Airports

Situation in South America’s busiest airports

Before the pandemic, South America's airport industry was on the rise. Let’s take a virtual trip to what used to be the busiest airports in the region....


Ryanair to suspend flights from all Irish airports, except DUB

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair plans to suspend all operations from four out of five Irish airports due to COVID-19 air travel restrictions implemented in Ireland. The air carrier would operate only from Dublin Airport (DUB) for a period of one month starting from November 14, 2020....


Ryanair cuts three bases for winter, warns to cut more

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair released its revised winter schedule. The airline plans to close three bases for the winter season due to increased flight restrictions imposed by the governments of European Union countries....


Etihad Airways: COVID-19 vaccine won’t solve crisis

It is tempting to think about the current crisis as something that one day will be gone, or at least can be gone if we try hard enough. But most likely that is not the way we should be thinking....


From cinemas to morgues: airports seek new purpose

Before the COVID-19 crisis, the airport industry’s contributing GDP to the world economy was estimated at around $825 billion. With passenger traffic falling by about 80% compared to 2019, some airports turned into morgues and cinemas to endure the crisis....


ACI expects structural changes, predicts traffic return in 2040s

Airports Council International (ACI) estimates that it may take up to two decades to return to their previous projected state for global air traffic levels....


US COVID relief act includes $1.4B for F-35 fighter jets

The new $1 trillion COVID-19 aid bill introduced by United States’ lawmakers contains funding for new F-35 fighter jets as the Senate seeks to battle the pandemic in more ways than one....


European airports: 2019-levels of traffic to recover only in 2024

While borders slowly opened throughout Europe, the recovery in passenger volume has been disappointing, indicated Airports Council International (ACI) Europe....


How AI Speeds Up the Security Processes at Airports

It is a public fact that security is a very first priority at any airport in the world. With a tremendous rise of passengers, many security systems at airports are now supported by artificial intelligence (AI), which improves safety. Also, AI speeds up airport security by optimizing processes such as check-in, passport control, baggage screening and generally keeping up the complete safety at airports with smart security technologies. In this art...


Report: European airports resilient to coronavirus

S&P Global Ratings estimates that novelty coronavirus, Covid-19, outbreak would only have a limited impact on European airports, as traffic to and from China and other countries in Asia Pacific region make up relatively small numbers of the total traffic in Europe. However, if the outbreak prolongs or causes further economic impact, the situation might change.   ...