Airports http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Queen Alia International Airport receives Edelweiss Air inaugural flight http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/queen-alia-international-airport-receives-edelweiss-air-inaugural-flight <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Edelweiss Air will operate two weekly flights on Sundays and Thursdays to Amman then Aqaba, with return flights to Zurich scheduled the next day on Mondays and Fridays.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“We are delighted to be boosting QAIA’s airline network this early on in the year by establishing an additional direct connection to a major European city like Zurich, enabling Swiss travellers to visit Jordan aboard a carrier known for flying to only the most captivating holiday destinations. We thank our partners for supporting our airline diversification efforts, which allow us to deliver the best services to our passengers and further propel QAIA as Jordan’s prime gateway to the world,” said Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-02-06T12:00:00Z">Mon, 06/02/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has welcomed the first flight of Edelweiss Air from Zurich.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a 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Ministry of Civil Aviation said: </span></span></span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded the work for the implementation of the Biometric Boarding System at Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada, and Varanasi airports.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Launched in December last year, the facial biometrics-based Digi Yatra service is currently available at three airports including Delhi, Bengaluru and Varanasi.</span></span></span></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-02-03T12:00:00Z">Fri, 03/02/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Four more Indian airports are to benefit from Paperless check-in and boarding service, Digi Yatra.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote 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2023</time> <h1> The air dressers... </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-02/Skukuza%20Airport%20Credit%20%20Hel%C3%A9ne%20%20Ramackers%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" alt="Skukuza Airport" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>From embracing a sense of place and accommodating local climate conditions to incorporating environmentally friendly materials and biometric solutions.</p> </div> <p>When it came to creating a visual identity for Skukuza Airport in the heart of Kruger National Park, South Africa, the focus was on designing an airport inspired by its natural environment.</p> <p>The iconic design of Skukuza, which operates under the control of Skukuza Airport Management Company and is served by South African carrier, Airlink, as well as catering for private and charter flights, resembles more of a luxury private lodge than it does an airport terminal.</p> <p>Having been completed in 2014, the airport’s design is also one that has stood the test of time.</p> <p>One of the key objectives of the building design was to limit any intrusive visual impact on the surroundings by blending the structure into its surrounding natural environment.</p> <p>The terminal’s open-plan layout, thatched roofing, raised timber frames and a central water feature, alongside the use of natural shapes and the palette of soft, neutral, colours all help to place the building at one with its surroundings.</p> <p>Even the landscape design team worked closely with Kruger Park environmentalists, nursery and plant specialists to identify protected species, which were incorporated within the terminal layout.</p> <p>This concept of safeguarding the local heritage through innovative design was also key to the redesign of Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, which was completed in 2019.</p> <p>A gateway to one of east Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, the airport was originally built in the 1970s to accommodate 600,000 passengers. However, having added new routes and achieved strong growth in passenger traffic over the last decades, the air transport hub had exceeded that capacity.</p> <p>Netherlands-based airport consultancy and engineering firm, NACO, was brought on board at the early stages of the airport’s revamp to work on its masterplan and new design.</p> <p>Marcel Langenslag, director aviation at NACO explained: “Central to rebuilding the airport was the need to improve upon the original architecture with a safe, sustainable design that enabled future development and growth. Also integral to the project was the need to deliver greater efficiency and a more commercialised passenger experience, while celebrating the local culture and community.”</p> <p>One of the key inputs for any airport design project, noted Langenslag, is the need to take the local climate conditions into account. “For Kilimanjaro Airport we had to bolster climate resilience and factor in the significant rainfall the region experiences, as well as the dust. The airport’s original design featured a big courtyard, which was open to the elements. However, when it rained that space was completely unusable. So, we created a covered roof terrace, which enabled this space to be permanently available to passengers. We also created a louver system that kept the lounge space open and provided natural ventilation, which limited the need for air conditioning.”</p> <p>NACO is also involved in plans to upgrade Cape Winelands Airport in South Africa.</p> <p>Explaining that the owners of the privately owned hub hope to turn it into Cape Town’s secondary airport, Langenslag said: “What’s exciting about this design project is that the owners are determined to build an airport that makes a statement. They want to build something futuristic, but to maintain that sense of place.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, in west Africa, another air transport hub that has garnered attention for fusing contemporary architectural elements with local design inspiration is Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana.