2021 June

Launceston Airport appoints new CEO

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, via its official website, stated (Jun-2021) Shane O’Hare has been appointed as Launceston Airport CEO. According to Mr O’Hare’s official LinkedIn account, he was

Flight Centre Travel Group announces new targeted staff retention initiative

Flight Centre Travel Group announced (25-Jun-2021) a new retention programme, targeted at the company’s global sales force and support staff. Under the new Global Recovery Rights

IATA: North America expected to gain 380 million passengers over next two decades

IATA regional VP for the Americas Peter Cerda stated the North American market is expected to gain over 380 million passengers over the next two decades, representing an

St John’s International passengers declined 75% in 2020, recovery won’t occur until 2024 or 2025

St John’s International Airport CEO Peter Avery said passenger traffic dropped 75% below 2019 levels in 2020, owing to the coronavirus pandemic (Canadian Press, 28-Jun-2021). Mr

IATA seeks urgent meeting with Argentinean Government over decree mandating reduction in arrivals

IATA requested (28-Jun-2021) an “urgent” meeting with Argentina‘s Government following a government decree mandating a 70% reduction in daily international arriving passengers to 600. Vice president for

Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport renovation project scheduled for Oct-2021 completion

Infraero announced (23-Jun-2021) Sao Paulo Congonhas Airport‘s BRL2.5 million (USD507,480) renovation project is scheduled for completion in Oct-2021. The project, funded by Brazil ANAC, aims to upgrade the airport’s facilities

OAG: Western Europe recording ‘dramatic’ capacity growth, but UK ‘remains stranded’

OAG reported (28-Jun-2021) “dramatic” week-on-week growth in airline seat capacity in Western Europe for the week of 28-Jun-2021, as summer destinations reopen and the EU eases travel restrictions between states.

Lufthansa Express Rail to launch rail connections from Munich and Hamburg to Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport announced (28-Jun-2021) Lufthansa Express Rail plans to launch train connections to the airport from Munich and Hamburg on 01-Jul-2021. There will be ten trains daily from Munich and four from Hamburg. Frankfurt Airport also

Norwegian to trial Amadeus Traveler ID solution

Norwegian expanded (28-Jun-2021) its partnership with Amadeus to pilot the Traveler ID digital health verification solution. Traveler ID is part of Amadeus‘ Safe Travel Ecosystem aiming to centralise and

Austrian Airlines to reopen HON Circle Lounge at Vienna Airport from Jul-2021

Austrian Airlines announced (28-Jun-2021) plans to reopen its HON Circle Lounge in the Schengen area of Vienna International Airport from 08-Jul-2021, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19

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