Monthly Archives: August 2017

London Luton Airport passenger numbers grow

1.6 million passengers flew through London Luton Airport in July, as the airport enjoyed its 40th consecutive month of growth. The numbers represent a 6.2% rise compared with July 2016, as travellers enjoyed city breaks and beach holidays alike. The most popular summer destinations this July were: Mallorca (Palma) Algarve (Faro) Costa Brava (Malaga) Costa […]

Design teams pitch for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol new terminal

Five international design teams have presented their ideas for a new terminal at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, with the winner expected to be announced in September. The airport is set to be expanded considerably, including a new pier in 2019 and a new terminal in 2023. The expansion coincides with the pace at […]

Helsinki Airport is now carbon-neutral

It is now official: The carbon footprint of Helsinki Airport is zero and it has received the international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate for this achievement. “The ACA certificate awarded to Helsinki Airport is an important milestone in the implementation of Finavia’s accelerated climate programme at our airports.   Our climate programme comprises a number of […]

CAA investigation concludes NATS must improve operational resilience

Complaints about NATS (En Route) Plc (NERL) leads to first formal CAA investigation under the Transport Act 2000 The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced the completion of an investigation of allegations that NATS (En Route) Plc (NERL) had breached its air traffic services licence and the Transport Act 2000. It was alleged […]

Gatwick takes investment to £2.7 billion with new five-year plan

Gatwick Airport has announced it will invest £1.15 billion over the next five years – with £240 million planned for 2017/18 alone – as it plans for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining its record levels of passenger satisfaction. This 2017 Capital Investment Programme (CIP) sets out Gatwick’s investment strategy which continues to […]

Fraport to operate Brazilian airports

German airport operator Fraport has signed a concession agreement with the Brazilian government to manage and develop Porto Alegre and Pinto Martins–Fortaleza international airports in Brazil. The company’s Brazilian subsidiary, Fraport Brasil, is expected to take over operations at the airports by early 2018. Under the agreement, the operator is required to develop the infrastructure […]