Monthly Archives: April 2019

All-electric shuttle buses purchased for San Francisco Airport

As part of its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021, San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California, has purchased six fully electric zero-emission buses, with the first set to roll out in December 2019. Ivar C Satero, airport director, SFO, said, “SFO is an airport industry leader in sustainability and we have set big goals […]

African aviation market to expand by 5% annually

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has projected that the African continent will become one of the fastest-growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%. Currently, there are 731 airports and 419 airlines on the African continent, with the aviation sector supporting around seven million jobs […]

MAG submits formal bid for operation and development of Sofia Airport

Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the UK’s largest airport group, has entered a bid to operate Sofia Airport in Bulgaria for the next 35 years. Along with its consortium partner – Chinese construction giant BCEG – MAG submitted its formal bid to the Transport Ministry in Sofia on April 11. MAG already operates three major airports […]

The Great Move: Atatürk Airport operations moved to Istanbul Airport

  Istanbul Airport The world is your home, welcome to the new Istanbul Airport Newsletter: 10 April 2019 The Great Move: Atatürk Airport operations moved to Istanbul Airport The biggest logistical operation in the world aviation history was held between 5 and 6 April 2019. In a total of 33 hours, 12 hours earlier than […]

National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch Ground Handling and Cargo Services in Mozambique

The ground handling and cargo management services extend NAS’s existing investments in Mozambique National Aviation Services (NAS) (, the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019. This covers ramp, passenger and engineering services and include check-in, boarding, ramp handling, maintenance, […]

Heathrow Airport rolls out high-speed passenger wi-fi across all terminals

London Heathrow Airport has launched a high-speed wi-fi service in partnership with Boingo, providing passengers at all terminals with speeds of up to 100Mbps. Whether it’s booking last-minute travel insurance, pre-ordering groceries for the return home or streaming cartoons, passengers will have no time limit when browsing at the airport The new service uses Passpoint1 […]

Here come the 37-ton “Panthers” – Introducing the new rescue vehicles of Helsinki Airport

Efficient, safe and easy to drive. The new heavy-weight fire-rescue vehicles, Rosenbauer Panthers, have been taken into use by Finavia’s own rescue service at Helsinki Airport The fire rescue equipment of Helsinki Airport’s own rescue service was recently updated with new Rosenbauer Panther vehicles. Their predecessors served the airport for 16 years, and were either […]

Fraport and Deutsche Bahn to Test Artificial Intelligence at Frankfurt Airport

A socially intelligent robot advises passengers The robotic head smiles at the passenger and greets them: “My name is FRAnny. How can I help you?” FRAnny is an expert on Frankfurt Airport, and is able to answer a wide range of questions – including the correct gate, the way to a specific restaurant, and how […]

Dublin Airport App Tracks Assets

Dublin Airport has created an airport geographic information systems app to track its assets in real time.  The app was designed using geographic information systems (GIS) technology from software partner Esri Ireland customised to track and monitor the large number of assets across Dublin Airport’s business. The range of airport assets include lifts, escalators, car […]

Great Divide Brewhouse and Kitchen Lands at Denver International Airport

Great Divide Brewing Company is uniting world travelers at Denver International Airport with the opening of the new Great Divide Brewhouse and Kitchen on Concourse C. Now, travelers can explore Denver’s local beer culture by experiencing the flavors and lifestyle that is uniquely Colorado without ever leaving the airport. This exciting, new full-service dining experience […]