YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
25 April 2016
Bidding for Nice Airport extended by two weeks
France has extended its bidding deadline for the privatisation of Nice airport by two weeks, the economy ministry said on Friday.
Indicative offers are now expected by May 12, according to two of the sources with knowledge of the matter, with firm bids due on July 4.
Airports prioritising customer service benefit financially
ACI has issued a new White Paper that provides the clearest evidence yet about the positive impact good customer service has on non-aeronautical revenue generation at the world's airports.
Solar Impulse 2 becomes first sun-powered plane to cross ocean
A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Gatwick announces new flights to China
Gatwick has followed Birmingham airport in announcing new flights to China.
Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines will fly an Airbus A330 to Chongqing and Tianjin twice a week from June 25.
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Regional airlines come under pressure in Europe
Regional airlines could face a five-year period of consolidation as they are out-muscled by bigger rivals. Speaking at the Route Europe 2016 Strategy Summit in Kraków, Poland, Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum network planning and scheduling director Miguel Oliver said in the last 20 years in Spain, the country has lost 20 carriers.
Aeroporto di Olbia, primo scalo italiano "cardio-protetto"
Primato lusinghiero per l'aeroporto di Olbia che diventa il primo scalo italiano cardio-protetto. Al suo interno, infatti, è entrato in funzione un moderno monitor cardiologico Life Pack 12 che, in sinergia con la centrale operativa 118 di Sassari, consente la trasmissione in tempo reale alla sala emodinamica degli ospedali di Olbia e Sassari dell'elettrocardiogramma dei pazienti potenzialmente a rischio, riducendo così i tempi di diagnosi, ospedalizzazione ed intervento al verificarsi di gravi patologie cardiache.
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