As part of the $1.8bn South Terminal C development project at Florida’s Orlando International Airport, PCL Construction Services has been awarded a contract for the construction of Phase I of the terminal.

The contractual scope includes additional works, such as site work, improvements to taxiways, aprons, landscaping, lighting, roadways, walkways, aircraft loading bridges, concessions and a security area.

PCL is also working on the main ticket lobby modifications project, which will be completed in December 2017.

Pre-construction on the new airside terminal will begin this month, while the project is expected to be completed in October 2019.

Miami-Dade County has appointed Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture (JV), a construction company based in the US, to upgrade baggage-handling systems at Miami International Airport (MIA) in Florida, US.

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As part of the contract, Parsons-Odebrecht will replace the in-line security screening part of the baggage-handling system at the airport's south terminal.

"Parsons-Odebrecht will replace the in-line security screening part of the baggage-handling system at the airport's south terminal."

It will also install a new automated sortation technology for the central terminal's baggage-handling system, including outbound baggage conveyance applications, electrical and mechanical modifications, and power distribution solutions.

The project will include a 60,000ft² expansion to the existing terminal building, and a post-security corridor connecting Terminal G to Terminal H at MIA.

The contract will provide $7.5m for pre-construction services and a not-to-exceed budget of $177m for the construction phase.

Miami-Dade County has received a grant of $101m from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to support the project, which is aimed at improving the airport's security and operational efficiency.

German air carrier Air Berlin and UK-based airline Flybe have signed a code-share agreement.

Air Berlin will place its code on Flybe’s flights from Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Manchester and Southampton to Germany, as well as its new intra-European routes from Hannover to Lyon and Milan.