Monthly Archives: October 2017

ACI World appoints new Chair and Vice Chair at its Annual General Assembly in Mauritius

Airports Council International’s (ACI) Chair Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), London City Airports, turned over the Chair position of the ACI World Governing Board to Bongani Maseko, CEO and Executive Director, Airports Company South Africa Limited. Martin Eurnekian, CEO, Corporación América was also appointed as Vice-Chair. The official election took place yesterday during the 27th […]

Liege Airport devotes €20 million to cargo facilities

In order to accompany the growth of its freight clients, Liege Airport is devoting over 20 million euros for new warehouses and handling facilities. Since June, Air China Cargo, the largest Chinese cargo company, has been running a weekly flight between Shanghai and Liege and it will increase its rotations in 2018. Moreover, in early […]

New design renderings released of London City Airport expansion

London City Airport is celebrating its 30th anniversary today (October 26), and to mark the occasion architecture firm Pascall + Watson has released seven new illustrations of what the airport will look like after the planned £400m (US$530m) City Airport Development Programme (CADP), which is due for completion in 2021. The privately-funded investment includes plans […]

Gatwick Airport wins top construction award for its development of the North Terminal

Gatwick Airport won an award at the London Construction Awards event in recognition of its programme of work to develop its North Terminal, which completed last year. Award recognises Gatwick’s clever development of existing infrastructure Winner of ‘Process Innovation of the Year’ at the London Construction Awards Project increases operational efficiency and improves passenger experience […]

NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of International Association of Freight Forwarders

Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. She was elected […]

IATA and ACI Launch New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative. In light of the projected doubling of air travel demand by 2036, new on-ground concepts are, and increasingly will be required to optimize the use of emerging technologies, processes and design […]

US new aviation security rules to take effect

The security measures imposed by the US government to replace the previous in-cabin laptop ban are coming into force On October 26, 2017. Expanded explosive trace detection and the short security interviews with passengers are among the new measures, which will affect 180 airlines worldwide and over 300 thousand passengers arriving in US daily. The […]

American Airlines and TSA launch automated screening lanes at MIA

American Airlines, in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Miami-Dade Aviation Department, has launched two automated security screening lanes in Terminal D at Miami International Airport (MIA). These new automated screening lanes incorporate technology and screening station modifications that enhance security effectiveness while decreasing the time travelers spend in security screening. The equipment […]

London Southend passengers can now connect to 11 North American destinations

From October 29, London Southend airport passengers will be able to connect to Aer Lingus transatlantic services and complete US pre-clearance in Dublin Airport, ahead of their onward journey to the US and Canada when booking direct with Aer Lingus or with a travel agent. This new service is being made possible by the introduction […]

Memphis International Airport offers new service for blind and low vision passengers

Memphis International Airport (MEM) has partnered with technology company Aira Airport Network on expanded services for blind or low-vision passengers. Through the new program, passengers traveling to and from MEM can access the Aira Airport network powered by its Site Access technology, and connect with professional agents who act as visual interpreters. The Aira app […]