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.

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

Further expansion for Virgin’s Caribbean services

Montego Bay and St Lucia are the latest destinations to be announced by the Crawley-based carrier in recent days

Ryanair to cease operations at London Southend

The airline has been flying from the facility since April 2019 but blamed COVID-19 for its withdrawal

Orlando International records traffic growth

Over the last six months the airport has experienced increased traveller numbers as demand continues to rise

Southend Airport shows its support for military community

The London hub has signed the covenant which is set to ensure those within the armed forces are treated fairly

Aegean Airlines moves to Manchester’s new Terminal 2

The carrier is the ninth to transfer its operations to the site, with more set to be added in the coming months

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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