Airports

Changing travel habits, both for business and pleasure, have led to increased traffic through international and domestic airports across the globe. Airports have faced numerous challenges surrounding increasing passenger volumes, enhanced security requirements and environmental considerations.

These challenges, in turn, have led to airports rapidly evolving and expanding whilst adopting new technologies, expanding terminals, building new runways and developing environmental policies that better align with modern standards and expectations.

This page contains news stories and articles on airports across the globe with details on planned expansion and development as well as new technologies and initiatives to tackle these challenges. We are constantly adding new articles to help keep you up to date with all the latest changes and updates for hundreds of airports worldwide.

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First UK airport gaming site opened at Manchester

Manchester has become the first UK airport to introduce a Gaming Point.

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Manchester Airport adds new airlines and routes

Manchester Airport is seeing the start and return of several new routes with the introduction of the summer 2024 airline schedule, with new destinations to Asia, Africa and Europe.

Embraer gets go-ahead for London City E195-E2 ops

Embraer’s E195-E2 airliner has been granted steep approach certification for London City Airport, the manufacturer has announced.

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Ryanair reveals winter expansion across London

Ryanair has announced a significant expansion of its London network for the forthcoming winter season.

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UK planespotting highlights for August 2023

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries, or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

The Ultimate Greek Airport IATA Code Quiz

Kaliméra! Welcome to Greece! This week's quiz is all about Greek airports and their IATA codes. 10 questions - can you be a like the ancient Greek brainboxes and bag a clean sweep?

Boeing 727s arrive into London Southend Airport

Oil Spill Response has relocated its Boeing 727 base to London Southend Airport, citing its “unique provision of side-by-side hangarage” as a driving factor.

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Monarch Airlines relaunch: fleet, launch date and USP details revealed

Key.Aero reveals further details about the proposed relaunch of Monarch Airlines including fleet strategy, launch date and USP.

Wizz Air adds flights to new Egyptian destination from Luton

European low-cost airline Wizz Air has announced that it is adding a third Egyptian destination to its roster from London Luton.

The Ultimate French Airport IATA Code Quiz

Bonjour! Ça va? We’ve got a slightly different quiz for you this week, all about French airports. Do you know your TLS from your TLN? Give it a go!

International Airport Development News

On this page you will find articles including planning for redevelopment of major international airports from Al Maktoum to LaGuardia and Singapore to Beijing’s Daxing International Airport. This will include new runways, new terminal buildings and redevelopment of arrival and departure facilities. We will also include articles on the latest airport trends including new security protocols, improved passenger flow through terminal buildings and the introduction of new greener initiatives.

Large international airports are extremely complex, from the computer systems used to coordinate thousands of passengers and hundreds of flights, to the logistics of moving travellers and their luggage through the terminal efficiently. Many airports are adopting digital solutions to increase efficiency which in themselves can lead to new challenges including security, travel disruption and logistics.

For a closer look at the technology being implemented by airports, take a look at our Airport Technology page.

Whether you’re looking for information on Heathrow Airport Holdings latest development plans, or London City Airport’s latest initiative to engage with the local community. We have articles covering all of the major UK airports, from Luton to Manchester and Stanstead to Gatwick. Find out which UK airports are trialling cutting-edge technology to improve their passenger experience, where the latest security initiatives are being implemented and how effective they are proving to be.

For more information on the latest commercial aviation news why not take a look at our dedicated pages from Airport Technology, Commercial Aviation News and Aviation Engineering News.

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