Monthly Archives: April 2017

Swissport Oman Starts Muscat Operations

Swissport Oman, a subsidiary of Swissport International, has announced it started its Muscat operations on April 15th, 2017. Its launch customers are flydubai and Air … More ››

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Prague Airport Enhances Checked Bag Explosives Checks

Prague Airport (IATA: PRG) has announced it is to introduce swab checks for trace elements of explosives inside hold baggage. As a result, from May … More ››

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Manchester Opens 1903 Lounge

Manchester Airport, UK, has officially opened its new 1903 lounge in Terminal 3. The adult-only lounge, named after the year of the Wright Brothers’ first … More ››

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Strong First Quarter Results for Finland’s Airports

Airport operator Finavia has released figures showing passenger numbers grew by 6.9%, year on year, in the first quarter of 2017. Finavia said the main … More ››

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WOW air Acquires First Airbus A320neo

Iceland’s WOW air has taken delivery of the first A320neo aircraft, via an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The new aircraft is the airline’s … More ››

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GSE Pooling System for London Luton

London Luton Airport (IATA: LTN), Menzies and Swissport and TCR have announced an initiative which enables the collective pooling of airside equipment. The new system … More ››

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EASA Proposes New Airport Certification Specifications

The European Safety Agency, EASA, has proposed new certification specifications (CS) for aerodrome design to enable large aeroplanes to operate at existing airports. An EASA … More ››

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Munich’s Midfield Terminal Records 9 Million Passengers in First Year

Munich Airport’s midfield terminal will reach its first birthday on April 26th. The Terminal 2 satellite building – the first midfield terminal to be built … More ››

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Asiana Airlines Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the new twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s … More ››

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Airbus Delivers First A321neo to Virgin America

Airbus delivered the first-ever A321neo to the US carrier Virgin America on April 20. As first announced in April 2016, Virgin America was acquired by … More ››

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