Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mumbai Airport sets world record, handles 969 flights in 24 hours

On November 24, 2017, Mumbai International Airport handled 969 flights over a 24-hour period and set a new world record for single-runway operations. Moreover, the airport broke its own record of 935 flights, the Times of India informs.   The airport’s officials explained that the record was set because of a high number of the […]

Qantas opens new lounge at Heathrow

Qantas welcomes customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million dollar investment for customers on its existing London […]

Auckland Airport ready to open first phase of renovated departure lounge

Auckland Airport in New Zealand has revealed further details of its newly renovated international departure area including the names of several retail outlets. Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s chief executive, said, “The upgrade of our international departure area is progressing well, with 77% of construction now complete. The extension of the international terminal’s Pier B is […]

IATA & African Development Bank sign MoU to advance Africa’s aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum – Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure […]

Ireland West Airport embarks on €15m investment phase of terminal enhancements and Runway upgrade works

Work has commenced on a €15m facilities investment plan aimed at transforming the Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see over €15m invested in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway. By the end of the first quarter of 2018 almost €4m worth of […]

Bullet-Absorbing Technology For Airport Seating Wins Top Homeland Security Award

Amulet® Barrier Technology Integrated into Airport Furnishings without Affecting Design Amulet Protective Technologies, Inc., the premier manufacturer of ballistic protection for public spaces, is excited to announce it has earned the prestigious Platinum Homeland Security Award for “Best Physical Airport/Aviation Security Solution” from American Security Today. With news of ongoing threats to people and shootings […]

FL Technics launches new line station at Zhukovsky Airport

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced opening a brand new line maintenance station at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) in Moscow, Russia. The newly established line station will be capable of handling A320FAM and B737NG aircraft types registered in Europe, Bermuda and Aruba as well as many […]

Zimbabwe’s main airport renamed twice in a week

It took just two weeks for Zimbabwe’s Harare Airport to change its name twice. First, it was renamed in honor of President Robert Mugabe, now the military-backed government is trying to return the airport its former name – Harare International Airport. The first time the capital airport was renamed on November 9, when the order […]

Deliveroo and Dubai Airports launch the region’s first airport food delivery service

Deliveroo, the global leader in premium food delivery and Dubai Airports have launched the region’s first airport delivery service at Dubai International (DXB). The unique concept – named DeliverooDXB – is a customer-centric airport initiative that enables time-starved passengers to get freshly-prepared food delivered straight to their boarding gates within minutes of ordering. Passengers simply […]

ENAIRE and NATS sign an agreement aimed at improving the approach to Barcelona-El Prat Airport

The aim is to optimise the procedures and shorten the time difference between planes that land and take off, improving the traffic flow ENAIRE, the main supplier of air navigation services in Spain and the 4th in Europe, has signed a cooperation agreement with its British counterpart NATS. This agreement will contribute to identifying areas […]