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Vietnam selects ACV to fund Long Thanh International Airport development project
28 August 2015 Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to make an investment in the Long Thanh airport project development...

Las Vegas airport to add more international gates to boost foreign travels
28 August 2015 The city of Las Vegas in the US is planning to increase the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport in anticipation of rise in foreign travel in the near...

Pakistan puts 36 airports on high alert fearing militant attacks
28 August 2015 Pakistan has put all of its 36 airports located across the country on high alert fearing retaliation from militant...

Wellington Airport gets approval for construction of leaning ATC tower
27 August 2015 Airways New Zealand has received consent for the construction of a new air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Wellington International Airport....

Swiss airports to introduce explosives detection check next week
27 August 2015 Airports in Switzerland will begin a new explosives detection check from next...

India’s Chennai airport to start work on $346m upgrade
27 August 2015 India’s Chennai International Airport will soon start the second phase of renovation at a cost of INR23bn ($346m) to help increase passenger and aircraft...

Avinor and Kongsberg to invest $48.6m on remote towers technology
26 August 2015 Kongsberg Defence Systems has signed an agreement with Norway’s Avinor Air Navigation Services to supply remote towers to airports across the...

Uber and Lyft cleared to operate at Los Angeles and Las Vegas airports
26 August 2015 Ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies and Lyft have secured approval to soon pick and drop passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport and the McCarran International Airport in the...

Port Hedland International Airport leased to AMP-ICG consortium for $205m
26 August 2015 The town of Port Hedland Council in Australia has signed a $205m agreement with the consortium of AMP Capital and the Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG) to lease the Port Hedland...

Flughafen Wien proposes to acquire SNC Lavalin’s stake in Malta Airport
25 August 2015 European airport operator Flughafen Wien (FWAG) has made an offer to acquire SNC Lavalin’s 15% stake in Malta International...

FAA clears Gogo’s next generation in-flight internet service
25 August 2015 In-flight internet provider Gogo has received final clearance certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch its 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity...

US’ inefficient ATC towers wasted more than $850m over six years: Audit
25 August 2015 Inefficient air traffic control (ATC) towers at both hub and non-hub airports in the US have wasted $853m of the government’s money between 2008 and 2013, an audit by the...

Namibia opens new terminal and runway at Ondangwa Airport
24 August 2015 Namibia’s Ondangwa Airport has inaugurated a new terminal and runway constructed by China’s Qingdao...

Bristol Airport reopens after hoax bomb threat
24 August 2015 UK’s Bristol Airport has reopened after it was closed for six hours when a suspicious-looking package was found on an...

Tasmania air radar system failures prompt calls for probe
24 August 2015 Australian aviator Dick Smith has called for an enquiry into the frequent failures of the six million dollars air radar system at Hobart and Launceston airports in...

Newark Liberty airport retails agree to withdraw drones from shelves
21 August 2015 Retailers Brookstone and Hudson News are pulling out drones from their shelves at the Newark Liberty International Airport, upon a directive from the Port Authority of New York and New...

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport shuts down diagonal runway
21 August 2015 O’Hare International Airport in the US has shut down one of its diagonal runways despite opposition from lawmakers and...

Ireland to retain state ownership of three airports
21 August 2015 The Irish Government has decided to retain ownership of Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports under the country's first national aviation...

Fentress Architects to design $1.8bn terminal at Orlando Airport
20 August 2015 Fentress Architects will provide consultation and design services for the $1.8bn south terminal at the Orlando International Airport in the...

Seven Australians suspected of joining militant groups detained at Sydney Airport
20 August 2015 The Australian authorities have detained seven young men who were planning to board a flight to the Middle East from the Sydney International Airport to allegedly join militant...

Australia to deploy advanced Airbus airport radars at nine airfields
19 August 2015 Australia will deploy ten advanced airport surveillance radars to enhance security at nine military and civil airfields in the...