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Solar power projects approved for John F Kennedy International

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the Port Authority’s request to proceed with renewable solar power projects at John F Kennedy International Airport, which will help the agency meet its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. PSC’s action enables the Port Authority, in collaboration with New York Power Authority (NYPA), to […]

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport debuts new concourse, shops and restaurants

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the second part of its Terminal 3 Modernization Program – a brand new concourse and remodeled post-security lobby area. The new South Concourse and lobby feature 15 airline gates and all-new shops, restaurants and passenger amenities, as well as views […]

San Diego Airport Innovation Lab begins recruiting second group of innovators

The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport (SAN) is welcoming applicants for its second group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program, with the potential to win a contract from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the airport’s owner and operator. All members of the first group recently completed the […]

Heathrow unveils its plan for carbon neutral growth

In a first for the UK aviation industry, Heathrow has set out its plans to expand in a carbon neutral way.  The airport has set out its stall, outlining the role it will play on four key areas to reduce and offset carbon emissions from the growth in flights, created by an additional runway. Heathrow’s […]

Delta to open first US biometric terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Delta Air Lines, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the TSA have unveiled the first biometric terminal in the USA at the hub’s Maynard H Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F). Customers flying direct to an international destination on Delta, Aeromexico, Air France, KLM or Virgin Atlantic Airways can use […]

Chinese airports prioritize cybersecurity for technology investment

Airports and airlines in China are increasingly investing in technology to equip new airports and terminals and manage rising passenger numbers, with cybersecurity proving to be top of the agenda for both. The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights for China show that as airline passenger numbers in China rose nearly 13% to more than […]

Emirates to launch ‘biometric path’ at Dubai International Airport

Emirates is to launch the world’s first biometric path, which will offer its customers a seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilizing the latest biometric technology with a mix of facial and iris recognition, Emirates passengers can soon check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates Lounge, […]

ACI welcomes ground-breaking amendment to ICAO standards

New ICAO amendment to help airports boost safe airfield capacity and efficiency Airports Council International (ACI) World has welcomed a significant amendment to ICAO standards and recommended practices which have the potential to have a transformational effect for many airports by providing for greater airfield efficiency and increases in capacity. The amendment, to Volume I […]

Development of a smart city concept at Munich Airport

Munich Airport and the renowned Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have reached an agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center at Munich Airport. Plans to launch the LabCampus future project–an innovation lab on the airport campus that will promote cooperation between companies and across industry […]

UK Government considers crackdown on airport drinking in bid to tackle disorder

The government is considering changing the rules at terminals, which could potentially mean an end to early morning drinking. Drinking at airports could be restricted in an attempt to cut incidents of disorder fuelled by booze. The government has launched a consultation on changing the rules around the sale of alcohol at airports in England […]