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New technology helps reunite travellers with lost luggage at UK airports
17 April 2015 UK airports have started a new campaign with the British airport advertising specialist Eye Airports that will help retrieve passengers' lost baggage with the help of a credit card-sized...

China said to be building airstrip in disputed territory
17 April 2015 China is believed to be building an airstrip on a disputed territory in the South China...

Heathrow introduces Aspire lounge at Terminal 5
17 April 2015 Heathrow has introduced Terminal 5’s first independent lounge and spa, Aspire, which is set to open doors to customers this...

Warplanes strike Tripoli's Mitiga airport
16 April 2015 Tripoli's Mitiga airport has been attacked by warplanes in another bout of violence in the war-torn...

Gatwick Airport becomes first to implement paperless ID pass applications
16 April 2015 London’s Gatwick Airport has become the first airport in the world to introduce paperless ID pass...

Fraport to commence construction of Frankfurt airport’s Terminal 3 in 2015
16 April 2015 Frankfurt Airport’s owner and operator Fraport will soon begin construction of Terminal 3 in the southern part of the airport this...

Construction of Badgerys Creek airport in Sydney to commence in 2016
15 April 2015 Confidential plans for Australia’s new Badgerys Creek airport have revealed that the construction of the airport, which might double the capacity of the Sydney airport, will be started next...

Authorities investigate Asiana aircraft crash landing at Hiroshima airport
15 April 2015 An Asiana Airlines aircraft carrying 74 passengers and seven crew members skidded off the runway at the Hiroshima airport during...

Des Moines Airport to start $14.8m runway reconstruction
15 April 2015 The Des Moines Airport Authority has awarded a contract to the Flynn Company to completely reconstruct a...

Heathrow and Gatwick step up expansion bids via rising traffic numbers
14 April 2015 UK’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports released record-breaking numbers for March, both making a case for expansion to accommodate...

United Airlines aircraft skids off runway at Bush Intercontinental airport
14 April 2015 A passenger aircraft slid off a runway while taxiing at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental...

New Madinah airport commences test operations
14 April 2015 The new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, has commenced test operations with the landing of a Saudi Arabian Airlines domestic...

ISIS hacks website of Australia’s Hobart International Airport
13 April 2015 The website of Australia’s Hobart International Airport had to be shut down after being hacked by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the militant...

Gatwick announces £20m fund to support new air services
13 April 2015 Barely a few weeks after Heathrow promised to invest £10m on starting new domestic routes, London’s Gatwick airport announced the establishment of a £20m fund to support new air services...

Germanwings flight evacuated following bomb threat
13 April 2015 A Milan-bound Germanwings plane had to be stopped on the runway and evacuated at the Cologne Bonn airport in Germany after air traffic controllers received a bomb...

French ATC strike causes hundreds of cancelled flights in two days
10 April 2015 The French air traffic controllers strike has forced hundreds of flights to be cancelled over the past two...

268 perimeter breaches at US airports since 2004, says investigation
10 April 2015 Major US airports have recorded close to 268 perimeter breaches since 2004, with San Francisco Airport reporting the maximum number of incidences, according to an investigation by the...

Wichita airport to open new terminal in May
10 April 2015 Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport has almost completed work on its new 275,000ft² terminal that is slated to operate its first flight in...

Siemens installs material handling system at Al Maktoum Airport
09 April 2015 The new cargo terminal of Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC) has received a material handling system (MHS) from Siemens Logistics and Airport...

Japan’s Narita airport opens terminal for low-cost carriers
09 April 2015 Japan's Narita International Airport has opened a terminal for budget airlines to handle its increasing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas...

Morpho to install explosives detection systems at Heathrow airport
09 April 2015 The Heathrow Airport will deploy 45 high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) manufactured by Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho...


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