Monday, July 22, 2024

Swissport wins easyJet contract at Berlin Airport

Swissport has won a major contract from easyJet at Berlin Airport. From 1 October 2021, the world’s leader of airport ground services and air cargo handling will provide full ground handling services for easyJet passengers at check-in and gate, and will also be responsible for aircraft handling on the apron, including baggage loading and pushback […]

Global airline industry at a crossroads as it faces terminal decline, says GlobalData

Coronavirus has had a drastic impact on the airline industry forcing companies such as British Airways to cease operations at major airports with developments in the last few days placing the airline industry at a crossroads, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Nick Wyatt, head of R&A and Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, […]

Dutch government accused of locking growth out of Schiphol

The Dutch aviation industry has published a joint letter condemning the government’s decision to lock capacity at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol until 2021. The letter, signed by industry bodies including KLM, Martinair, Air Cargo Netherlands and Evofenedex has branded the move “premature and careless”, while warning that neighbouring countries “will gladly welcome Dutch passengers and airfreight”. […]

Up, up and a sleigh!

In the days before Santa Claus undertook the world’s most extensive and widespread parcel delivery operation, he dropped into easyJet for more traditional airfreight activity. The world’s most famous pilot prepared for his pre-Christmas flight check at easyJet HQ. Swapping sleigh and reindeer for an aircraft, Santa earned his wings as he took to the […]

Leisure Cargo makes step towards independence from Air Berlin

Leisure Cargo says it has made an “important leap” towards complete independence from beleaguered Air Berlin as it has appointed 881 AWB of Condor as their new airway bill (AWB), which replaces the 745 paper of Air Berlin. The change will take affect from 1 October and Leisure Cargo says it customers and partners can “still rely […]

Air Berlin negotiations with Lufthansa and easyJet to continue

Air Berlin says negotiations with Lufthansa and easyJet will now continue until 12 October 2017 with the aim to takeover units of the German carrier. Air Berlin has received offers from Lufthansa for the subsidiaries Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Walter (LGW), the Austrian airline Niki and parts of Air Berlin, while low-cost carrier easyJet has submitted an offer to […]

Girdwood chosen as IAG Cargo chief financial officer

Lewis Girdwood has taken over as IAG Cargo chief financial officer, bringing over 25 years of financial experience with him. He joins the company from EasyJet where he was head of financial planning and analysis, and will play a key role in delivering IAG Cargo’s business strategy. IAG Cargo chief executive officer, Drew Crawley says: […]

Brexit and Heathrow runway decision hotly debated at AOA conference

The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and the Government’s decision to back Heathrow Airport for a third runway, dominated discussions at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual conference today. Delegates at the Hilton London Metropole heard from a range of speakers, including the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling. During a […]

Zehren confirmed as Cargolux EVP and nominated person flight operations

Claude Zehren has been appointed as Cargolux Airlines International as EVP and nominated person flight operations by the board of directors. Zehren, who has been at Cargolux for 18 years as both a pilot and a member of the management strategy, took over from his predecessor, Jason Holt on an interim basis on 1 September. […]

ACI Europe accuses A4E of being out of touch with reality

The creation of Airlines 4 Europe (A4E) has been strongly criticised by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe’s director general, Olivier Jankovec, who accuses them of not being in touch with reality. The new association, A4E, was set up by the chief executive officers of Air France KLM, easyJet, IAG, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair, to lobby […]

Airlines for Europe association launched

The association, Airlines for Europe (A4E) has been launched by Air France KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair, to lobby for lower costs and increased efficiency. It was launched on the eve of the European Union (EU) Aviation Summit in Amsterdam to lobby for the lowering of costs at EU airports, […]