AIRPORTS

05/02/2020

Swissport Executive Aviation, a subsidiary of Swissport International AG, is further expanding its business in Morocco. After establishing its first Moroccan fixed-base operation (FBO) for business and executive aviation in Casablanca in 2018, Swissport now moved into a dedicated VIP terminal at Marrakech Menara Airport, which opened on 1 February 2020. Swissport Executive Aviation has […]

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03/02/2020

Farnborough Airport has launched The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s […]

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23/01/2020

Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security. Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, has been awarded a contract […]

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17/01/2020

Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year. Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a new building with warehouse space at Melbourne Airport. […]

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02/12/2019

Swissport International is further expanding its lounge business in Europe. Since September alone, three new Aspire lounges were opened at the UK airports of London Gatwick, Edinburgh and now Eindhoven in the Netherlands. As part of its airport ground services business Swissport manages 47 lounges at more than 30 airports in 13 countries under its […]

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07/11/2019

Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus of two new European routes from Shannon to Paris and Barcelona, highlighting the benefits of the connections for the region. Paris Charles de Gaulle is one of Europe’s busiest hub airports, delivering an attractive offering for inbound and outbound business and tourist travellers but […]

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05/11/2019

Avflight Traverse City will provide ground handling for new Allegiant routes from Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC) in northern Michigan to St. Pete-Clearwater /Tampa; Orlando-Sanford; and Punta Gorda / Fort Myers, Florida, with a Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona route commencing November 13, 2019. This venture satisfies a long-standing demand for more direct and economical options to south Florida […]

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28/10/2019

Swissport announced that Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport North America. Dany Nasr is leaving the company. Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport North America with immediate effect. Dany Nasr will leave the […]

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21/10/2019

The Board of the Shannon Group plc has announced the appointment of Mary Considine as the company’s new Chief Executive. With over 25 years’ experience in industry, Mary is currently the Deputy CEO and CFO for the Group and has been Acting CEO since June 2019. Rose Hynes, Chairman of Shannon Group, said: “I am […]

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18/10/2019

Farnborough Airport has seen significant growth throughout 2019 and last month was the busiest September on record, with air traffic movements up by over 17 per cent compared with last year. For air traffic to and from the US and Canada in particular, movements saw an increase of 19 per cent for the first nine […]

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17/10/2019

The Lee County Port Authority, Board of Port Commissioners, business partners and Florida Department of Transportation held a grand opening for the new Multi-Use Hangar at Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 10, 2019. The new Multi-Use Hangar is 24,000 square feet with four crew offices. The project also included 58,000 square […]

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01/10/2019

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 (“MEIF6”), has acquired Farnborough Airport from a consortium of private investors. Leigh Harrison, Head of MIRA EMEA, said: “We are delighted to announce our investment in Farnborough Airport. In addition to holding an important place in UK aviation history, the airport is known […]

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24/09/2019

TAG Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport, has been named the winner in the Energy and Carbon Transition category at the newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019, recognising the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) is the largest professional body for environmental practitioners […]

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