CONNECT is launching a new Middle East, India & Africa conference in 2019, co-located with the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, with Emirates being the official carrier for the event. The show is in collaboration with Reed Travel Exhibitions. Pictured celebrating the new conference, taking place from 30 April to 1 May next year, last week at the IATA Slot Conference in Madrid, were: James Smith, Senior Sales, CONNECT; Shrikant Yadery, Schedule Development & Slots Portfolio Manager Planning, Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs, Emirates, Karin Butot, CEO, The Airport Agency; Sarah Breton, then Event Sales Manager & Airline Relations, CONNECT; and Asta Seck, Event Sales Manager, CONNECT.
Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport was on hand on 8 November to unveil a community garden outside the terminal building, featuring 2,000 red ceramic poppies made by children from 25 schools across Southend. Jones commented: “The Poppy Garden is a wonderful project that has involved people of all ages from our local community coming together to pay a very special tribute to the memory of those from Southend and Rochford who gave their lives in the service of their country. It is hugely important to us that the airport is at the heart of the community and engaging with everything that is going on locally, that is why we are very honoured to host the Poppy Garden.”
Yangon Airport celebrated passing the five million passenger mark for 2018 on 15 November. The five millionth traveller, Yuji Terauchi from Japan, was warmly greeted by U Yan Win, Chairman of Myanmar Tourism Federation, U Myint Htay, Chairman of Airport Cooperation Committee, YACL management and ANA representatives. He was rewarded with a cash prize as well as other gifts. These include a two-night stay in Horizon Lakeview Hotel and Resort in Nay Pyi Taw, a Samsonite travel luggage and passport holder, an Artisan made-in-Myanmar bag, JBL wireless headphones and other travel accessories. Travellers on the same flight also received complimentary duty-free vouchers as part of the occasion.