In September, Brussels Airport received more than 2.2 million passengers, 2.8% down on the same month of record year 2015. Cargo transport, just like last month, has grown on September last year. The full-cargo segment has risen sharply by 31.2%.
Brussels Airport has received 2,258,879 passengers in September, which is 2.8% fewer than in September 2015, a record year for the airport. In comparison to the previous months, the difference in passenger numbers between 2015 and 2016 is steadily shrinking. The number of originating departing passengers in September is 5.2% down on 2015. This is partly due to a decrease in the number of bookings by Belgians wanting to travel to Turkey. On the other hand, there are also fewer tourists from Southern Europe, North America and Asia to our country because of the various terrorist attacks over the past year in Western Europe.
Transfer traffic has seen very strong growth of 14.8% compared to September last year. The growth is due to the commercial strategy of Brussels Airlines within the Star Alliance network. The growth is all the more impressive because Jet Airways also carried many transfer passengers up to March of this year.
Several airlines have grown in September compared to the same month last year. Especially Brussels Airlines and Ryanair, among others, have been showing nice growth figures.
Cargo transport at Brussels Airport also rose sharply in September, as it did in August. The 8.5% growth compared to September last year is due mainly to the full-cargo segment, which has risen by 31.2%. The full-cargo segment saw growth with Singapore Airlines, Qatar Cargo and Ethiopian Cargo. These last two cargo carriers started operating extra flights this month. The express services segment rose by 2.8% compared to September last year thanks to the growth in e-commerce. Belly cargo (freight transported on board of passenger aircraft) dropped by 4.8% compared to September last year. This is due to a decrease in the number of long-distance flights compared to September last year by the departure of Jet Airways.
The number of flight movements in September decreased slightly by 1.9% in comparison with September last year. In September there was an average of 120 passengers per aircraft on board. That is the same number as in September 2015.
Source: Brussels Airport
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0903h UTC Oct 22, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, COLO. - Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has teamed with TUI Group, the European charter and scheduled airline service operator, to enhance dispatch operations and training through an integrated in-house program available for airlines and other operators. Together, Jeppesen's eAcademy program streamlines recurrent dispatch training for operators, while on the job training programs from TUI GOC establishes a complete theory and practical learning environment that is ICAO and EASA-compliant.
"Deployment of the eAcademy program from Jeppesen provides an easy to use system for essential dispatch program learning and examination capabilities," said Bernhard Chwalek, Manager Training and Reporting, TUI Group Operation Centre. "Combining the eAcademy program with our on the job training fully prepares dispatchers for the rigors of the job, by applying the latest practices and working knowledge in real-world scenarios."
Jeppesen has partnered with Boeing Services Deutschland GmbH to form the courseware for Jeppesen eAcademy training programs. Boeing Services Deutschland GmbH is a leading provider of software programs for EASA-based aviation training.
The Jeppesen eAcademy training system combines training management system functionality with learning management system tools, providing a complete e-learning system for EASA centric aviation study. The program also has developed standards for controlled e- learning programs that are fully compliant with EASA regulatory guidance.
"Following the successful deployment of our eAcademy program with the TUI Group, we are now pleased to work together to help airlines achieve their operational goals related to efficient dispatch training operations and skill development," said Norman Wagner, director, JeppesenStrategic Sales & Services - Commercial Aviation Europe. "Further, our complete dispatch training programs are hosted on our servers, which eliminates the need for operators to invest in additional IT infrastructure and further streamlines training operations."
On the job training programs from TUI GOC help to further classroom learning by applying newly acquired knowledge in live airline operations control and dispatch environments, in compliance with applicable regulations and operator policies. The addition of on the job training from TUI GOC now allows Jeppesen to offer a complete dispatch training solution for the commercial aviation and training market.
The Jeppesen eAcademy program is also used with leading flight schools and universities to provide a customized, modular approach for pilot training, examination and certification, using multiple delivery platforms.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0902h UTC Oct 22, 2016
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), the first U.S. airline to bring affordable and convenient air travel to Cuba after more than 50 years, today announced the long-anticipated addition of service to Havana's JosÚ MartÝ International Airport (HAV) starting in late November. Havana, the airline's fourth Cuban destination and 100th destination network-wide, will be served by daily roundtrip flights from three JetBlue focus cities on the airline's newest Airbus A321 aircraft and its award-winning customer service.
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): Daily roundtrips begin on November 28, 2016
Orlando International Airport (MCO): Daily roundtrips begin on November 29, 2016
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL): Once-daily roundtrips begin on November 30, 2016 and a second daily roundtrip (except Saturdays) begins December 1, 2016
Known for offering a customer-focused experience at a competitive price, JetBlue continues to make Cuba more affordable for those who meet government travel requirements. Introductory fares from Florida start at $54 one-way (b) and introductory fares from New York start at $99 one-way (b), including Cuban government-required health insurance coverage.
