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Clark International to introduce Collins Aerospace suite

The implemented solutions are set to help streamline passenger processing, whilst supporting social distancing measures and contactless services

TUI expands services from Bristol

The airline is expected to increase flights to holiday spots in Greece and Turkey, as well as restoring its previously popular Egypt route

Schiphol sees increased freight operations during first half of 2021

The surge comes as the airport strides towards a fresh strategy with a greater focus on cargo flights

BIAL partners with IBM for IT upgrade at Kempegowda International

Using a hybrid cloud solution, the technology firm plans to help automate technology processes and reduce costs at the airport

Belfast City begins digital transformation

The Northern Irish hub has completed the first phase in its new development, implementing voice search technology and a new customer service tool

IATA warns governments on high cost of testing for travellers

The organisation believes that restarting affordable travel is essential to supporting the 46 million jobs within the tourism industry that rely on aviation

SSP expands airport lounge portfolio in Malaysia

Two hubs in the region are set to be taken over by the company, working alongside MAHB

Aviator extends ground handling agreement with FedEx

Both companies have been in a successful partnership for more than 20 years, providing services at hubs such as Malmo and Arlanda

London Southend to implement community noise forum

The new committee is set to discuss any concerns the local community may have to maintain trust and transparency

Malaysia Airports and partners to conduct vertiport feasibility study

The collaboration will form part of a five-year plan for airport regeneration at Subang Airport

Air Canada expands international schedule

The airline is taking advantage of easing restrictions across its network

JetBlue and American Airlines partnership sees winter schedule boost

The two carriers have partnered to provide mutual access for their customers across each airline’s route networks

Virgin reopens New York Clubhouse

The airline also announced a new partnership with Plaza Premium Group to develop lounges at key hubs

ACI releases new tool to assist airports with capacity planning

The new application is set to assess factors such as queue length and social distancing to optimise operations

Finnair IATA Travel Pass trials underway

The platform is currently being tested on flights between London and Finland, with hopes the received feedback will improve the app’s performance

EasyJet signs lease with FBB for new hangar at BER

The facility is set to provide maintenance operations for the entire fleet at the German hub, with plans to begin construction later this year

Brisbane Airport records lowest passenger number in 26 years

Latest figures indicate a record 56% decline in passenger numbers compared to last year – the lowest in over a quarter of a century

Automated vehicle to launch at Swissport’s Frankfurt facility

The AGV is expected to improve the safety of transportation processes by using data-based controls to regulate operations

Lisbon Airport resumes service after strikes

While luggage handlers have since returned to work, the union plans to hold further strikes on July 29 and August 2 to protest against staff shortages and lack of pay

Southampton Airport celebrates new routes

Both Eastern Airways and BA CityFlyer have introduced flights from the southern coast

Ryanair adds three destinations from Belfast

The airline’s new services have completed its portfolio of routes from the hub

UK Government responds to London airports night noise consultation

The announced measures will be in force before a new permanent noise policy is introduced beyond 2025

Positives for Southend Airport despite two million passenger deficit

Annual report reveals 93% drop in travellers, but thriving cargo operation and heavy investment point to bright future

Etihad Airways inaugurates Vienna-Abu Dhabi route

The new service took off yesterday, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Doha overtakes Dubai to become Middle East’s busiest airport

Multiple factors have been said to have influenced the takeover, including the relaxation of a four-year blockade and the continuation of services throughout the pandemic

American Airlines commits to “science-based targets” to reduce emissions

The airline has also signed up to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign and Race to Zero

Bristol Airport lands Air Seychelles charter connection

The airline will initiate the route in 2022 to coincide with the Easter and May bank holidays

Swiss flies on sustainable aviation fuel

The fuel has been in use in the country since July 1 thanks to new customs provisions

Haneda Airport introduces biometric technology

The project, carried out by Collins Aerospace, aims to promote contactless solutions whilst streamlining passenger processing

Wizz Air postpones opening of new Cardiff base

The airline believes the current Covid-19 regulations are too uncertain and instead plans to begin operations from the hub next summer