Airport News

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.

Reservation pilot launches at MCO

Passengers departing Orlando International Airport will be able to reserve their spot in security screening lines pre-arrival at the terminal

Luton signs training contract

London Luton Airport (LLA) has signed a new seven-year contract with Airdat for use of its cloud-based training management and competency system ‘passport’

Orlando updates roadway signage

As South Terminal C at Orlando International Airport comes closer to completion, roadway signage has been introduced to direct passengers to the new facility

Second Boeing 737 arrives in the UK for Wedgetail conversion

A second Boeing 737 has been delivered to the UK for conversion to E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control configuration for the RAF

Austrian trials Materna IPS bag tag solution

Austrian Airlines is trialling a Materna IPS solution that enables passengers to drop off their baggage on trains from Linz and Salzburg to Vienna Airport

Manchester Airport calls for simplification of UK travel system

Government figures show UK aviation is the worst hit sector, more than 90% down on pre-pandemic levels

Saudia to reintroduce Manchester-Jeddah route

The English hub will return as the UK’s only airport outside London to offer direct services to Saudi Arabia

easyJet boosts UK-Netherlands offering

Low cost carrier easyJet has begun operations between Birmingham, among the UK airports hardest hit by the pandemic, and Amsterdam/Schiphol

Emirates resumes flagship A380 flights to Manchester

The resumption of superjumbo services coincides with the 11-year anniversary of the aircraft serving the northwest hub

Manchester Airport voices concern about UK travel system

Bosses at the facility say the system is holding back recovery despite a recent increase in traffic for July

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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