Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers

first_imgAfter record June, July and August, in which Pua Airport recorded three consecutive months with more than 100.000 passengers for the first time, as well as a record number of air operations, they continue with record arrivals in September.Namely, on September 12, 2018, Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers, who have not been at the Pula airport since the independence of Croatia, and at the beginning of August last year’s record of 500.000 passengers was achieved.This summer, Pula was connected by direct flights from 20 countries, with 76 destinations with direct flights, in cooperation with 42 companies. “We closed last year with 595.495 passengers, while this year we expect to cross 700.000 passengers and we immodestly hope to cross the number of passengers from 1987, the year when 701.370 passengers passed through our airport. So far, the total traffic from January to August has increased by 20% compared to last year, although our forecasts were an increase of 15% increase in the number of passengers. ” points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.It is extremely important that flights with 17 companies to 22 destinations can still be realized until the end of September when the lines to: Belgrade, Zurich and London Heathrow are active, and by the end of October Pula Airport has open flights to another 20 destinations. , and these are still London, Oslo, Nantes, Frankfurt, Dublin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bristol and Helsinki, Liverpool.”It should be pointed out again that the reason for such figures lies in the fact of synergistic action of all stakeholders in tourism in Istria. There is primarily the Istria County Tourist Board, then the hotel industry with its investments in new hotel facilities, as well as the art of negotiating and introducing all carriers to the beauties of Istria and opportunities for a beautiful and attractive vacation provided by all destinations within the airport. Our job is to bring Europe closer to Istria, but also to show Istria to Europe, because we have something to show and something to be proud of. ” Radmilo concluded.last_img read more

Night vision technology helps fighter jet pilots land on British warship

first_imgLondon best pest control State-of-the-art night vision technology has been used to enable pilots to land in darkness for the first time on the flight deck of Britain’s biggest ever warship, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) has announced. Until the trials, night-time landings had only been practised in flight simulators.Now the F-35 lightning fighter jets have conducted their first night flying trials off Britain’s newly launched aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the ministry announced on Wednesday night.The technology successfully allowed the pilots and aircraft handlers to guide the supersonic fighter jets onto the flight deck. Some trials were also carried out without night vision technology to ensure the jets’ capability in any eventuality, said the MOD.Andrew Maack, the chief test engineer for the Integrated Test Force, the organisation responsible for analyzing the flight trials, said: “In daytime there are cues that tell the pilot’s brain what the relative motion is between the airplane and the ship. At night, especially very dark night, all those cues go away and you become dependent on exactly what the lights are and what the sight of those lights looks like.”Pilots initially flew in using only ambient light and the lights on the carrier’s deck before later conducting landings using the night-vision capability in their helmets.HMS Queen Elizabeth has been fitted with specially-designed LED lightning on her flight deck to aid night time landings.The carrier, one of two built for the British military, left her home port of Portsmouth in August, crossing the Atlantic to conduct the flying trials, as well as training with the U.S. Navy.last_img read more