Monthly Archives: November 2016

Zimbabwe welcomes launch of new Victoria Falls International Airport

Leading Zimbabwean hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism, has welcomed the opening of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport. The airport, which now has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum, tripling its previous volume, and is capable of landing some of the world’s largest aircraft, was officially opened by Zimbabwe president […]

Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation celebrates Innovation Week

The Department of Civil Aviation (RAKDCA), Ras Al Khaimah, will take innovation initiatives forward by involving all staff for embracing innovation in their daily working so that they can contribute to the development of the aviation industry and innovation particularly in Ras Al Khaimah and the whole of the UAE in general, said Engr. His […]

Moroccan airports chart course for better carbon management at COP22

Building on last year’s “Conference of the Parties” COP21, where new global targets to limit climate change were agreed during last year’s climate negotiations, the next round of these talks – COP22 – has just been completed in Marrakesh, Morocco. During a special ceremony at the event, Marrakesh-Menara and Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca became […]

Construction Approved for New South Terminal at Orlando International Airport

A vision for the future is coming into focus at Orlando International Airport (MCO). At a meeting, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board received an update on the progress of the new South Terminal Complex. Curtis Fentress, President and CEO of Fentress Architects, in collaboration with General Consultant Schenkel Shultz and Architect of Record HNTB, […]

Vinci consortium completes acquisition of Lyon airports

A consortium led by Vinci Airports has finalized the acquisition of 60% of shares in Aéroports de Lyon (ADL), the concession holder for Lyon Saint-Exupéry and Lyon Bron airports in France. The consortium, which also includes the public sector financial institution of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) and French banking firm Crédit Agricole Assurances, will now […]

Dubai International voted world’s best for layovers for second consecutive year

Dubai International has been voted for the second consecutive year as the world’s Best Airport for Layovers at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East at a ceremony in Dubai on Monday. Dubai was the top choice among the three final nominees chosen in the category by readers of the luxury travel publication, […]

Dubai committed to development of airports and growth of global aviation sector: Sheikh Ahmed

Dubai remains firmly committed to the development of the Al Maktoum International Airport and to the growth of the global aviation sector, said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee, and Chief Executive and Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group. He was responding to Dubai sponsoring the $3 […]

Aecom to provide design services for third terminal at Hong Kong International

Engineering firm Aecom has been contracted to undertake detailed design services for a new passenger terminal as part of the HK$141.5bn (US$18.2bn) Three-runway System (3RS) being built at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in China. The new terminal will cover more than 3,000,000ft² with 57 aircraft parking positions and the capacity to handle 30 million […]