Copenhagen Airport renegotiates deal with airlines to kick-start traffic return

VacationHunter – Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and its airlines have announced that they have “struck an agreement” that they believe will provide the necessary commercial framework for a restart of traffic and the route network at the Danish gateway. The agreement

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Dubai International becomes world’s first ‘smart reading airport’

VacationHunter – Passengers passing through Dubai International Airport (DXB) now have free access to Magzter’s collection of more than 7,000 leading magazines, newspapers, journals and comics, arguably making it the world’s first ‘smart reading airport’. A fully contactless and paperless

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Finland’s airports to embrace cloud technology

VacationHunter – Helsinki and ten other Finavia operated airports in Finland are set to embrace cloud technology in a pioneering move to combat COVID-19 disruption and better equip them for future growth. According to IT partner, Amadeus, cloud solutions will

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Amadeus strengthens ties with Dubai based dnata

VacationHunter – Amadeus has announced that it is to work even closer with ground handler and air service provider, dnata, in support of its drive for “greater standardisation” of the systems used across its global operations. As a result, Amadeus

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UK government urged to approve Arrivals duty free shops at airports

VacationHunter – In the UK, a cross-party group of over sixty MPs and Peers have written to the Chancellor calling for the introduction of Arrivals duty free shops at British airports, international rail and ferry terminals. They claim the move

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Munich Airport’s LabCampus attracts autonomous vehicle technology pioneer

VacationHunter – Munich Airport’s LabCampus innovation centre will shortly have a new tenant – one of the world’s leading technology companies in the autonomous driving sector, Argo AI, which is expected to test and develop vehicles on the site. Established

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ACI World: Signs of recovery but aviation faces tough year ahead

VacationHunter – New analysis from ACI World shows that despite some positive signs for recovery emerging, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on airport revenues will still be deeply felt in 2021. According to its Advisory Bulletin: The impact of

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Tiger Woods travelling at a ‘greater speed than normal’ before car crash

VacationHunter – Tiger Woods was travelling at a “greater speed than normal” before his car crash. The professional golfer sustained multiple leg injuries in an accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday (24.02.21) and was rushed to hospital, where he underwent

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Norway: Oslo Airport trials new electric powered aircraft de-icing truck

VacationHunter – Oslo Airport has welcomed a new electrically operated de-icing unit, the Vestergaard Elephant e-BETA, for the final few weeks of winter. In a first of its kind trial in Europe, the airport believes that the Menzies Aviation operated

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Love Island ‘in doubt due to travel restrictions’

VacationHunter – ‘Love Island’ bosses may be forced to cancel the summer series for another year. The hugely popular dating show is in doubt for 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, and producers are considering all options, including axing the

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