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    London City Airport Handled Five Million Passengers In 2019

London City Airport Handled Five Million Passengers In 2019

MIAMI – London City Airport has handled more than five million passengers in 2019. The 5,100,025 number represents a year-on-year increase of 6.3% compared to 2018 figures. This has apparently been driven by the launch of new routes as well as additional flights and larger aircraft operating out of the airport. Commenting on the news was Richard Hill, the Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, who talked about how successful 2019 was

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    Dubai International Airport Flights Delayed & Cancelled Following Floods

Dubai International Airport Flights Delayed & Cancelled Following Floods

LONDON – Dubai International Airport (OMDB/DXB) has had to either delay or cancel flights out of the airport following floods after significant rain. It is understood that some flights have been diverted to near-by Al Maktoum also. Emirates commented on the incident on social media encouraging those to check their flight status. “Heavy rainfall has caused disruptions to several flights departing from or arriving at Dubai today. Customers are requested

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    London Heathrow Third Runway Delayed Again For Another Year

London Heathrow Third Runway Delayed Again For Another Year

LONDON – Heathrow Airport announced that its third runway plans have been delayed once again, this time for another year. This is due to the UK’s Civil Aviation (CAA) rejecting Heathrow’s spending plans. Heathrow Airport is still to get the planning consent and was looking to raise spending from £650 million to £2 billion, for all the planning involved. The CAA rejected this as they think passengers will take on

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    American Airlines Fights Back In Austin: New Flights To Boston, San Jose

American Airlines Fights Back In Austin: New Flights To Boston, San Jose

MIAMI — American Airlines has announced two new routes from Austin, Texas. The carrier, which has historically been the biggest legacy carrier to operate out of this airport, will add new flights to Boston (BOS) and San Jose (SJC), starting April 2020. According to the airline, the new flights have been introduced “in response to strong demand from customers who need to travel between one of the nation’s largest tech

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    Indianapolis Airport Welcomes Second Alaska Airlines Flight To Seattle

Indianapolis Airport Welcomes Second Alaska Airlines Flight To Seattle

MIAMI — After entering the Indianapolis market two years ago, Alaska Airlines has announced a second flight to Seattle. The new flight is said to be seasonal, commencing on May 21, 2020. Alaska Airlines has carried over 160,000 passengers to Indianapolis since the route’s introduction in 2017. The new flight arrives into Indianapolis at 06:30, leaving back to Seattle at 08:00. These timings complement the current flight, which leaves for

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    United Celebrates 60 Years At Miami International Airport

United Celebrates 60 Years At Miami International Airport

MIAMI — United Airlines celebrated its 60th anniversary of operations at Miami International Airport (MIA). The airline launched flights to South Florida’s main gateway in 1959. The airline’s tenure at MIA has been of highs and lows. After Pan Am ceased operations, United took over its international routes from Miami to Latin America and Europe, purchasing them for $135 million. By 1992, United’s new Latin American network out of Miami

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    Norwegian Air Scores Six London Heathrow Slots

Norwegian Air Scores Six London Heathrow Slots

MIAMI – The London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) Summer 2020 (S20) Initial Coordination Report shows that Norwegian Air Shuttle is the newest airline to join the airport’s roster with newly allocated slots. Norwegian Air Shuttle has been granted a total of six new slots that may be exploited on short-, medium-, or long-haul flights. An airport slot is a time allocation in which airlines can operate its aircraft and take advantage of

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    London Gatwick To Lose 600K Passengers Over Thomas Cook Collapse

London Gatwick To Lose 600K Passengers Over Thomas Cook Collapse

MIAMI – London-Gatwick Airport is set to lose around 600,000 passengers following the demise of Thomas Cook Airlines. The British carrier went into liquidation in September 2019, igniting the biggest UK repatriation exercise of all time. Dubbed “Operation Matterhorn,” 150,000 Brits had to be brought back to the country following the airline’s closure. In the final week of September, following the collapse, 50,000 passengers at Gatwick Airport alone were stripped

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    Edinburgh Airport Records First Negative Growth In Five Years

Edinburgh Airport Records First Negative Growth In Five Years

LONDON – For the first time in five years, Edinburgh Airport (EDI) has recorded negative growth in terms of passenger movements. In total, 1,309,170 passengers passed through EDI in October 2019, which represents a one percent decrease compared to the same time last year. Commenting on the news was a modest Gordon Dewar, the CEO of Edinburgh Airport, who acknowledged that this percentage drop was expected. “We’ve had almost 60

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    San Francisco International Airport Opens Spotter-Friendly Hotel

San Francisco International Airport Opens Spotter-Friendly Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened its first on-site hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, on October 7. The new hotel features an AirTrain station which offers direct access to all airport terminals, parking garages, rental car center, and BART – the local rapid transit system. The $237 million property features 351 guestrooms (including 22 suites) – all triple-pane soundproofed – event space and two dining options. 

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    Cork Airport Wins ACI Europe Best Airport Award

Cork Airport Wins ACI Europe Best Airport Award

MIAMI – At the 29th Airport Council International Europe Annual Assembly, Cork Airport was named Europe’s Best Airport under the 5 million customers rank. This is the second time Cork Airport has won this award, having previously achieved it in 2017. The ACI awards are presented to airports for excellence and

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    San Jose Airport Opens New Interim Gates Facility, Reports Immense Growth

San Jose Airport Opens New Interim Gates Facility, Reports Immense Growth

MIAMI — Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), at the heart of Silicon Valley in California, is experiencing rapid growth. In the first quarter of 2018, SJC’s passenger traffic increased by 18.5% when compared to the same three-month period the previous year.  In fact, since 2013, SJC had a 63% increase

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    Heathrow Airport Releases Expansion Masterplan

Heathrow Airport Releases Expansion Masterplan

LONDON – On June 18th, 2019, Heathrow Airport released its expansion masterplan to the public. It aims to have the third runway constructed by 2026, and its expansion completed by 2050. Some key points from the plan include diverting rivers and roads, as well as constructing a tunnel for the

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    The Best Airports In The World For Wellness

The Best Airports In The World For Wellness

New research from Netflights has revealed that Frankfurt International Airport is the ‘Best For Wellness’ in the world, thanks to impressive facilities for wellness and feeling healthy, including relaxation areas, calming yoga rooms and massage services.  Crowded and confusing buildings, recycled air, convenience food, a swirl of germs, long periods

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