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    New Murcia Airport Opens Its Doors, Ryanair Takes The First Flight

New Murcia Airport Opens Its Doors, Ryanair Takes The First Flight

MIAMI — Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, became the first airline to land at the new Región de Murcia International Airport, which was officially opened by his Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain on January 15. The recently completed airport will replace San Javier as the primary passenger airport to the Region of Murcia. The inaugural flight departed from East Midlands Airport, landing at 10:01 am. Ryanair first to arrive

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    Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts Modernized Terminal 3 (+Photos)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Debuts Modernized Terminal 3 (+Photos)

PHOENIX – On January 7, 2019, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport [PHX] officially opened the second phase of a three-part reconstruction program of its Terminal 3, now known as the John S. McCain III Terminal. Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, Cindy McCain, members of the Phoenix City Council and other city leaders cut a ribbon to open the second component of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program – a brand new South

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    Drone Spotted At London-Heathrow, Flight Delays

Drone Spotted At London-Heathrow, Flight Delays

MIAMI — A drone has been reported in the vicinities of London-Heathrow (LHR) airport, forcing air traffic control to suspend all departures and arrivals from the airport’s Northern Runway (9L/27R). “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety,” said the airport via a Tweet. “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we

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    London City Inaugurates Warsaw, Newcastle

London City Inaugurates Warsaw, Newcastle

LONDON – London City Airport has welcomed the addition of two new routes—a twice-daily service to Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines, and a double-daily service to Newcastle. The Warsaw service will run with LOT Polish’s Embraer E190 aircraft. And for this special route alone, the airline ordered four additional E190s from lessor NAC to expand its strategy to the heart of London. February 18 and May 1 this year will

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    Berlin Airport Disruption: Security Staff Strike

Berlin Airport Disruption: Security Staff Strike

LONDON – Berlin’s both airports, Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF), suffered some heavy flight disruptions due to a prolonged Security Staff strike. The staff on strike are part of the Verdi union, which has called on all workers to walk out on January 7 from 5 am to 8:45 am—the busiest time of day at both airports. Both TXL and SXF have warned its passengers of severe disruptions throughout the

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    Gatwick Airport Shuts Down: Drone Disruption

Gatwick Airport Shuts Down: Drone Disruption

LONDON – London-Gatwick has been closed today after a drone was spotted within the airport’s proximity. The drone has been affecting arriving and departing aircraft all morning with many flights diverting to airports all over the UK. Police are still searching for the drone’s pilot. Officials have noted in a statement that they do not believe this is a terrorist-related incident; however, they did say that they felt this was a “deliberate act” of

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    Singapore-Changi Airport Records Successful October 2018

Singapore-Changi Airport Records Successful October 2018

LONDON – Growth in passenger numbers and cargo tonnage has been a big thing for Changi Airport this month, handling 5.38 million passenger movements in October 2018, representing an increase of 4.3% year-on-year. Aircraft movements also increased by around 3.2% to 32,800 landings and takeoffs, hence the link between that and the growth of passenger traffic. The new movements have been a result on new services launched, such as Garuda Indonesia

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    This Month in the Airways: Flying in the Faroe Fog

This Month in the Airways: Flying in the Faroe Fog

Here’s the summary of our newest issue, just for you! The 273nd issue of Airways Magazine since 1994: Don’t miss this month’s airline review, where IAN HOLLAND takes us to the ‘land down under’ Australia, to meet JetStar, an innovative low-cost carrier in constant expansion.  Our Europe correspondent JAMES FIELD explores Manchester Airport and explains how the 80-year-old installation is growing ahead of a bright future.  BONUS: Manchester Airport Keeps Growing Despite Monarch’s Demise Improvements

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    Eight Airports In Japan You Should Visit (+Photos)

Eight Airports In Japan You Should Visit (+Photos)

Have you ever been to Japan? This fascinating country is full of places of interest with an invigorating vibe and truly outstanding airports. Nowadays, some people call it the country of new technologies. In fact, if you want to see all the amazing places, it will be better to do this during the flight. Speaking about the Japan airports, there are lots of them. And most are gorgeous and comfy

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    Tampa News: Record-Breaking Traffic Scores, Norwegian Launches Nonstop Flights To London

Tampa News: Record-Breaking Traffic Scores, Norwegian Launches Nonstop Flights To London

MIAMI — Norwegian has launched new flights between London-Gatwick (LGW) and Tampa International Airport, becoming the airline’s 15th destination in the US and the third in Florida after Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). Also, the airport has logged record-breaking traffic numbers, surpassing a milestone of 20 million passengers for the first time in its history. The UK is the airline’s most popular transatlantic destination for US travelers, with around

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    LEVEL Vienna Hub Is Born: 7 New Flights Launched

LEVEL Vienna Hub Is Born: 7 New Flights Launched

LONDON – IAG’s low-cost subsidiary LEVEL has had a busy week opening up operations in its new base of Vienna, Austria. The carrier has based some Airbus A321s, with which will operate eight different routes and offer a total of 43 weekly flights. LEVEL’s first Austrian route launched on August

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    British [Virgins] Invade Orlando International Airport (+Photos)

British [Virgins] Invade Orlando International Airport (+Photos)

MIAMI — Last Monday, Orlando International Airport’s skyline could have been mistaken with London-Heathrow or Gatwick, as the Floridian airport welcomed not one, but six Virgin Atlantic planes during its busiest day of the year. Orlando’s continued growth has seen a dramatic boost in both domestic and international traffic. In

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    Finland Secures First Christmas 2018 Flights

Finland Secures First Christmas 2018 Flights

LONDON — While it may be too early currently to get excited and ready for the Christmas season, the airlines beg to differ on this one. The city of Rovaniemi in Finland has secured it’s first of many Christmas flights that will operate to that airport over the course of the

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    United Airlines Announces Washington D.C.-Tel Aviv Services

United Airlines Announces Washington D.C.-Tel Aviv Services

LONDON — United Airlines has announced that they are to launch services to Tel Aviv from Washington Dulles International Airport from May 22 next year. The carrier is using this route to celebrate their 20th year of operations into Israel and will be the first U.S carrier to operate between the

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