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SITA report shows luggage mishandling dropped to lowest ever rates in 2015 29 April 2016 SITA Baggage Report 2016 has revealed that luggage mishandling dropped to its lowest ever rates in...

Vancouver Airport Authority divests remaining stake in Vantage Airport Group 29 April 2016 Vancouver Airport Authority, operator of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), has sold its remaining 50% stake in Vantage Airport Group to the other shareholder, Gateway...

Deals this week: Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia 29 April 2016 Italian airline Alitalia will potentially acquire a 49% stake in Air Malta after a proposed deal has been...

Three European countries to implement airspace project in Black Sea area 29 April 2016 European countries Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania are to begin a project at their interfaces to handle a significant build-up of airspace traffic in the Black Sea...

Australia's Hobart International Airport receives approval for runway extension 28 April 2016 The Australian Government has approved an expansion of Hobart International Airport in Cambridge,...

China Everbright and Friedmann Pacific to take over Tirana International Airport in Albania 28 April 2016 Keen Dynamics (KDL), the joint venture of financial services company China Everbright (CEL) with Friedmann Pacific Asset Management, has signed an agreement to purchase Tirana International...

Abu Dhabi International Airport launches its first library 28 April 2016 Abu Dhabi Airports, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, has launched its 'Year of Reading' campaign by opening a library at Abu Dhabi International...

New airport management system introduced at Brazil's BH Airport 27 April 2016 Ultra Electronics Airport Systems has implemented a new management system at Belo Horizonte International Airport in Brazil....

Mass strikes at major German airports disrupt passenger experience 27 April 2016 Public service workers in Germany's major airports are participating in mass strikes to demand higher...

Fraport trials free entertainment service for passengers at Frankfurt Airport 27 April 2016 Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide (Fraport) is trialling a free streaming service for passengers at Frankfurt...

ASA to deploy cloud-based solutions at four Cape Verde airports 26 April 2016 ASA is set to deploy Amadeus Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) and Altea Departure Control (DC) at four international airports in the Republic of Cape...

NASA conducts drone test at different FAA sites 26 April 2016 NASA has flown 22 drones simultaneously to assess the rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) research...

Singapore Changi Airport tests new advanced security screening technologies 26 April 2016 Changi Airport Group (CAG), which manages and operates Singapore Changi Airport, is trialling new security screening technologies, designed to enhance efficiency and processes at the...

Munich Airport in Germany to launch its new €900m satellite terminal 25 April 2016 Germany's Munich Airport will soon unveil a new €900m satellite terminal in a bid to enhance its passenger...

DFW Airport in US opens renovated section of Terminal E 25 April 2016 Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport in Texas, US, has opened a newly revamped segment of its Terminal...

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport completes runway and airfield lighting upgrade 25 April 2016 New Zealand's Queenstown Airport has completed upgrades for its runway and airfield lighting system, which will allow it to receive aeroplanes flying at night from the end of...

SITA deploys passenger processing system at TIJ Cross Border Xpress 22 April 2016 Global IT provider SITA has deployed its passenger processing system for Cross Border Xpress (CBX), the first bridge directly linking a US facility with the Tijuana International Airport...

Thailand appoints CAAi to improve its air safety 22 April 2016 CAA International (CAAi), the advisory unit of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), has been appointed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) to improve its aviation...

Priority Pass provides access to 900 airport lounges worldwide 22 April 2016 Priority Pass has provided passengers with access to more than 900 partner-operated airport lounges...

Deals this week: Finnair, Turkish Airlines, Lone Star Funds 22 April 2016 Finnair and Japan Airlines have agreed to further expand their code-share tie-up on flights operated by the former between Fukuoka, Japan and Helsinki,...

Robotic falcon makes its first flight at Germany’s Weeze Airport 21 April 2016 A life-like robotic falcon , Robird, has made its first test flight at Germany's Weeze Airport, located across the Dutch border near Nijmegen, the...