Airport Development News

Airports Commission sinks ‘Boris Island’ plan

Airports Commission sinks ‘Boris Island’ plan

2nd Sep 2014 Airline News

Proposals for a new island airport in the Thames estuary have been rejected by the Airports Commission in the UK. Dubbed ‘Boris Island’ due to the enthusiastic support of outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson, the plan was rejected due to fears over cost, economic disruption and the possible environmental impact.

Airport expansion projects in emerging markets worth $160bn

Airport expansion projects in emerging markets worth $160bn

19th May 2012 Airline News

Arabian Reach, the UAE-based company specialising in exhibitions and events management across the region, has revealed that suppliers in the emerging markets are set to capitalise on the $160bn worth of airport expansion projects in Asia, Far East, Russia, CIS, Middle East, Africa and South America.

Manchester Airport to undergo £400m expansion

Manchester Airport to undergo £400m expansion

8th Apr 2011 Airline News

Manchester Airport is to undergo a £400m development and create more than 7,000 jobs. The project comes as part of the UK government’s new scheme to create 21 new Enterprise zones to stimulate economic growth and employment.

New airport to open in Quito Ecuador

New airport to open in Quito Ecuador

24th Nov 2010 Press Release Airline News

A new airport for Quito in November 2011 will improve connections and access to North America, Europe and the rest of Latin Amercia, with an increase in flight numbers and load factors.

Ferrovial puts BAA stake up for sale

Ferrovial puts BAA stake up for sale

25th Oct 2010 Airline News

Ferrovial has put 10 percent of BAA up for sale in a bid to cut its debt burden. The Spanish construction group has been under extreme financial pressure since buying the airport operator and has debts of £22bn, of which £13bn is made up by BAA.

Indonesia plans 14 new airports

Indonesia plans 14 new airports

19th Aug 2010 Tourism News

The Indonesian government has laid out an ambitious infrastructure programme which includes the construction of 14 new airports starting next year. This will include an increase in capital expenditure of 28 percent next year as the government aims to build more bridges, roads, ports and airports to boost growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Industry rounds on UK coalition cuts

23rd Jul 2010 Tourism News

Leading tourism industry figures have attacked the UK coalition government following an announcement staff at the department for culture, media and sport could be cut by half. At the same time, Unite has questioned government plans to introduce further competition at UK airports.