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LCCs dominate in Ireland and Northern Ireland

LCCs dominate in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Traffic at airports in Ireland and Northern Ireland is dominated these days by low-cost carriers (LCCs). Given that Ireland is the home of Europe’s biggest and most successful (though not necessarily most loved) LCC, Ryanair, a strong presence at the airports is not surprising but the gradual disappearance of British Airways and the limited operations of many mainland European flag carriers reveals how dominant LCCs have become in the region…

Newcastle completes runway resurfacing ahead of schedule

Newcastle International Airport completed its £6 million (€7m) runway resurfacing project in March, five weeks ahead of schedule. Louise Driscoll spoke with Chris Davis, Newcastle’s head of operations, about the industry best practices taken to ensure the project’s success.

Unique bird strike avoidance system

Bird Raptor Internacional, SL will present its Falco Robot ‘GBRS’ (gregarious bird removal system) at the 200 ISBC Europe Congress in York (UK) as an innovative, long-term solution to the problem of birds at airfields.

New orders for Elephant de-icers

Since 1962, Vestergaard Company A/S has been designing, manufacturing and marketing state-of-the-art ground service vehicles for all aircraft, from small commuter planes to the largest commercial aircraft. Today, the company focuses on de-icing and units for toilet and water servicing of aircraft. With its Elephant family of de-icers: the Beta, Beta-15, Gamma, MY and a series of small, compact de-icers and range of toilet and water service units, Vestergaard can meet the full range of any customers’ requirements.

TAV joins ACI EUROPE

TAV Airports Holding, which recently joined ACI EUROPE, operates three international airports in Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes), two in the Republic of Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and one in Tunisia (Monastir Habib Bourguiba). Olivier Jankovec, ACI EUROPE Director General, visited TAV in January to welcome them into ACI EUROPE and to strengthen relations. He also met with Turkish authorities to discuss capacity, ATM and slots issues.