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Nashville airport unveils new parking, ride-hailing services: What you need to know

Nashville International Airport is opening a parking and transportation center. The six-level facility offers 2,200 parking spaces, a dedicated ground transportation center for commercial vehicles and modern amenities including a parking space guidance system, electric vehicle charging stations, a tire inflation station, flight information displays, pay-on-foot kiosks and custom art installations.
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A new $115 million state-of-the-art short-term parking garage at Nashville International Airport will debut Thursday with a new ride-hailing pickup area on the ground level. (more…)

Flydubai expands European network to offer Naples services

Flydubai will launch 5X-weekly Dubai-Naples (Italy) services from June 4, 2019, becoming the first UAE carrier to offer direct flights to Naples as the Dubai-based LCC expands its European network.

Daily Dubai-Budapest (Hungary) services will start June 27. The Budapest services will be in addition to the current service offered by Emirates Airline.

Dubai-based Emirates will codeshare on both routes as part of the Emirates-flydubai partnership announced in July 2017. (more…)

Virgin Australia to launch service to Bali

Virgin Australia is introducing a route from Darwin International Airport to Bali, Indonesia, boosting international links to the northern Australian gateway.

The carrier is launching a 3X-weekly seasonal flight between Darwin and Bali, using a Boeing 737-800. The flight will operate from April to October 2019.

LCC Jetstar already operates on this route. (more…)

London City Airports closed by protesters

blmMorning flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after nine protesters chained themselves together on the runway.

Police stated that it was around 5:40 am when a group of protesters claiming to support the Black Lives Matter UK movement occupied the runway. (more…)

Hartsfield-Jackson recognized for energy efficient efforts

Hartsfield-Jackson recognized for energy efficient effortsHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials and Georgia Power leadership celebrated the completion of the latest energy efficiency upgrades at the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.

At a special event in the Airport atrium, Georgia Power presented a $45,901 rebate check to Hartsfield-Jackson as part of the company’s Commercial Energy Efficiency program. Hartsfield-Jackson earned the rebate by upgrading halogen lamps in more than 16,000 runway and taxiway fixtures to energy-efficient LEDs throughout the airport’s north and south airfields in 2014. The Airport is the first in the world to have an all LED fixture airfield, and continues Hartsfield-Jackson’s efforts to become the most sustainable airport in the world.

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ACI and CANSO launch new initiative on reducing aviation noise

ACI and CANSO launch new initiative on reducing aviation noiseOn behalf of airports and air traffic management, ACI (Airports Council International) and CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) have collaborated closely to launch a new initiative to help reduce noise from aviation. They have today published “Managing the Impacts of Aviation Noise”, a best practice guide for reducing aviation noise, especially for communities near airports. The initiative is to be rolled out to airports and air traffic management organizations across the globe.

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Ramenskoye airport to start receiving passengers in March 2016

Ramenskoye airport to start receiving passengers in March 2016The first stage of the development of the fourth Moscow airport, conducted by Ramport Aero, is approaching its completion. Ramenskoye airport is expected to start receiving passengers in March 2016, informed Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov.

Currently the construction of the first passenger terminal capable of handling a total of 2 million passengers is being finished on the territory of the Ramenskoye aerodrome. Ramenskoye International will be the fourth airport of the Moscow Aviation Hub which is currently being developed on the basis of existing Ramenskoye aerodrome. While operating the longest runway (5.5 km) in Europe, the airport will act as a major center of experimental, governmental and civil aviation.

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FAA proposes penalty against Cleveland for failing on ice and snow removal requirements

FAA proposes penalty against Cleveland for failing on ice and snow removal requirementsThe FAA is proposing $735,000 civil penalty against the City of Cleveland for failing to meet safe airport snow and ice removal requirements on runways and taxiways at Hopkins International airport (CLE) over a 15-month period that ended March 2015.

The agency cites two incidents on Dec. 30, 2013, when two commercial aircraft became disabled on taxiways because of unsafe braking conditions. Freezing rain and drizzle had been falling for more than two hours when the airport allegedly dismissed its maintenance staff at 11 p.m., leaving no airport personnel to operate snow-removal and de-icing equipment the next morning. Federal regulations require that commercial service airports be sufficiently staffed with enough qualified personnel to carry out their snow and ice control plans during severe weather.

Further, under an updated snow policy created in conjunction with the agency’s initial investigation into the incident, CLE airport management failed, on 19 separate days between January 5 and March 1, 2015, to adequately staff for snow and ice removal, according to the agency. The city has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond.

Vilnius airport, passenger traffic rises by 10% in August, 2015

Vilnius airport

Vilnius Airport has served 332 thousand passengers in August 2015 – this is the record of the capital’s airport during the entire period of operation since 1932. During the last summer month of the last year, 301 thousand passengers travelled to/from Vilnius Airport by air, this year the number rose by 10%, reports BC airport’s press service.

The capital’s airport expects to receive over 3 million passengers in total this year – the threshold of 2 million has been reached in mid-August.

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ICPC stands up to Nigerian airport corruption

22e09bb1298f4162f8552a4effdcc07fIndependent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Ministry of Aviation will join forces in effort to prevent corruption and maintain discipline nation’s airports, as well as to attract investments, informs Nigerian Tribune.

The two bodies during a technical meeting held at the ICPC Headquarters, at the weekend in Abuja, agreed that there was need to bring sanity to the sector.

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