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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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.

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Iceland’s lesser-known Akureyri and Egilsstaðir Airports

This Nordic island nation is pulling out all the stops to attract and sustain new international operators at its lesser-known airports. Gordon Smith gives us the low-down.

Storm Eunice: The wildest diversions and go-arounds so far

As Storm Eunice brings record-breaking wind and torrential rain to southern parts of the UK, we round-up some of the most epic go-arounds and diversions from British airports

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How do airport IATA codes work: North America

When it comes to the identifiers given to hubs and gateways around the world, some might leave you scratching your head. Tom Batchelor is on hand to further unravel the mystery of curious codes

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The fascinating ways airports are getting greener

Sustainability is back on the agenda and many airport operators have been analysing their environmental impact. Here are some of the eco stories from across Europe that you might have missed over recent weeks...

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Why Victorville is more than just an aircraft boneyard

Chris Sloan travels to California to learn why this quirky desert facility is far more than an aviation retirement home

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How do airport IATA codes work?

We all know what’s in a name, but codes attached to hubs and gateways worldwide can have more peculiar origins. Tom Batchelor demonstrates the method in IATA’s madness in the first of a fascinating new series

Simultaneous runway ops return

In a bid to “ensure stable flight operations”, simultaneous runway use resumed at Berlin/Brandenburg on the first day of December 2021.

CargoBooking launches eMagic tool

CargoBooking.aero has launched a new online tool called eMagic, which it claims eliminates the need for manual processing
of email enquiries

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Inside SFO's new $2.4bn Harvey Milk Terminal 1

San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 has hit a new milestone with the launch of its latest phase as Kirstie Pickering reports

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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