Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dubai expects to welcome record high passenger numbers at airports this summer

Dubai is set to witness a record high passenger numbers at airports this summer. Last year, passenger traffic in July was 14 per cent higher compared to previous year and Dubai Airports welcomed over 22.4 million people from July to September. “This year, we expect passenger numbers to surpass last year numbers,” said His Highness […]

TSA Pre reaches five million enrollments milestone

The Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre program has reached a milestone with more than five million travelers enrolled. TSA Pre, which opened its first application center in December 2013, now has more than 390 application centers across the USA, including locations at 44 airports. TSA Pre is a screening program that enables low-risk travelers to […]

Brussels Airport set to become carbon-neutral in 2018

Brussels Airport is committed to becoming a carbon-neutral airport by 2018 at the latest. The airport is keen to drive down its emissions to a minimum and offset the residual emissions to ensure carbon neutrality is reached for all operations directly managed by the airport itself. This ambition is spelled out in Brussels Airport Company‘s […]

Arup to develop sustainability masterplan for Mexico City New International Airport

Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico (GACM), the state owned company responsible for the development, construction and operation of Mexico City’s new international airport, has appointed design and consulting firm Arup to develop the project’s sustainability masterplan. Mexico City New International Airport will triple Mexico City’s existing airport capacity and is expected to begin […]

Hidden Disability Lanyards Now Available at Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport launched their new hidden disabilities lanyards in partnership with Friendly Access last week with an aim to make air travel more friendly and accessible for all passengers. The airport now offers passengers the opportunity to have familiarisation tours of the terminal prior to their travel plans as well as the option of […]

New agreement to boost Heathrow Airport rail services

Heathrow, Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport have agreed a commitment to boost integrated rail connectivity to the airport, including the addition of two new Elizabeth line trains per hour serving Terminal 5 from December 2019. Under the plan, services to Heathrow will increase from 18 trains per hour today to at […]

10 million passengers through Abu Dhabi International Airport in 5 months

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 10.1 million passengers during the first 5 months of 2017, registering 1.8% increase in traffic compared with the same period in 2016. The month of May registered a slight decrease in traffic, down 2%, compared with May last year.  Ahmed Al Shamsi, Acting Chief Operations Officer […]

Heathrow moves to improve local air quality

Speaking at the Policy Forum for London, Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s Executive Director responsible for delivering expansion, announced further major steps forward in the airport’s plans to improve London’s air quality, as Heathrow gets on with delivering the third runway.  Heathrow Airport will launch a new programme to incentivise its 6,000 direct employees to acquire a […]