Tag: Disruption

Statement from Europe’s airports and ground handlers on current operational disruptions

Airports and ground handlers have today spoken out about the complex operational challenges they face as we enter the summer travel season.  In a joint statement, Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and Fabio Gamba, Managing Director of ASA (Airport...

Kuala Lumpur Airport operator lodges police report over computer system disruption

The operator of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has filed a police report over the disruption to its airport management system last week, which led to four days of flight delays. It was initially thought that the outage was due to a technical glitch, but KLIA operator Malaysia Airports...

Passengers left stranded after person strays airside at Munich Airport

Munich Airport experienced major disruptions yesterday after a person strayed into the airside area, apparently by going the wrong way through an emergency exit. Thousands of passengers were left stranded after the incident, which initiated police measures and caused dozens of Lufthansa flights ...

President of ACI EUROPE on drone disruptions at airports

Dr Michael Kerkloh, president of ACI EUROPE and chief executive officer of Munich Airport, spoke about the potential impact of recent drone disruptions at its annual New Year Reception in the European Parliament last night (January 22). The airport industry is mindful of the many new opportunities...

AOA say disruptive passenger level has remained ‘stable’

The Airport Operators Association in the UK has stated that the level of disruptive passengers in the country has remained stable despite record passenger growth. Responding to the latest figures on disruptive behaviour released by the CAA, Chief Executive of the AOA, Karen Dee said: “As an ...

Manchester Airport suffers power outage in T2

Manchester Airport was recently disrupted by a power cut that saw passengers in its Terminal 2 in darkness and without communications. The power cut lasted two hours and largely affected T2 of the airport. Power was restored around 10pm UK local time. The BBC reported that one passenger at the...

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