Monthly Archives: September 2016

China Airlines Becomes new Operator of the Airbus A350 XWB

China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the twin engine widebody airliner. CAL’s A350-900 is configured … More ››

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board Approves Full Acquisition of Brussels Airlines

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the exercising of a call option to acquire the remaining 55% of shares in SN Airholding, … More ››

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IATA: Collaboration Needed to Stem Unruly Passenger Incidents

On September 28, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents on board aircraft increased in 2015. Some … More ››

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Birmingham Airport Makes £100 Million Infrastructure Improvements

Birmingham Airport, UK, has announced that it is investing £100m on improvements to its facilities and infrastructure, including hold-baggage screening, self-service check-in, surface access, additional … More ››

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New Transit Rules Make Visiting Qatar Easier

Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior have announced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a … More ››

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ACI Meets TSA to Discuss Landside Security and UN Resolution

The boards of ACI Europe and ACI-NA met with US TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger in Montreal over the weekend – in the run-up to the … More ››

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Avinor Wins Torp Sandefjord Airport ATC Contract

The Norwegian air navigation service provider Avinor has been awarded a five year contract to supply ATC tower services for Torp Sandefjord Airport (IATA:TRF). Gisle … More ››

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Canberra Goes International

Canberra is now an international destination, following the arrival of Singapore Airlines’ inaugural flight SQ291 from Changi on September 21. This four-times per week service … More ››

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New Code of Practice for UK Airport Shops

The UK’s Airport Operators Association (AOA) and the UK Travel Retail Forum (UKTRF) have launched a Code of Practice (CoP) for Airport Retailers to ensure … More ››

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Changi ‘Passengers’ Arrested After Allegedly Trying to buy iPhones Without Flying

On September 16 two Singaporean nationals were arrested at Changi Airport after they allegedly tried to buy iPhone 7s from an airside shop without subsequently … More ››

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