YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
3 June 2016
Green light for Lithuania's Airport concession project
On June 2, Lithuania's Parliament, the Seimas, approved a draft law that will enable three state-owned airports to be managed by private concessions. The three Lithuanian gateways, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga handled 4.2 million passengers and 50,000 flights in 2015.
Norwegian Air's NAI awaits final approval of US rights. Credibility of US-EU open skies is at stake
All objections and further comments on the tentative grant of a
foreign air carrier permit to
's Irish subsidiary
Norwegian Air International
(NAI) by the Department of Transportation (DoT), on 15-Apr-2015, have now been made. Not surprisingly, a number of labour organisations and some US senators filed to reiterate their opposition. Many supportive comments were also received.
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Privatisation de l'aéroport de Nice: Monaco étudie une participation de 10%
L'État monégasque a indiqué jeudi examiner une entrée à hauteur de près de 10% dans le capital de l'aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur, en s'associant à l'un des groupements en lice pour l'acquisition des 60% de parts détenues par l'État français.
Brussels Airlines CEO hopeful Lufthansa proceeds with takeover
The chief executive of Brussels Airlines told an industry conference that he is hopeful German airline group Lufthansa (
) will acquire the part of the Belgian carrier which it does not yet own.
The award of the duty free concession for the new Istanbul Airport and investment and expansion elsewhere made 2015 memorable for duty free operator, Gebr Heinemann, but it wasn't all plane sailing.
Sheremetyevo airport tunnel approved
Russia´s construction authorities have approved the project of a
between the northern and southern
terminals at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. The tunnel will connect the northern B and C terminals with the southern D, E and F terminals, which are separated by runways. Sheremetyevo Holding company, controlled by Arkady Rotenberg's
TPS Avia Group
. plans to invest $330 million into the project.
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