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Route development - Articles and news items

Lufthansa Group and Air China sign commercial joint venture

Airport news  •  20 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Lufthansa and Air China signed a partnership agreement in Beijing enabling the joint operation of all connections between Europe and China...

Gatwick’s record August and long haul success prove Airports Commission data is 14 years out of date

Airport news  •  12 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Gatwick Airport’s continued long haul growth has proven that the Airports Commission forecasts are out of date...

Ryanair expands services from Hamburg adding Sofia route to the German hub

Airport news  •  6 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

The Irish airline Ryanair is expanding its commitment to Hamburg Airport, connecting the German city with the Bulgarian capital of Sofia...

Route development at Glasgow Airport

Issue 4 2016, Z homepage promo  •  21 July 2016  •  François Bourienne, Commercial Director at Glasgow Airport

As one of Europe’s fastest growing airports with a catchment area of 2.3 million people and more than 8.7 million passengers travelling through annually, Glasgow Airport is working tirelessly to ensure its route network supplies the ever-increasing demand. Commercial Director, François Bourienne, reveals the airport’s current and future growth plans...

Growth amid headwinds: Basel Aero

Airport Extra  •  20 July 2016  •  Leonid Sergeyev, CEO, Basel Aero

Despite a deepening economic downturn in Russia, airports Krasnodar, Sochi, Anapa and Gelendzhik have seen a significant growth in passenger numbers. Leonid Sergeyev, CEO of Basel Aero, explains why the company benefits from economic crisis...

Passenger numbers continue to grow at London Luton Airport

Airport news  •  13 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

June passenger numbers at London Luton Airport are up 17.7 percent compared to the same period last year.

Ryanair returns to Aberdeen International Airport with two new routes

Airport news  •  6 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Ryanair makes its return to Aberdeen International Airport with the start of two new routes to Alicante and Malaga starting in February 2017.

Budapest Airport welcomes first direct connection to South Korea

Airport news  •  4 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Budapest Airport welcomed its first direct connection to South Korea on Friday 01 July via Hungarian gateway’s latest airline partner, Asiana Airlines.

Manchester Airport celebrates first direct flight to China

Airport news  •  13 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Manchester Airport has marked the start of its first direct, scheduled flight to mainland China – the first Airport to do so outside of London.

British Airways to launch its longest long-haul flight

Airport news  •  18 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

British Airways (BA) has announced it will launch its longest long-haul flight in January 2017, providing a direct service between London and Santiago in Chile.

Qatar Airways begins new route to Sydney Airport

Airport news  •  4 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Sydney Airport has welcomed new airline Qatar Airways on 02 March 2016, marking the start of a new daily flight from Doha to Sydney.

First transatlantic route to begin from Cork Airport

Airport news  •  29 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

For the first time in its history Cork Airport will witness the start of scheduled transatlantic services operated by Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI).

DfT announces shortlist for air route funding at regional airports

Airport news  •  20 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a shortlist for new international and domestic air routes for small regional airports.

Continued handling of the A380

Issue 3 2012  •  6 June 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

Five years after its maiden flight, the Airbus A380 continues to grow its operations around the world. Key to the aircraft’s smooth consolidation with airports was Airbus’ early involvement with ground handlers. In this special interview, Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to two of Airbus’ key figures in the imple - mentation; Peter Esteie, Head of Ground Operations and Thomas Burger, Product Marketing Manager of the A380.Mark Glover: How successful has the A380 integration been within airports over the previous years?Thomas Burger: Globally speaking we are very happy. We have 253 orders from 19 customers where all three global alliances are represented. The first delivery took place in October 2007 and today we have 72 aircraft in service. We have seven operators operating these 72 aircraft, flying across 54 routes to 28 destinations. In terms of seat count, the lowest of 407 is on board the Korean Air aircraft. Airfrance carries the most on its A380 with 538 seats.The top ten A380 airports within the 28 destinations see 100 flights a day, which represents over one million passengers a month. The route lengths also vary, spanning from two hours from Dubai to Jeddah to 14 hours from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

An airport city rises

Issue 3 2012  •  1 June 2012  •  John Atkins, Airport City Director, Manchester Airports Group

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester in northern England, is recognised as the world’s first industrialised city, and at the turn of the 18th century outstripped even London as the largest centre for manufacturing, not just in the UK, but throughout the world.Today, a post-industrialised Manchester is notable for its culture, music, scientific and engineering output, media links, educational institutions and sporting connections. And, along with a reinvigorated city centre, a number of major development projects have evolved across the city in recent years, with Media City at the city’s former docklands now the home of BBC Television; whilst the legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games continues to attract new investment with the development of the Etihad Campus at Sport City in East Manchester. Another ‘city’ within the city is now also preparing for take-off, with the development of the UK’s first ‘airport city’ at Manchester Airport.Globalisation, the demand for air travel and pressure to diversify means 21st century airports are evolving into destinations people travel to, rather than just pass through. They complement city centres, offering not only a gateway for travel but also an economic hub where people live, work and play. These developments have become known globally as ‘airport cities’.


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