Airport Operators Association, Chief Executive Karen Dee has commented on the UK government's plans to provide additional funding for Airspace Modernisation as part of Build Back Better.
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The UK government has agreed to support the aviation industry recovery with airport slot alleviation for the upcoming summer 2022 season, as demand for air travel returns.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship, to provide grants to companies developing new air travel technology solutions.
The Advanced Air Mobility industry will continue to develop, as Urban-Air Port secures a major investment from Supernal. Together, they will start the construction of 200 vertiport sites across the world.
Despite a challenging year, Katowice Airport ended 2021 with a 61.1 per cent growth in passenger traffic from 2020, as well as continued developments and updates to the airport's infrastructure.
To provide attractive business opportunities for suppliers across the airport network, Avinor has launched a tender for retail and F&B operations, with all the contracts combined valuing at €830 million.
Southern California’s Ontario International Airport Authority Commission has agreed to a ground lease and surplus property development contract, to support ongoing airport improvements.
As 2022 begins, Denver International Airport celebrates its 2021 milestones and looks ahead to what the next year will bring for the airport.
During 2021, Bristol Airport’s Local Community Fund awarded over £160,000 to support local community projects including schools, sports clubs, and environmental trusts.
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that they will award $2.89 billion, made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to 3,075 airports across the U.S.
Karen Dee, Chief Executive of Airport Operators Association has commented on the crucial and dire need for additional support towards the aviation industry in its post-COVID-19 recovery journey.
Despite an increase in passenger numbers and aircraft movements during Q3, Avinor is still experiencing a significant decline in income from traffic and commercial activities for 2021.
The UK government will continue to boost regional air connectivity with £4.3 million to fund direct flights between London and Newquay, and London and Dundee.
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