Monthly Archives: January 2018

LAX board authorizes contract for LAMP infrastructure

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has authorized a US$336.5m contract to design and build three terminal cores as part of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. The terminal cores will be built in key locations at terminals 5, 6, 7 and the Tom Bradley […]

American Airlines opens luxury lounge and dining experience at LAX

American Airlines has opened its luxurious Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining facilities for premium passengers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. Customers can now enjoy a sit-down meal before boarding their flights, helping them to relax and prepare for the journey ahead. The renovations are part of a wider US$200m investment by […]

New Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport Limited has announced that Chris Garton will be joining as Chief Operating Officer in the spring. Until early last year, Chris was in the equivalent role at Dubai Airport, where he played a key role in growing the annual number of passengers served from 30 million to over 86 million, over a nine-year […]

Siemens to upgrade baggage handling system in London Gatwick South

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has been awarded a project to upgrade the existing hold baggage lines and install new conveyors in the South Terminal at London Gatwick Airport in the UK. The contract includes the supply and replacement of new baggage conveyors and mechanical equipment in the main baggage hall, as well […]

British Airways and Vision-Box trial biometric e-Gates at LAX

Vision-Box, a developer of automated border control solutions, has partnered with British Airways (BA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to trial facial recognition technology at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California. BA passengers, bound for London Heathrow Airport, have their photo captured by the e-Gate system, which is then sent to CBP […]

Birmingham Airport Invests in Passenger Experience

Birmingham Airport has started a multi-million-pound programme of development works to improve the passenger journey through the airport terminal. The works include redeveloping the security processing area to provide more boarding card gates, a dedicated security preparation area and a refreshed waiting area with new flooring and lighting. Commenting on the investment, David Winstanley, COO […]

Micro Nav delivers Real Time Simulation to Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) has awarded a contract to Micro Nav Limited (Micro Nav) to extend BULATSA’s training simulator functionality through the implementation of a Real Time Simulation Platform (RTSP). Working with other industry-leading companies, Harris Orthogon and Think Research, Micro Nav will also support BULATSA in the preparation and execution of […]

Heathrow Expansion Gathers Momentum as Consultation Takes Off

The planning process for Heathrow expansion is now firmly underway, as the airport today launches what is set to be one of the largest public consultations in the country’s history. Heathrow’s consultation is a major milestone in delivering an expanded airport –  Europe’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, and the best way to keep the […]

Copenhagen Airport names shops and eateries for its new T2

Copenhagen Airport has named 10 of the 25 new shops, cafes and restaurants to be featured at Terminal 2 ahead of its opening in June. Among the new offerings include The Bird – Kissmeyer, Tapa del Toro and Cocks & Cows, in addition to international favorites Espresso House and Pret A Manger. The expansion of […]

Manchester Airport retains its crown as best UK airport for a fourth year in a row

Manchester Airport is flying high after being named the UK’s best airport, for a fourth year running, at the Globe Awards hosted by Travel Weekly. The UK’s third largest airport fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade. The award comes after a magnificent 2017 for Manchester Airport, […]