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Heidi Vella

Lifting the lid on the risk of ‘insider threats’ at airports

Airports Council International (ACI) recently published a new handbook aimed at helping airports mitigate the risks associated with so-called ‘insider threats’- airport personnel who exploit their positions of trust to commit terrorist attacks and other devastating crimes. The handbook’s co-author and ACI head of security and facilitation Nathalie Herbelles explains more about this issue.

Beijing Daxing Airport: a giant prepares for take-off

China’s new $13bn Beijing Daxing International Airport, designed by ADP Ingénierie and the legendary Zaha Hadid, will eventually cater for around 100 million passengers a year and is expected to be one of the biggest and busiest in the world. As the super structure nears completion, here is a closer look at the behemoth project and its role in the region’s busy commercial aviation system.

The Big Apple turns sour: why are New York’s airports so bad?

Overall passenger satisfaction at US airports has increased in recent years, but several new surveys show that travellers using New York’s three airport hubs are routinely dissatisfied with their experience and rate them as the worst in the country. From inadequate infrastructure to poor facilities, what are the main issues infuriating flyers and what measures are underway to address them?

Video feature: Concourse A: Dubai Airport’s world first A380 facility

This year Dubai International Airport will advance on its bid to be the world’s leading aviation hub by phasing in its new, world first A380 facility. Heidi Vella examines this trailblazing airport and what else it has in store for 2013.