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Berlin Brandenburg International Airport sits empty while it awaits its future. (Photo: Muns - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19433243)

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sets New Opening Date For Next Year

After almost fourteen years of construction and delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is on track to open its gates ten years late on Oct. 31, 2020, the beginning of the 2020 IATA Winter season, The Supervisory Board last week approved the final timetable that should see the first arrivals at the new airport during the evening of Oct. 30, while the first departures from the new terminals will be on the morning of Oct. 31. Four days later, on…

Alitalia’s Rescue To Enter A New Phase

The struggle for survival Alitalia has been going through for the last two-and-a-half years has just got considerably longer. The November 21 deadline for a rescue plan, the eighth deadline that had been set by the special administrators running the company, passed by without any proposal being put forward by…

When the Local Airfield Becomes an International Airport: A Look…

Massena, N.Y., a town of slightly over 12,000 inhabitants just south of the St. Lawrence River, is located a little more than 100 kilometers from both Ottawa and Montreal, and only a 20-minute drive from the Canadian town of Cornwall, Ontario. Though firmly in the United States, the town's main…

New Orleans International Airport Opens New Terminal Building

Just in time for the Holiday travel rush, the long-awaited new terminal at New Orleans International Airport opened its gate on Wednesday, November 6. The project was originally scheduled to be completed in May 2018, but the opening date had to be postponed four times. All flights, except for three…

Lufthansa Renews Interest in Struggling Alitalia

In an unexpected twist of the never-ending saga of Alitalia’s restructuring, German carrier Lufthansa is now becoming an interested party in the operation. After expressing a lukewarm interest at various stages throughout the entire process, that has been progressing for the past two and a half years, and after being…

Milan Linate Airport Reopens After Maintenance Shutdown

At 6:02 p.m. on Satuday, Alitalia flight AZ2092 from Rome landed at Milan Linate Airport. It was the first flight to land at Milan’s city airport after a three-month closure to allow the resurfacing of the runway and some upgrade works to the terminal building and the baggage handling system.…

Photo Tour: Exploring Embraer’s New E195-E2 Profit Hunter

While Brazilian carrier Azul was getting ready to launch its first flight with the new Embraer 195-E2, the aircraft manufacturer continued its promotional tour to showcase its newest aircraft around the world. AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to have a much closer look at the biggest aircraft of the Embraer family,…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

ICAO General Assembly Draws To A Close In Montreal

For the past two weeks the representatives of all the 193 States that are members of ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, have been reunited at the ICAO Headquarter in Montreal, Canada for the 40th General Assembly. The gathering, which takes place every three years, provides the opportunity to have…

Japan Airlines Introduces Feature To Help Passengers Avoid Screaming Infants

It may be controversial, but the latest initiative by Japan Airlines is bound to prove very popular among a certain group of passengers. The Japanese carrier has introduced a feature in its website booking process that signals the seats that are likely to be occupied by infants “between the age…