Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use its existing Northern Runway

Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) of its intention to prepare an application for development consent. This action establishes the ‘Gatwick Airport Northern Runway’ project on the PINS website and is the first step in the […]

Bengaluru Airport to build plastic roads

Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru, India, is to experiment with building its campus roads from waste plastic. The airport has received approximately 11 metric tons of waste plastic from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the administrative body responsible for civic amenities and infrastructural assets in the Greater Bangalore metropolitan area. Bangalore International Airport Limited […]

First financial half-year of Lithuanian Airports: consistent growth and increasing non-aviation revenue

After reviewing the first half-year of 2019, Lithuanian Airports report higher financial results than for the same period last year. Total revenue grew steadily and reached EUR 23.7 million, non-aviation revenue increased particularly. The total revenue of the Lithuanian Airports for the first six months of this year is 16% higher than for the same […]

Quito Airport Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Thanks to Corporación Quiport’s initiative and management, Quito International Airport has reached carbon neutrality in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program which was created by Airports Council International (ACI World) and is technically endorsed by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The city’s airport has […]

Mandatory 3D screening on the way at key UK airports

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that 3D cabin baggage screening equipment is to be in use at all major UK airports by 2022. According to the UK government, this could mean that in future passengers may be able to keep liquids and electrical equipment, like laptops, in their cabin baggage while it is screened. […]

SAS takes top spot in Heathrow’s Fly Quiet and Green table

SAS takes the top spot in the ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q2 as the airline reduces early and late flights, benefitting the airport’s local communities. The Scandinavian flag carrier has also scored well for its operational performance by improving its track keeping, following Noise Preferential Route flight paths precisely and using Continuous […]

Efficiency and coordination key, says ACI

Airports Council International (ACI) World has called for improved coordination among industry stakeholders to increase capacity in the Asia-Pacific Region, home to some of the fastest-growing economies and aviation markets. Speaking at the 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Region, ACI director general Angela Gittens addressed the three main elements […]

Largest digital billboard in southern hemisphere lands at Brisbane Airport to coincide with $40M redevelopment

The largest airport digital billboard in the southern hemisphere has gone live at Brisbane Airport. The 400sqm ‘Big Morety’ greets arriving passengers into Brisbane Airport which was voted the best in Australia by SkyTrax and accommodates nearly 23.8 million passengers a year. Located on Moreton Drive and affectionally titled Big Morety, it will complement a […]

Austin-Bergstrom Purchases Carbon Offsets

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) recently purchased 999 metric tons of carbon offsets through the Good Traveler program. This offset purchase equates to about one third of the airport’s total carbon footprint for the year. According to the program, that’s roughly the equivalent CO2 emissions of 6.4 million […]