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Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo,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 […]

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 […]