YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
28 April 2016
Lufthansa CEO eyes airline mergers in Europe
German airline Lufthansa wants to take part in much-needed industry consolidation in Europe so carriers can compete better with U.S. and Asian rivals, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday.
EU referendum set to push back airports capacity decision
A Whitehall "logjam" caused by the EU referendum in June could force yet another delay to the government's decision on a new runway for Heathrow or Gatwick.
Travel Weekly UK
Qatar Air increases its stake in British Airways owner IAG
Qatar Airways Ltd. lifted its stake in British Airways owner IAG SA close to 12 percent, strengthening ties built around the access BA provides to North America via London and the Gulf carrier's network of Asian routes.
China Everbright, HK's Friedman buy Albania's airport operator
China Everbright Group, a state-backed financial firm, has bought into Albania's international airport in partnership with a Hong Kong-based investment firm, the latest deal highlighting China's ambition to rebuild Silk Road trade links with Europe and Asia.
Swedavia, LFV mull remote services expansion
LFV and Swedavia have signed a Letter of Intent, to investigate the potential to establish remote tower services at five Swedish airports.
LFV has during a ten year period developed Remote Tower Services or RTS. On April 21, Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson inaugurated the Remote Tower Centre in Sundsvall and since then aircraft at Örnsköldsvik Airport have been controlled remotely.
Air Traffic Management
Brussels Airport: un nouveau schéma de vol à partir du 2 mai
Un nouveau schéma de vol - prévoyant une réduction du nombre de vols opérés par heure - sera appliqué à Brussels Airport à partir du 2 mai afin de faire face au nombre total de passagers qui augmente "
plus rapidement que prévu
", a annoncé l'aéroport.
Alitalia to take up 49% stake in Air Malta, MOU signed
Minister Zammit Lewis announced that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with Air Malta which will open up negotiations leading to the sale of 49% of the national carrier's stake to Alitalia.
Malta Independent Online