18 March 2016

The privatisation of airports is not a reason for airlines to panic...yet
A recent report from the European branch of Airports Council International (ACI) reveals an interesting statistic: the vast majority of air passengers in Europe (almost 74%) are now travelling through airports that are, to some extent, privately owned. This is up from 48% in 2010. In total, 41% of European airports are either privately owned or in joint public-private ownership, almost doubling from 22% in 2010. 
Source:                       Aviation Advocacy
Norwegian Air Shuttle boss sees U.S. dispute going to arbitration
Norwegian Air Shuttle's (NWC.OL) dispute with U.S. regulators over its wish to fly more transatlantic routes will likely go to arbitration, the CEO of Europe's third biggest budget airline said on Thursday. Norwegian wants to fly to the United States from Ireland but its Irish subsidiary has been waiting more than two-and-a-half years for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), which it says is far longer than airlines usually wait.
Source:                       Reuters
Eurowings, Lufthansa's budget service, is off to a rocky start
Jürgen Haug's suntan from his vacation in Cuba in January has long faded. But his anger over his first experience flying across the Atlantic on Eurowings, Lufthansa's new budget airline, remains as vivid as it was on the day he and 300 feloww passengers landed back in Germany - 68 hours late.
Source:                        The New York Times
Un projet de troisième aéroport parisien atterrit en Beauce
L'hypothèse est très sérieusement étudiée par une Commission de l'Assemblée Nationale. L'objectif est de délester les aéroports parisiens et le Pithiverais serait l'endroit idéal. A condition que la ligne TGV Pocl soit réalisée.
Source:                       France Bleu
La Wallonie veut racheter les parts du privé de Charleroi Airport
Le ministre wallon Carlo Di Antonio (cdH) chargé de la politique aéroportuaire envisage de racheter, via une opération de portage, les parts que l'opérateur privé Save compte retirer du capital de Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA), la société gestionnaire de l'aéroport de Charleroi.
Source:                        Le Vif
IAG chief Willie Walsh' s pay packet rises to €8.8 million
Willie Walsh, chief executive of Aer Lingus parent International Airlines Group (IAG), took home a total pay packet of €8.8 million last year. According to IAG's annual report, Mr Walsh's total remuneration rose from €7.89 million in 2014, to €8.87 million last year, thanks to a pay rise and shares vesting under a long-term incentive plan.
Source:                        The Irish Times
Heathrow signs new partnership pact with Hong Kong International Airport
Two of the world's major gateways, Heathrow and Hong Kong International Airport, have formed a new partnership agreement to share their expertise and experience.
Source:                       Airport World
VINCI completes terminal expansion projects at Cambodian airports
Airport operator Vinci Airports has completed two terminal extension projects for Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports in Cambodia. Hun Sen, the country's Prime Minister, inaugurated the new extensions during an official ceremony held yesterday (March 16) at Phnom Penh Airport.
Source:                       Passenger Terminal Today