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How technology can cut airport queues

How technology can cut airport queues

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, queues at airports have become longer, lasting in some cases up to six hours, as border control and aviation authorities need to check travellers’ documents manually. To fix the problem, carriers and airports around the world are implementing biometric checks that will enable passengers to move through the airport without having their passports or plane tickets checked.

The UK transport decarbonisation plan: reactions from stakeholders

The UK transport decarbonisation plan: reactions from stakeholders

The UK Government announced today the transport decarbonisation plan, a blueprint for the transport sector to achieve net-zero by 2050. The plan, which was announced this morning on the government’s website and presented later to the Commons by Transport Secretary Shapps, received mixed reactions from stakeholders. We round up some of the comments made by environmental and industry groups as well as aviation and railway stakeholders.

Increasing cyber security at Manchester Airport

Increasing cyber security at Manchester Airport

Airport security is fundamental for the overall safe functioning of the airport environment and passenger safety. Although airports across the globe have multi-layered security protocols when it comes to passport checks and bag scanning, many are falling victim to a less visible threat: cyber-attacks.

EU ponders short-haul flight ban

EU ponders short-haul flight ban

After Austria and France banned short-haul flights and substituted them with railway journeys, stakeholders from all sides of the environmental and industrial spectrum are debating if banning short-haul flights is really the way forward for the EU to become net-zero.