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A Turkish Airlines A330 preparing for its flight to Istanbul at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

More Problems for Istanbul’s Mega Airport?

Istanbul‘s new mega airport officially opened on October 29 of last year after only four years of planning and construction. Turkey‘s largest airline was supposed to become Turkey‘s largest airport‘s anchor tenant on Dec. 1, 2018. Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of ISL airport operator IGA, issued a statement in December saying that "our airport will be operating at full capacity in a few days from now“ adding that "all preparations were complete“. The mega airport can accommodate approximately 90 million passengers…

Four London Airports Show Surge in Passenger Traffic in 2018

As the largest aviation hub in the world, London’s four airports latest statistics show a surge in passenger volume last year. Growth at Heathrow Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the country, handled 80 million passengers last year, becoming one of only seven airports to reach the figure. In addition,…

United Opens Long-Awaited Polaris Lounge at LAX

After much anticipation and waiting, the missing piece to the United Polaris experience at LAX has finally arrived. United opened its fifth Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to flyers Saturday. The lounge’s opening not only marks another milestone for Polaris but also it caps off the airline’s…

France’s Vinci Takes Control of Gatwick Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Vinci Airports, the French conglomerate specialized in airport terminal management, has recently announced the acquisition of a 50.01 percent stake of London's second-busiest airport, Gatwick. The total cost of the operation is estimated in $3.7 billion. Serving 46 million passengers per year, Gatwick is the eighth busiest airport in Europe…

ANA Announces New Flight to Perth

All Nippon Airways have announced a new nonstop flight between their hub in Tokyo and Perth, Australia. Flights will begin on Sept. 1, 2019 and will be operated by the airline's Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The flight is expected to give a large economic boost to Western Australia. ANA’s flight will…

Two People Arrested Then Released Following Gatwick Drone Incident

Two people that were arrested in connection to Gatwick's disruption this week have been released without charge. The pair were arrested on Friday night on suspicion of "criminal use of drones" after Gatwick Airport closed three times over the past two days. The arrest happened on Friday evening where a 47-year-old…

London’s Gatwick Airport Closes Due to Drone Activity

London's Gatwick Airport has closed following drones operating in the vicinity of the airfield, posing a risk to arriving and departing aircraft. Operations at the U.K.'s busiest airport were suspended around 9 p.m. on Wednesday following sightings of two drones, resuming 6 hours later at around 3 a.m. the next morning.…

Perth Airport Sues Qantas For Unpaid Fees

Perth Airport sued Qantas Airways for an unpaid aeronautical services fee on Monday. The airport has charged the airline approximately $27.8 million for services between Jul. 1 to Oct. 31, but the airline has only paid approximately $16.5 million. The airport is longing for the outstanding amount of $11.3 million.…

Manchester Airport Reveals Holiday Travel Forecast

Manchester Airport, Britain’s third busiest, is estimating an extra 7 percent of passengers will travel through the gateway over the festive period. An additional 100,000 passengers, compared with the same period last year, are set to travel through Manchester Airport. The airport is set to see 1.56 million passengers fly…

Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China…

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern…