Monthly Archives: October 2020

Emirates launches biometric pathway to Dubai passengers

Emirates has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport. The contactless airport experience is now open to passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing. […]

AOA – UK’s airports losing £83 million a week as a result of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought international aviation to a near-standstill, in the worst drop-off in traffic levels the industry has ever witnessed. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has released the result of an assessments of members’ financial position that shows that they are currently losing £83 million a week. These figures cover the airports only […]

Pune Airport to get new terminal building

Airports Authority India (AAI) says that construction work is now underway on a new terminal building for Pune Airport in the state of Maharashtra to cater for an increase in passenger traffic and ease congestion at the airport. AAI notes the terminal will be able to process 2,300 passengers (1,700 domestic and 600 international) during […]

Wizz Air Today Recommence Flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Today Wizz Air recommence flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania and inaugural flights over the next few days to Kosice in Slovakia with Ryanair and to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova also with Wizz Air – the first flights to Moldova from Liverpool. Wizz Air, the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe have announced […]


International call for a blending mandate of sustainable aviation fuels

On 21st October, the Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) coalition, of which Royal Schiphol Group is a member, asked the European Commission to establish a blending mandate of sustainable aviation fuels in Europe by 2025 at the latest. According to CST, a blending mandate is a powerful incentive to scale up the production of sustainable […]


WTTC welcomes move toward airport Covid-19 testing

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has said millions of jobs could be saved by the roll-out of widespread testing for Covid-19 at European airports. Heathrow launched a trial scheme earlier this week, while Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris have announced similar measures. Fiumicino Airport in Rome and Milan Linate are […]

COVID-19 Testing and Continued Financial Support Crucial to Save Air Transport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) re-iterated the urgent need to re-open borders with COVID-19 testing and for further financial support for aviation as the COVID-19 shutdown of air transport continues. Border restrictions, especially quarantine measures, have undermined one of the cornerstones of European development, the free movement of people. As a result, passenger demand […]

Orlando International Sees Busiest Week for Departing Passengers Since March

Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) Transportation Security Administration agents screened approximately 36,292 people at security check points Sunday, making it the busiest day at the airport since March 17. Sunday’s record kept Orlando International the busiest airport in the State of Florida, surpassing Fort Lauderdale by approximately 10,000 passengers. MCO was the fifth busiest airport in […]


LAX Intermodal Transportation Facility-West Celebrates Concrete Topping Out

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Intermodal Transportation Facility-West (ITF-West), a new four-story parking structure and mobility hub located east of LAX, celebrated the ahead-of-schedule topping out of major concrete with the last of 72,000 cubic yards being poured. The 1.75 million-square-foot facility, which will provide travelers new options for pick-up and […]