Monthly Archives: June 2018

Gerald R Ford International Airport’s 20-year masterplan revealed

Michigan’s Gerald R Ford International Airport (GFIA) has unveiled its 20-year masterplan, which includes more covered parking options, concourse renovations and additions, and a Federal Inspection Station (FIS). Highlights of the report include airside renovations such as the relocation of the air traffic control tower (ATCT), and airfield improvements including taxiway re-alignment. Landside improvements include […]

UK Parliament unlocks jobs and growth in landmark vote to expand Heathrow

In a landmark vote, UK Parliament unambiguously backed expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate on one of the UK’s most pressing infrastructure issues. MPs from across political parties joined forces to support the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement. The vote clears the way for Heathrow to submit an application for development consent for the project […]

Gatwick becomes first airport to secure ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ accreditation

Airport also recertified as a Carbon Neutral airport today Initiatives include installing 100% energy efficient LED lights on the runway, saving a million litres of water in car washes and introducing incentives for quieter aircraft All empty coffee cups and plastic bottles also sent for specialist recycling Gatwick has just become the first airport to […]

World Cup fever takes off at Changi Airport

This World Cup, Changi Airport is the destination of choice for football fans and their families seeking a dose of world-class entertainment. All four terminals have been transformed to offer visitors and travellers an interactive football experience, bar none! Visitors to the airport will be treated to a stadium-style atmosphere at Terminal 3 (near Skytrain […]

Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion Gets Green Light

Adelaide Airport announced on 14th June a $165 million expansion of its main terminal to significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers. Work will begin immediately, with the key focus of the expansion being on improving the arrivals and departures experience for international […]

Growth in US routes drives Gatwick’s busiest-ever May

Last month saw London Gatwick experience the busiest May in its history, as 4.1 million passengers travelled through the airport. In the same month that Qatar Airways launched a new service from Gatwick to Doha, the airport’s 65 other long-haul routes continued to soar, +24.1% on May 2017. Services to Asia performed strongly, with Hong […]

London Gatwick takes investment to over £3 billion with new five-year plan

Gatwick Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate announced the new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport at the British-Irish Airports Expo in London. The airport will spend £1.11 billion up to 2023, with £266 million planned for 2018/19 alone.  Gatwick expects to continue growing its long-haul operation and predicts that passenger numbers will increase to […]

First fully electric service vehicle in use at Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Canadian airport operator Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) has put its first fully electric light truck into service as part of broader initiative to improve sustainability and reduce carbon emissions. The truck was converted into an electric vehicle by local technology developer Ecotuned Automobile. The vehicle will be used to travel around Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, Quebec, […]

Gatwick Airport celebrates 60th anniversary

This Saturday, 9th June, marks a significant milestone for London Gatwick, as the airport celebrates 60 years since it was officially opened in its current form. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 9th June 1958, Gatwick Airport became the first airport in the world to combine air, road and train travel in one close-knit single […]

Dublin Airport To Trial New Honesty-Based Food Offer

New Cashless Self-Service Honest Eats Outlet To Target Hungry Passengers In A Hurry   Dublin Airport has teamed up with Marqette to trial a new honesty-based food and beverage take-away offer at Terminal 1. A trial Honest Eats Co fridge will be installed at Marqette’s airside location in T1 later this month stocked with a selection […]