Australia’s air navigation services provider Airservices Australia has implemented a revised air route structure between Melbourne and Cairns as part of ongoing efforts to reassess procedures and airspace management.
Air traffic controllers at London’s Gatwick Airport handled 906 movements on Aug. 29, breaking their own world record for handling the highest number of air traffic movements in a single day from a single runway.
Although Asia-Pacific traffic continues to grow, intense competition is keeping airline profit levels in check as carriers flood the market with excess capacity, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
Industry reaction to the Airport Commission decision not to shortlist a new airport in inner Thames Estuary as a possible solution to the UK’s long-term capacity needs has been largely supportive, urging London Mayor Boris Johnson to support whichever option is ultimately selected.
African low-cost airline Fastjet has introduced two new services—“SmartClass” and “Freighty” packages—to tailor services with market demand, following a growing trend among Europe’s low-cost operators.
Greece-based Aegean Airlines reported an after tax profit of €15.9 million ($21 million) for the half year ended June 30, down marginally from the €16.5 million reported for the same period the previous year.
Association of European Airlines (AEA) CEO Athar Husain Khan has pushed back against the suggestion that European airlines are protectionist, redirecting the focus onto other, less liberalized markets....More