</p> <p>The terminal, which totals around 45,000sqm, has been designed to process five million passengers per year. Design and engineering firm, Arup, was appointed to provide comprehensive airport planning, as well as architectural design and engineering services for the construction of the terminal.</p> <p>“We focused on providing solutions driven by quality, safety and functionality, while preserving the design features of the terminal,” explained Conor Hoey, Arup Europe business aviation leader. He added that the check-in area, which features brightly coloured motifs on the walls and similar patterns on the floor tiles, was designed to reflect Ghanaian culture and values.</p> <p>The terminal’s entrance hall features an intricate lattice work of steel trusses, a structural design element that is found throughout the terminal’s five levels. To optimise the logistics and delivery, the steel beams were prefabricated in Turkey by Mapa Construction before being assembled on site. “Ensuring the terminal’s structural safety, while keeping the architect’s distinctive design elements, was one of the key challenges of the project,” said Hoey.</p> <p>Like Langenslag, Hoey also noted that local climate and weather conditions have an impact on design. “No matter where you’re building, local conditions are always a significant consideration, as is the requirement for sustainable design.”</p> <p>The need to reduce embodied carbon and design operationally efficient buildings, said Hoey, is core to all Arup’s construction projects. “The choice of materials and glazing, the type of roof, as well as the choice of heating and cooling systems, are just some of the criteria which greatly inform the overall solutions. At the same time, they also ensure that an airport can operate in an efficient, effective and sustainable manner.”</p> <figure role="group"><img alt="Kilimanjaro Airport" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cd9b4afd-b600-460d-9197-90888153c01f" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/inline-images/Kilimanjaro%20View%20from%20passport%20control%20CREDIT%20NACO%20copy.jpg" width="1070" height="720" loading="lazy" /><figcaption>Boosting climate resilience: Kilimanjaro Airport’s big courtyard was originally open to the elements. The revamped design created a covered roof terrace and a louver system that kept the lounge space open and provided natural ventilation, which limited the need for air conditioning. Picture: NACO.</figcaption></figure><p>Whether it’s building a terminal from the ground up or revamping an existing one, the desire to incorporate smart, sustainable design is echoed across the continent. Langenslag pointed out that creating a facility that can achieve net zero emissions as quickly as possible is integral to the future of Cape Winelands. “The owners want it to be off grid and to achieve net zero as soon as they can. They’re pulling out all the stops to make sure they achieve this as they will be building the new airport from scratch.”</p> <p>He also noted that, at Kilimanjaro, the use of local materials, as well as the ability to incorporate natural ventilation and ensure the availability of local maintenance capabilities were all key, not just in embracing environmentally friendly practices within the airport’s build, but also in terms of being able to service it in the future.</p> <p>The new Bugesera Airport in Rwanda, which is currently under construction, is another example of a facility that is embracing sustainability within its design.</p> <p>International consultancy, Dar Group, has been tasked with overseeing the latest design as well as the construction of the greenfield air transport hub.</p> <p>Speaking at Aviation Africa 2022, Elie Kharrat, partner and director of operations Rwanda and Mozambique for Dar, underlined that the aim is for all the airport buildings to be leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) certified. “We will use solar panels alongside other renewable sources and measures to achieve our sustainability goals, in line with Rwanda’s green objectives and to help achieve the highest possible level of LEED certification,” said Kharrat.</p> <p>Another trend being seen in airport design across the globe is the desire to implement more automation and self-service solutions, such as bag drop and check-in kiosks. “In some cases, African airports are also beginning to request biometric solutions,” said Stephan Castagnetta, Amadeus airport and airline operations, EMEA.</p> <p>He added: “The use of biometrics has design implications within the terminal. For example, it can help reduce queues at document checkpoints and, therefore, has the potential to free up space both land and air side.” This in turn enables airports to focus on value-added retail and hospitality services.</p> <p>Cloud-based solutions are also proving popular when it comes to enhancing the passenger journey while futureproofing an airport’s design and development. “If an airport decides to migrate to the cloud, that has an immediate impact on design inside the terminal,” added Castagnetta. “Removing the need for on-site servers allows an airport to better utilise space to improve passenger flow and increase capacity.”</p> <p>Amadeus’ airport cloud use service (ACUS) solution was deployed remotely at Nouakchott Airport in Mauritania during the pandemic. It was installed as part of airport operator, Afroport’s, wider transition to Amadeus flow – a cloud-based platform for delivering passenger services, which is also available at Cape Verde Airports – to help modernise the west African hub.</p> <p>Whether it’s incorporating innovations in technology to make better use of space, making use of local building materials, or creating a terminal that embodies the local heritage, airports across the continent are embracing the latest design trends to ensure they leave a lasting impression on passengers.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/profile/chloe-greenbank" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/chloe-greenbank-.