Monthly Archives: September 2017

Dreamliners flying high as Heathrow hits new low noise record

Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The report ranks the 50 busiest airlines operating at Heathrow from April to June this year, based on seven noise and emissions metrics. The latest results come as Heathrow hits a noise […]

Brisbane makes Sister Airport agreement with Chongqing

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has entered into a Sister Airport agreement with the Chongqing Airport Group of China, which will see the two airports share expertise on operational and commercial development and tourism market development. The Sister Airport agreement reflects the close ties between Brisbane and Chongqing developed under the Sister City relationship since 2005. […]

US airports granted $264 million for infrastructure improvement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the plans to award $264 million in airport infrastructure grants to 95 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the an Airport Improvement Program. “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” said US Department […]

Brisbane Airport to invest in largest solar panel system in Australia

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing in a major renewable energy Solar PV project capable of generating more than 9,315,000 kilowatt hours a year. The 6MW system, consisting of 22,000 panels spanning an area of 36,000 meters squared or more than twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), will be installed across six […]

New research finds 40% of passengers would pick an airport based on its loyalty program

Research by customer loyalty company ICLP has highlighted how better understanding of what motivates passengers will enable airports to encourage increased dwell time and spend at their terminals. Potential airport process issues such as fears of longer queues or passengers’ lack of familiarity with the airport are key determinants of dwell time. ICLP’s research has […]

Vilnius Airport completes €19m runway reconstruction

Vilnius Airport’s €19 million runway reconstruction has been successfully completed and opened on 18 August during an official inaugural ceremony. “We are glad to announce we have successfully finished this unique project of national importance,” enthuses Gediminas Almantas, CEO Lithuania Airports. “Only because of the professionalism of specialists and their enormous efforts this project turned […]

Renovated Holland Boulevard opens at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Royal Schiphol Group, the operator of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands, has officially opened its renovated Holland Boulevard public area located between Departure Lounges 2 and 3. Alongside a whole host of new retail outlets passengers can explore Dutch art and culture in peace 24/7, and can even enjoy a spa treatment. The area […]

Naples Airport closes for Hurricane Irma

Naples Airport, Florida, is terminating all fixed-base operator (FBO) services from September 8, 2017 in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. At this time, the airport runways are expected to remain open and be prepared for the recovery effort, the airport claims in a statement. Limited fuel and related services are available until the […]

Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 scheduled to commence operations on 31 October 2017

Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced that the new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport is scheduled to commence operations on 31 October 2017. This follows the recent successful conclusion of major trials, with a small number of checks and reviews to be completed in the final phase of the preparations. To ensure a smooth […]

Ferrovial consortium to develop Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport

Airport operator Ferrovial Airports, part of the Great Hall Partners consortium, has signed an agreement with Denver International Airport in Colorado for the redevelopment and operation of the Jeppesen Terminal. The 34-year concession represents an investment of US$650m, with financial closure of the deal expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. The other members of […]