Monthly Archives: January 2018

Vinci to operate Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in Serbia

French airport operator Vinci has been selected as the preferred bidder for the operation of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in Serbia. The 25-year concession includes the ongoing operation and maintenance of the airport, as well as the extension and modernization of the terminal and runways. The contract is expected to be signed in the first […]

LG introduces latest range of airport robots at CES

Korean technology developer LG Electronics has unveiled the latest additions to its CLOi range of work robots at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, running from January 9-12, 2018. The new additions include a serving robot, porter robot and shopping cart robot, which follow the airport guide and cleaning robots showcased at CES […]

Gatwick’s busiest ever December closes record-breaking year as 45.6m passengers travel through in 2017

London Gatwick ended 2017 with its busiest December on record, as 3.2 million passengers travelled through the airport during the festive month, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year. 45.6 million passengers used the airport in 2017, +5.2% on 2016. After a year of continued booming growth in Gatwick’s long-haul connections, with new routes including Singapore, Rwanda, […]

Record breaking year at Heathrow as 78m passengers travel through in 2017

Full Year 2017 A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017, up 3.1% on last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft Heathrow became one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo, with 1.7 million metric tonnes travelling through the airport – equivalent to the weight […]

SFO is the First US Airport Approved to Use FEMA’s Public Alert System

Wireless Emergency Alert system can get life-saving information to any cellphone at the Airport San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the first airport in the United States with approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue Wireless Emergency Alerts, which can issue potentially life-saving information to any cellphone located on Airport grounds. This […]

Heathrow pushes airlines to use cleaner, quieter aircraft

Environmental charges at Heathrow are set to increase by 7% as the airport seeks to minimise its impact on local communities. From 1st January 2018, airlines will be incentivised to deploy their newest aircraft at Heathrow – making the airport cleaner and quieter for our local communities. The introduction of the higher environmental charge forms […]

European airports end year with record passenger numbers

European airports wrapped up the year with record passenger numbers. Several hubs have announced reaching their milestones, with Paris Airports, including the second busiest airport in Europe by passenger numbers in 2016, exceeding 100 million pax earlier in December 2017. Paris Aéroport, including Paris-Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports, announced a “symbolic threshold of […]