30.07.2021 – 14:12 UTC
In a continuation of a property dispute between Kenya Airways and 748 Air Services, a Kenya court has made an about-turn on a previous order and has ordered the national carrier to stop evicting its tenant from offices at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta.
748 Air Services, on July 26, filed a legal suit against Kenya Airways for malicious damage worth millions of shillings and harassment of its employees. This came after Kenya Airways on July 16 won an eviction order against 748 Air Services in the Milimani Commercial Courts in Nairobi, which a judge ordered the JKIA Airport police station to enforce.
In a turnaround, a different Milimani Commercial Court judge on July 26 passed a temporary injunction, restraining Kenya Airways from further evicting 748 Air Services pending an inter-partes hearing of the dispute (Inter-partes means both parties will have advance notice of the hearing and are both required to attend). The court has also directed the police chief at the airport to ensure compliance with the new order, reports The Citizen newspaper.
27.03.2020 – 12:15 UTC
Placencia in Belize will be closed for five months to undergo significant upgrades, according to a press release issued by the Belize Airports Authority. The airport will be shut between May 1 and September 30, 2020.
The main part of the works is a runway improvement, with the existing 650 x 7.6 metre strip lengthened and widened to 850 x 12 metres (with a 3 metre unpaved load-bearing shoulders on each side). The runway’s threshold will also be displaced by 100 metres, to move it further away from a public road and it will receive International Civil Aviation Organization-certified runway markings. In addition, the airport’s apron will be extended and its runway lighting systems improved.
“These upgrades will certainly accommodate Belize’s and Placencia’s increase in tourism arrivals as well as the aerodrome’s safety and security margins,” said Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
13.09.2017 – 19:20 UTC
In a joint statement, the two Belizian operators said their decision was based on the state of the island’s runway which, they said, exhibits severe deterioration.
“The present state of the runway at the island’s airstrip exhibits severe deterioration,” they said. “As a result, this precautionary measure is necessary to avoid safety and operational challenges beyond acceptable margins for public flight service.”
A request has since been submitted to the Belize Airports Authority and Caye Caulker’s Village Council for urgent renovation of the runway in order to meet the island’s approaching tourism high season.
“Air service will resume to Caye Caulker immediately after completion of necessary renovation works to rehabilitate the island’s airstrip,” they added.
Cay Caulker Village, the island’s only major settlement, is a popular destination for backpackers and other tourists featuring over thirty tiny hotels, and a number of…