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CAPA Melbourne Summit

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Melbourne: CAPA Melbourne Summit

CAPA’s MEL Aviation Summit explores key issues & opportunities facing the industry in this region. A separate Corporate Travel Summit is being held at this time for buyers and suppliers on how these issues & opportunities impact their travel programmes.

CAPA Airline CEOs in Seoul & Gala Dinner

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Seoul: CAPA Airline CEOs in Seoul & Gala Dinner

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Ryanair reported (20-May-2019) the following operational highlights for FY2019:

  • Average fares fell 6% to EUR37;
  • Traffic increased 9% to 142 million passengers (including Laudamotion);
  • Ancillary revenue increased 19% to EUR2.4 billion;
  • Year end fleet grew to 455 Boeing 737 and 19 Airbus A320 aircraft;
  • 406 new routes and nine new bases launched;
  • Ryanair Sun traded profitably in year one of operations;
  • Purchase of Laudamotion completed in Dec-2018 with an exceptional year one loss of EUR139 million;
  • UK AOC received in Dec-2018;
  • Union agreements concluded in most major markets;
  • More than EUR560 million returned to shareholders via buybacks. [more - original PR]

American Airlines and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport announced (20-May-2019) the airport plans to invest USD3 billion to USD3.5 billion in terminal improvements, including the development of a sixth terminal, construction of terminal F and modifications to terminal C. The design of terminal F will commence immediately, with the airline and airport to consider multiple layout options. Details will be finalised as part of a new airline lease agreement for the airport, which is being negotiated. The investment is expected to be financed through bonds and repaid through airline rates and charges during the life of the bonds. Renovations to terminal C include redesigned check in areas, larger security checkpoints and concessions spaces and improved lighting and flooring. A site south of terminal D has provided flexibility for phasing in the number of gates for terminal F, with up to 24 gates expected to be available as demand for additional facilities is warranted. [more - original PR]

Nigeria's Government approved (20-May-2019) the appointment of Hamisu Rabiu Yadudu as managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, effective immediately. Mr Yadudu succeeds Saleh Dunoma and previously served as the authority's director of airport operations. [more - original PR]

Airbus announced (20-May-2019) Delta Air Lines took delivery of its 12th A220-100. The aircraft was assembled in Mirabel and is the 12,000th aircraft to be delivered by Airbus in 50 years, following its 6000th delivery in 2010. [more - original PR]

EU and China signed (20-May-2019) two "landmark" aviation agreements to strengthen cooperation, boost competitiveness of the EU aeronautical sector and enhance overall EU-China aviation relations. Details include:

  • Bilateral civil aviation safety (BCAS): The objective of the BCAS is to support global trade in aircraft and related products, removing the duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities to reduce costs for the aviation sector. The BCAS will also promote cooperation between the EU and China towards a high level of civil aviation safety and environmental compatibility;
  • Horizontal aviation agreement: The agreement denotes China's recognition of the principle of EU designation. All EU airlines will be able to operate to China from any EU member state with a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) with China under which unused traffic rights are available. Previously only carriers owned by a member state could operate between that member state and China. The conclusion of a horizontal agreement will bring BASAs between China and EU member states into conformity with EU law.

The European Commission and CAAC will now proceed with internal procedures to put the conclusion of the agreement in place. The Commission noted over 30 airlines connect the EU to China, linking 84 city pairs with 475 weekly return services and over 270,000 weekly seats in 2019. [more - original PR]

Belgium's Official Gazette reported (15-May-2019) Air Antwerp plans to initially commence services from Antwerp International Airport to three European destinations with one Fokker 50 aircraft previously operated by VLM Airlines Brussels (travel-magazine.be, 19-May-2019). KLM and CityJet will act as shareholders, having raised EUR61,500 in start up capital. VLM former CEO Johan Maertens will be named CEO of Air Antwerp. [more - original PR - Dutch]

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