Airport News

Kooddoo Airport opens in the Maldives

Kooddoo Airport opens in the Maldives

10th Sep 2012 Airline News Tourism News

The pristine and unexplored south of the Maldives is now within striking distance of Malé following the launch of a new regional airport. From today, domestic carrier Maldivian will fly direct from Malé to Kooddoo Airport in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, in just 45 minutes.

Britons want to “fly buy” at the airport

Britons want to “fly buy” at the airport

25th Aug 2012 Airline News

Britons want to put the fun back into flying, but are frustrated by lengthy security queues and sprawling airports that are difficult to navigate according to new research commissioned by NCR Corporation from Opinion Research Corporation.

30 Spanish airports face closure

30 Spanish airports face closure

27th May 2012 Airline News

Up to 30 of Spain’s 47 state-run airports could face partial closure in a bid to cut costs after it emerged that they handling fewer than 100,000 passengers per year,

McCarran Airport T3 expansion nears completion

McCarran Airport T3 expansion nears completion

26th May 2012 Airline News

McCarran International Airport is preparing to open its new Terminal 3 in five weeks time. Marking the largest project in the airport’s 63 year history, the new 1.9 million-square-foot terminal, includes additional check-in, baggage claim, security checkpoints and parking.

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.

Passengers face queues at Stansted Airport

Passengers face queues at Stansted Airport

5th May 2012 Airline News

Stansted Airport is the latest airport to be under scrutiny for lengthy queues at passport control. In recent weeks, Heathrow Airport has come into focus as it emerged that passengers are being forced to queue for two hours at passport control - a situation that is gathering increasing concern as the London Olympics 2012 approaches.

EU seeks to boost airport capacity with new measures

EU seeks to boost airport capacity with new measures

The European Commission has announced a package of measures designed to increase capacity airports in Europe, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers. The measures address the quality of services passengers and airlines receive on the ground before they take off and after they land, the transparency of decisions on airport noise, as well as the efficiency of the complex network of take-off and landing slots that make up every journey.

Vienna Airport set for self-boarding gates

Vienna Airport set for self-boarding gates

14th Oct 2011 Airline News

Passengers flying with any airline from Vienna International Airport are set to use the first common-use self-boarding gates go into operation anywhere in the world. The gates, provided by air transport IT specialist SITA, are being installed throughout Vienna’s terminals, including the new terminal Skylink, which will open mid-2012.

Schiphol seeks to speed up immigration checks

Schiphol seeks to speed up immigration checks

19th Jul 2011 Airline News

Accenture has been selected by the Dutch ministry of internal affairs to design and deliver Automated Border Control Systems at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The new systems will reduce the waiting time of travellers passing through one of the world’s busiest airports during peak immigration periods by more efficiently validating passenger identities and documentation.