Monthly Archives: April 2017

ACI calls for solutions to relieve ban on carriage of large electronic items in the aircraft cabin

The recent ban on electronic items in the aircraft cabin by the United States and the United Kingdom for flights coming from selected airports has again highlighted the challenges that the industry faces in the current security climate. Airports, along with industry partners and governments, put security as a top priority and understand the need […]

Sheikh Ahmed: Security and safety are a top priority for aviation

“No economy can progress without providing security and safety to all stakeholders, whether it’s life, investments, industrial activities or services. It’s more pronounced in the case of aviation. We take pride in the fact that the UAE has been recognised as the top country worldwide by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), for compliance with […]

Gatwick smashes global record of 44 million annual passengers, with long haul services driving huge growth

Gatwick Airport passed the 44 million passengers a year mark for the first time this weekend (Saturday 8th April) – a world record for a single runway airport – and also announced that it has secured 49 consecutive months of growth. Driven by growth in long haul routes, the airport has reported its busiest ever […]

Auckland Airport customers to benefit from new, personalised recognition programme

Auckland Airport is inviting travellers and other customers to join Strata Club, its new, innovative, app-based programme designed to recognise their travel choices with personalised services and benefits. Strata Club is a free-to-join programme that allows customers to tailor their experience at Auckland Airport and gain immediate online access to a growing number of travel […]

Sanad Academy, DCAA and MOD, host first ever drones’ awareness campaign

Sanad Academy, UAE’s first RPAS training academy, along with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), and representation from Ministry of Defense, hosted the first ever of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), “All About Drones” awareness initiative for the general public. The event was attended by more than 100 hobbyists, professional and commercial operators from Dubai. […]

London Stansted Airport receives planning permission for new arrivals building

London Stansted Airport today received planning permission from Uttlesford District Council for a new £130 million arrivals building that will enhance the passenger experience and provide capacity for growth over the next decade. The 34,000m2 arrivals facility designed by architects Pascall+Watson and spanning three levels, is the centrepiece in MAG’s multi-million pound programme to transform […]

New terminal at Zagreb Airport begins operations

The new €300m (US$325.8m) passenger terminal at Franjo Tudman Airport in Zagreb, Croatia, has opened its doors to travelers for the first time. The airport welcomed 2.8 million passengers last year, with traffic rising by 6.9% compared with 2015. Five times bigger than the terminal it replaces, the new 65,000m² (699,564ft²), four-level terminal is able […]