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September 2014

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UK must prioritise single hub airport with spare capacity to add new routes
01 September 2014 UK business lobby group CBI has hinted at the need to expand London Heathrow Airport to increase the UK's runway capacity and strengthen trade with emerging...

Malaysia Airline System to cut 6,000 jobs
01 September 2014 Malaysia's state investment fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has announced a 12-point enabling plan to put the struggling Malaysian Airline System (MAS) to sustained profitability....

August 2014

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GVK-Oasis sign agreement for Mumbai Airport land development
29 August 2014 The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) consortium in India has finalised a lease of one of the commercial development parcels to Oasis Realty for an estimated...

Hungary invests €6.8m to enhance air traffic infrastructure
29 August 2014 Government-appointed air navigation services provider HungaroControl has launched a large-scale controller pilot data link communications project to develop the Hungarian air traffic...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport unveils new 20-year master plan
29 August 2014 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US is to expand its parking capacity and build an additional runway, as part of its new 20-year master...

Sunwing Airlines flight diverted due to passenger disruption
28 August 2014 A Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba had to be escorted back to Toronto, Canada, as a precaution after disruptive behaviour by two...

London Mayor pitches for new airport hub at Thames Estuary
28 August 2014 London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that a new airport in the Thames Estuary will help to support 336,000 jobs around the UK by 2050, after citing figures from a city hall...

Australia sets up counter-terrorism units at two major international airports
28 August 2014 The Australian Government has set up two counter-terrorism units at Sydney and Melbourne Airports, following concerns over national citizens fighting in Iraq and...

McKinney National Airport receives $1.5m grant for new transient hangar
27 August 2014 McKinney National Airport in the US will get a new 18,000ft² transient hangar, after receiving a $1.5m project grant from the McKinney Community Development Corporation...

Delta becomes first airline to unveil passport kiosks at LAX
27 August 2014 Delta Air Lines has unveiled ten new passport kiosks at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), US, to enhance customer...

Cochin International Airport introduces robotic security system
27 August 2014 India's Cochin International Airport (CIAL) is deploying a high-end robotic security system from Canadian firm Pedsco, in order to enhance passenger...

China to boost aviation industry with $3.25bn investment fund
26 August 2014 A number of firms in China have set up a CNY20bn ($3.25bn) investment fund to boost its fast-growing civil aviation...

New terminal opened at Mayotte Airport in France
26 August 2014 The new terminal of Mayotte Airport has been opened by French President François...

Islamist-led militias capture Tripoli International Airport
26 August 2014 Libya's Tripoli International Airport has been captured by Islamist-led militias called Fajr Libya, also known as Libyan Dawn, following a five-week...

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport receives $9.1m grant for improvements
22 August 2014 Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) will receive a $9.1m grant from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a number of improvement projects, including the construction of a...

Raleigh-Durham International Airport receives highest rating in FAA inspection
22 August 2014 Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) recently passed its annual US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 airport certification inspection without any discrepancies, securing...

Bangkok airport expansion plan to be delayed
22 August 2014 Thailand's largest airport operator, Airports of Thailand (AoT), is delaying the $1.94bn expansion plan at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport due to a pending review by the military...

Bahrain International Airport secures aerodrome certification
22 August 2014 The aerodrome certification of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has been renewed by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation's Civil Aviation Affairs...

Asheville Regional Airport unveils new public safety facility
21 August 2014 Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina, US, has opened its new public safety facility that would house the airport's police, aircraft rescue, firefighting and communications...

JBT to provide gate equipment to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
21 August 2014 Air transport solutions provider JBT AeroTech has entered into a contract worth more than $6m to provide gate equipment for the Atlanta Hartsfield International...

Pittsburgh International Airport to get new terrazzo floor
21 August 2014 The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) in the US has announced a collaboration between a local artist, construction officials and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to work on a...