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Trinidad and Tobago tightens airport security with threat detector machine
21 October 2014 The Customs and Excise division in Trinidad and Tobago has acquired a threat detector machine to increase airport security as part of its border security...

Norway airports to undergo airspace overhaul
21 October 2014 Norwegian airport operator Avinor will be implementing a number of changes in airspace organisation to help the airports tackle growth in air traffic, enhance safety and improve...

UK's Gatwick Airport starts Ebola screening
21 October 2014 London's Gatwick Airport has started screening passengers for symptoms of Ebola, according to an announcement by the Public Health England...

IATA projects passenger growth to double by 2034
20 October 2014 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, which projects passenger numbers close to 7.3 billion by...

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to strengthen safety at 22 airports
20 October 2014 The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that new security equipment is to be installed in 22 Nigerian airports, in a bid to improve...

Bacolod-Silay Airport secures $45m for expansion project
20 October 2014 The National Economic Development Board (NEDB) in the Philippines has cleared the $45m (PHP20.26bn) expansion project for Bacolod-Silay International...

Kayak survey reveals 32% UK travellers prefer digital check-in at airports
17 October 2014 A new mobile travel report by technology company Kayak has revealed that 32% of UK travellers prefer using a smart device to check-in at...

Heathrow Airports Holding sells three UK airports for more than £1bn
17 October 2014 Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) has sold Aberdeen International Airport, Glasgow Airport and Southampton International Airport for £1.04bn in cash and assumed...

Saab to deploy aircraft movement guidance and control systems at five Indian airports
17 October 2014 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has selected Saab to deploy advanced surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in...

Honeywell Aerospace launches apps to enhance efficiency
16 October 2014 Honeywell Aerospace has launched two new mobile applications, Pilot Gateway and My-Maintainer, to help pilots, maintainers and operators increase their...

Amadeus unveils vision of global travel ecosystem for better passenger experience
16 October 2014 Amadeus is working towards creating a traveller-centric global travel ecosystem to meet the demands of a complex and evolving travel shopping environment and to help airlines generate more...

Queenstown Airport starts work on international terminal expansion
16 October 2014 New Zealand's Queenstown Airport has started the construction of its new international terminal, which will help the airport to expand the footprint of its current building by a third by next...

easyJet launches new passport scanning app
15 October 2014 easyJet has added a new passport scanning function to its mobile app, becoming the first airline in Europe to offer this...

Heathrow Airport begins Ebola screening
15 October 2014 With the UK Department of Health expecting a 'handful' of Ebola cases to reach the country before Christmas, Heathrow Airport has started screening passengers entering the UK from countries at...

Rebels capture airport and airbase in key Yemeni port city
15 October 2014 Rebels loyal to the Shiite Houthi group seized control of a civilian airport and a military airbase in Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, after president Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi named Khaled Bahah as the new...

Australia’s IFM to buy 29.9% stake in Vienna Airport
14 October 2014 Australia-based IFM Investors is to buy a stake of up to 29.9% in Austria's Vienna Airport for €502m ($637m), which will help in expanding its portfolio of European infrastructure...

Mactan-Cebu Airport increases terminal fee to fund expansion
14 October 2014 Passengers leaving the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Philippines after 1 November will need to pay PHP220 ($4.91), an addition to the current amount of PHP20 as a passenger service...

EIB grants €19.6m loan to Liberia for airport upgrade
14 October 2014 Liberia has secured a €19.6m ($27.3m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to upgrade the runway and address safety at the country's main airport in the capital city of...

Heathrow receives record Septmeber passenger traffic
13 October 2014 The UK’s Heathrow airport has recorded the highest ever passenger traffic for September this year, with around 6.58 million passengers travelling through the...

New Long Thanh airport in Vietnam to cost around $18bn
13 October 2014 The construction of the megaproject Long Thanh international airport in the southern province of Dong Nai, Vietnam, will cost an estimated $18bn, according to deputy transport minister Nguyen...

FAA to reopen Aurora air traffic control centre
13 October 2014 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to reopen the air-traffic control centre near Chicago by next week that was set on fire by a contract worker last...


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