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Austin airport terminal expansion to help increase capacity
24 October 2014 Austin City Council in Texas, US, has approved a $1.8m expansion project that will add seven new gates at Austin-Bergstrom International airport...

Bomb hoax shuts down Miami airport terminal for several hours
24 October 2014 A passenger's joke about a bomb in his luggage forced authorities to shut down a terminal for more than three hours at Miami International Airport (MIA), US, which affected hundreds of...

Malaysia Airports Holdings to acquire 100% stake in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
24 October 2014 Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has announced the acquisition of the remaining 40% stake at Turkey's Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (ISG) International Airport for an estimated amount of...

Passengers from Ebola-hit countries to enter US through five airports
23 October 2014 The US has tightened restrictions on passengers travelling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, who will now only be allowed to enter the country through one of the five airports screening...

Grimshaw Architects lands Lima airport expansion project
23 October 2014 UK-based architectural firm Grimshaw Architects has secured a deal with Peru's Jorge Chavez International Airport to carry out its expansion...

Priority Pass survey shows emergence of a new group of travellers
23 October 2014 Independent global lounge access programme provider Priority Pass has released the results of a survey that show the emergence of a new group of frequent flyers, known as 'conspicuous...

Ahmedabad Airport procures body scanner to track Ebola patients
22 October 2014 Ahmedabad International Airport has become the latest airport in India to enhance its screening procedure with a new thermal body scanner to isolate Ebola patients in...

Freeman Holdings opens new facility at Griffiss Airport
22 October 2014 Freeman Holdings Group is to open a new $5.5m fixed-base operator (FBO) facility at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, US, in a bid to improve customer services at the...

LaGuardia and John F Kennedy Airports set to undergo makeover
22 October 2014 Two of the busiest airports in New York, US, LaGuardia and John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airports, are set to receive upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...