Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hong Kong Terminal 1 Extension to Commence Operation

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that the extension of Terminal 1 (T1) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been scheduled to commence operation on 29 November 2019, adding a new Aisle L with 48 check-in counters and bringing the total number of check-in counters in T1 to 369. The number of smart check-in […]

New Concessionaire Concepts Open at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Five concessionaire concepts have opened at the Austin airport, including a CNBC News store, InMotion electronics, Jugo smoothies, XpresSpa and Vino Volo East. All gates are now open in Austin-Bergstrom’s 9-gate expansion, and the new Million Air fixed based operation is now operational. CNBC News, InMotion and Jugo open The CNBC News store opened on […]


Aircraft Interiors Middle East to Showcase Success The aircraft interiors industry is growing at 5.87% CAGR and predicted to be worth USD$40.2 billion globally by 2025. A significant portion of this will come from the Middle East as airlines bring on new aircraft as well as retrofit existing fleets. With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) […]

£59 million baggage system upgrade progresses at pace as Stansted Transformation Project celebrates two-year milestone

As London Stansted marks two years since the start of its multi-million-pound transformation project, one of its most complex and important projects is progressing at pace behind the scenes. Stansted is investing £59 million in a brand-new baggage delivery system, updating the huge network of conveyor belts, lifts and chutes underneath the main terminal which […]

The Plaza opens at Charlotte Douglas

CLT’s new 51,000-square-foot East Terminal Expansion opened on Friday, Nov. 15, offering passengers more concessions and amenities to enhance their traveling experience. The $39 million addition, called The Plaza, is part of the Destination CLT portfolio, a $2.5-$3.1 billion capital investment in capacity enhancements. Located between Concourses D and E, The Plaza, provides an inviting […]

dans strongly participating in Dubai Airshow

The Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), the air navigation services provider and air traffic control for Dubai and Northern Emirates, has increased its presence at the 16th edition of Dubai Airshow 2019. In line with the theme of the Airshow ‘Dedicated to Connecting People’, Dans is showcasing its entire gamut of services focussed on technology […]

New Zealand airport baggage and parcel handling systems innovator, Glidepath, to be acquired by French robotics and automated solutions leader, B2A Technology

Glidepath Limited announced today that its shareholders have entered into an agreement to sell the shares in the leading integrated airport baggage and parcel handling systems, to B2A Technology SAS, the French leader in automated turnkey solutions for the intralogistics, airport and healthcare markets. Owner and Executive Chairman, Sir Ken Stevens, said in confirming the […]

Registration Opens for Defence Aviation Safety Conference 2020

Registration is now open for The Defence Aviation Safety Conference, which will return to London on 23rd– 24th April 2020. SMi Group are delighted to announce that the Defence Aviation Safety Conference is returning to London in April 2020. As the leading event dedicated to aviation safety in the defence and military environment, it will […]

Air Partner plc opens office in Dubai to grow presence in Middle East and strengthen global footprint

Air Partner plc (“Air Partner” or “Group”), the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Dubai as it looks to extend its offering to the Middle East and grow market share in the region. The office, which is located in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), offers Air […]

New Orleans International opens new US$1bn terminal

The new 972,000ft2 North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) opened on November 6 following seven years of design and planning work by global architecture firms Leo A Daly and Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. The 35-gate, US$1bn terminal will accommodate growth for the airport, which is now the fifth […]