Monthly Archives: December 2017

The flight before Christmas: Gatwick Airport predicts record festive season as Christmas getaway begins

2.1 million passengers to journey through London Gatwick this festive period Passengers heading off to Lapland set to double this Christmas break Christmas Day passengers +6% on last year Data from London Gatwick has today revealed Friday 22 December will be the airport’s busiest Christmas season departure day, with passengers set to take advantage of […]

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

A power cut at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson international airport on Sunday led to a partial shut-down, affecting tens of thousands of people. The airport is the world’s busiest, handling more than 250,000 passengers and almost 2,500 flights every day. Passengers were left in darkened terminals or on board planes. Power is now restored at the airport, […]

Heathrow set to unveil options for £2.5bn savings on expansion plans

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience Heathrow has identified options that could enable delivery of an expanded hub […]

PANYNJ approves US$500m of works for Newark Liberty Airport

The board for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has approved US$496m for major landside and airside projects as part of the US$2.3bn Terminal A redevelopment program at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The board’s decision marks a significant milestone for the redevelopment program, which will deliver a 33-gate, […]

Heathrow expansion hits next delivery milestone with launch of planning consultation

Heathrow will launch a public planning consultation on expansion and future operations on 17th January Local communities and stakeholders to help shape Heathrow’s future airport design and principles for changes to airspace 10-week consultation is the latest delivery milestone and keeps Heathrow on track Consultation will include options for the project, including on phasing construction […]

Hamleys pops up at Gatwick for Christmas

World’s oldest toy shop has launched its only UK pop-up store at Gatwick Hatchimals, Barbie and Transformers are some of the brands on offer in-store Many toys specially selected for Gatwick to fit in passengers’ hand luggage With Christmas just around the corner, a new Hamleys pop-up store – the only one of its kind […]

Christmas Ingredients Flying Through in Record Numbers via Heathrow

Over 143 million kilograms of Christmas cargo expected to fly via Heathrow to the world in the month leading up to December 25th, a record to date New data reveals sharp spike in exports of seasonal essentials including Christmas lights, calendars, fish, lobster, and meat Heathrow launches the “12 Exporters of Christmas” social media campaign […]

MAG launches dedicated technology team to modernize the passenger experience

Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, has launched its own technology and e-commerce business to respond to changes in the way passengers travel in the digital era. MAG-O, located on site at Manchester Airport, has recruited a team of 65 experts attracted by the challenge of modernizing […]

Fraport reveals plans for development of Kos Airport in Greece

Fraport Greece, a subsidiary of German airport operator Fraport, has unveiled its plans for the redevelopment of Kos Hippocrates International Airport in Greece. The event was attended by the island’s government representatives and local stakeholders, who discussed a range of issues that concern the future of the airport and the development of the island’s tourism […]

Ports of Jersey launches plans for its ‘Airport of the Future’

Ports of Jersey has announced a progressive plan to create an integrated arrivals and departures terminal at Jersey Airport. The major works programme will see an extension to the existing departures terminal building with the construction of a mezzanine floor to create a new and larger central security search area as well as its airside […]