Monthly Archives: March 2020

Heathrow’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a seismic challenge for the global aviation industry – including Heathrow. Heathrow will take steps to reorganise and shrink our operation to remain open throughout this crisis. Keeping Heathrow open will enable some passenger services to continue, as well as facilitating cargo operations which will safeguard vital supply lines […]

ACI proposes global COVID-19 response

Airports Council International (ACI) World director general Angela Gittens has outlined the organization’s position on the global policy response for the airport industry and the aviation ecosystem. ACI World supports the calls made by ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI Europe, ACI North America, and ACI Latin America Caribbean for urgent support measures for airports. “There is a […]

Gatwick introduces special measures

The UK’s Gatwick Airport has taken steps to safeguard the financial resilience of the business – and prepare it for a quick recovery – by significantly reducing costs. Operationally, this includes closing the airport to flights between midnight and 5:30am – except for emergency landings – and closing two of the airport’s six piers. Further […]

Copenhagen postpones investments

Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport has announced a series of cost-cutting measures, including the postponing of planned investments, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After reviewing all business areas, airport management has identified potential savings in the remainder of the year of Dkr250m-Dkr350m (US$37-US$51m) in current operating costs, including costs for marketing, consulting services and external contracts […]

Facial recognition lawsuit filed

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit challenging the secrecy around US federal law enforcement’s use of facial-recognition surveillance technology. The lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Transportation Security Administration […]

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) profiles remarkable women in new campaign

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) has unveiled its ‘Women Behind Aviation’ campaign to coincide with International Women’s Day 2020, celebrating and highlighting the role of women working across the industry. Several of the industry’s leading female professionals have taken part, including Geraldine Lundy, Passenger Accessibility Manager at Virgin Atlantic; Nicole Noack, Head of Independent Aircraft Modifier […]

Changi and Accenture join forces

Changi Airport Group and professional services company Accenture have set up a digital factory – DIVA – to reinvent the Singapore airport’s passenger experience and transform its operations. DIVA, which stands for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, is designed to help Changi Airport Group (CAG) develop, experiment and launch new digital products and services — […]

COVID-19 hits Asia-Pacific airports

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has warned that the prolonged duration of the COVID-19 outbreak will significantly set back the region’s airports. According to ACI World estimates, Asia-Pacific is suffering the highest impact, with passenger traffic volumes down -24% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to forecasted traffic levels without COVID-19. Within the Asia-Pacific […]