• ANA seeks to lure airlines with new incentives

    Airlines using airports managed by ANA in Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira will have access to a new incentive and marketing support scheme from the end of March. ANA on 3 March unveiled what it described as a "competitive support package", citing multiple business challenges linked with

  • Spanish trio continues to flounder

    Key Points Ciudad Real, Castellon, and Corvera remain 'white elephant' projects with little sign of success Eight attempts have been made to auction debt-laden Ciudad Real; Castellon's scheduled March 2015 opening remains unconfirmed; and negotiations to open Corvera appear to have stalled Spain

  • Cash injection aids Warsaw Chopin upgrade

    Warsaw Chopin International Airport has secured EUR145 million in bond financing from Polish Peakao Bank SA to fund the modernisation of Terminal A and the construction of a new five-star hotel. The funding injection will also allow improvements to taxiways, perimeter roads, construction of a new

  • Sydney builds on a busy 2014

    Key Points Sydney improves its financial performance, and eyes growth in Chinese market Consultation period for new second airport is due to finish in June Sydney Airport reported a 4.3% increase in revenues for 2014 and generated a 6.1% rise in pre-tax (EBITDA) earnings. Revenues grew from

  • Vietnam lowers its sights for Long Thanh

    The latest feasibility study for the new Long Thanh International Airport near Ho Chi Minh City envisages investment of up to USD15.8 billion from Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV). The study, presented to the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) on 26 February, describes a single runway

  • Australia trials ADS-C flight tracking

    Airservices Australia is leading a trial to track flights more closely over oceanic areas. Airservices has worked closely with Qantas, Virgin Australia, and global satellite provider Inmarsat over the past few months to successfully develop the operational concepts and trial the adaptation of

Airports Airports

  • Belgrade upgrades as government considers concession

    About EUR50 million has been invested in improving Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport in Serbia is expanding as traffic continues to grow. It long ago cemented its position as the busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia, and is seeking to


  • Airservices highlights Harmony

    Airservices Australia estimates that airlines flying into Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney international airports have saved a total of AUD18.2 million (USD14.3 million) in annual fuel costs by using the Metron Harmony web-based decision support application. Recent research from

Equipment Equipment

  • ASUR brings Strikers into service

    Mexican airport operator ASUR has put into service four new-generation Oshkosh Striker aircraft firefighting and rescue (ARFF) vehicles. International airports serving Cancun, Cozumel, Mérida, and Veracruz each received one Striker. Cancun now operates a 6x6 Striker with Snozzle high-reach

Security Security

  • Opinion: Vacuum of evidence stymies MH370 investigation

    Almost one year after the disappearance and presumed loss of MH370 can any lessons be learned, in the absence of its wreckage or a firm explanation for its disappearance? On 29 January 2015, the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) formally declared the missing flight was an accident and