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.
UK air navigation services provider NATS has signed an agreement with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) confirming a 10-year contract to provide air traffic control and engineering services at both Manchester and London Stansted airports.
Dubai International Airport has recorded its 18th consecutive month of handling more than five million passengers despite the refurbishment of two runways, which resulted in a 26% reduction in flights during May and June this year.
IATA CEO and DG Tony Tyler has called the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed Consumer Rule III a “yesterday solution” and warned against regulation that can stifle air travel innovation....More
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Bombardier Aerospace executives agree there is still some way to go before bonded repairs will be accepted on primary composite structures....More