Operations

Ciudad Real welcomes Ryanair’s first service from London Stansted

Ciudad Real welcomes Ryanair’s first service from London Stansted

Since opening to commercial traffic in December 2008, Spain’s Aeropuerto Central Ciudad Real has, until recently, welcomed only domestic scheduled services operated by a mixture of Air Nostrum (on behalf of Iberia) and airberlin.

Lufthansa and Frankfurt Airport lead by example on baggage handling

In order to combat the issue of mishandled baggage, Lufthansa and Frankfurt Airport have been working in partnership on an innovative Baggage Improvement Programme. Ryan Ghee spoke to Erik Mosch, director of global aircraft handling and baggage processes, Industrial Engineering at Lufthansa.

Airline capacity at European airports down just 2% in early winter

Analysis of schedule data provided by the world’s airlines to OAG reveals that seat capacity at Europe’s over 600 airports at the beginning of the winter season is down just 2% versus the same period last year. Contained within this modest reduction are significant variations by airline, airport and country.

Evolution of the ground handling market

Ahead of her presentation at the 11th ACI EUROPE Ground Handling and Airport Charges Conference, taking place at Airport Exchange, Christina Cassotis, VP and head of airports for aviation consultancy firm SH&E, previewed her assessment of the ground handling market. Louise Driscoll reports.

ALSTEF signs 20-year ADM contract

On 15 September 2009, ALSTEF signed a 20-year contract with ADM (Montréal Airport) for the operation and maintenance of its new US departures area.