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Chloe Greenbank" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/profile/chloe-greenbank" hreflang="en">Chloe Greenbank</a> </h3> <p > Chloe Greenbank wrote her first airline magazine article two decades ago and has been immersed in aviation magazines ever since.&amp;nbsp; </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Operating a twice-weekly service from 13 June, the national carrier will utilise its fleet of A320-Neos.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#080808"><span style="letter-spacing:.75pt">The Hungarian gateway will offer 69 weekly operations – more than 14,000 one-way weekly seats – to the Middle East this summer. With connections spread across nine of the region’s airports, Budapest will be linked to Abu Dhabi, Amman, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#080808"><span style="letter-spacing:.75pt">Balázs Bogáts, airline development director, Budapest Airport, said: “Today’s announcement is a clear signal that we’re committed to ensure our passengers experience optimum choice throughout our network. We are very happy to welcome Kuwait Airlines to our carrier roll call and delighted that they have seen the potential in the Hungarian market.” Bogáts adds: “Whether passengers choose the new flights with the intention of tourism, business or education, we are certain they will be a great success.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-02-02T12:00:00Z">Thu, 02/02/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#080808"><span style="letter-spacing:.75pt">Budapest Airport has lined up its first brand new entrant airline for 2023, while filling another white spot on the airport’s route map. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a 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and Challenges’, the event will welcome delegates from airlines, airports, freight forwarders, project developers, aviation service providers and other industry professionals, providing a unique networking platform for attendees to explore the most promising business possibilities in air freight today, as well as present, discuss and debate key industry issues.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This time around, the World Cargo Summit is held onground after two successful virtual events in 2021 and 2022, with a host of international speakers who will be providing insights, information and perspectives on how air freight players can adapt their business models to thrive in the years ahead, in addition to, exploring whether or not the industry will witness long-term disruption.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO &amp; managing director, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are proud and privileged to be hosting this important, influential event alongside Etihad Cargo. The event provides all stakeholders with the perfect platform to come together and explore opportunities. It also lays the foundations for sustainable air freight growth and development, and establishes the most prudent avenues for overcoming barriers to advancement. The World Cargo Summit is the perfect occasion for accelerating progress in this direction. We look forward to the event as we take the next strides forward on route to realising our long-term objectives whilst reinforcing Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s position as a leading regional and international air cargo hub.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-02-01T12:00:00Z">Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo are currently co-hosting the World Cargo Summit which takes place over in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, until today.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-lbzo2vkudl4z-vhksiwfhsdnkmhvrjf93corchk0-0m" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-LBzO2VKuDL4Z-VhksiWfHSDNkmhVrjF93coRCHk0-0M" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-01/Etihad%20Greenliner%20-%20Etihad%20becomes%20first%20airline%20partner%20of%20University%20of%20Cambridge%20Aviation%20Impact%20Acc_0.jpg" width="2347" height="2258" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 31 Jan 2023 19:36:45 +0000 eNethersole 66196 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero SITA report reveals airports and airlines are ramping up their technology http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/technology/sita-report-reveals-airports-and-airlines-are-ramping-up-their-technology <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The report reveals that with the post-pandemic recovery CIOs want to ensure operations are as agile and resilient as they are efficient, with IT solutions seen as central to their success. This has spurred an acceleration of digitalisation, with airlines and airports looking to key technology solutions to fortify their operations against disruption while automating the passenger experience.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The industry’s IT spend is projected to continue its steady year-on-year growth trend since 2020 to support this push for digitalisation, with a full 96% of airlines and 93% of airports expecting their IT spend to stay the same or increase in 2023 compared to 2022. Last year airline and airport IT spend rose to an estimated 37 billion USD and 6.8 billion USD respectively.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">David Lavorel, CEO, SITA, said: “Air travel has recovered faster from the pandemic than anyone in the industry had initially expected, particularly in Europe and the US. While the recovery is welcome, airports and airlines have found themselves on the back foot with staff and resource shortages. This has put strain on operations, resulting in an increased risk of congestion, delays, cancellations and mishandled baggage. Digitalisation is seen as key to addressing these challenges, providing more scalability and flexibility.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-02-01T12:00:00Z">Wed, 01/02/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">SITA’s Air Transport IT Insights report reveals accelerated digitalisation will help airlines and airports meet rising passenger demand.