Monthly Archives: August 2018

Inclusivity at the heart of Heathrow’s recruitment strategy as the airport prepares to expand

Heathrow announces that it is the first UK airport to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in the airport’s job listings. The move ensures that the airport uses the most inclusive language to publicise its job opportunities, with the aim of encouraging more historically underrepresented people to apply for roles. The investment in the new technology […]

SSP Brings a Taste of Camden to London Stansted Airport

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new concept called The Camden Bar & Kitchen at London Stansted Airport. Extending across two floors and with seating for 350, the prestigious 700m2  restaurant features a full service premium bar offer on the upper level and a bar […]

How an innovative underground water treatment system could help Helsinki Airport clean water more effectively

Water management is an important part of Finavia’s environmental responsibility. A new underground water treatment technology, currently under development, could mean cleaner waters for the watercourses surrounding Helsinki Airport. Helsinki Airport is located in a watershed area – meaning that much of the rain that falls on the airport’s 300 hectares of covered land runs […]

THE HARRY POTTER™ SHOP expands at Heathrow Terminal 5

THE new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP has officially opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new 1000 sq.ft. space, which is nearly double the size of the previous store, will be situated in Terminal 5 departure lounge. The new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP will offer a wider selection of items from across the Wizarding World including […]

UK based Pointr begins project with US Homeland Security to enhance passenger experience at Airports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded Arup USA Inc of New York $104,140 to develop wayfinding technology through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Arup has partnered with Pointr Limited (UK) of London, a UK startup that specializes in indoor-location technology. This topic call seeks to augment U.S. Customs […]

Fraport Sells Its Stake in Hanover Airport

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (Fraport AG) signed an agreement on August 6, 2018, to sell its entire 30 percent stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen GmbH (FHLG) to iCON Flughafen GmbH (iCON) – part of the iCON Infrastructure Group – for 109.2 million euros. FHLG is the operating company of Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern […]

Facial Biometrics Now Expediting the International Arrivals Process at Silicon Valley’s Airport

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) Partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Become the First West Coast Airport Committed to Using Facial Recognition Technology to Facilitate the Arrival and Departure of All International Travelers Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) announced its partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in using […]

Glasgow Airport Opens New Cycle Route

Route officially opened on day airport receives Cycle Friendly Employer Award from Cycling Scotland. Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire North and West Derek Mackay officially opened Glasgow Airport’s £280,000 route on the same day the transport hub was presented with Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Employer Award. The route was developed and delivered in […]

Underground Railway Gets Extended Functionality at Munich Airport

The driverless transport system that connects Terminal 2 at Munich Airport with the satellite building is to be expanded in its functionality to be able to handle the rising passenger volumes without any problems in the future. The planned conversion requires intensive test operations, while the “airport subway” is not available for transporting passengers. The […]

Secretary of State for Transport officially opens Leeds Bradford Airport’s Departure Lounge Redevelopment

The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened phase one of Leeds Bradford Airport’s redevelopment. Designed to offer more choice for customers with a modern and vibrant feel, a multi-million pound development has seen the entire departure lounge transformed with additional seating plus a range of new shops, cafes, restaurants, […]