Monthly Archives: November 2016

Istanbul New Airport ATC Tower Breaks Ground

Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony of Istanbul New Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower designed by Pininfarina and AECOM.  The tower, winner of the 2016 International Architecture Award, will be 90-meter-tall and completed in approximately six months. Construction officially commenced at Istanbul New Airport (INA) award-winning Air Traffic Control […]

Perth Airport crowned Capital City Airport of the Year

At a gala dinner in Canberra last week, Perth Airport was awarded the coveted Australian Airports Association (AAA) Industry Award for Capital City Airport of the Year. The prestigious AAA Industry Awards celebrate and honour organisations and individuals who are achieving excellence within Australia’s airport industry. The Capital City Airport of the Year award considers […]

Construction Costs Rise for Salt Lake City International Redevelopment Program

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has announced that the budget for the Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP) has increased by $350 million primarily because of rising construction  and labor costs.  Estimated construction costs for the entire redevelopment program, which now includes the North Concourse, are estimated at $2.9 billion as of November 2016. Salt […]

Africa’s Airports: A Multibillion Dollar Industry Just Waiting For You To Be A Part Of

An efficient and effective airport is essential to the success of any economy and Africa is no exception. From cargo to passenger, Africa’s airports hold the key to the continents development and African travel. We are seeing this in some of the world’s fastest growing economies, who call Africa home, who rely on aviation.  Africa’s […]

Plane with 81 on board crashes in Colombia

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s international airport. Aviation authorities said there are reports of at least six survivors. “It’s a tragedy of huge proportions,” Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu […]

Russian consortium, Changi acquires Russia‘s Vladivostok Airport

The consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) and Russia’s Basic Element, has signed the agreement to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airport. Upon regulatory and corporate approvals, the consortium will own 100% of JSC Terminal Vladivostok which owns and operates […]

Plans for Glasgow Airport direct rail link unveiled

Council leaders have set out plans to secure the Glasgow City Region’s long term economic future by building a direct rail link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley and the city centre. Glasgow Airport injects around £170m to the Glasgow City Region economy every year and businesses have backed the project as essential to ensuring it remains […]

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Grounds Hundreds of Flights for Second Day

The walkout has cost the German airline about $21 million over two days, a board member said. A walkout by Lufthansa pilots that has led to almost 2,000 flight cancellations has cost the German airline about 20 million euros ($21 million) over two days and weighed on its mid-term bookings, a board member said on […]

Gatwick Airport sets new world records and announces biggest-ever annual development investment of £250m

Gatwick Airport today reinforced the vital role it plays in the local, regional and national economy as it announced its biggest-ever annual investment in development projects at the airport. The investment of £250 million for the forthcoming financial year is part of the airport’s £1.2 billion transformative capital investment plan to be spent over five […]

Concept art for ‘airport of 2040’ revealed

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH), a company managing airport car parks across the UK as well as hotel and other retail services, has produced concept art revealing how travel may look in the year 2040. The renderings offer different views of a futuristic airport, and some of the technology that might be available at the […]