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Edinburgh Airport maps out expansion with £50m investment
26 January 2015 The UK's Edinburgh Airport is planning to expand its immigration and baggage reclaim facilities with an investment of...

Rebels gain control of Donetsk Airport as Ukraine withdraws its troops
23 January 2015 Ukrainian troops have withdrawn completely from Donetsk Airport, losing an eight month-old battle to pro-Russia...

UK airports to bid for £56m funding for new routes
23 January 2015 UK airports and airlines are being called to bid for up to £56m in funding for new routes over the next three...

Philippines airport gets upgraded air traffic management system
23 January 2015 The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has successfully commissioned the upgraded air traffic management (ATM) system at Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

Leeds Bradford International Airport shut temporarily due to snowfall
22 January 2015 Leeds Bradford International Airport in Yorkshire, UK, has closed temporarily after heavy snowfall disrupted...

Probe underway into close call between passenger jets at JFK Airport
22 January 2015 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation to assess whether an air traffic control (ATC) or pilot error led to a close call between two passenger planes at...

Edmonton International Airport to invest $225m in new retail centre and air cargo facility
22 January 2015 Canada's Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has announced plans to develop a new retail centre and an air cargo facility, which will have an estimated accumulated value of...

Siemens to equip Los Angeles International Airport with new baggage handling system
21 January 2015 Siemens has secured a contract from Southwest Airlines to install a new baggage handling system in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),...

Lyon Airports records slump in annual passenger traffic
21 January 2015 Lyon Airports in France has handled nearly 8.5 million passengers in 2014, marking a decrease of 1.1% when compared with the same period in...

Sir Terry Farrell unveils new designs for Gatwick Airport runway
21 January 2015 The UK's Gatwick Airport has unveiled a new low-risk, two-runway plan, designed by architect Sir Terry...

Mumbai airport kicks off mapping measures to trim down noise concerns
20 January 2015 The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai, India, is reportedly testing and commissioning noise mapping measures under a civil aviation requirement (CAR) issued by...

Vaclav Havel Airport to be equipped with new security system
20 January 2015 The Czech Government has given green light for the acquisition of a new security system to be deployed at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport in an effort to bolster airport...

Adelaide Airport secures approval for 2014 Master Plan
20 January 2015 Australia's Federal Government has approved Adelaide Airport's 2014 Master Plan, which includes a $1bn on-airport investment, leading to 3,500 new jobs over the next five...

Chinese regulators clear construction of $11bn airport in Chengdu
19 January 2015 Chinese regulators have approved the construction of a new $11.2bn airport in Chengdu to cater to escalating passenger traffic, marking the second massive airport investment within a...

ERV UK launches fully mobile travel insurance product at London Gatwick Airport
19 January 2015 ERV UK and airport media specialists Eye Airports have launched a fully mobile, last-minute travel insurance product, ERV Go, at London Gatwick...

Ukraine troops reclaim Donetsk airport from Russia-backed rebels
19 January 2015 Ukrainian troops have reclaimed almost all of the area in and around Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in eastern Ukraine from...

Ukraine and rebel militia make counter claims over Donetsk Airport
16 January 2015 The Ukrainian Government has said that the Donetsk International Airport and its surrounding areas in eastern Ukraine are still under its control, a few hours after the rebels claimed to...

San Diego Airport launches eight automated kiosks
16 January 2015 US Customs and Border Protection and San Diego International Airport have jointly unveiled eight automated kiosks in the airport's customs inspection...

Delta Air Lines unveils refurbished terminal at JFK Airport
16 January 2015 Delta Air Lines has opened its latest $175m expansion to Terminal 4's Concourse B at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York,...

IAA releases annual air traffic figures for Irish airports
15 January 2015 Air traffic at Irish airports in 2014 grew by 2.7%, according to figures from the latest traffic report released by Irish Aviation Authority...

Bulgarian airports automate passport screening procedures with Vision-Box eGates
14 January 2015 The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior has opened automated border control (ABC) eGates at Varna and Burgas International Airports to ease congestion at passenger screening...


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