"Our historic first flight kicked off a new era in travel to Cuba, and once again JetBlue will make history with flights that finally make flying to the Cuban capital simple, affordable and enjoyable," said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue. "It's remarkable that a startup airline less than 17 years old will mark Havana as its 100th destination."
With service to Havana, JetBlue - which launched its first flight in February 2000 - will serve 100 destinations across 22 countries in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
JetBlue Celebrates the Culture of Cuba by Supporting the American Museum of Natural History's Upcoming Exhibition: íCuba!
To mark the inaugural flights, JetBlue will celebrate Cuba's distinctive cultural heritage in its home at JFK's Terminal 5 (T5) and in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History.
A special Live From T5 concert will kick off inaugural day on November 28 with performances from an award-winning Cuban music group and a New York-based Cuban dance group. Additionally, travelers passing through T5 will be able to take in a live mural creation by a Cuba-based artist. Other inaugural festivities will include traditional Cuban food and remarks to commemorate JetBlue's first commercial flight to Havana.
JetBlue will also proudly highlight its support of íCuba!, an exhibition by New York's American Museum of Natural History. The exhibition opens to the public at the museum's Manhattan location on November 21. íCuba! will showcase the country's biodiversity, culture and life and will invite visitors to discover Cuban nature and Cuban culture through music, dance performances, and a variety of interactive experiences.
"We are delighted to launch this wonderful partnership with JetBlue as corporate sponsor of our upcoming exhibition íCuba!" said Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "Our exhibition grows out of an unprecedented scientific and educational partnership with the National Natural History Museum in Havana, and we are so pleased to have JetBlue's support of the Museum as we continue our work both globally and locally to advance scientific research, education, and cross-cultural understanding."
As a leader in science and conservation, the American Museum of Natural History has long-standing research and capacity development collaborations with Cuban scientists at a number of institutions. Museum scientists have participated in nearly 30 expeditions and field projects to Cuba over the last 120 years.
Removing the Cost & Complexity of Cuba Travel
True to its customer focus, JetBlue is taking a number of steps unique to its Cuba service to set it apart from competitors known for offering high prices and inferior service:
Affordable fares: JetBlue is introducing a low starting fare to make Cuba more accessible to those visiting family members or traveling to Cuba for cultural, business or group travel.
Health insurance included: JetBlue will include Cuban government- required health insurance coverage for all travelers on all Cuba- bound flights so that customers do not have to worry about obtaining the insurance separately.
Affidavit in a few clicks: Under U.S. regulations, every customer traveling to Cuba must complete an affidavit affirming the customer is going for one of 12 reasons of approved travel from the U.S. Department of Treasury. JetBlue has built the completion of the affidavit right into the booking process so it can be finished in only a couple of clicks.
Day-of-travel Cuban Tourist Visa (Tourist Card): Separate from the U.S. regulated 12 categories, visitors must also obtain an entrance visa into Cuba. For customers who qualify for a Cuban Tourist Visa (Tourist Card), JetBlue will make those visas available for purchase upon check-in at one of its gateway airports or at the gate for connecting customers on the day of travel. All travelers to Cuba must make their own determination with respect to the appropriate type of visa required by Cuba for their purpose of travel.
All customers traveling to Cuba must be authorized to do so under the U.S. government's Cuban Assets Control Regulations and they must certify that they qualify for one of the twelve approved travel categories outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury. All travelers to Cuba must make their own determination with respect to the appropriate type of visa required by Cuba for their purpose of travel.
Source: JetBlue Airways
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0241h UTC Oct 21, 2016
ORLANDO, FL. - August travel numbers are in and Orlando International Airport (MCO) registered a 7.4 percent increase in passenger traffic led by a nearly 10 and a half percent rise in international passenger volume.
"As Orlando International Airport continues to attract new airline service and routes, we have been able to maintain double-digit international passenger growth on a consistent basis," says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "This in turn grows this destination and helps to further stimulate the local economy."
August 2016 Statistical Data:
International traffic increased 10.42 percent in August with 554,302 total passengers Domestic passenger traffic climbed 6.85 percent on 2,894,801 passengers at MCO Combined overall traffic was up 7.41 percent in August with a total of 3,449,103 travelers On a rolling 12-month basis overall traffic is up 10.10 percent over 2015 levels with 41,310,190 passengers at MCO While traffic was up in August, indicators are that passenger numbers will continue to reflect the access provided by new routes and services being introduced at Orlando International.
Source: Great Orlando Aviation Authority
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0241h UTC Oct 21, 2016