Monthly Archives: September 2020

UK airport group moves to cut plastic waste

AGS Airports has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag. The bags will be available free of charge to passengers in the security areas at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. By introducing the biodegradable bags, AGS says it will remove more than two million single-use plastic bags annually […]

Las Vegas McCarran’s C Concourse to Undergo Renovations

The C Concourse at McCarran International Airport, best known as the Las Vegas base of operations for Southwest Airlines, will soon receive a significant renovation. Planned changes include new fixtures that will create additional space for passengers, updated flooring and more amenities, all in an effort to establish a more consistent experience throughout Terminal 1. […]


Istanbul Airport Became the “China Friendly Airport”

Istanbul Airport, which became a global hub and took Turkey to the summit of aviation, has been deemed worthy of the “China Friendly Airport” document. Developing special products and services for its Chinese guests, Istanbul Airport has become the first terminal building in the world to implement the “China Friendly Airport” project comprehensively. Successfully representing […]


UK’s first UV treatment of security trays installed at Gatwick to protect passengers and staff by reducing spread of coronaviruses

Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate – protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, and other infections on this high-touch surface area. The new, highly effective system – provided by Smiths […]

IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to […]

Covid-19 dogs arrive at Helsinki Airport – able to identify the virus earlier than laboratory tests

Finavia welcomes covid-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The company is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to reduce the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 dogs will soon start working at Helsinki Airport. The dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected […]

CLT Hosts Airport Concessions Virtual Job Fair

As concessionaires inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminal continue to reopen following the COVID-19 slowdown, the Aviation Department is hosting its first virtual job fair to help fill more than 120 vacancies. On Saturday, Sept. 26, vendors representing restaurants and retail shops including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Smashburger, Bojangles, Queen City News and Salsarita’s will talk […]


Sustainable aviation fuel equivalent to about 9,000 flights will be tanked at Stockholm Arlanda

Sweden’s leading airport operator Swedavia contributes to sustainable air travel by buying sustainable aviation fuel for its annual corporate travel purposes. This year, sustainable aviation fuel equivalent to about 9,000 flights will be tanked at Stockholm Arlanda Airport starting September 22. Since 2016, Swedavia purchases sustainable aviation fuel each year that is equivalent to the […]


Schiphol set to continue partnership with HMSHost International

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is set to continue its food & beverage partnership with HMSHost International in the years ahead. The partnership will be guided by Schiphol’s new strategy, which focuses on flexibility, quality, sustainability and innovation. HMSHost has given Schiphol the confidence that it can deliver on the new strategy. Schiphol wants to do its […]


Updates on Coronavirus nasal swab testing in Milano Malpensa

For travellers after visiting Paris, France’s red zones, Malta, Spain, Croatia and Greece and arriving at Milano Malpensa Airport COVID-19 TESTING AREA for passengers arriving at Milano Malpensa International Airport from Paris, some Regions of France, Malta, Spain, Croatia, and Greece According to the provisions of the Italian Ministry of Health, from September 22, 2020, […]