A high-level meeting of 21 European health ministers, co-organized by the Italian Presidency and the European Commission, has failed to reach common ground on the issue of entry screening at Europe’s airports for passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries.
The Eurocontrol Network Manager and the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC)—set up by the European Commission and Eurocontrol to support coordination of the response to network crisis situations—say they are monitoring the evolution of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its potential impact on European aviation.
The European regional branch of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe) is calling for “urgent coordination” between health authorities at a European Union (EU) level over the implementation of screening at airports and any potential risks to air travelers.
Banjul-based Gambia Bird Airlines has been forced to postpone its planned resumption of flights between London and the Sierra Leone capital Freetown Friday following the UK Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to revoke the airline’s permit for direct flights between the two cities.
UK leisure carrier Thomson Airways will take delivery of two further Boeing 787s and 47 new 737 MAX aircraft by 2020 as part of its “five-year vision to change the face of holiday flying,” the airline said.
Finnair has approved a one-off long-term incentive plan for its pilots as part of a savings agreement concluded last month between the airline and the Finnish Air Line Pilots’ Association (SLL) that will generate €17 million ($22 million) in permanent annual savings.
The subscription period for the Bangkok Airways initial public offering (IPO), which is expected to raise between THB11.96 billion and THB14.04 billion ($368 million to $432 million), will open for retail investors Oct. 14-17.
The TATA/Singapore Airlines joint venture startup Vistara, which is due to launch operations in India later in October, has become the first airline in India to adopt the Amadeus Altéa Suite of technology solutions.
A consortium—made up of Latvian airline airBaltic, Airbus ATM subsidiary Airbus ProSky and Latvia’s air navigation services provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS)—has completed the Arrival Modernization for Better Efficiency in Riga (AMBER) project aimed at establishing new and greener arrival procedures at Riga Airport.
Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new management team is reviewing all parts of its operation to determine if any changes to fleet and network plans are required, president and COO Jaime Bautista said....More