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European Hubs See 80% Drop in Traffic

Europe’s three biggest hub airports – London's Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt's am Main Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – reported an 80% drop in passenger counts for September, highlighted by a 95% drop in transatlantic passengers, FlightGlobal reports. Heathrow reported earlier this week that its passenger counts fell 81.5% compared to September 2019, with only 1.26 million passengers passing through Heathrow last month. Charles de Gaulle, Europe’s second-biggest hub, reported an 80% drop in passengers compared to last year…

Alamosa Unable to Qualify for Part 139 Certification, Current EAS…

Just like airlines, airports in the U.S. are required to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and must each pass a certain number of qualifications. The city of Alamosa, Colorado has been improving its airport, the San Luis Valley Regional Airport, for the past couple of years so…

Rome Fiumicino Airport Awarded 5-Star SkyTrax COVID-19 Airport Rating

The COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc on commercial aviation over the past months has caused the traveling public to modify the parameters used to evaluate the service they receive when they board an aircraft or they transit through an airport. Therefore, SkyTrax Ratings — the World Airline and Airport…

Hong Kong International Airport Among First to Receive Airport Health…

Hong Kong International Airport has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for its high standards in health and safety in its operations. The airport is among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the recognition from the Airports Council International (ACI) since its launch in July. The…

FAA Proposes Extension of Slot Relief

On Sept. 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would propose an extension for relief of flight requirements at slot restricted airports. The current relief of the minimum flight requirements is due to expire in October, and the extension would last until March 2021. Due to the COVID-19…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and…

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary…

Qatar Airways Bets on Rwanda’s Newest Airport, National Carrier

Even as the pandemic continues to shake the industry to its core, construction of Rwanda's largest airport, Bugesera International Airport, is still on course, and the airport is expected to open for business in 2022. The new airport's construction of the new airport was prepared in 2010 and only got…

Colombia to End Quarantine in September – Domestic Flights to…

On August 25, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that on September 1, a new stage of “selective isolation” and “individual distancing” will begin. In this framework, he ratified the resumption of domestic flights only, authorizing all the country's airports, except those located in cities that still have a COVID-19 high…

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers…

Auckland Airport Completes Runway Maintenance Amid Pandemic

Auckland Airport has finished its runway maintenance project, allowing the runway to return to its full length, the airport said in a press release. Earlier this year, the airport was forced to close its runway twice after faults appeared. The incidents took place on Jan. 24 and Feb. 6, and…