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Ireland accepts Aer Lingus offer as IAG agrees to continue slots at Heathrow
28 May 2015 The Irish Government has agreed to sell its stake in budget airlines Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) after the latter accepted certain conditions imposed by the...

Mitsubishi-Chiyoda to construct New Bohol Airport in Philippines
28 May 2015 Japanese joint venture (JV) Mitsubishi-Chiyoda has signed a PHP7bn ($157m) contract with the Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to construct the New Bohol Airport...

TSA to assess security at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport
27 May 2015 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila, Philippines, will undergo a security assessment by the US Transportation Security Administration...

London City Airport begins work on pier expansion
27 May 2015 London City Airport (LCY) has begun a £16m development programme to expand its Western Pier by nearly...

Malaysia Airports divests stake in Delhi International Airport
27 May 2015 GMR Airports has acquired an additional 10% stake in the Delhi International Airport (DIAL) from Malaysia Airports, for...

Unidentified paragliders violate no-fly zone in Mumbai
26 May 2015 Police are investigating an incident where five unidentified paragliders sparked a security scare at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport two days...

Turkey launches first European airport built on artificial island
26 May 2015 Turkey has opened its new airport on an artificial island off the coast of the Black Sea provinces of Ordu and...

FBI investigates anonymous threat calls against six US-bound international flights
26 May 2015 The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an investigation into a series of anonymous telephone threats that triggered security concerns at airports in New York, New Jersey...

Siemens to develop operational flow visualisation and management system for LAX
22 May 2015 Siemens is developing an integrated operational flow visualisation and management system for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to help improve the latter’s real-time...

Second phase expansion of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport delayed
22 May 2015 The board of Airports of Thailand (AoT) has once again shelved plans to streamline the proposed expansion of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international...

FAA tests new data and e-mail system to reduce flight delays in US
22 May 2015 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting trials at the Newark, Tennessee and Memphis airports, to demonstrate capabilities and benefits of its NextGen data and e-mail...

South Korea’s Incheon Airport introduces self bag drop facility
21 May 2015 South Korea’s Incheon International Airport has installed Type22-built Scan&Fly system to offer self bag drop services to its...

Poland to construct new airport at former military airstrip in Szymany
21 May 2015 Poland is investing around PLN205m ($58m) in the construction of runways and a new terminal at a former military airstrip in Szymany in the north eastern part of the...

West Sussex County proposes congestion charge for Gatwick expansion
21 May 2015 The West Sussex County Council in the UK is considering the introduction of a congestion charge for motorists if a second runway is built at the Gatwick...

Auckland airport passengers to travel stress-free with TripIt
20 May 2015 New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has signed an agreement with cloud service provider Concur to provide its TripIt travel-organising app to...

Japan’s Kansai airport auction manages to attract single bidder
20 May 2015 Japan’s high–stake plan to privatise the Kansai Airport has been met with only one company expressing interest to bid for the...

Charlotte Airport launches ‘The Canine Crew’ to ease stressed passengers
20 May 2015 North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport has become the latest airport in the US to launch The Canine Crew that will use seven trained therapy dogs to de-stress...

Orlando Airport to begin construction of new $1.8bn terminal
19 May 2015 The Orlando International Airport will soon commence the construction of a southern terminal at a cost of $1.8bn after securing approval from the airport...

UK’s Cardiff Airport achieves zero waste to landfill status
19 May 2015 UK’s Cardiff Airport has been named as ‘zero waste’ airport in recognition of its ability to recycle all the waste produced in its everyday...

Proxama to install Bluetooth beacon technology at eight UK airports
19 May 2015 Mobile payment technologies developer Proxama has partnered with Eye Airports to install Bluetooth low-energy beacons at eight airports across the...

Rockwell Collins and PowerTrunk to deploy radio platform at John F Kennedy Airport
18 May 2015 Aviation electronic technology manufacturer Rockwell Collins has partnered with PowerTrunk to install the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) platform at New York’s John F Kennedy...


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