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 […]

BLOG: SPOTLIGHT ON THE $10 BILLION DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR NEW YORK–JFK

Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, writes Mary Scott Nabers. The forward-thinking governor last week announced his $10 billion plan to redevelop the JFK Airport, the US’s fifth-busiest aviation facility. To transform […]

BLOG: IS IT TIME FOR AIRPORTS TO INTRODUCE ‘MOOD MANAGERS’?

We are people, we are ruled by the mood we’re in. When we’re not in a good mood, we are not happy. When we are not happy, we don’t function well. And to make matters worse, moods can be contagious, writes Martijn Steur. In a 2014 study by Fowler and Christakis, researchers looked at the impact […]

NEW NAME FOR MUMBAI CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT’S DOMESTIC TERMINAL

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has renamed its domestic terminal, Terminal 1, in a bid to make things clearer for passengers. Operator, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), claims that the decison to change the name from Terminal 1B was taken to help “easy identification of the terminal and ensure hassle-free transit for air travellers”. Currently […]

THE BENEFITS OF BEACONS

Unisys Corporation’s vice president and global head of travel and transportation, Dheeraj Kohli, explains why he believes that beacons represent the future for air travel. It’s a situation most air travellers can relate to. After arriving in an airport terminal, you check the monitors and see you have some time before your initial or connecting […]