Qatar Airways Cargo has announced, that 2020 will see a massive freight network expansion in South America. Four new destinations will be added.
DHL Freight has officially opened a new freight hub in Hanover-Langenhagen, Germany. The company further underlines its ambitions to grow the European network.
U.S.-American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced, that Korean Start-Up carrier Air Premia has committed to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced that, together with company Ufes, first autonomous aircraft tests have been performed in Brazil.
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Primera Air, a subsidiary of Primera Travel Group, has announced it will launch transatlantic low-cost flights from three new European bases in 2018. The airline plans to connect the new bases in Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris Charles-de-Gaulle with Newark and Boston.
Etihad Airways has sold its 33,33% minority stake in Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline. Darwin Airline operates domestic and international services using the brand name Etihad Regional since January 2014.
Aeroflot and United Aircraft Cooperation have signed a firm order for 20 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. The signing ceremony took place on the opening day of the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The US-based cargo supplier UPS has announced plans to establish a joint venture with China's SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express.
Fraport Greece commenced the 40-year concession for managing and developing 14 regional airports on the Greek mainland and holiday islands.
European airport passenger traffic breaks the 2 billion mark in 2016 for the first time. The European Airports Council International (ACI) reports an increase in passenger volume by 5,1% compared to 2015.
Pedro Marques, Portuguese Minister for Infrastructure, confirmed plans to open a second airport in Lisbon. The former military base Montijo shall be converted into an international airport for the Portuguese capital until 2019.