Monthly Archives: September 2016

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes first in Asia-Pacific to achieve carbon neutrality

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport in India has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutrality through Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the airport operator, attained Level 3+ Neutrality by implementing a number of environmentally friendly measures to help offset the airport’s carbon […]

Cairo International Airport’s Second Terminal to Opens

The Cairo International Airport’s second terminal, which was closed for reconstruction for several years, opened in test mode on Wednesday, the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement. CAIRO (Sputnik) — The redeveloped terminal now has the latest technology and is equipped with the most up-to-date security equipment, according to Egyptian aviation authorities. […]

Dubai Airports to increase A380 facilities at Dubai International

Dubai Airports has announced it has commissioned work on a project that will expand the number of A380 contact stands at Dubai International’s (DXB) Concourse C to enable the facility to accommodate Emirates’ growing fleet of superjumbos. The project will increase the number of Code F gates (A380 gates) at Concourse C from 3 to […]

ACI releases World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2016-2040

Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) 2016–2040, marking the beginning of the ACI-North America (NA) World Conference and Exhibition being held in Montreal, Canada. ACI’s WATF presents aggregate airport traffic projections at a global, regional and country scale, based on internationally comparable airport traffic data. […]

Frankfurt and Beijing airports sign memorandum of understanding

Chinese carrier Air China and airport operators Fraport and Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the expansion of flight frequencies between the two hubs of Beijing International Airport in China and Frankfurt Airport in Germany. In addition to coordinating communications and marketing activities, the MoU will focus […]

Construction work begins on west wing expansion at Helsinki Airport

Construction has now begun on the west wing of Helsinki Airport. Its new passenger facilities will be the heart of the terminal expansion. The west wing represents some EUR 300 million of the Finnish airport operator Finavia’s substantial total investment of EUR 900 million. The first part of the west wing to be built is […]

Plaza Premium Lounge makes its Brazilian airport debut

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world´s largest independent airport lounge network, has made its debut in Brazil by opening at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. The Hong Kong company struck a partnership with airport operator RIOgaleão to provide multiple premium airport services. The company will operate three Plaza Premium Lounges in Terminal 2’s […]

ALD and Swissport launch new lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

Airport Lounge Development (ALD), a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport are to launch an exciting new lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 in response to a significant increase in demand for lounge access from business travelers. ‘Club Aspire’ will open to the public in October 2016, with travel agents and airline providers already able to […]

MAG’s airports generate £6.2bn for the UK economy in 2015/16

Airport operator Manchester Airports Group’s (MAG) latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report has shown that its four airports generated £6.2bn (US$8bn) of economic value for the airports’ surrounding communities as well as across the UK in 2015/16. The figure represents a 16% year-on-year increase and comes on the back of MAG’s busiest ever year with […]

Halifax Stanfield Expands Sister Airport Agreement with Incheon International Airport

After nearly six years since the signing of the initial co-operative agreement, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (HSIA) recently signed an expanded sister airport agreement with the Incheon International Airport at a ceremony in Incheon, South Korea. Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO, Joyce Carter and Incheon International Airport Corporation President & CEO, Mr. Il-Young […]