2018 December

Premium Aerotec: Factory fire to affect ‘virtually all Airbus models’

Premium Aerotec said a major fire at its factory in Ausuburg on 28-Dec-2018 has left several million euros of damage and will likely affect the

Istanbul Airport to commence full scale operations on 03-Mar-2019

Istanbul Airport is reportedly scheduled to commence full scale operations following the transfer of all services from Ataturk Airport on 03-Mar-2019 (Yeni Safak/Reuters/One Mile At

Annual visitors to Taiwan exceed 11m for the first time

Taiwan Tourism Bureau reported (30-Dec-2018) international visitors exceeded 11 million for the first time in a single year on 30-Dec-2018. Acting Transportation and Communications Minister

BCD Travel says, “Move over, pig: 2019 is the year of the business traveller”

2019 is the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac—but it’s also the year of the business traveller, says global travel management company BCD

What’s hot? CAPA’s Top 5 most popular analysis pieces of 2018

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, is the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry. It is always incredibly interesting

Emirates reports highlights of 2018; 59m pax on 192,000 flights

Emirates reported (30-Dec-2018) the following highlights of 2018: Handled more than 59 million passengers on more than 192,000 flights. The airline’s 274 aircraft travelled more

Brazil lifts restriction on foreign ownership of local airlines, opens up investment to 100%

Brazil‘s outgoing President Michel Temer reportedly approved 100% foreign ownership of a Brazilian airline, through an executive order issued in the wake of Avianca Brasil‘s bankruptcy

Visitor arrivals to Guam up 9% in Nov-2018, arrivals from Japan up 26%

Guam Visitors Bureau reported (24-Dec-2018) visitor arrivals to Guam for Nov-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 132,850, +8.6% year-on-year; South Korea: 56,958, -6.8%; Japan: 55,733, +25.7%;

Visitor arrivals to Macau up 15.3% in Nov-2018, arrivals from Hong Kong up 25.6%

Macau‘s Statistics and Census Service reported (21-Dec-2018) total visitor arrivals to Macau for Nov-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 3.3 million, +15.3% year-on-year; Mainland China: 2.3

VINCI Airports to acquire majority shareholding in London Gatwick Airport valued at GBP2.9bn

VINCI Airports announced (27-Dec-2018) plans to acquire a 50.01% majority shareholding in London Gatwick Airport. The consideration payable for the stake is approximately GBP2.9 billion, subject to

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