reflect positive signs following the easing of travel restrictions

Air Canada resumes flights to San Diego

The restart comes after the airline suspended services in March 2020 due to Covid

Frankfurt Airport to open new visitor centre

The attraction will feature various interactive and immersive exhibits including a virtual-reality ride through the airport’s baggage handling system

Emirates sees surge in ‘home check-in' service at Dubai

The airline is providing the service to passengers to and from its Dubai hub

Loganair launches Edinburgh-Cardiff link

The new service has been re-instated after the collapse of Flybe last year, enhancing connectivity between Scotland and Wales

Perth Airport adds new service animal relief areas

The gateway hopes that these will provide passengers with a more private and fit for purpose facility

Schiphol introduces mobile food ordering app

After a successful trial of the new service, customers can access the platform through the airport’s website or via a QR code

Heathrow partners with travel industry to reunite Brits

It follows the further easing of Government travel restrictions for UK citizens, who no longer need to quarantine on their return if they are fully vaccinated and travelling from certain destinations

British Airways announces reopening of flagship JFK lounge

The reopening comes as the UK Government relaxes rules for US and EU travellers, allowing them to be exempt from quarantine if they are fully vaccinated

Aer Lingus resumes Bristol-Dublin connection

The reinstated service began yesterday, with fully vaccinated passengers able to enter Ireland without the need for testing or isolation

IATA reveals June’s “disappointing” air traffic figures

Asia-Pacific has been the worst hit, experiencing 94.6% drop compared to June 2019, with Europe suffering similar losses

Phoenix Sky Harbor receives ACI accreditation

The airport was assessed on its cleanliness and general approach to health and safety

KLM celebrates 75 years of operations from Glasgow

First flying to Amsterdam in 1946, the carrier now operates 18 flights per week from the Scottish hub

Quito gains new regional air link

Flights between Ecuador’s capital and the Galapagos Islands are set to run twice weekly

Finnair set to offer rapid testing at Helsinki Airport

Results will be delivered to passengers two hours after taking the test

Etihad expands IATA Travel Pass use on more flights for Abu Dhabi

Passengers flying with the airline are now able to make use of the platform when flying to selected destinations in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia

Aegean Airlines moves to Manchester’s new Terminal 2

The carrier is the ninth to transfer its operations to the site, with more set to be added in the coming months

Loganair Isle of Man-Heathrow service cancelled

The carrier is due to halt the Isle of Man to London Heathrow link from August 11

Heathrow vaccine verification trial success

The study’s results suggest that the current ‘amber’ policy could be expanded to those immunised in the US and EU

Heathrow lands £2.9bn loss due to continuing restrictions

The airport continues to call for an extension on monetary support due to demand remaining low

Mont-Tremblant Airport receives government funding

The financial aid is set to help the hub provide regional connectivity and to maintain job safety

East Midlands experiences summer destinations boost

Locations such as Spain and Portugal are expected to be the most popular as demand continues to rise

Luton Airport receives CAA Covid safety certification

The hub has announced that its current measures, including face masks and stringent cleaning routines, will stay in place despite the easing of restrictions

SSP expands operations in Australia

The company has won a contract to provide hospitality facilities at Gold Coast Airport, the second hub to partner with the firm in Queensland

European Commission’s 50% winter slot threshold splits industry

The decision has been welcomed by ACI Europe but heavily criticised by IATA, who feel the move is “out of touch with reality”

Berlin Brandenburg exceeds 50,000 passengers mark

Demand for air travel is slowly increasing as the airport implements new destinations from the hub