11 April 2016

Norwegian hits 500k transatlantic passenger milestone
Norwegian has reached a landmark 500,000 UK passengers on its low-cost long-haul flights to the US in less than two years. The carrier started transatlantic flights from Gatwick in July 2014 and now serves seven US destinations - New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco Oakland, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Puerto Rico - with fares starting at £135 one way.
Source:                          Travel Weekly UK
Vinci Airports finalises the acquisition of Aerodom
Vinci Airports has finalised the acquisition of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI, SA (Aerodom), a Dominican company holding a concession contract with the Dominican Government to operate six airports in the Dominican Republic until March 2030. 
Source:                         Construction & Maintenance
Air India creates history- to fly world's first all-women operated longest flight
To commemorate International Women's Day, National Carrier Air India is all set to make history with the world's longest all-women operated and supported flight on one of world's Non Stop route Delhi- San Francisco. Close to 17 hrs, the flight AI 173 will depart from Delhi on March 6th at 0235 Hrs and land San Francisco at 0600 Hrs.
Source:                          Air Transport News
Etihad posts record A380 reliability performance
Etihad Airways recorded 99.8% reliability in its first year of operating the Airbus A380-800, the best performance level of any airline to have introduced the aircraft, the carrier said April 11 after receiving the Airbus Operational Reliability Performance award.
Source:                           Air Transport World
Turning to technology
Airports that embrace digital technology will be best placed to cope with traffic growth and rising passenger expectations.
Source:                         Airport World
SITA's iBorders enables automated checking at Australia
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection of Australia is conducting automated checks for passengers travelling to another country from any Australian airport. The Outward Advance Passenger Processing (APP) programme has deployed iBorders system provided by global IT solutions and border security provider SITA.
Source:                         Airport Technology