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    Malta International Airport Plans Expansion

Malta International Airport Plans Expansion

MIAMI– Malta International Airport (MLA) has launched its most innovative development program to date to fulfill its vision of becoming the airport with the best passenger experience in Europe. The terminal’s development program includes a major expansion of floor space, from 18,000sq.m to 31,200sq.m, to tackle MLA’s traffic growth. The transformation includes the check-in hall, security, and departure areas, adding a significant increase in check-in capacity. Complementing the operational expansion,

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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 or no room to grow, Ontario continued its run of strong, steady gains in January,” said Mark Thorpe, chief executive

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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 deck that everyone can enjoy,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “For many of us, coming to SFO with

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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 concerns had also been raised on seven other planes. At the time of this writing, there is no official word

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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 Authority will finalize and enter into a lease amendment with JFK International Air Terminal 4, subject to Board approval In

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    Spirit Becomes Fort Lauderdale’s Largest International Airline

Spirit Becomes Fort Lauderdale’s Largest International Airline

MIAMI – Travel to and from the Sunshine State will be more accessible starting this spring as Spirit Airlines (NK) is set to schedule additional daily flights from some of Central and South Florida’s most popular destinations, the airline announced today. The expanded options give credence to Spirit’s longstanding promise to invest in Florida, offering more convenient and flexible service routes to major cities from the state. Thus, Florida’s Hometown

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    Phoenix International Airport Wraps Up Terminal 3 Reconstruction (+Photos)

Phoenix International Airport Wraps Up Terminal 3 Reconstruction (+Photos)

PHOENIX — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport [PHX] began receiving flights at its modernized Terminal 3 on February 3, and had its first departures on February 4, 2020, after the third phase of its three-part reconstruction program was successfully completed. The Terminal 3 Modernization Program included three components: Component 1 involved improving the terminal’s headhouses. This has streamlined the way passengers travel through PHX with a consolidated security checkpoint and

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    St. Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport Now Offers 7th Freedom Flights

St. Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport Now Offers 7th Freedom Flights

MIAMI — As of 1 January 2020, St. Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED) has become Russia’s first to offer 7th freedom flights, to approximately 30 countries in Europe.  Coinciding with Russia’s introduction of free e-visas to citizens of 53 countries last year, and the Russian government’s desire to ease travel restrictions (notably, excluding the US and the UK), this enhancement will provide a considerable traffic boost to the home of the Hermitage.

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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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    Flights Resume In Hong Kong After Two Days Of Chaos

Flights Resume In Hong Kong After Two Days Of Chaos

MIAMI — After two days of blocking check-ins at the world’s eighth busiest airport, the Hong Kongese protesters and their supporters were pushed out of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, by authorities. The airport demonstrations mark the most recent countermeasure in an

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    Paine Field Airport Continues To Grow: New Flights To Spokane

Paine Field Airport Continues To Grow: New Flights To Spokane

MIAMI — Alaska Airlines will be adding a tenth destination from its recently opened base at Paine Field Airport (PAE). The carrier has announced today that new flights to Spokane will launch on November 4. The new PAE passenger terminal opened its doors in March, welcoming more than 300,000 Alaska

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    Power Failure Partially Disrupts Air Travel In The UK

Power Failure Partially Disrupts Air Travel In The UK

MIAMI — More than one million people in the UK have been affected by a major power meltdown that has partially shut down airports and train stations across England and Wales. According to a report released by the BBC, blackouts were reported across the South East, South West and North

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    London Heathrow Airport Strikes Cause Major Disruption

London Heathrow Airport Strikes Cause Major Disruption

MIAMI — The world’s seventh busiest airport, London-Heathrow, continues to face a difficult week as the threat of staff strikes disrupt its operations. Staff workers had announced a two-day strike on August 5-6, however, the first day’s protest was suspended following some last-minute negotiations between both parties. More than 177

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