Monthly Archives: February 2019

LOT Launches New Connection to London City from Budapest

From today, LOT now flies directly from Budapest to London City (LCY) twice daily, twelve times a week. To operate this special route, LOT acquired four brand-new Embraer 190 jets, joining existing flights between London City and Warsaw. From May 1st the air carrier will also launch flights to LCY from Vilnius. Flights from Budapest […]

Classic Boeing 747 in BOAC Livery Returns Home to Heathrow for BA100

Large crowds gathered at Heathrow yesterday to watch the much-anticipated arrival of a British Airways Boeing 747 painted in the iconic design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The aircraft entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport on February 5 where it was stripped of its current British Airways Chatham Dockyard design […]

Avinor awards contract for air traffic control services to Saerco

Avinor’s board of directors has decided to award a 5-year contract for air traffic control services at Ålesund and Kristiansand airport to Spanish company Saerco. Four bidders took part in the competition, where quality and price had equal emphasis. Saerco won with the highest score on quality and the lowest price. This entails annual savings […]

LAX Terminal 1 Project Wraps Up On Time and On Budget

When the ribbon was cut at the end of 2018, the $516 million overhaul of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) came in on schedule and on budget, with no lost-time injuries over the four-year construction project that modernized the 34-year-old building. “Building a world-class airport requires a team of committed partners, and […]

Finavia unveils immersive digital experience as part of Helsinki Airport terminal extension

Finnish airport operator Finavia has officially opened its new 33,400m² (360,000ft²) extension at Helsinki Airport, nicknamed Aukio. The key feature of the new extension is the event plaza where a digital spatial experience immerses passengers and enables them to experience all four seasons of the great Finnish outdoors. Joni Sundelin, Helsinki Airport director, Finavia, said, […]

Flying start to transformational year at London Stansted

Record January with passengers up 7.3 per cent on 2018 Mace appointed main contractor for new £150 million arrivals terminal SAS announce new London Stansted-Copenhagen service London Stansted’s strong passenger growth of 2018 continued into the new year as a record breaking 1.9 million passengers passed through the terminal during its busiest ever January, an […]

New Ajisen Ramen restaurant serves Asian delicacies at Helsinki Airport

Newly opened  Ajisen Ramen at Helsinki Airport is the chain’s second restaurant in Europe and the first in Northern Europe. The restaurant was opened 8th February at Aukio, Helsinki Airport’s latest extension. At the opening ceremonies, representatives from the international Ajisen Ramen chain, Katsuaki Shigemitsu ja Osamu Honda, were enthusiastic to officially open the latest […]

Birmingham Airport Awarded Grant Funding of £1.4 Million Towards Electric Buses

Birmingham airport has been awarded £1.4m from the Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme administered by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The funding awarded will support the electrification of the airport’s landside bus fleet with ultra-low emission buses operating as a passenger transport service on all of the […]

British Airways to invest US$344m in JFK’s Terminal 8

British Airways has announced it is moving to a new location in Terminal 8 at John F Kennedy Airport. The airline is investing in a new, improved terminal alongside American Airlines as part of a significant reinvestment by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Over the next four years, more than £250m […]

NORD at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019: Impulses for airport technology

At the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London, UK, from 26-28 March NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will be presenting decentralised and innovative drive solutions for cost-effective baggage handling systems. Product highlights include the efficient plug&play solution LogiDrive as well as the PROFIsafe interface module for safe operation of plant and machinery. With the NORDCON APP and the […]