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Swissport Awarded Second Saudi Ground Handling License

Swissport International has announced it has been awarded a second ground handling license for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Swissport Saudi Arabia (SSA), which is … More ››

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Frankfurt T3 Construction to Start This Year

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA), has announced its final decision to commence construction of the new Terminal 3 in … More ››

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Boeing Showcases Aircraft Cabin Space Bins

Boeing has demonstrated its roomier luggage bins available on its 737 family of airliners at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week. The company … More ››

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IATA Launches Standard Safety Assessment Programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) for airlines not eligible for the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). … More ››

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AirExplore Joins IACA

Bratislava-based AirExplore has joined the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) as a new full member. The Slovakian airline, founded in 2010, operates a fleet of … More ››

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Manchester Records Highest Ever Passenger Figures

Manchester Airport, UK, has broken its all-time passenger record, with 22.32m people flying through in the last financial year – the most in its 77-year … More ››

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FedEx to buy TNT Express

US express parcels giant FedEx is to purchase its Dutch competitor TNT Express for US$4.8bn. The two companies have issued a joint statement saying their … More ››

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Munich Airport Debut for Yangtze River Express

Shanghai based cargo carrier Yangtze River Express has launched new scheduled services to Munich using Boeing 747-400 freighters. The first flight arrived on March 31 … More ››

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Wizz Air Introduces Allocated Seating

European low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced that it will introduce allocated seating from May 2015. The move will begin with selected routes from May … More ››

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Australia Introduces Two in the Cockpit Rule

Australia has introduced new aviation legislation that make it compulsory for two flight crew staff to be in the cockpit at all times. The rule … More ››

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