Monthly Archives: May 2016

RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport reopens following US$560m investment

Rio de Janeiro’s RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport has opened its revamped facilities including a new pier, high-quality facilities and improved services following a R$2bn (US$560m) investment. The transformation of the host airport of the 2016 Olympic Games was carried out in record time: the new South Pier was constructed in less than two years […]

Hamburg Airport Previews Cargo Centre

After more than two years of construction work, Hamburg Airport’s Cargo Centre (HACC) is almost ready for operations. On May 26 Hamburg Airport (IATA: HAM) gave the public a behind-the-scenes view of new airfreight facility. The site can handle up to 150,000 tonnes of freight each year – more than double the volume handled in […]

The new terminal at Warsaw Chopin Airport awarded a Construction of the Year title

Modernization of a part of Terminal A at Chopin Airport was considered Construction of the Year in the 26th edition of the competition organized by the Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians. The project, carried out by a consortium of HOCHTIEF Poland and HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, has been awarded in the category of public […]

SITA luggage robot trialled at Geneva Airport

Air transport IT provider SITA has begun trialling a new fully autonomous baggage robot called Leo to assist passengers with their luggage at Geneva Airport in Switzerland. The self-propelling baggage robot has the capacity to check in, print bag tags and transport up to two suitcases with a maximum weight of 32kg (70 lb). It […]

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

An EgyptAir flight reported missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The Airbus A320 with 66 people on board disappeared from radar at 02:30 Cairo time (00:30 GMT), soon after leaving Greek airspace. Greece’s defence minister says Flight MS804 made “sharp turns” and plunged before dropping off the radar. A […]

EasyJet opens world’s largest self-service bag-drop facility at London Gatwick

Low cost airline operator EasyJet officially opened its new self-service check-in area on May 12, 2016, in the North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport. The airline says the new facility is the largest self-service bag-drop area in the world, covering approximately 54,000ft² and containing 48 self-service bag-drop kiosks. EasyJet expects the new facility to help […]