As a part of its three-runway system (3RS) project, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has appointed AECOM to provide detailed design consultancy services for a new 280,000m² runway passenger building.

AECOM and its partners will conduct research to find the best possible technology, retail offerings and advertising to serve the airport's future requirements.

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The runway building will initially offer 57 aircraft positions and a capacity to handle 30m passengers a year along with the renovated Terminal 2 at the airport. The building will be ready by 2024 as the construction activities have already begun.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to provide infrastructure grants worth more than $90m to six US airports in Alabama, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee and Wyoming.

Announced under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), the grants will be used to construct and maintain infrastructure at the country’s airports.

"The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to provide infrastructure grants worth more than $90m to six US airports."

Of the total fund, Huntsville International Airport has received $9.6m, Kansas City International Airport has received $19m, Bismarck Municipal Airport has received a $13.5m, Portland International Airport has been granted $11.6m, McGhee Tyson Airport has received $27.9m, and Jackson Hole Airport has been granted $8.6m.

The grants will be used by all six airports for runway, taxiway and apron development projects.

Oman’s national airline, Oman Air, has expanded its code-share agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, providing more travel options for passengers between Oman and Europe.

Following the agreement, Oman Air customers will be able to book KLM’s flights between Amsterdam and Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Munich, Paris CDG and Zurich.

They passengers can also book on the existing Muscat to Amsterdam route under the earlier agreement.

Image: Oman Air has expanded its code share agreement with KLM. Photo: Courtesy of Oman Air.