New guidance launched to help UK airports deal with disruption

3fe3f9000bdcfdab82ad684cb0a22d9fUK airports should be better placed to minimise the impact of disruption on passengers thanks to good practice guidance published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today.


LAX, 4.8% forecasted passenger traffic increase in November 2014

a161354a89b3c7e462cbe0d6c3960d42Airport officials forecast that over 1.97 million passengers will pass through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last Thanksgiving’s actual 1.82 million passenger level.

Sunday, November 30, and Monday, December 1, are forecasted to be the busiest days of the holiday period with both days exceeding 207,000 passengers. Other busy days will be the start of the 11-day travel period, Friday, November 21,and Wednesday, November 26.


HKIA, Midfield expansion on schedule

bea1003a30ef22e7e538aa1da0b3baf3Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that the Midfield Development at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reached a milestone today with the concourse’s topping-out ceremony, marking solid progress toward the project’s targeted completion by end-2015.

In his address, Mr Lo said, “The Midfield expansion will come just in time to help HKIA meet its faster-than-expected traffic growth. With the completion of the new passenger concourse, HKIA will be able to serve an additional 10 million passengers a year.”


Airport Authority Hong Kong, 9.3% year-on-year revenue increase in September 2014

3ccb7f47693d6cbd0530acae8dce0101Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today announced its unaudited interim financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2014. Revenue increased 9.3% over the same period last year to HK$8,018 million.

In the first half of fiscal 2014/ 2015, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled a total of 32.1 million passengers, 2.19 million tonnes of cargo and 196,000 flight movements, representing year-on-year increases of 5.5%, 7.4% and 4.8% respectively.


HKIA, passenger traffic rose 7.4% in October, 2014

265ddfefd7c55941c3a84a284b39c91bHong Kong International Airport (HKIA) achieved steady growth in all three traffic categories in October. Monthly passenger volume climbed significantly by 7.4% from the same month last year to 5.4 million, while cargo volume rose 4.3% to 383,000 tonnes. Flight movements also registered 5.5% year-on-year growth to 33,635.


Heathrow Airport: revenues up 7.4% in 2Q 2014

fb959f17d97fffce2054a661713ab0f2Strong passenger satisfaction in 2014 with two consecutive quarters of record scores. 35.1 million passengers travelled through Heathrow with 1.9% growth driven mainly by intercontinental traffic. Steady start to the new regulatory period with revenue up 7.4% to £1,234 million and EBITDA up 15.4% to £704 million


Chopin Airport has new director

aviation_newsPoland’s Minister of Infrastructure and Development has dismissed Michał Marzec from the position of General Director of Polish Airports and Warsaw Chopin Airport, appointing Michał Kaczmarzyk in his place.

Michał Kaczmarzyk is a graduate of the Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP), Concordia University in Montreal, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Radom and Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw.


Record day for Christchurch Airport

real_aviation_newsIt’s a red-letter day for Christchurch Airport, with the arrival of the first China Southern Airlines flight and the release of record passenger numbers.

The direct flight from Guangzhou brought 228 Chinese visitors to celebrate Chinese New Year in the South Island and marked the first time a Dreamliner has flown commercially to Christchurch, highlighting the increasing numbers of Chinese visitors choosing the South Island over the north.


Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central welcomes first Cathay Pacific Freighter

real_aviation_newsAl Maktoum International at Dubai World Central welcomed Cathay Pacific’s first freighter flight on Saturday. The first Cathay Pacific CX061 Boeing 747-8 freighter took offKong and arrived at DWC on 1 February 2014. The milestone event was celebrated by a traditional water salute upon the freighter’s arrival at the airport.

The event marked the beginning of the move of Cathay Pacific’s seven weekly freighter service from Dubai International (DXB) to DWC. Cathay Pacific will use DWC as its new freighter hub in the Middle East to connect Europe and Asia. The airline’s 14 weekly passenger flights will still be operating from Dubai International.


Heathrow challenges Gatwick’s claims on long-haul routes

aviation_newsHeathrow is today submitting evidence to the Airports Commission challenging Gatwick’s claims that it is able to support long-haul flights to growth markets.

This follows the recent news that Air China is suspending flights from Gatwick to Beijing, the withdrawal of Korean Air and the cancellation of the proposed Garuda Indonesia flight from Gatwick to Jakarta this winter. In total, 20 long-haul airlines have withdrawn from Gatwick in the last five years.


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