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Fraport to Take Over 14 Greek Airports in 2016

Fraport to Take Over 14 Greek Airports in 2016

A consortium led by Germany’s Fraport signed a €1.2 billion ($1.32 billion) deal Monday to privatize 14 regional airports in Greece.
Fraport and its Greek partner Copelouzos Group will operate, manage, develop, and maintain the 14 airports, located on popular tourist islands including Corfu and Santorini, starting in the fall of 2016. The group will also invest €330 million to upgrade facilities at those locations.
The contract is “a strong message to …

Lufthansa Launches Flights from Frankfurt to Three New Destinations

Lufthansa Launches Flights from Frankfurt to Three New Destinations

Lufthansa announced the start of three new routes from Frankfurt this week. The carrier began service to Cancun, Mexico on Tuesday, followed by flights to Malé, located in the Maldives, on Wednesday, and service to Mauritius on Thursday.
Flights to Cancun depart Frankfurt Airport at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and arrive at Cancun International Airport at 8:55 p.m. From Cancun, flights depart at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, …

Air Berlin to Launch Flights between Düsseldorf and Dallas/Fort Worth

Air Berlin to Launch Flights between Düsseldorf and Dallas/Fort Worth

Air Berlin announced that it will begin new service from Düsseldorf to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on May 6, 2016.
The airline will offer the service four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Düsseldorf Airport at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Dallas at 12:50 p.m. From Dallas, flights are scheduled to depart at 2:20 p.m. and arrive back in Düsseldorf at 7:05 a.m. the next morning.
Air …

Delta to Begin Detroit-Munich Flights

Delta to Begin Detroit-Munich Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will launch new service between Detroit, Michigan and Munich on May 26, 2016. The carrier will operate the service six days a week, using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 9:55 p.m. on every day except Saturdays, and arrive at Munich Airport at 12:25 p.m. the next day. From Munich, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m. on every day …

Frankfurt Airport Sees New Daily Passenger Record in August

Frankfurt Airport Sees New Daily Passenger Record in August

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for August 2015.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month increased 3.2% year-over-year.  Additionally, the airport registered a new daily passenger record on August 2, with approximately 217,500 passengers passing through the facility.
Aircraft movements at the airport were up by 0.2% to 42,787 takeoffs and landings.
The airport also reported a rise in maximum takeoff weight, with an increase of …

Condor Airlines to Offer Flights Between Munich and Halifax, Canada

Condor Airlines to Offer Flights Between Munich and Halifax, Canada

Condor Airlines announced that it will launch new seasonal, weekly service between Munich and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada next year.  Condor will operate the service on Fridays, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The carrier will offer flights between the two cities between June 2016 and October 2016.
Flights will depart Munich Airport at 10:50 a.m. and arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 1:40 p.m.  Flights from Halifax to Munich are scheduled to …

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

Austria, Slovakia, and the Netherlands Introduce Border Controls

A day after Germany introduced temporary controls at its southern border with Austria, that country, along with the Netherlands and Slovakia introduced what they termed temporary border controls.
The action follows the struggle these countries are having with the influx of refugees coming to the Continent.  Hungary said that over 5,000 had crossed into the country from Serbia on Monday before noon, even though it is trying to seal off that …