13 June 2016

Europe clarifies its passenger rights rules
The European Commission has adopted a set of  passenger rights guidelines , aimed at clarifying the rules ahead of a more  major revision The passenger rights rules entered force in 2005, but a number of legal cases brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) have changed the content and scope of the legislation, causing inconsistencies in its application across Europe.
Source:                                              Air Transport World
Source:                                              Travel Retail Business
WOW air: the fast-growing Icelandic LCC starts new widebody services to US West Coast
The rapidly growing Icelandic  LCC   WOW air  began a new chapter in its short history on 9-Jun-2016. Just over four years after its inaugural flight - from  Reykjavik  to  Paris  on 31-May-2012 - the airline has launched its first widebody service from Reykjavik to  San Francisco . This route will be joined on 15-Jun-2016 by a  Los Angeles  service, also deploying A330-300 aircraft and taking its North  American network to six destinations.
Source:                                              CAPA - Centre for Aviation
New carriers emerge from Transaero collapse
Two new Russian start-up freighter airlines have emerged in the wake of the collapse of the country's second largest carrier, Transaero, which went out of business in October last year.
Source:                                             Air Cargo News
Rize-Artvin airport in northeastern Turkey to be built at sea
The feasibility study for the Rize-Artvin Airport, Turkey's second airport and the world's third to be constructed on reclaimed land, was signed on May 12, 2014, by the High Planning Council (YPK). The airport will be modeled after the Ordu-Giresun Airport which was built on an artificial island. The Rize-Artvin Airport will have two-and-a-half times more stone.
Source:                                            Daily Sabah