The British government will study the effects of air passenger duty (APD) on the country’s regional airports over concerns that lower levies in Scotland and Wales could draw passengers away from English airports.
European air traffic control agencies are continuing to monitor the status of the Icelandic volcano, Barðarbunga [Bardarbunga], where hundreds of earthquakes in recent days have signaled a possible impending eruption.
Two major US airports have seen substantial disruption and panicked crowds in August and in both incidents, it was a false alarm. Airports now have to be prepared not only for real threats, but also perceived dangers; and the latter kind may be harder to solve....More
Peter Bellew became CEO and group managing director of Malaysia Airlines Berhad on July 1, succeeding Christoph Mueller. Bellew had been the airline’s COO since August 2015, and previously was director of flight operations at Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair....More
The first draft of a performance-based packaging standard for lithium-ion batteries will not be ready by November and will likely slip into early 2017, an Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) committee member said Aug. 24....More