Monthly Archives: April 2016

Operations begin at Munich Airport’s T2 satellite

Munich Airport in Germany begun operating from its new €900m (US$1bn) satellite terminal on April 26, increasing the airport’s annual capacity from 25 million to 36 million passengers. The new facility is the first midfield terminal in Germany and has been designed, built and financed through a joint venture between the airport and airline operator […]

South Terminal pier opened at Paris Orly Airport

Airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) has officially inaugurated the new International Pier in the South Terminal at Paris Orly Airport in France. The new 130,000ft² facility was delivered at a cost of €90m (US$100m) and will be dedicated to international traffic as well as long-haul flights to the French West Indies. It can accommodate […]

Schiphol Group issues tenders for pier and airside development

Schiphol Group, the operator of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, has published a call for tenders for the design of a new ‘pier of the future’ and airside area. The group published the call for tenders on the Dutch government’s online tendering system, TenderNed, where it is listed as publication 79843. The tender is […]

Hamad International to become smart airport

Hamad International Airport in Qatar is planning to become a ‘smart airport’ by integrating the latest best-of-breed self-service technologies, providing passengers with more control and independence over their journey. The new program will implement self-service systems at every step of the passenger journey, from check-in to boarding, and will create a one token system meaning […]

KLM’s service robot Spencer completes trials at Schiphol Airport

Spencer, a passenger assistance robot developed by Dutch airline KLM, has completed a series of trials at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. The initiative was conceived by KLM to help reduce costs associated with passengers missing connecting flights but may be developed in future to carry luggage and speak with passengers. To help safely […]

Modernisation program revealed for Vienna International

Airport operator Flughafen Wien has revealed the details of its latest terminal development project for Vienna International Airport in Austria. The project will focus on increasing passenger comfort, expanding the shopping and gastronomy offerings, and creating a central security area spanning three gate areas. The core of the project will modernize and expand Pier East […]

JCDecaux unveils VR videos of London Heathrow

Advertising firm JCDecaux has partnered with virtual reality (VR) specialists Visualise to create four 360º immersive videos of Terminals 2 and 5 at London Heathrow Airport. JCDecaux Airports UK, a subsidiary of parent company JCDecaux, claims that the iExplore videos are a first-of-its-kind for the out-of-home (OOH) advertising industry. The VR video experiences allow potential […]

Video: Outer shell complete at Lyon Airport

After nearly 18 months of construction work, the structural shell and roof of the new Terminal 1 (T1) building at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport in France has been completed. Work has now turned to the internal partitions of the three-story complex. The new terminal will cover a surface area of approximately 700,000ft² and will enable the […]

PANYNJ approves US$5bn for expansion of LaGuardia and Newark airports

The board of commissioners for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has approved more than US$5bn in financing for a series of modernization projects at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports. The payments include US$2.9bn for the construction of a new Terminal B facility at LaGuardia Airport and US$2.3bn for the […]