Airline Focus

BA Opens Gatwick Extension

November 11, 2011 0

A NEW extension to London/Gatwick’s North Terminal, representing a £73 million investment, was officially opened on October 13.  The state-of-the-art building will be used by British Airways (BA) – the carrier currently flies 4.5 million […]


No New UK Runways Until 2050?

November 11, 2011 0

A NEW report published by the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has set out several options for reducing the carbon footprint of aviation, one of which is to delay building any new runways until […]

Air Cargo

ADAC Prepares for Formula One

November 8, 2011 0

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has started preparing for the increased passenger and cargo traffic that will pass through the city’s three airports, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International […]


Abu Dhabi Terminal 1 Refurbished

November 2, 2011 0

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced today that the refurbishment of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 1 has been completed. The project was carried out over ten months as part of the programme to […]


Gatwick Deploys Iris Recognition System

October 19, 2011 0

AOptix Technologies Inc, a developer of biometric recognition systems, announced on October 19 that its AOptix InSight VM iris recognition solution has been introduced into 34 automated e-Gates at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal.  Gatwick, situated […]

Airline Focus

easyJet Luton Sees 65m Passengers

September 26, 2011 0

UK airline easyJet has celebrated the flight of its 65 millionth passenger from London Luton Airport.  It also launched a new route to Corfu, the 34th destination from the airport. Actress Lorraine Chase – famous […]

Passenger Terminal

IATA Opposes Security Tax Hike

September 23, 2011 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed its opposition to a proposal to double the US’s 9/11 passenger security fee and then to raise it in successive years up to 2017. The proposal was […]


Vienna Future Safeguarded

September 23, 2011 1

The new Management Board team at Vienna Airport (VIE), Austria, has formed plans to safeguard the future of the airport, including growth strategy and modernisation investments.  The Board is focussed on productivity improvement, cost reduction […]


Offshore Europe Breaks Aberdeen Record

September 23, 2011 0

The UK’s Aberdeen Airport saw passenger traffic numbers soar to 67,000 during the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) Offshore Europe 2011 exhibition and conference, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre. Over a week […]


Copenhagen Welcomes American Express

September 22, 2011 0

American Express Global Foreign Exchange Services (GFES) has announced the opening of the first of three new foreign exchange bureaux at Copenhagen Airport. The airport – both the largest and busiest in the Nordic region […]