ASUR airport group: Passenger traffic down 58.6% in September

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR), an international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Colombia, today announced that total passenger traffic for September 2020 decreased 58.6% when compared to September 2019. Passenger traffic decreased 48.7% in Mexico, 47.9% in Puerto Rico and 86.2% in Colombia, impacted by severe downturns in business and […]
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Belfast City Airport reconnects Northern Ireland and Wales with Cardiff service

Eastern Airways will commence up to six flights a week from George Best Belfast City Airport to Welsh capital Cardiff from 11th January 2021, while also having recently increased frequency on routes to Southampton and Teesside International Airport. The service, the only direct air link to Wales on the entire island of Ireland, not only […]
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IATA and ACI World push for consistent approach to passenger COVID-19 testing

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today made a joint call for a globally-consistent approach to testing international passengers as an alternative to quarantine measures. The global shut down of air transport as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions has had a catastrophic impact on employment. Some 4.8 […]
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NASA, Boeing announce Starliner crew changes

Veteran NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will join astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, the inaugural crewed flight of the CST-100 Starliner launching to the International Space Station in 2021. Wilmore will take the place of Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson on the flight test as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Ferguson […]
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DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed

Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for hospitalization following his COVID diagnosis, on October 2nd, the Department of Transportation (DOT) denied Flyers Rights’ emergency rulemaking petition requesting the DOT mandate a mask rule for all persons on airplanes and at airports, with some health, disability, and operational exceptions.   The […]
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Southwest Airlines announces new flights to Miami, Palm Springs, and Montrose (Telluride)

Southwest Airlines Co. today primed its winter flight schedule for seekers of sun and snow with service details for new destinations in Florida, California, and nestled in the Colorado Rockies. The carrier announced new seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport (Telluride) on the Western Slope of Colorado, begins Dec. 19, the same day as previously […]
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ExecuJet Haite completes largest business jet inspection in China

ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China announced the completion of China’s largest business jet inspection and first 96-month check on an Embraer Lineage 1000.  The aircraft was delivered in exactly eight weeks to meet a demanding delivery schedule which included all defect rectification work and service bulletins. The completion of this project was even more impressive […]
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How high is the risk to catch Coronavirus on a plane? IATA’s secret

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey (inclusive of confirmed, probable and potential cases). Over […]
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Airbus delivers third A321neo aircraft to Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has taken delivery of Airbus’ A320 Family aircraft with manufacturer serial number 10,000. MSN10,000 is the third A321neo to join the all Airbus MEA fleet, taking the fleet size to 18 aircraft. MEA received its first A321neo aircraft earlier in 2020 and will be taking another six A321neos over the coming […]
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FlyArystan: 92% of September flights on time

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s Low Fare Airline, today released its On-Time Performance (OTP) for September. OTP is a measurement of how often an airline is on time. FlyArystan releases this information today and it will do so every month. For September, FlyArystan flew about 1300 flights and completed 92% of flights on-time. For the 9 months of […]
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Airbus delivered 57 commercial aircraft in September

Airbus delivered 57 commercial aircraft in September 2020 (14 in April, 24 in May, 36 in June, 49 in July and 39 in August) versus 71 aircraft over the same period in 2019. Year to date, Airbus has delivered a total of 341 aircraft (18 A220s, 282 A320 Family, 9 A330s and 32 A350s), which […]
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Another volcanic eruption in Iceland could cause global air traffic chaos

Iceland’s seismologists are sounding alarm about the rising threat level for the Grimsvotn volcano that have experienced an unusually powerful eruption in 2011, firing a 20km pillar of ash into the air. Now the scientists are warning that there are multiple indications that another massive eruption could soon take place. Recently, the volcano has been […]
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Ryanair hopes Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX jet returns to service next month

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced that Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX aircraft may return to service in the United States as soon as next month. That would allow Ryanair to start receiving 737 MAX jets rebranded as 737-8 in early 2021. The announcement comes as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a draft report on Tuesday […]
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Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. conclude amended transaction for combination of two companies

Air Canada announced today that it has concluded an amended transaction with Transat A.T. Inc. that provides for Air Canada to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Transat and for its combination with Air Canada. Under the binding agreement, unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Transat, Air Canada will acquire all shares […]
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Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of the foundation joined Juergen Steinmetz from eTurboNews and chair of rebuilding.travel to discuss how safe it is for a passenger and also for a crew to fly on a commercial aircraft during the ongoing Coronavirus […]
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