Finavia has welcomed COVID-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with COVID-19. The city of Vantaa believes that the dogs will be an efficient method of ensuring health and safety at airports.
After a construction phase of just under one year, on 16 September 2020 Fraport handed over the keys for a new cargo handling warehouse to Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH. The new building – located in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport – has 17,000sqm of floor space, including special, temperature-controlled zones for handling sensitive pharmaceutical products.
Loganair’s first service between Newcastle and Exeter was launched on 14 September 2020, bringing back connectivity between the two cities for business and leisure.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has introduced a new route from Birmingham to Belfast. Beginning on 14 September 2020, the airline will operate up to four daily return flights from Birmingham Airport to Belfast City Airport.
Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairperson of the Airport Board Laila Odina emphasised at Riga Aviation Forum on 10 September 2020.