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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Special Report: Why are UK airports in chaos right now?

After more than two years of subdued demand, airports across the United Kingdom are struggling to cope with a sharp spike in passenger numbers. A heady mix of factors has created a complicated cocktail of chaos for airport bosses, as Gordon Smith explains

REVEALED: Is Flybe returning to your local airport?

Ahead of its maiden flight in April, Key Aero reveals the airports and launch dates for Flybe’s new network

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Loganair to link Isle of Man with TWO London Airports

The Isle of Man – located in the Irish Sea between England and Northern Ireland – is set to be linked by Loganair to London’s City and Heathrow Airports from this April and May, respectively.

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London Gatwick’s growing optimism

The green shoots of recovery are starting to appear at London/Gatwick as the West Sussex airport recorded a reduction in its annual losses while it sets its sights on a strong summer ahead.

Leeds Bradford scraps new terminal plans

Leeds Bradford Airport is withdrawing plans to replace its terminal building – blaming “excessive delays” in UK government decision-making.

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How New York/JFK is transforming itself

New York’s John F Kennedy is embarking on a multi-billion-dollar regeneration programme that it hopes will cement its position as a top-tier international gateway. Mark Blacklock runs the rule over the airport’s impending transformation

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Learn how Gatwick innovates aircraft turnarounds

A new handheld digital platform called AirTurn is being used by ground handlers at London/Gatwick as part of an “innovative” solution to transform aircraft turnarounds.

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Ukraine Crisis: Airports Overview

With the ongoing events, Key.Aero provides an overview of some of the most important commercial airports – along with any joint military assets stationed there – from across the country, which has a population of roughly 44 million residents.

How you can fly to John O' Groats from April

The most northerly airport on the UK mainland will soon be reconnected to the scheduled airline network - Key Aero has the story

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Airline pilots give verdict on favourite airports

It isn’t just passengers who have best-loved airports – pilots often do, too. From hubs to hilltops, in their own words we hear why certain airfields stand out from the crowd.

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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