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Air Mauritius Takes Delivery of its First A350 XWB

Air Mauritius  took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 on October 20. (Airbus)

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft, opening a new chapter for the Indian Ocean carrier. The aircraft, leased from AerCap, … More ››

AMP Capital Buys Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport terminal entrance.  (LBIA)

AMP Capital, on behalf of investors in its global infrastructure equity platform, has agreed to acquire 100% of Leeds Bradford Airport, UK, (IATA: LBA) from … More ››

Green Light for Boeing’s Gatwick Hangar

(Boeing's Gatwick hangar is due to open in early 2019. (Gatwick Airport)

Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar has been granted permission to go ahead by Crawley Borough Council, with full … More ››

Southend to boost Flybe summer flights next year by 80%

London Southend Airport, departures1

London Southend Airport is to boost the number of flights on Flybe routes by 80 per cent next summer. The airport has published next year’s … More ››

Brisbane Receives First Singapore A350 Visit

Brisbane received its first Singapore Airlines A350 service on October 17. (BNE)

Singapore Airlines’ brand new A350-900 aircraft touched down at Brisbane Airport (BNE) on October 17, signalling the beginning of upgraded Airbus services for three of … More ››

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed on October 16 – the agreement brings … More ››

First Dreamliner for Qantas

Qantas

Qantas has unveiled its first 787-9 Dreamliner at a special ceremony in Seattle. The aircraft, registered VH-ZNA, is scheduled to land in Sydney on the … More ››

New infrastructure at Biggin Hill Airport set for completion by Christmas

Barry Sargeant (left), ground operations manager and Robert Walters, business development director, on the roof of the new hangar

London Biggin Hill Airport has announced that work on its 60,000sq. ft hangar, 10,000sq. ft high end office block and 70,000sq. ft additional ramp space … More ››

New Daily Passenger Record for Frankfurt

Frankfurt Main recorded its busiest ever passenger day in September. (Fraport)

In September 2017, some 6.2 million passengers travelled through Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA) – an increase of 5.4% on the previous year. This was the … More ››

St Helena’s First Commercial Flight Inbound

Airlink's Embraer jets are being used for the new St Helena services.

The South Atlantic island of St Helena will welcome the first commercial flight landing at its airport on Saturday, 14 October. The Airlink Embraer E190-100IGW … More ››