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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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

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 Great British Airport Quiz!

This week's quiz celebrates some of the best airports across the British Isles. From regional gateways to global megahubs, this is the ultimate test of airport trivia!

Building at Manchester

Two major carriers are set to grow their services to the northwest hub this October, including extra frequencies and a new routing. Find out which ones here…

PICTURE QUIZ: Guess that UK Airport

It's time for the Key Aero commercial aviation quiz, and this week we have a special picture round! We're putting your knowledge of UK airports to the test - good luck! 

Danish link return for London City

British Airways partner has confirmed its intentions to restore services to the capital. Find out more on Key.Aero... 

TUI tail-strike at Manchester after “disjointed” training

Pandemic-related delays to training have been highlighted in an air safety report following a tail-strike at Manchester Airport. The AAIB has published a bulletin into the events which led to the tail of a TUI Boeing 737 coming into contact with the runway.

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Latest passenger numbers at Manchester and Stansted revealed 

One of the UK’s biggest airport groups has posted its passenger figures for July – with mixed results across its three gateways. Key Aero has all the details!

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Why London dominates the world's busiest airline markets

In this special insight, Mike Malik, Cirium’s chief marketing officer drills into the latest data to discover which city comes out on top in the battle for global air supremacy

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Laker Airways is born: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

After founding Air Charter and growing a lucrative vehicle ferry service, Sir Freddie developed ambitious plans for even further expansion of his aviation empire

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Diversifying business interests: Remembering Sir Freddie Laker

Leveraging his broad skillset to tap into enormous post-World War Two demand, Freddie Laker’s business interests diversified rapidly in the 1950s, albeit with mixed success

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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