Monthly Archives: February 2016

Manchester Airport unveils video of £1bn development program

Airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has unveiled a new fly-through video showing how the airport will look in the 10 years following the completion of its £1bn (US$1.4bn) investment program. The video was shown at the opening of the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, where Ken O’Toole, managing director of Manchester Airport, spoke about the […]

London City Airport sold to Canadian-led group for £2 billion

London City Airport has been sold to a consortium led by three Canadian pension funds, Lenta.ru reports. The price was not disclosed, but it is believed to be around £2 billion. A consortium made up from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Borealis, AIMCo and Wren House, an infrastructure investment vehicle owned by Kuwait, saw off stiff […]

Plaza Premium opens transit hotel at Changi Airport

Hospitality operator Plaza Premium Group has officially opened its new Aerotel transit hotel in Terminal 1 (T1) at Changi Airport in Singapore. The hotel is located near the boarding gates in T1 and provides transit passengers with a luxurious space in which to recuperate between flights. The 70-room facility has been stylishly decorated using timber, […]

Major terminal expansion project approved at Gold Coast Airport

The Australian government has approved a major terminal upgrade for Gold Coast Airport in Queensland that will enable it to cater for future growth and increased passenger numbers expected during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. “Gold Coast Airport currently services around six million passengers per year, which is forecast to grow to 16.3 million passengers […]

Gatwick Airport opens US$115m Pier 5

Gatwick Airport officially opened its newly-redeveloped Pier 5 facility today (February 1), which represents an investment of £80m (US$115m) and forms part of a wider £2bn (US$2.8bn) North Terminal transformation plan. The new pier now offers vertically separated arrival and departure routes for passengers, smoothing their journeys and creating a more flexible and efficient operation […]

January with a record at Warsaw Chopin Airport

Chopin Airport again broke a monthly record in the number of passengers handled. In January through our airport passed nearly 738,000 people. It is 7 percent more than in the same month a year ago. Our airport has been achieving record results continuously since October 2014. At the beginning of 2016 Chopin Airport handled 737,900 […]

Excellent results in cargo traffic at Chopin Airport

More than 58,000 tonnes of cargo went through Chopin Airport in 2015, a 9% surge year-on-year and an all-time high for the airport. In 2015 cargo traffic at Chopin Airport was up by 9%. The Warsaw airport handled a total of 58,284 tonnes of freight in the twelve months of 2015, including 57,735 tonnes internationally […]