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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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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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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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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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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IN PICTURES: Stunning shots of visiting airliners at Southend in the 1970s

Regular contributor Ron Mak delves into his vast aviation archive to present a selection of stunning aircraft types he captured at England’s Southend Airport during the 1970s and 1980s

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Inside Manchester Airport's Terminal 2 extension

In the most radical shake-up of airport operations for decades, Manchester’s Terminal 2 extension is now open for business. Gordon Smith received an exclusive tour to discover more about the quirky new space

Protecting airports from lightning strikes

For airports and the airlines that serve them, few weather phenomena are as disruptive as electrical storms. Tom Batchelor looks at the risks and the remedies

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Back in business!

Planes, people and projects came alive as The Aviation Society’s Memorabilia Fair made a triumphant return beneath the wings of Concorde. Carol Randall reports

Inside the UK’s only remaining DC-10

To mark five decades of the type’s service, Key.Aero visits Manchester Airport to see the country’s only remaining DC-10

The 200,000mph threat to every airport in the world

Travelling at speeds more than 300 times faster than a Boeing 747 in cruise, this uncontrollable phenomenon presents a serious hazard to airline operations on the ground. Key.Aero speaks to Chris Vagasky from Vaisala to find out more…

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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