Monthly Archives: August 2021

Expanded duty-free offering opened at Manchester Airport’s T2

Concessionaire Dufry has opened the doors to its main World Duty Free store at Manchester Airport following the completion of the new Terminal 2 (T2) extension. The new 1,980m2 walkthrough store is located immediately after security and sits at the heart of the airport’s state-of-the-art terminal space. The store incorporates the core product categories of […]

IATA Backs European Digital Covid Certificate as Global Standard

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global standard for digital vaccine certificates. “The DCC was delivered in record time to help facilitate the reopening of EU states to travel. In the […]

Suspension of operations due to preventive maintenance of the Mariscal Sucre Airport runway

Corporación Quiport will carry out preventive maintenance work on the runway and on the A18 taxiway at Quito International Airport in the months of September and October to keep the airport infrastructure in optimal conditions. As such, airport operations will be suspended on the following Saturdays at the following time frames: September 18, from 02:30 […]

EUROCAE and ASTM International Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives from global standards organizations the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and ASTM International have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The agreement will foster information exchange and cooperation in the aviation and aerospace sectors aiming to reduce duplication of efforts and to promote harmonization, interoperability, and compatibility of technical solutions in global […]

Zauberpark: The new festival at Zurich Airport

In 2021 the first winter festival – Zauberpark – will take place in the new Airport Park. Guests can look forward to a high-calibre musical programme with Swiss stars, fascinating light installations and food from regional restaurateurs. Zürcher Kantonalbank is the presenting partner of Zauberpark. From 25 November until 12 December 2021, the Airport Park […]


Changi Airport reopens Terminals 1 and 3 to the public with additional safeguards

Singapore Changi Airport will reopen Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 3 (T3) to the public on 1 September 2021, with additional safeguards to protect travellers, airport workers and members of the public who visit the airport. These include restricting the use of the Arrival Halls to arriving passengers and professional meet-and-greet services to minimise interaction […]


Kaunas Airport converts abandoned 60-hectare plot of land for future business development

Lithuanian Airports have completed the management and conversion of the area near Kaunas Airport. After the completion of the project, which restructured a territory of 60 hectares, it was adapted for setting up and developing businesses. Preparations for the works lasted several years, but within 10 months, during which two contractor companies carried out demolition […]

Istanbul Airport Commits to Achieving “Zero Emissions” By 2050

Istanbul Airport has joined the “Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050” commitment initiated by the Airports Council International (ACI) and undersigned by 238 airports. iGA continues to work in line with the principles of sustainable development. Taking action in advance to leave a cleaner world to the next generations, iGA has announced that Istanbul Airport […]


Gatwick announces plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use

Gatwick announced yesterday that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021 on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The scheme will help secure the airports long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5bn GVA to the region. While […]

Ampaire brings Hybrid Electric Flight to South West England

Ampaire, a pioneer in hybrid electric aircraft technology, launches demonstration flights between Exeter Airport and Cornwall Airport Newquay this week, to advance the use of sustainable aviation, driving down costs and emissions on short regional routes.  The flights are part of a series of government-backed trials aimed at moving the UK towards green aviation. Demonstration […]