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Dallas/Fort Worth airport evacuates two planes after incidents
31 July 2015 The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US was forced to evacuate two planes due to two unrelated incidents that caused minor injuries to three...

Ports Toronto opens pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Airport
31 July 2015 Ports Toronto has officially opened a new pedestrian tunnel that connects the Toronto mainland at Eireann Quay to the Billy Bishop...

London’s Gatwick Airport launches AirPortr luggage transfer service
31 July 2015 London’s Gatwick Airport has partnered with luggage delivery service provider AirPortr to launch the facility for its passengers....

University of Lincoln researchers develop new database to increase airport efficiency
30 July 2015 UK-based aviation engineering specialists have developed a new system that can enhance the operations of airports by enabling rapid movement of aircraft on the ground....

Italy investigates fire mishap at Fiumicino airport
30 July 2015 The Italian Government has initiated an enquiry into a fire mishap in a pine grove near the Leonardo Da Vinci airport in Fiumicino, which led to suspension of all flights for more than two...

Australian airports likely to face disruptions due to workers strike
30 July 2015 Passengers at seven Australian airports including Melbourne, and sea ports are likely to experience delays as a result of a strike called by the immigration and border protection employees...

Canada allows smaller airports to invest in security screening
29 July 2015 The Canadian Government has introduced new regulations that enable smaller airports procure security screening services on a cost-recovery...

US to collect biometric details of foreigners at ten airports
29 July 2015 The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will collect biometric and biographic information of foreign travelers departing from the country on selected...

Dubai International Airport introduces family area
29 July 2015 Dubai International Airport has opened a new facility at Terminal 3 for families travelling with...

30% Britons prefer construction of a new airport: Poll
28 July 2015 Around 30% of Britons are in support of a new airport over the expansion of either the Heathrow or Gatwick airports, a new poll has...

$4bn first half construction of LaGuardia Airport to begin in 2016
28 July 2015 New York’s LaGuardia Airport will have a unified main terminal, with work on its $4bn first half likely to begin in...

Thailand plans Chiang Rai airport expansion to attract tourists from China
28 July 2015 Thailand’s Chiang Rai airport will receive an upgrade over the next two years to make it a possible alternative to the Chiang Mai airport....

Heathrow records 5.9% increase in revenue, focuses on airport expansion
27 July 2015 UK's Heathrow Airport has recorded revenues of GBP1.3bn, representing a 5.9% increase in the first six months of...

Jordan protests Israel airport construction near its border
27 July 2015 The United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is investigating a complaint filed by the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) against the construction of...

AirAsia says sinking Kuala Lumpur terminal poses security risks
27 July 2015 The sinking Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (Klia2) terminal is a potential risk to operations and passengers, Malaysian airline operator AirAsia has...

Ebola screening relaxed at Birmingham and Manchester airports
24 July 2015 The Public Health England (PHE) has relaxed screening for Ebola at West Africa to Birmingham and Manchester...

SITA strengthens airport IT offering with delair Air Traffic Systems acquisition
24 July 2015 Air transport IT specialist SITA has acquired delair Air Traffic Systems, which provides airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) solutions for German...

Volaris, Airbus ProSky to deploy performance based navigation at two Mexican airports
24 July 2015 Mexican ultra-low cost airline Volaris has selected Airbus ProSky, part of 'Services by Airbus', to assist in deploying performance based navigation (PBN) airspaces at Tijuana and...

Yemen’s Aden airport reopens as Saudi military plane arrives
23 July 2015 Yemen’s Aden airport reopened on Wednesday with the arrival of a Saudi military plane loaded with arms for pro-government forces at the...

New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airport staff call off strike
23 July 2015 Around 1,200 security officers, wheelchair attendants and baggage handlers from the Command Security Corporation (CSC) have suspended plans to strike at New York's John F. Kennedy...

Implant Sciences delivers 178 explosives trace detectors to three Paris airports
23 July 2015 US-based Implant Sciences has delivered 178 of its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors (ETDs) to all three major airports in...