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 […]

Salt Lake City to add US$740m second concourse

Salt Lake City International Airport has announced plans to build a US$740m concourse north of its existing terminal to accommodate a growth in passenger traffic and to replace its aging facilities. The North Concourse will add 30 gates in two phases and is an addition to the South Concourse, which is currently under construction as […]