WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORT CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Atlanta City Council has confirmed Roosevelt Council as the new general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The appoitnment, decided by a unanimous 14-0 vote, comes less than a month after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed nominated Council to the position. “Roosevelt Council is the right person to lead our Administration’s efforts to ensure Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta […]

WORLD IN MOTION

ACI World’s head of Airport Service Quality (ASQ), Dimitri Coll, considers how to maximise the impact of the ASQ programme at your airport. In 2016, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Airport Service Quality (ASQ), ACI’s world-renowned and globally established benchmarking programme that measures passenger satisfaction levels while they are travelling through airports. Throughout this […]

BIG AND BOLD

Airport World finds out more about the blueprint for a pioneering aerotropolis development at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Malaysia Airports has unveiled plans for what it claims is its “most exciting endeavour” to date, the creation of a huge, national economy boosting aerotropolis at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Identified as one of the strategic […]

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CONFIRMS PLANS TO BUILD NEW HOTELS

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport today confirmed plans to build a new 440-room, four-star hotel “within steps” of the domestic terminal. The new addition is expected to be part of a development that includes an office complex and travel plaza – including a petrol station – on a 26.5 acre site next to the terminal. Majestic […]

DENVER REGISTERS A RECORD HIGH FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN SEPTEMBER

The latest traffic figures released by Denver International Airport today show that the Colorado gateway enjoyed its busiest ever September. A record 5.1 million passengers passed through the airport in September, marking its 13 consecutive month of record-setting passenger traffic. The total means that 43.5 million passengers used the airport in the first nine months of […]

SMITHS DETECTION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR AVIATION INDUSTRY TO SHARE SECURITY BEST PRACTICES

Smiths Detection today announced the launch of Aviation Insider – a new online hub for the aviation sector. It claims that as both risks to airports and the technologies to counter them continue to evolve, the need to stay informed has never been greater and believes that aviation-insider.com can showcase best practice in aviation security and facilitate […]

AECOM TO WORK AS DESIGN CONSULTANT ON HONG KONG’S NEW PASSENGER TERMINAL

AECOM has been awarded the detailed design consultancy work for Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) new passenger building, part of the HK$141.5 billion Three-runway System (3RS) project. According to AECOM, the design proposal for the state-of-the-art facility will deliver a “great passenger experience and innovative retail offerings”. With a floor area of 280,000 square metres, […]

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT FINALLY SETTLES MANILA AIRPORT COMPENSATION DISPUTE WITH PIATCO

One of the longest running disputes in aviation is over after the Philippine government finally made a compensation payment to PIATCO over its decision to rip up its operating contract for Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 in 2004. According to Fraport, which spearheaded the PIATCO consortium, the settlement is in keeping with the $510 million […]

GLOBAL INVESTOR

MAG USA CEO and president, Rosemarie Andolino, talks about the growing product portfolio of the North American subsidiary of the UK’s Manchester Airport Group. What was the thinking behind MAG’s decision to extend its business interests overseas? Manchester Airport Group [MAG] is already the largest UK-owned airport operator, operating four airports that contribute more than […]