Saturday, July 20, 2024

IATA condemns “cowardly and murderous” Ataturk attack

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has condemned the terrorist attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, describing it as a “cowardly and murderous act”. IATA’s director general and chief executive officer, Tony Tyler says the Istanbul attack, and the March attack on Brussels Airport show the growing challenge of keeping landside parts of airports safe. […]

At least 36 dead following Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack

At least 36 people have been killed and 150 injured following a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. It is reported that three attackers began shooting inside and outside the terminal before blowing themselves up at 22.00h local time on Tuesday 28 June. No group has come forward to claim responsibility but it is […]

Emirates to use 777-300 on Sabiha Gokcen service

Emirates is to upgrade its daily Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport service from an Airbus A330-200 to a Boeing 777-300 from 27 March. The outbound flight from Dubai, number EK119 leaves at 16.55h and arrives in Istanbul at 20.40h, with the return, EK120, leaving again at 22.40h and landing back in Dubai at 04.05h the next […]

European airports see weak growth in 2015

Freight traffic in Europe grew by just 0.7 per cent in 2015 compared to much stronger passenger growth of 5.2 per cent, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. Among Europe’s top five freight hubs, only Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport was up on 2015, rising by 3.1 per cent to 748,914 tonnes. Frankfurt Airport remained […]

Russia blamed for European airport decline

Airports in Europe have seen volumes fall by 0.6 per cent in November because of large declines at non-European Union hubs, particularly in Russia, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. Among non-EU airports, volumes fell by 12.8 per cent because of weakness in Russia, while EU hubs increased by 1.3 per cent. In Russia, […]

Emirates launches Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen service

Emirates Airlines is to increase services to Istanbul with daily Airbus A330-200 flights to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport from 15 December. The A330-200 will provide 24 tonnes of capacity each way, offering customers an additional 168 tonnes a week. Flight EK119 will leave Dubai at 17.15h and land in Istanbul at 20.15h. The return flight, […]

Istanbul needs third airport to continue Turkey’s strong growth

Turkey is an ever growing market with a lot of potential, but Istanbul needs its third airport, to be open in 2017, was the consensus at the Logitrans Istanbul trade show. At the trade show, held between 18 and 20 November at the Istanbul Expo Center, opposite Ataturk International Airport, representatives from Global Airlift Solution, […]

Istanbul needs third airport to continue strong growth

Turkey is a strategically important market to connect with the Eurasian region, but capacity will remain a problem until Istanbul’s third airport is built, TNT Airways commercial director, Todd Hildreth. Speaking to Air Cargo Week (ACW) at the Logitrans Istanbul trade show on 20 November, Hildreth says Istanbul’s location connecting Europe and Asia offers huge […]