Summer Flight Schedule 2018: Around the Globe From Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Airport increases its seat capacity. Starting on the 25th of March, the new flight schedule becomes effective. In summer 2018, 99 airlines will fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to 311 destinations in 97 countries around the world. The new summer flight schedule will take effect on March 25. Next to additional long-haul routes, it will also introduce a number of new connections from Frankfurt to European connections.

An average of 5,280 flights will take off from FRA every week (an increase of 9.4 percent). 5,045 of them will be passenger flights, leading to a corresponding increase in seat capacity. Up to 910,000 passengers will be able to fly from Frankfurt every week, around eight percent more than in summer 2017. This reflects the significant expansion in European flight connections, which will account for 4,005 take-offs and 610,000 seats every week (up twelve percent).

The list of European destinations served from Frankfurt will increase by a further ten to a total of…

Munich Airport again chosen as Europe's Best Airport

Votes from 14 million passengers are in March 23, 2018
Munich Airport can again enjoy the title of "Europe's Best Airport" in 2018. The Bavarian hub was selected for the honor in the annual World Airport Awards announced by the respected London-based aviation research institute Skytrax. The announcement was made in a special ceremony on the occasion of the international airport fair "Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018" in Stockholm. This marks Munich Airport's 11th first-place finish in this category. The World Airport Awards are based on a global survey of passengers. This year more than 14 million passengers from 100 countries helped Skytrax produce ratings for 550 airports around the world. In the global rankings, Munich took the number one position among airports handling 40–50 million passengers per year, and came sixth among all international airports. Munich Airport's Terminal 2 achieved an outstanding result again this year, placing second in the Worl…

Munich Airport : around 250,000 flights on new MUC summer timetable

Lufthansa and Eurowings announce major additions to services in Munich March 22, 2018
The new Munich Airport summer timetable will start this coming Sunday, on March 25th: 91 airlines have booked slots for over 250,000 scheduled flights to 246 destinations in 68 countries. In addition to 17 German airports and 179 medium-range routes, scheduled services will be available to 50 intercontinental destinations. The summer period will continue through to Saturday, October 27, 2018. This summer, passengers in Munich will benefit from additions by Lufthansa and its subsidiary, Eurowings, to the range of destinations served. The decision by Lufthansa to station five A380 jets – currently the world's largest passenger plane – at its Munich hub represents a substantial increase in capacity. From the start of the new summer timetable, Lufthansa will offer daily departures with the giant Airbus to the Asian cities of Hong Kong and Beijing and to Los Angeles. Lufthansa is resuming services to …

Christian Transfers - Gatwick kicks off 2018 with record breaking January

2.8m passengers travelled through Gatwick in its busiest-ever January
US routes recorded the highest rate of growth, with New York +51.1% and Boston +31.4%
The airport’s thriving long-haul network drove +29.6% cargo growth

London Gatwick last month experienced the busiest January in its history, with 2.8 million passengers travelling through – an increase of 1.4% year-on-year, marking the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth.

As thousands of Brits travelled Stateside for a January escape, US routes saw the biggest percentage increase in passenger numbers. Fort Lauderdale was the North American destination with the highest passenger growth rate, up 92.6% on January 2017.

New York and Boston also saw significant year-on-year growth – up 51.1% and 31.4% respectively – while the US West Coast proved popular too, with Oakland, San Francisco +76.6% and Los Angeles +38.6%.  see full story

Munich Airport : A380 – Giant bird approaching

The flagship of the Lufthansa fleet On March 25, Lufthansa will put three Airbus A380 aircraft – the world's biggest passenger plane – into operation in Munich to serve three intercontinental routes. In the future the airline plans to station five of the superjumbos at Terminal 2. In the coming summer timetable period, the A380s will fly to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong. This will increase overall capacity in the long-haul segment and bolster Lufthana's hub operations in Munich. The arrival of the newcomers will also be a big day for Munich Airport, which is now firmly and unquestionably established as one of Europe's major aviation hubs.

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Christian Transfers - Heathrow has a launched its first planning consultation

Consultation 1 launched - 17 January 2018

Heathrow has a launched its first planning consultation. To find out more, including how to respond, please visit the dedicated consultation website at.

As part of the Development Consent Order process, we are required to carry out extensive public consultation to inform our plans.

Over the next few months and years, residents and interested parties will have a number of opportunities to make their views known about various aspects of our proposals and comment on the design of our final plans. see full consultation page.

Beijing's New Airport Looks Right Out Of A Sci-Fi Movie

The new airport will start test operation in October 2019
Beijing's new international airport, yet to start operations, has already taken over the online world. Pictures of the massive airport have flooded social media with some calling the look of the construction 'incredible' and some saying its design has a 'space age influence'.

According to Xinhua, the new airport will start test operation come October 2019. With Beijing Capital International Airport being over-crowded, the new airport, located 46 km south of downtown Beijing, is expected to take some pressure off it.

The construction of the airport began in December 2014 and is being built at an estimated cost of 80 billion yuan (12.3 billion US dollars), reports CGTN. It is touted to be among the world's largest airports. see full story