Monthly Archives: May 2021

“No Touch” Tech Landing to Aid Travel at SEA Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is innovating with seamless, touchless travel to improve ease and wellness at the airport. Two pilot programs are testing ways to modernize the passenger experience with SEA Spot Saver, which explores digital reservations for the TSA general screening security checkpoints, and happyhover™,  a technology deployed to airline check-in kiosks for travelers to […]

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New Munich-Tallinn service completes offer to and from Baltic States

Since the beginning of May, AirBaltic connects the Estonian capital Tallinn with Munich. The airline now offers flights from Munich to all three Baltic capitals (Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn). Following the recent move from Terminal 1 to the awarded Terminal 2, AirBaltic offers passengers quick connections via Munich to many destinations within the global Lufthansa/Star […]

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COVID-19 vaccinations available at Miami Dade International Airport starting May 10th

Employees and passengers living or working in Florida will have easy access As part of Miami-Dade County’s effort to make the COVID-19 vaccine more easily accessible to the County’s hospitality and tourism sector, Pfizer vaccines will be available at Miami International Airport to airport employees, their family and friends, and travelers who live or work […]

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‘At Your Gate’ Food and Beverage Delivery Now Available at Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is once again leveraging innovation to provide an exceptional guest experience. For a small delivery fee, passengers can now have food and beverages delivered to them at their gate in select areas. The new service is an expansion of the airport’s popular LAXOrderNow.com mobile ordering platform, which enables contactless ordering, […]

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High Testing Costs Could Stall the Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to ensure that high costs for COVID-19 testing don’t put travel out of reach for individuals and families. To facilitate an efficient restart of international travel, COVID-19 testing must be affordable as well as timely, widely available and effective. An IATA sampling of costs for PCR […]

TIACA Releases the air cargo industry’s first sustainability report

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) releases the first comprehensive study undertaken on the sustainable transformation of the air cargo industry. As part of TIACA’s Sustainability program, launched in November 2019, the organization performed a widespread industry survey involving supply chain partners from across the globe and from each industry sector and business size. The […]

Orlando International Airport Paw Pilots Return After Yearlong Pandemic Break

The cute and fluffy have returned to Orlando International Airport. The MCO Paw Pilots, a therapy dog program first launched at MCO in 2019, has returned after a yearlong break as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The customer service initiative, which was suspended to ensure fewer opportunities for crowds to gather within the […]

Vilnius Airport’s Narbutas Business Lounge reopens

After nearly half a year, Narbutas Business Lounge, located in the departures area of Vilnius Airport, resumes its activities. From May 1st, travellers will again be able to use the services of the lounge – the space adapted for work or rest and providing more privacy before the flight. According to Justinas Stepšys, Director of […]

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RSHP win competition to design T4 at Bao’an International Airport, Shenzhen

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) in collaboration with China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, (CNADRI) have won the design competition for Terminal 4 Bao’an International Airport in Shenzhen. The scheme will deliver a new 400,000 sq m terminal building with 60 new stands and connections to the mid-field satellite. Working […]