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Air Transat Presents Q2 Results and Return to Operation Plan

Air Transat released its 2nd quarter report on June 11 and announced its plans to return to the skies next month. Predictably, its 2nd quarter results were significantly impacted by the ongoing health crisis but in the airline’s announcement, it stated that summer sales figures are showing “clear improvement.” Canada’s third-largest airline also announced it will resume limited operations starting July 23, 2020 to 23 destinations under a new flight schedule. The carrier suspended operations in mid-March 2020 but did…

As Traffic Dwindles, Austin-Bergstrom Hosts Online Music Festival for Passengers

Empty flights as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have turned bustling airport terminals across the country into eerie, empty halls with closed concession stands and flight display systems showing just a handful of flights per day. As airlines reported record passenger numbers in the years leading up to 2020,…

Singapore Changi Airport Crowned World’s Best Airport Again

According to Skytrax, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been crowned the World’s Best Airport for the eighth year in a row. The award is voted by consumers in a global survey. In addition, Japan is the winner of the Skytrax award as well. Four Japanese airports are ranked in the World’s…

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect…

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being…

Hong Kong Government Offers Financial Help to Aviation Industry

As a result of the coronavirus crisis around the globe, travel demand has plummeted to a new low. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), a transportation hub in Asia, recorded a total number of 228 arrival passengers on April 12 and only eight foreign visitors among them. In response to the…

Heathrow Airport’s Third Runway Expansion Blocked by Court

A Court in the United Kingdom has ruled plans for a third runway at London Heathrow to be illegal based on environmental grounds. At a time where the conversation about climate change has grown over the past year, questions are now being asked if Heathrow will ever expand its' airport…

Major Computer Outage Stirs Chaos at London Heathrow Airport

Cancelations and delays marred the travel plans of thousands of passengers last Sunday at Heathrow Airport as an IT glitch affected the airport’s check-in systems at all four terminals. According to British website independent.co.uk, more than 100 flights have been canceled during the day, and it was resident carrier British…

Ethiopian Airlines Sets Stage for New Hub Airport

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam on Wednesday said that his airline would look to begin construction on a new $5 billion airport that would enable it to grow well beyond the capacity of its current hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Reuters reported that the airport, which Gebremariam believes…

America’s Airports of the Wilderness

While some airports are located closer to these nature areas than others, few have the distinction of being named after one. Here are just a few of the commercial airports around the United States that are named after parks and nature preserves. Glacier Park International Airport Glacier Park International Airport…

LOT Polish Adds Flights to Washington Dulles

Polish flag carrier, LOT has added a new U.S destination to its route map, connecting its home base in Warsaw with Washington Dulles three times a week as of June 2, 2020.  The new flight will be operated by LOT’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which the carrier operates…