Airports & tourism organizations urge revision of ‘wholly inadequate” state aid rules, as new forecast shows industries in systemic collapse.
ACI EUROPE Releases Report on Vanishing Air Connectivity in Europe.
An ACI EUROPE reveals a systemic collapse of the aviation network and air connectivity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Budapest Airport Eclipses Passenger Traffic Expectations
Budapest Airport just welcomed its 16-millionth passenger, marking the highest-ever number of passengers served in the airport’s history.
EU Airports Losing Altitude Growth and Profit Wise
The European airport association ACI Europe has blamed a spate of airline failures in September for “softening” growth in air traffic.
Fraport Wins Ljubljana Airport Bid
Fraport AG, along with a consortium led by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), have agreed to the acquisition of Ljubljana Airport (Aerodrom Ljubljana) in Slovenia. Winning the award versus international competitors, the consortium closed the bidding process on July 4, seeing Fraport selected to negotiate for the sale of Aerodrom Lubljana d.d.
Varna Airport Incident Forces Closure This Morning
Bulgaria’s Varna Airport has been closed due to an incident that occurred sometime this morning. Varna Airport officials are extremely difficult to reach at this moment, but officials there have said the airport will now rep-open at 12 PM local time.
Turkey to Build World’s Biggest Mega Airport
According to the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Shipping and Communications, the total number of airports inside Turkey will grow to 56, including the massive plans for a mega facility targeted for Istanbul 2020. The third Istanbul project in the North of the city will reportedly accommodate 150 million passengers a year. The projected cost of that facility is some €7 billion euro.
Turkey’s TAV Airports Wins Prestigious Award
In news from the European Business Awards (EBA), TAV Airports was selected as “best of Turkey” for the customer focus category of the most prestigious awards.
Nuance Revamps Sweden Presence
News of emerging companies on the move tells of Nuance Group opening a new Göteborg Landvetter Airport store, a partnership with Swedish airports company Swedavia, and moves on a wider scale.
Vilnius International Sees Record Traffic
According to the news from Lithuania’s biggest airport, Vilnius International served some 2 million plus passengers in September, a record number according to previous totals. As for growth, the number indicated upwards of a 41 percent increase year on year.