Category Archives: Airports

NLR presents Endless Runway

The Dutch aviation and space research institute NLR has presented a completely new airport concept: ‘The Endless Runway. This radical concept is based on the construction of a circular runway with a diameter of approximately 3.5 km around an airport terminal. Such an airport would need only a third of the space of a conventional […]

Asiana with A380 to Frankfurt

Asiana Airlines has planned to operate the Airbus A380 on its Seoul–Frankfurt service. This route is currently operated by Boeing 747-400. The first A380 flight from Seoul Incheon to Frankfurt Rhein-Main will be on 1 March 2017. It is the first route to Europe on which Asiana will fly the Airbus Super Jumbo. Asiana currently […]

O’Leary: ‘Build three new runways’

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has called on the UK’s government to authorise the construction of three new runways at London Airports: one at Heathrow, one at Gatwick and one at Stansted. O’Leary made his call during a press conference at the launch of new Ryanair services from Stansted, Gatwick and Luton. He urges Prime Minister […]

Munich Airport ‘launches’ satellite

Munich Franz Joseph Strauss Airport has ‘launched’ its new satellite terminal on April 26, 2016. The new facility has given Munich Airport 27 new gate positions without the need of bus transportation. The new facility is used by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners and increases the capacity of Terminal 2 by 11 million to […]

Transavia opens base in Munich

Transavia (The Netherlands, France) will open a new base at Munich Franz Joseph Strauss Airport. The base is to become operational at the end of March 2016. The development is part of Transavia’s policy to become a really European low-cost carrier. The Munich base will be managed from the Netherlands and the flights will be […]

British Airways 777-200 catches fire at Las Vegas McCarran

Breaking: Boeing 777 burns on runway in Las Vegas — Jalopnik (@Jalopnik) 9 september 2015 The engine of a British Airways Boeing 777-200ER caught fire on take-off from Las Vegas McCarran Airport yesterday afternoon. The pilots aborted take-off. All 172 passengers and crew on board the aircraft escaped the fire. The aircraft was […]

Alitalia threathens Fiumicino Airport to shift growth elsewhere

Alitalia urgently needs better infrastructure and service at its homebase Rome Fiumicino Airport. If not, then the airline will perform its ambitious growth plans at another airport. Alitalia says it has suffered 80 million euro as a consequence of the fire which broke out on May 7 in Terminal 3, the international terminal at Fiumicino. […]

Legal clearance for Munich Airport’s third runway

The approval of Munich’s airport third runway can no longer be legally challenged. This week the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig (Germany) rejected the remaining appeals against the project. Those appeals comprised six outstanding complaints filed by the environmental group Bund Naturschutz Bayern and five individuals against the rejection of their objections in the administrative […]