Eurocontrol chief warns of millions of grounded passengers by 2040 | News Eamonn Brennan was speaking at the ACI General Assembly in Brussels The director general of Eurocontrol has addressed the capacity challenges faced by European aviation in 2018 and in the future, arguing capacity constrains could see passengers grounded in the near future. Speaking at the ACI General Assembly...
ACI World encourages government openness toward airport privatisation | News Airports Council International World has launched a new policy brief on airport privatisation and funding at a time when critical investment decisions are being taken by airports around the world. The brief, entitled Creating Fertile Grounds for Private Investment in Airports, was jointly produced with global consultancy InterVistas and was...
Heathrow expansion likely to face judicial review | News DAC Beachcroft, legal advisers to the consortium proposing an extended runway at Heathrow Airport, have written to secretary of state for transport, Chris Grayling, highlighting what it calls serious errors by his department in the Airports National Policy Statement. The group behind the move, Heathrow Hub, has also indicated it will...
Azamara Journey completes global journey in Greenwich | News Azamara Club Cruises’ 690-passenger cruise liner, Azamara Journey, sailed through the Thames Barrier earlier, marking the end of its 102-day World Journey. The 21,619-mile voyage began in Sydney on March 7th and ended in Greenwich, London after visiting 28 countries and encountering 60 individual destinations. A total of 53 guests sailed...
Grand Central tops satisfaction ratings in UK rail | News Grand Central has taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users. Transport Focus today released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey for spring 2018. Grand Central was ranked top for overall satisfaction, and best value long distance train operator for the sixth...
Airbus A330neo enters final phase of testing | News The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations. As a final step in the aircraft certification phase, these function and reliability tests will include ETOPS missions, landing at diversion airports and testing airport handling services. After a fly past...
SunExpress to launch four new Turkey connections from Luton Airport | News SunExpress has launched its first flight to Antalya from London Luton Airport. Antalya is the first of four brand new destinations which the airline is launching this month, with Bodrum, Ankara and Gaziantep also set to enjoy new connections. SunExpress also continues to offer twice weekly flights to Izmir,...
Wizz Air expands winter offering from Luton Airport | News Wizz Air has launched four new winter routes from its London Luton base. The new services are to the Israeli seaside resort of Eilat (Ovda), the gateway to the French Alps in Grenoble, Verona in Italy and Tromsø in Norway, famous as one of the best spots for viewing the...
LOT Polish Airlines to launch London City-Warsaw connection in January | News LOT Polish Airlines has today announced the 100th connection in its network. As of January, the Polish carrier will fly directly from Warsaw (WAW) to London City (LCY) up to twice a day. For this special route to London City, LOT will acquire four brand-new Embraer 190...
Airbus opens fourth A320 production line in Hamburg, Germany | News Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019. Frank Horch, Hamburg senator of economy,...
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