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">SITA’s Air Transport IT Insights report reveals accelerated digitalisation will help airlines and airports meet rising passenger demand by offering more self-service options.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> 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property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The event will connect over 200-plus aviation brands and 100-plus buyers from over 30 airports and aviation authorities from 20 countries.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">His Highness Sheikh Ahmed said the airport industry has come back almost to its full strength and the construction of new airports and expansion are on to meet future needs.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The global domestic passenger traffic is projected to reach 2019 levels in late 2023, with international passenger traffic taking another year to recover, reaching 2019 levels by H2 2024. Officials anticipate the passenger business generating US$522 billion in revenues for the carriers and the airports returning to profitability and witnessing fewer disruptions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Also taking place on the sidelines of the Airport Show will be industry-specific exhibitions and conferences – the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum, Air Traffic Control Forum, Airport Security Middle East, and the Women in Aviation Anniversary</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Women in Aviation Middle East Chapter will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and will have two days at the show covering a one-day conference and another day for workshops and round-table discussions. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">With a tagline of ‘Connecting the Global Airport Industry’, the high-profile global platform will see over 4,500 visitors, with its key themes being sustainability at airports, automation and urban air mobility. Exhibitors have been confirmed from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Netherlands, China, Belgium, Korea, Sweden and the UAE. These include ADB Safegate, CEIA, Egis, emaratech, Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft, Groupe ADP, Guinault SA, Honeywell, ITW GSE, Nuctech, ShenZhen CIMC- Tianda Airport Support Ltd., Smiths Detection, Teknik Dokum, and TLD.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Participating in the conferences will be top executives from various reputed organisations including the Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports whose members operate 1950 airports in 185 countries, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association of over 300 comprising 83 per cent of global air traffic. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Airport Show organisers, Reed Exhibitions, a leading global events business player with over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors that attract more than seven million participants annually, is massively marketing and promoting the show to reconnect and regain the exhibitors. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">May Ismail, Event Manager at Reed Exhibitions, said the Airport Show-2023 will see the representation of the entire gamut of the airport industry and the enthusiastic participation of the stakeholders. The airport transformation is now tech-driven to help overhaul the safety, health, security, and efficiency levels in their operations around the world. Almost everything that airports require will be on display under one roof, she added.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-01-30T12:00:00Z">Mon, 30/01/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Airport Show in Dubai in May will host three exhibitions and two conferences over three days from May 9-11.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-c6sfmyuootrjulklrack4jumta2zrjiyewwyqebt9t0" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-C6sfMyUOotrjulKLraCk4juMTA2ZrjIyewWyQEBT9T0" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-01/Dubai%20to%20host%2022nd%20Airport%20Show%20in%20May%20as%20the%20aviation%20industry%20gets%20energized.JPG" width="2508" height="1672" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 30 Jan 2023 12:52:25 +0000 eNethersole 66185 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Business aviation at Dubai South maintains position as the busiest in the region http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/business-aviation-at-dubai-south-maintains-position-as-the-busiest-in-the <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The hub recorded 15,444 &nbsp;movements throughout the year. In December 2022, 2,319 private jet movements were recorded, the highest in a single month, representing a 36% growth over December 2021.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The growth of movements is attributed to several factors, such as the relentless efforts and strategic initiatives announced by the government. This has resulted in achieving record visitor numbers and attracting investors and people from across the globe, who flock to the emirate due to the ease of doing business, safety and security and the attractive visa schemes, to name a few. Another important factor is the FIFA World Cup 2022, which was hosted in Qatar, where many VIP travellers and private jet owners flew to Dubai via the VIP Terminal at MBRAH, highlighting the trust and confidence in the premium services offered at the terminal.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Tahnoon Saif, chief executive officer of Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub, said: “We are proud to see the continuous growth of private jets movements since the onset of the pandemic. Our wise leadership’s vision significantly contributed to cementing the emirate’s position across global indices, with the recent one being its premier ranking regionally and second globally on the ‘Top 100 City Destinations Index 2022’, which was revealed by Euromonitor International last month. We will spare no effort in attracting visitors and businesses to Dubai through our state-of-the-art infrastructure and top-notch services that we provide at MBRAH to foster the emirate’s vision of becoming a leading aviation hub.