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UK MP urges new PM to support aviation recovery

A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians has called on new prime minister Liz Truss’s administration to back UK aviation, travel and tourism as it continues to recover from the impacts of Covid-19. A letter, organised by Henry Smith MP as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of…

Agility completes £763 million acquisition of Menzies Aviation

Agility, a supply chain services, infrastructure and innovation company, has finalized its acquisition of UK-based John Menzies and will combine the business with its National Aviation Services (NAS) business to create a new aviation services provider in 58 countries. Once integrated, the combined company will operate as Menzies Aviation and…

London City passenger numbers increase

London City served 640,000 passengers across June and July and remains on course to reach the 3 million mark by the end of the year. August is also set to be busy, with over 300,000 passengers expected to travel as the airport closes in on one million passengers for the…

Sharjah Airport serves six million passengers in first half of 2022

Sharjah Airport has reported a 142.74% rise in the passenger traffic during the first half of 2022, accounting for approximately six million travellers. This is substantial growth from 2,449 million travellers in H1 2021. The airport saw a considerable growth in the number of flights, with a total of 41,189…

Heathrow Airport reports half year loss

Heathrow Airport has reported an adjusted loss before tax of £321 million in the six months to end June 2022, as a result of higher passenger numbers. This is an improvement of prior-year period loss of £466 million. Revenue rose to £1.28bn up from £384 million a year ago. Heathrow’s…

Airport workers dissatisfied

A new survey by CV-Library, has found that almost half of all airport and airline workers (41.4%) are considering quitting the industry, mainly for pay and stress reasons. However, only 5% cited the current disruption at UK airports, 4.2% said it was due to angry and unreasonable passengers and just…

Integrating drones in urban airspaces

A new European project, AMU-LED, is conducting demonstration flights of drones in urban environments across the UK, Netherlands and Spain. The first demonstration in Cranfield, UK, today (30 June), tests the feasibility of urban air mobility (UAM) management systems, and paves the way for more complex trials. The project gives…

New investor for insolvent Frankfurt-Hahn airport

The insolvent Frankfurt-Hahn has been sold and acquired by Swift Conjoy GmbH for an undisclosed sum. The Frankfurt-based company will continue flight operations and take on all employees which account for roughly 430 staff. The airport in the middle of the Hunsrück, which is called Frankfurt-Hahn Airport for marketing reasons,…

Airbus and Linde to cooperate on hydrogen infrastructure for airports

Airbus and Linde, a global industrial gases and engineering company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work on the development of hydrogen infrastructure at airports worldwide. The agreement follows a cooperation agreement signed in Singapore in February and covers collaboration on global supply chains for hydrogen, from production…