Monthly Archives: May 2017

Gatwick’s biggest year of investment kicks off as new Planning Framework awarded

As Gatwick prepares for its biggest year of investment, the airport has announced the award of its Airport Planning Services framework, with three major companies – Arup, Atkins and Jacobs. These three infrastructure specialists will be called upon to work with the airport on capacity assessments as it analyses future growth from existing infrastructure. The […]

Qantas to construct international wing at Perth Airport

Airline operator Qantas has unveiled its plans to construct a new international wing within its dedicated terminals (Terminals 3 and 4) at Perth Airport in Australia. It will feature a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs area, a new duty-free store, and additional food and beverage (F&B) outlets. The outdoor […]

Hack Horizon Takes to the Skies with Heathrow Airport

Hack Horizon, the first TravelTech hackathon onboard a British Airways commercial flight between Hong Kong and London Heathrow, culminated last night with a pitch event at London’s iconic Transport Museum. The evening showcased the exceptional travel-focused technology that was developed during the three-day hack to a distinguished audience of travel industry experts, business leaders, and […]

Master Plan amended for Tampa International Airport

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA), the operator of Tampa International Airport in Florida, has approved a US$132m budget amendment for the second phase of its Master Plan, which will see the demolition of a parking garage and guideway later this year. Phase 2 will be delivered at a total cost of US$543m and includes the […]

Airports lose less bags ahead of new regulations

The number of bags mishandled by airports has dropped 12.5% compared with last year, according to SITA’s Baggage Report 2017. According to the annual report, 21.6 million bags were mishandled in 2016, while airlines carried 3.77 billion passengers, meaning 5.73 bags per thousand passengers were mishandled, the lowest rate ever recorded. In 2015 22.3 million […]

Australian government to build second Sydney airport

The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney’s second airport after the Sydney Airport Group, owner of Kingsford Smith, announced on Tuesday it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate the Badgerys Creek airport. Sydney Airport Group chief executive Kerrie Mather said despite the opportunities the new airport […]

INEA visits ENAIRE‘s technological advances in SESAR

INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission and responsible for managing the technical and finantial implementation of different EU programmes including Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has visited ENAIRE to see how the EU funding has supported the deployment and the evolution of the ENAIRE’s aeronautical data network (REDAN). This official visit […]

Sydney Airport introduces indoor Google Maps at terminals

Sydney Airport has announced a new indoor Google Maps feature which will empower its visitors to navigate through the airport directly from the palms of their hands. The new initiative delivers the most up-to-date terminal location information via indoor Google Maps and will allow millions of passengers to travel through the airport using familiar technology. […]