Monthly Archives: April 2021

inter airport CONNECT 2021 ended last week: Successful launch of innovative meeting platform for the international airport industry

Digital Event provided plenty of webinar content, networking and insights into latest technologies The first inter airport CONNECT event, which took place online from 20 – 21 April 2021, provided a much-anticipated meeting platform for the international airport community this year. More than 1,700 registered visitors from 115 countries have used the opportunity to log […]

Quiport Board of Directors announces a change in the company’s senior management

Corporación Quiport’s Board of Directors announced an important change in the leadership of the concession company of the airport service of Quito. Andrew O’Brian, current President and CEO of Quiport, presented his resignation in past days to the group of shareholders, made up of Odinsa from Colombia, CCR from Brazil and HAS- Development Corporation (HAS-DC) […]

London City is first major airport controlled by remote digital tower

London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown. All flights on the summer schedule are being guided to land or take off from the heart of […]

Lithuanian Airports and Latvia’s A.C.B. sign contract for Palanga Airport’s runway reconstruction

This week, Lithuanian Airports have signed a contract with a Latvian construction company A.C.B. The latter plans to reconstruct, already in the autumn of this year, Palanga Airport runway, also the taxiway and some parts of the apron of the airport. This company already has experience in reconstructing Vilnius Airport runway in 2017. The company, […]

Kaunas Airport seeks investor as it prepares for MRO infrastructure expansion

Lithuanian Airports have launched a land lease auction as Kaunas Airport aims to further develop infrastructure for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The airport operator aims to attract foreign and Lithuanian investors via the launched auction. Kaunas Airport is already the largest base for aircraft maintenance in the Baltics. According to Justinas Stepšys, Head […]

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, first French airport to make sustainable biofuels available

VINCI Airports, the Syndicat Mixte de l’Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne (SMACFA) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region are pleased to announce that Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is now supplied with sustainable air biofuels (SAF). This step, initially expressed by Michelin Air Services, demonstrates the desire of VINCI Airports, SMACFA and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to promote low-carbon air mobility, with […]

Munich Airport and partners commence operations of Sofia Airport

Munich Airport and the consortium “SOF Connect” – consisting of the French investor Meridiam, the Austrian developer Strabag – have taken over the full responsibilities and business activities related to the operation of Bulgaria’s capital airport. SOF Connect is committed to investing at least 624 million euros over the life of the concession and build […]

UNWTO and IATA Collaborate on Destination Tracker to Restore Confidence in Travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organizations joining efforts to boost confidence and accelerate recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen. The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online […]

Retail stores set to reopen at Aberdeen International Airport

A number of retail outlets at Aberdeen International Airport are set to reopen. Following discussions with business partners at the north-east’s major transport hub, the World Duty Free store will open on Monday (April 26). The popular Distilling House at the airport will also open from Wednesday, (April 28) providing passengers with a wide range […]

Edmonton International Airport becomes first airport in the world to sign Climate Pledge

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has become the first airport in the world to join The Climate Pledge and its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2040. The Climate Pledge is an initiative involving more than 100 companies and organizations who believe in the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change. It was founded by Amazon and environmental organization Global Optimism in 2019. By joining this commitment, EIA will be taking increased actions to […]