Monthly Archives: July 2016

New-look Escape Lounge opens at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has completed the £1.9 million upgrade of the Escape Lounge in Terminal 2 just in time for the UK’s big summer getaway. The facelift has allowed the airport to expand the lounge and increase its capacity by a third, so it is now capable of accommodating up to 212 passengers. According to operator, MAG, […]

London Heathrow selects Grimshaw as designer for central terminal project

London Heathrow Airport has selected architectural practice Grimshaw as the concept designer of a new Central Terminal Area (CTA) for the airport’s proposed three-runway expansion project. Heathrow said that Grimshaw won the tender process due to its visionary concept designs and unique ideas around the expansion of Heathrow in a sustainable yet affordable way. In […]

Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport ‘for being under influence of alcohol’

Two pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a transatlantic passenger jet from Scotland to Canada. Staff are understood to have raised concerns over the pilots’ behaviour before the Air Transat A310, carrying up to 250 passengers on board, was due to depart from Glasgow […]

Jonas Abrahamsson to be appointed president and CEO of Swedavia

Jonas Abrahamsson has been selected as the new president and CEO of Swedish airport operator Swedavia. Abrahamsson will officially join the company in January 2017 when he will take over the reigns from acting CEO Karl Wistrand. Abrahamsson has worked at energy provider E.ON Sweden for more than 25 years and has operated as CEO […]

Terminal construction work begins at Acapulco International

Airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, also known as OMA, began construction work yesterday (July 13) on the new passenger terminal for Acapulco International Airport in Mexico. The new terminal will cover more than 200,000ft² and will be delivered at a cost of approximately US$30m spread across a 20-month period. When complete the facility […]

Ports of Jersey unveils development plan for Jersey Airport

Ports of Jersey, the state-owned operator of Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands, has unveiled a new 10-year Master Plan for the development of the airport, including a new arrivals facility and renovated passenger pier. The first stage of the project, which is due to take between 5 and 10 years to complete, will see […]

Aecom secures US$100m contract for Dallas/Fort Worth International

Global engineering firm Aecom announced today (July 11) that it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide program management and construction management services for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas. The US$100m contract covers a variety of potential projects, including both federally and non-federally funded airfield improvements, building projects and landside improvements. The […]

Cardiff Airport Named UK’s Fastest Growing Airport

Cardiff Airport is now the UK’s fastest growing airport that regularly handles over one million passengers annually. The rolling total of passengers flying from Cardiff now stands at 1,302,583 representing 28% passenger growth over the last 12 months (June 2015- June 2016). Cardiff Airport has delivered 13 consecutive months of growth. June alone saw an […]

Renovated departure lounge opens at Schiphol Airport

Airport operator Schiphol Group has officially opened its newly renovated passenger departure lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. The Departure Lounge 2 project grew the retail and catering space by approximately 20%, bringing the total area of the first and second floors to 170,000ft². The operator appointed architecture firm Kossman.Dejong to design the […]

“Now I See” from Sony – CCTV that can see in the dark

Introducing the new Sony SNC-VB770 with 4K Ultra HD resolution and Ultra Low Light technology.   The new camera enables smooth 4K/30 fps colour video in almost pitch-black conditions such as night-time starlight or indoors with a poor lighting source when it is a challenge for the human eye to see the object. Also, the camera […]