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    London Heathrow To Close Two Terminals

London Heathrow To Close Two Terminals

MIAMI – London Heathrow Airport (LHR) will close two of its four terminals starting April 6 due to low air traffic amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, the airport’s two newest terminals 2 and 5 will remain open. The decision implies the merging of staff and systems and the moving of a dozen airlines located at T3 and T4 to T2 and T5, affecting Emirates (EK), American Airlines (AA) and Virgin Atlantic

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    Las Vegas Airport Closes Gates, Limits Services

Las Vegas Airport Closes Gates, Limits Services

MIAMI – McCarran International Airport (LAS) shuts down gates at two concourses and limits services in terminals, consequences of low passenger demand. The measures are part of a COVID-19 airport response to maximize efficiencies and save costs, according to LAS officials. The airport closed operations in B and E concourses, including gates, retail and concessions. It also halted security checkpoint at C annex. However, terminal 3 will stay open albeit

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    British Airways Suspends Flights At Gatwick Airport

British Airways Suspends Flights At Gatwick Airport

MIAMI – British Airways (BA) will temporarily halt its flight operations at Gatwick Airport (LGW) from April 1 until further notice. According to a BA spokesperson, the action came about due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment; however, the airline would keep its equipment at LGW for maintenance, towing and cleaning operations, to restart operations quickly. Prior to the London City Airport (LCY) announcement of full flight suspensions

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    US Airports March Traffic Statistics Plummet

US Airports March Traffic Statistics Plummet

MIAMI – The COVID-19 epidemic has marked an unprecedented crisis in commercial aviation, dramatically downing services and passenger traffic in US airports. While several airlines have continued to cut operations, the number of departure flights has drastically gone down in eight airports between Friday, March 06 and Friday, March 27, according to Flightradar24‘s statistics. Downs airport by airport In the North, Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) is the most affected airport

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    Ontario International Airport Responds To COVID-19 Crisis

Ontario International Airport Responds To COVID-19 Crisis

MIAMI – Ontario International Airport (ONT) announces reductions in operations and services in April to fit with new airline schedules and safe-at-home orders in the US. Ontario CEO Mark Thorpe said that the move to reduce operating expenses is part of a plan between airport partners and stakeholders as they expect demand to remain low through the summer and the end of the year. Flight operations As commercial travel registers

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    Munich Airport In Crisis

Munich Airport In Crisis

MIAMI – Due to the travel restrictions and flight reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Munich Airport (MUC) is currently experiencing massive decreases in all departments. The number of take-offs and landings declined steadily in March, plummeting to less than 10 percent of the number counted in the corresponding week in 2019.  Alas, passenger traffic is now at just 5 percent of last year’s level.   In light of this, Flughafen

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    London City Airport Halts Full Operations

London City Airport Halts Full Operations

MIAMI – London City Airport (LCY) suspended commercial and private flights today until the end of April after the UK government announced COVID-19 response measures. As a responsible action due to the unprecedented crisis, the airfield also said that during the shutdown period, all of its staff would continue to be employed and the airport would keep working with authorities to follow official guidance. The only operations allowed will be

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    Carriers Suspend Flights At Bay Area Airports

Carriers Suspend Flights At Bay Area Airports

MIAMI – As COVID-19 measures intensify in the US, several airlines have canceled flights to/from Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) international airports in March. By this week, SFO has registered 790 suspended flights while SJC has over 200 and OAK 150 due to the increasing drop in passenger traffic experienced during the current month, according to national air traffic tracking blogs. Airports in numbers Southwest Airlines

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    New York Center Has Gone ATC Zero

New York Center Has Gone ATC Zero

MIAMI – New York Center (ZNY) has gone ATC Zero until further notice due to a staffing trigger, this according to an external email sent by the NBAA Air Traffic Services to ZNY. Specifically, the FAA has determined that ZNY is unable to safely provide its published air traffic services and traffic flow management. Therefore, New York Teterboro Airport (TEB) and Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) are nationwide ground stopped

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    US Airlines Push For A US$50Bn Bailout

US Airlines Push For A US$50Bn Bailout

MIAMI – The five major US airlines are requesting US$50bn more from the government to survive the COVID-19 crisis as authorities consider various ways to support the industry. Following the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) statement about worldwide airlines being bankrupt in May if governments do not help them, Airlines for America (A4A) made a proposal on Monday for a bailout package that includes grants, loans, and tax relief to help the industry. US

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    Ontario International Airport Reports 15% Climb in Passenger Volume

Ontario International Airport Reports 15% Climb in Passenger Volume

MIAMI – Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT) welcomed more than 450,000 passengers in January, an increase of nearly 15% over the same month last year, and the seventh straight month of double-digit gains for the nation’s fastest-growing airport.  “While many airports might experience a post-holiday slowdown or simply have little

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    Photos: SFO Airport Inaugurates Terminal 2 Observation Deck

Photos: SFO Airport Inaugurates Terminal 2 Observation Deck

SAN FRANCISCO — On Valentine’s Day, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened its second observation deck. Unlike the first, which opened one year ago at the International Terminal G-Gates, this second location at Terminal 2 is open to the public pre-security. “We are very excited to open an outdoor observation

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    Coronavirus Alarm: Eight Planes on Lockdown at London Heathrow

Coronavirus Alarm: Eight Planes on Lockdown at London Heathrow

MIAMI – Eight planes at London Heathrow Airport were put on lockdown this morning after passengers on board United Airlines (UA) flight from San Francisco complained that a passenger showed flu-like symptoms. After landing, the captain informed passengers that they could be stuck on the tarmac for a while as

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    $3.8bn JFK Terminal 4 Redevelopment Project Announced

$3.8bn JFK Terminal 4 Redevelopment Project Announced

MIAMI – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement between The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFK International Air Terminal (JFKIAT), and Delta Air Lines (DL) for a $3.8 billion redevelopment project to expand Terminal 4. To expand the Terminal 4 arrivals and departures hall, the Port

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