Monthly Archives: February 2017

January passenger numbers off to a flying start at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is celebrating a record start to the year after welcoming 597,594 passengers through its doors in January, representing an annual increase of 8.4%. International traffic grew by 16.1% due to strong demand on routes to Toronto, New York and Dubai, while EU-scheduled traffic was up 21.4% thanks to an increase in capacity on […]

KLM trials biometric boarding gates at Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands has partnered with Dutch airline KLM to trial biometric boarding gates over a three-month period. The state-of-the-art eGates will enable passengers to use a facial scan to board the aircraft, eliminating the need to show a boarding pass and passport and therefore helping to expedite the security process. Over […]

Work begins on construction of Palmerola International in Honduras

Groundwork has begun on the construction of a new greenfield international airport in Honduras, located in the city of Comayagua. Palmerola International Airport will be built at a cost of approximately US$163m and is scheduled for completion by mid-2018. The airport will eventually replace Toncontín International Airport, which over the years has witnessed some of […]

KLM Returns to London City Airport for the first time in almost 8 years

Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from Airport Amsterdam Schiphol received a festive welcome at London City Airport with the aircraft flying Dutch and UK colours as it taxied to the […]

Frankfurt Airport unveils new hanging garden

Frankfurt Airport has unveiled new hanging gardens and other green spaces in its departure lounges and waiting areas. It believes that the “enormous greened walls in the departures hall of Terminal 2 are real eye-catchers”. Measuring about 135 square meters and covered with live plants, they also provide oxygen from photosynthesis, improve acoustics, and reduce […]

International Gathering of Global Leaders to Address Cross-Border Trade, Immigration, Customs Issues and Border Security

Clarion Events U.S., Inc., a division of Clarion Events Ltd. (UK), has announced the International Summit on Borders, a forum where international trade and travel intersect with homeland security. “The time is right, particularly in light of recent world events, for a gathering of global leaders to convene in Washington, D.C. to share thoughts and […]

Dallas Forth Worth International Airport’s Terminal A Renovation Complete

Customers who visit (DFW) Dallas Forth Worth International Airport will be welcomed with a refreshed travel experience in Terminal A now that all customer-facing renovation work is complete. The opening of all terminal gates marks a major milestone in DFW’s $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) to renew its original terminal buildings. Improved […]

Heathrow expansion marks first delivery milestone as Government outlines policy framework for third runway

Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is advancing on schedule as the Government published its draft National Policy Statement (“NPS”) on a third runway at the UK’s hub earlier today. As Europe’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, Heathrow expansion will benefit the whole country and is a strategic plank of the […]