SHANNON AIRPORT TRIALLING NEW PRECLEARANCE CHECKPOINT

A new checkpoint concept, which it is claimed could halve the time spent in security by millions of passengers at airports around the world, is being trialled at Shannon Airport. Shannon is the first airport in the world to trial the new pre-clearance checkpoint, which was developed as part of the EU funded XP-DITE project. […]

JORDAN CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECT

Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport is celebrating the completion of the second phase development of its new terminal. The $214 million expansion project has added 43,513 square-metres to the terminal that has allowed the airport to double its number of gates and effectively raise its capacity to 12 million passengers per annum. The new capacity, up […]

CHRISTCHURCH OPENING NEW REVENUE BOOSTING COMMERCIAL FACILITIES ON AIRPORT SITE

Christchurch Airport has revealed that its strategy of opening new revenue-boosting commercial developments on the airport site continued in its 2016 financial year when it pumped more than NZ$180 million in new GDP into the local economy. “We have continued the development of our bare land to lift revenues, grow shareholder value, increase dividends, and […]

NEW DIGITAL SCREEN ADVERTISEMENTS UNVEILED AT SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE AIRPORTS

Out of Home advertising company oOh!media claims that it is leading the charge in airport environment innovation with the launch of two state of the art digital screens in Melbourne and Sydney. Dubbed The Halo in Melbourne and The Boss in Sydney, the full motion screens have been installed in high dwell-time locations to maximise […]

INDUSTRY FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON NEWARK LIBERTY’S $2.3 BILLION TERMINAL A REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued a Request for Industry Feedback (RFIF) for Newark Liberty International Airport’s $2.3 billion Terminal A Redevelopment Program. The project is expected to deliver a new 33-gate passenger terminal, a 3,000-space parking garage and related infrastructure improvements. The RFIF is designed to solicit opinions […]

FANCY TAKING A VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR OF MUNICH AIRPORT?

New state-of-the-art 360° imaging technology has now made it possible to tour Munich Airport from the comfort of your sofa! Munich is the first airport in the world to offer this innovative service. A crew with a high-tech mobile camera spent months covering every area, both before and after security, recording digitised images of the approximately […]

THE SPECIAL ONES

Some of the world’s leading airport architects talk about their favourite terminals from a design aspect and explain why they believe that they deserve to be labelled ‘iconic’. We all have our favourites, and whether for personal reasons, pride at your airport’s achievements or simply the ‘wow factor’ of the unique architecture, there is no doubt […]

SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA

Joe Bates picks out some of the highlights of a new report that reviews the capital investment programmes at 105 airports in 14 countries across South East and East Asia. With traffic across Asia-Pacific rising by 8% to 2.67 billion passengers in 2015, there is little doubt that the region remains one of global hotspots […]

MIAMI SELECTS PARSONS-ODEBRECHT JV FOR BAGGAGE HANDLING UPGRADE

Miami-Dade County has awarded a contract for improvements to baggage-handling systems at Miami International Airport (MIA) to a Joint Venture between Parsons and Odebrecht. The project will replace the in-line security screening portion of the South Terminal baggage-handling system (BHS) and will install an automated sortation system for the Central Terminal BHS. It includes outbound […]

FRAPORT AGREES TO SELL 10.5% STAKE IN RUSSIAN GATEWAY

Fraport has agreed to sell a 10.5% stake in Thalita Trading Ltd, the parent company of Northern Capital Gateway LLC consortium, which has the 30-year concession to operate St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. The sale, to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), will leave the German airport operator with a 25% interest in the Russian gateway. Based on the current book value, […]