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-01-30T12:00:00Z">Mon, 30/01/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Business aviation at Dubai South - busiest in the region</div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) at Dubai South has said private jet movements continued to grow in 2022, recording a 3% increase compared to 2021.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jmubvzd4wiy3wjccedrqpjfmtqaapn-b0dmlqxnn3tw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-JMUbVZD4Wiy3WJcCEDRQpJfmtqaApN_b0dMlqXnN3Tw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-01/VIP%20Terminal.jpg" width="2414" height="1357" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 30 Jan 2023 11:14:58 +0000 eNethersole 66183 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero SAL Saudi Logistics Services and Menzies Aviation sign MoU http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/sal-saudi-logistics-services-and-menzies-aviation-sign-mou <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Under the MoU, Menzies Aviation and SAL Saudi Logistics Services will work together to explore the potential of providing passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi’s airports with the aim of implementing industry best practice to improve passenger services, enhance the efficiency of operations, and support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 targets associated with upgrading and developing airport services to be on par with the world's leading and most advanced international airports.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">SAL Saudi Logistics Services is the market leading air cargo handler in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and recently obtained a license to provide passenger handling services in Saudi airports from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), enabling the company to continue offering high quality, professional logistics services at the Kingdom's airports. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Menzies Aviation is the world’s largest aviation services company with operations at more than 250 airports in 58 countries. It provides ground services, fuel services and air cargo services. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Emphasising the importance of the agreement with Menzies, Faisal AlBedah, Managing Director and CEO of SAL Saudi Logistics Services, stated: "This MoU will enable SAL to utilise Menzies’ global capabilities and expertise. It is also aligned with our ambitious vision to become the logistics champion for a globally connected Saudi Arabia. We believe the MoU will result in significant improvements in Saudi’s airport services, increasing capacity and enhancing the customer experience and satisfaction, in line with the highest international safety and security standards."</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"Our approach complements the National Transport and Logistics Strategy, in parallel with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 towards welcoming 330 million travellers by 2030," AlBedah said. "This will be achieved by offering cutting-edge innovation, integrated logistics services in airports and building a wide network linking domestic airports, seaports and land transport hubs to ensure the ongoing development of this vital sector and increase its contribution to the Saudi GDP, as well as driving the national economy in light of the Kingdom's ambitious vision."</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-01-27T12:00:00Z">Fri, 27/01/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">SAL Saudi Logistics Services and Menzies Aviation have signed an MoU to develop a comprehensive study on delivering best in class passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi Arabia airports.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-vk-tviicahbrn5kxmzlpw0jyydzlpo1t4vkyvhul2qu" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-vk_tvIicAhBrn5kXmZlPw0JyyDzLpO1t4VKyvhul2QU" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-01/Photo_1674824146.jpg" width="950" height="633" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:04:16 +0000 eNethersole 66182 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Abu Dhabi Airports confirms appointment of Maureen Bannerman as new CCO http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/airports/abu-dhabi-airports-confirms-appointment-of-maureen-bannerman-as-new-cco <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Bannerman has over 20 years’ experience primarily within the aviation industry, and joined Abu Dhabi Airports following a successful tenure as chief executive officer and managing director of APM Terminal at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Bahrain. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, managing director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are delighted to welcome Maureen to Abu Dhabi Airports as part of our Executive Team. We are confident her exemplary track record will help realise our growth strategies and commercial plans as an enabler and a catalyst for tourism, trade, logistics and business in the emirate and the UAE.”</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-01-27T12:00:00Z">Fri, 27/01/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed Maureen Bannerman as the company’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) which became effective earlier this month.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/8/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-fbrzjaedr2qr43b9pa83irbaeixxwk5bbxzipx2vlyy" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-FbRZJAEdr2qR43B9pa83iRbaeIXxWK5bBXzIpX2vlyY" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-01/Abu%20Dhabi%20Airports%20Company.jpg" width="5472" height="3648" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:48:29 +0000 eNethersole 66181 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero