The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years.
A new airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E), was launched Jan. 20, bringing together Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.
The UK government has come under a barrage of criticism from the business community over its announcement late Wednesday to further delay a decision on desperately needed additional runway capacity in the South East.
The Gulf States’ no-holds-barred approach to aviation has seen remarkable payoffs. Their airlines have flourished in an Open Skies environment, and exploited to the full the large hub capacity being created at the region’s airports to meet growing demand.
More than 50% of global air traffic today travels through privatized or commercialized airports. Roughly half of that traffic travels through airports that are stock exchange listed, while the remaining half are privatized but not listed. How is their attraction measured?
Eurocontrol has signed agreements to exchange flight plan data with both the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) of Brazil.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Air Navigation Committee has awarded aviation consultancy Helios a contract to develop a detailed study and implementation roadmap to harmonize air traffic management (ATM) provision across the six GCC states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Australia’s air navigation service provider Airservices has signed an agreement with global, space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to create a platform for tracking aircraft using space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) by 2018.
The commercial air transport industry is resisting calls within the draft text of December’s Conference of Parties (COP21) global environmental summit for aviation to be used as a source of finance to help fund climate change initiatives.
The heads of 28 leading commercial aviation businesses and organizations have penned an open letter to governments worldwide calling on them to support aviation’s trailblazing efforts to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.
Travel technology provider SITA is exploring the use of blockchain technology as a platform for generating secure single travel “tokens” that could potentially streamline a passenger’s progress through all airport processes involving the scanning of personal documentation....More