Monthly Archives: April 2017

British Airways unveils US$65m redesign plans for JFK’s terminal 7

British Airways has revealed details of its £52m (US$65m) redesign of New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport’s Terminal 7. The redesign at JFK will be completed by the end of 2018 and is to include a spacious, modern new check-in concourse and a separate Club World and First area. The space will draw […]

Renault confirmed as launch advertiser for new outdoor ‘City Welcome’ site at London City Airport

London City Airport has unveiled a new premium digital welcome site for advertisers, prominently located by the entrance to the airport’s Private Jet Centre on the Connaught Road roundabout – the main approach road to the airport. The new ‘City Welcome’ site officially opens today (Wednesday 26 April) and is the third in a series […]

Huge explosion rocks Damascus airport

This morning a massive explosion has shaken the area surrounding Damascus International Airport (DAM), according to Syrian and international media. Syria’s Al-Mayadeen TV channel reports that the blast had caused a fire in close proximity to Damascus International Airport. The cause of the explosion is still not known. Videos from the area have instantly emerged […]

Heathrow moves to revolutionise UK construction industry

In a shake-up of the UK construction industry, Heathrow announced it would use its £16bn expansion project to revolutionise the way Britain builds major infrastructure. Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye announced that the airport would be making a major push to support more off-site construction in the UK as it begins to deliver its expansion plans […]

Memphis International Airport reveals modernization plans

Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced updated plans to redesign and modernize its B Concourse. The announcement took place at Thursday morning’s Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) board of commissioners meeting. The multi-year, multi-phase plan will involve the modernization of MEM’s B Concourse as well as consolidating all airline, retail and food and beverage businesses […]

South Terminal opened at Austin-Bergstrom International

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, has officially opened its new South Terminal complex after welcoming its inaugural flight by low-cost carrier Allegiant Air. The 30,000ft² facility was built as part of a public/private partnership between the airport and operator LoneStar Airport Holdings, who will manage the terminal on a 40-year lease. The South Terminal […]

LA airport fails to spot gun in hand luggage

An off-duty policewoman flew from Los Angeles international airport (LAX) to Taiwan with a gun in her hand luggage. The weapon was not detected during security screening and Noell Grant only realised she was carrying it as she changed planes in Taipei. She informed the local authorities and she has been barred from leaving Taiwan […]

Riga Airport Welcomes Its 60 Millionth Passenger

On Wednesday, 19 April, Riga International Airport solemnly welcomed its 60 millionth passenger since the restoration of independence. Curt Almquist arrived at the Airport with a flight from Stockholm operated by the national airline airBaltic. Swedish scientist Curt Almquist from Uppsala Science Park visited Riga to take part in a scientific conference on forestry matters. […]

Plaza Premium Group celebrates new Heathrow lounge

A new arrivals lounge has been unveiled at London Heathrow Airport which will benefit both passengers and airport visitors alike. The lounge located in Terminal 4 arrivals will feature 25 luxury shower rooms, a lounge and bar area and a new and unparalleled dining concept, Flight Club. The arrivals lounge can accommodate up to 75 […]

Lyon Airport opens new terminal to low cost carriers

The first passengers have traveled through Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport’s new terminal after it opened its doors to the first low cost carriers. Terminal 1 Hall B is being built into the existing Terminal 1 and doubles the size of the airport. The new Terminal 1, which will be fully opened during the summer, will cover […]