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Cardiff Airport Requires Bailout Amid Plight

Covid-19 is a perfect storm for the aviation industry, putting the airlines and airports at risk. The United Kingdom's Cardiff Airport — the only international airport in Wales — has made itself clear that it would not have survived Covid-19 without the government’s 85 million pounds ($113.3 million) bailout. Spencer Birns, Chief Executive believed the bailout “can re-grow the business that can provide the economic value back to Wales.” The Welsh government said the economy could be benefited from the…

LaGuardia AirTrain Project Paused, Panel To Evaluate Alternatives

The relationship between the New York area residents and LaGuardia Airport has always been one of love and hate. On one side it is the most convenient airport to people and businesses based in Manhattan — especially Midtown and the Upper East Side — as it is located only eight…

Trip Report: Flying Through China’s Newest Mega Airport

Qingdao, China's Jiaodong International Airport is the newest mega Airport in the country. In August, the airport started its operations and replaced Liuting Airport — its predecessor — which served the city for over 30 years. The airport is designed to be a flagship of modern airports, with a smooth passenger…

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian…

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to…

International Flights Resume in Sydney After Nearly 20 Months

On Nov. 1, Sydney Airport welcomed the first international flights under new quarantine-free international travel rules. The first arrival was planned to be operated by Qantas who appropriately scheduled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles. The flight touched down just after 6 a.m. local time. The aircraft, VH-ZND, is…

EAS Round Up – Part 5

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

Malaysia Considering Building International Airport on East Coast

According to local media, the Malaysian government is considering building a new international airport in Gebeng, Pahang, on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula. The state government will conduct an in-depth study on the new airport after the airport project was given the green light. "There is a need…

Malaysia’s Aviation Industry is Seeing The Light At The End…

Malaysia’s aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In response to the Langkawi Travel Bubble, the domestic passenger movements in September in Malaysia have skyrocketed by 74 percent, compared to the previous month. Earlier, the Malaysian government has rolled out the Langkawi Travel Bubble to…

By Land or Sea: A Glance at Bimini Airports’ Histories

Split into two major islands, the pair of Bimini Islands has long been a quick getaway destination for vacationers across the world. While most will make the trip to Bimini by boat, seeing as how the islands are the closest Bahamian islands to the cities of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale,…

Changi Airport Welcomes StarLux Airlines, Looks To 2022 After Dismal…

Singapore's Changi Airport this week welcomed the inaugural flight of StarLux Airlines operating from Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport. StarLux is not the only new airline to land Changi in September, with Japan Airlines' low-cost subsidiary Zipair launching service to the nation early in the month. Changi told The Straits Times…