SFO PLANNING TO REPAVE ITS SECOND LONGEST RUNWAY

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to repave Runway 28L, one of two runways used primarily for arriving flights. The project will also install new long-lasting LED centerline lights and ground markings. Along with this project, construction of Taxiway F2 and enhancements to Taxiway S will improve operational efficiency of Runway 28L. “This […]

CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS GROWS IN POPULARITY WITH LOCAL TRAVELLERS IN 2016

Charlotte Douglas International Airport expects to record a slight dip in passenger traffic in 2016, but believes that a 7% rise in travellers beginning their journey at the North Carolina gateway and a rising route network ensure that it was still a good year. The airport also expects to register a 14% rise in cargo […]

SEATTLE-TACOMA BREAKS GROUND ON NORTH SATELLITE MODERNISATION PROJECT

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has officially broken ground on its North Satellite Modernization Project, which it says will expand and renovate the 44-year-old facility to better serve passengers and respond to continuing growth. Washington Senator, Maria Cantwell, joined Port of Seattle officials, Alaska Airlines and labour representatives to pull a rope bringing down the west end […]

BLOG: SMART AIRPORTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA

Ever get that niggling feeling when you’ve been on holiday, or on a flight, and thought you left something behind, and its not your swimming shorts or favourite shirt? Well, your pre-flight meanderings, from the check-in desk through passport control, duty free, the lounge and all the way to the boarding gate have left behind […]

BRISBANE AIRPORT TO START WORK ON NEXT PHASE OF NEW RUNWAY PROJECT

Brisbane’s new runway is entering its next important phase of construction with the awarding of the A$120 million Dryandra Road Works contract to McConnell Dowell. The Dryandra Road Works contract, which will create up to 300 new jobs during the build, is described as a significant structural element of the new runway project involving the […]

BLOG: THE NEXT BIG WAVE OF US AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

The United States may boast the world’s largest economy, but that’s not evident when travellers arrive at America’s front door, writes Mary Scott Nabers. The country’s airports do not impress international travellers. Inded, not one American airport is listed in the top 25 in Skytrax’s 2016 survey of the world’s best airports. In fact, US […]

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO END RANDOM SECURITY SEARCHES OF CABIN BAGGAGE AT AIRPORTS?

Smiths Detection today unveiled a new X-ray machine it claims will mean the end to random searches of travellers’ cabin luggage at airports. Its HI-SCAN 6040aTiX advanced checkpoint screening solution is the first in the industry to be awarded the new European Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) certification EDS CB C1 for its automated explosives detection capability. The […]

ALL CHANGE AT THE TOP AT TULSA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Tulsa International Airport and RL Jones Jnr Airport have a new CEO, Mark VanLoh, who starts work next week. VanLoh was the unanimous choice of the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT), whose members believe that his 26 years of airport leadership experience will serve the Oklahoma gateways well. VanLoh most recently served as aviation department […]

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA RETAINS STATUS AS THE BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport handled a record 104.1 million (+2.6%) in 2016 to retain its status as the world’s busiest airport. The Georgia gateway has held the lofty status for 19 years now and the only real question is how much longer it can hold off China’s Beijing Capital International Airport for the top spot, […]

NEARLY $3 MILLION A DAY TO BE SPENT ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT LAX IN FEBRUARY

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it will still be quite busy at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where a multi-billion-dollar modernisation effort rolls on with nearly $3 million spent each day on nearly two dozen major construction projects. According to operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the improvements will result […]