July 6, 2021| 62 0

Zagreb Airport recovery accelerates with new airlines and routes

Following months of stagnation and declining passenger figures, Zagreb Airport is seeing its traffic pick up this month with a number of airlines increasing frequencies and capacity. “In the summer months, growth is expected to accelerate, culminating with the opening of Ryanair’s base and the launch of most of its planned new routes from Zagreb fo …

July 6, 2021| 89 0

Virgin Atlantic leads reopening of Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has confirmed it will return to two-runway operations from this week ahead of a predicted uptick in travel. England is expected to take the final step out of lockdown on July 19th. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, is also expected to offer more detail on the reopening of travel today. In response, the busiest airport in the UK will also …

May 19, 2021| 81 0

Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway: Everything You Need To Know

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport continues to eye the third runway. The airport says construction on a third runway could start as early as 2022, with planes operating on the runway by late 2025. But a significant roadblock remains – the Australian Government is yet to give the third runway the green light. Fast growth at Melbourne Airport drives the …

May 18, 2021| 73 0

Budapest Airport’s Eurowings reconnection wins Route of the Week

Budapest Airport reopened connections with one of Germany’s largest cities on 17 May 2021, welcoming the return of Eurowings’ link to Stuttgart. Initially operating a twice-weekly service in May (Mondays and Fridays), the German low-cost carrier has already confirmed the 756km sector will see a frequency increase to four-times weekly in June, addin …

April 1, 2021| 108 0

India’s DGCA Increases Air Security Fee Charged To All Passengers

India’s aviation regulator, the DGCA, has increased the Air Security Fee (ASF) on all domestic and international flights from today. The decision comes as Indian aviation reels from the pandemic and the airports look to cover losses. The domestic ASF will go up by ₹40 ($0.55) per ticket to ₹200. Hiked For the second time in six months, the government …

March 24, 2021| 123 0

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Suffers Tire Damage Departing Doha

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 returned to Doha on Wednesday after suffering tire damage on departure. The plane had flown over 2,000 kilometers when the pilots made the decision to head back. The aircraft landed safely around five and a half hours after departing. Pilots suspect burst tire or a bird strike Simon Hradecky first reported the incident …

March 20, 2021| 88 0

United Airlines Ferries Grounded Boeing 777s To The Desert

It was on February 21st that the FAA said it would be issuing an Emergency Airworthiness Directive to inspect all Boeing 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The actual directive came days later. Accompanying this was the grounding of the affected jets by most of its operators. This, of course, followed an engine failure which saw pa …

March 20, 2021| 61 0

REVIVED AUCKLAND–HOBART WILL BEGIN WHEN TRANS-TASMAN BUBBLE OPENS

Air New Zealand will operate flights between Auckland and Hobart for the first time in a generation as soon as a two-way trans-Tasman bubble starts.  The announcement was made amid speculation quarantine-free travel between the two countries could surprisingly restart in as little as three weeks.  It comes after Australian Prime Minister Scott M …

March 17, 2021| 76 0

Philippine Regulator Limits Manila Passenger Arrivals

The Philippines Government is temporarily limiting the number of international inbound arriving passengers at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 1,500 per day. The daily passenger cap will begin tomorrow, March 18, and run through to April 19. The cap will roughly half the number of inbound international passengers Manila’s Airport now …

March 16, 2021| 77 0

Brussels Airport welcomes back Cathay Pacific for pax freighter flights

To increase links with the European vaccine production hub, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced it is adding additional capacity to operate on the Pharma Corridor between the Belgian capital and Hong Kong. The extra cargo flights are planned until June and the schedule will be adapted to market demand and the latest developments. The airline has seen …

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