Airlink to launch direct flights to Maputo

Airlink will launch the first direct flights between Cape Town and Maputo from 31 August 2022. “Airlink is responding to the call of the travelling market for a direct service between the two coastal cities, which are also growing important centers of economic activity, including trade and tourism. By flying direct, instead of via Johannesburg,Read More

TAV Technologies expand digital transformation project at Samarkand Airport in Uzbekistan

TAV Technologies, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, has reached an agreement with airport operator Air Marakanda to expand the digital transformation project at Samarkand Airport in Uzbekistan. TAV Technologies general manager M. Kerem Ozturk said, “We are glad to be the technology partner of Samarkand International Airport in such a significant project that aims atRead More

Emirates restarts flights from London Stansted

Emirates has restarted flights from London Stansted. This is the first commercial flight Emirates has flown from Stansted since pausing operations from the airport in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Emirates has ramped up its operations to London with nine daily flights, including six daily flights to Heathrow and a double daily flight toRead More

Saab’s Integrated Air Traffic Control Suite to be implemented at Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airport

Saab’s Integrated Air Traffic Control Suite has been selected through competition for implementation at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport, UAE. The contract, awarded to Saab by Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects includes approximately 95 controller working positions which will be distributed between the two airports, the Emirates Flight Training Academy, and the ContingencyRead More

Etihad Airways expands its quick self-service bag drop facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Airways is expanding its quick self-service bag drop facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The service provides a faster check-in experience and can accommodate a greater number of guests who will then be able to skip the queues. Once checked-in online, the self-service facilities allow travelers to seamlessly retrieve their booking, print the bag-tagRead More

Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport receives ACA Level 1 certificate

Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport in Turkey has received the ACI Europe’s Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 1 certificate. All airports in Turkey operated by TAV participated in the program. Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport, operated by TAV Airports- a member of Groupe ADP, received the certificate as it met the requirements of the first tier of the program created byRead More

1st Jetstar flight touches down at Queenstown Airport

The first Jetstar flight has touched down at Queenstown Airport recently, becoming the second airline to return to international services to the airport. It comes after New Zealand reopened its international borders to Australian citizens on 12 April, and later similarly eased entry restrictions to tourists from dozens of visa-waiver countries on 1 May, scrappingRead More

Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines launch road map of their new strategic partnership

Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have unveiled the roadmap outlining the next phase of their strategic partnership. This follows Malaysia Airlines’ announcement to launch a non-stop service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha from May. The two partners will significantly expand their codeshare cooperation, allowing passengers to travel the world and enjoy seamless connectivity via theirRead More

Global mishandled baggage rate up by 24% in 2021 as industry recovers from pandemic (SITA)

The global mishandled baggage rate has spiked by 24% to 4.35 bags per thousand passengers in 2021 as the industry recovers from the pandemic, according to the SITA Baggage IT Insights 2022, released today. The report shows passenger traffic has evolved since 2020, with most of the 2021 recovery being driven by domestic travel, butRead More

Etihad Airways undertakes tests for 30 flights to reduce carbon emissions

Etihad Airways recently undertook a week of intensive research and testing on over 30 flights to test operational efficiencies, technology and procedures that will reduce carbon emissions. The week-long program, coincided with Earth Day on 22 April, included over 20 commercial flights operating across Etihad’s network to test contrail avoidance technologies in partnership with SATAVIA,Read More