Tag: airport industry

London Heathrow Gets Go-Ahead for £14 Billion Third Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute The UK’s Tory government has given the green light to the construction of what has long been seen as an essential third runway for the country’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, also known as Heathrow Airport. The need for expansion of capacity of airports located near London has been the topic of heated debate for some […]

The Delayed Muscat International Airport Has Now Arrived

Reading Time: 5 minutes Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) successfully opened the new passenger terminal building at New Muscat International Airport last month, as it overcame a plethora of delays over the last two years. The New Muscat International Airport project catapults Oman into the top flight of airport design and execution schemes currently occupied by the region’s leading […]

Africa’s Busiest Passenger Air Routes Revealed

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 10 busiest passenger air routes in Africa have been revealed in a new study conducted by Routes. The research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent. More than 4.7 million passengers flew the 1,292 km between the two […]

Indian Airports Stretched as Passengers Reach New Heights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indian airport infrastructure is struggling to cope up with the boom in passenger numbers, AFP reported. Indian airports handled 265 million domestic passengers in 2016, and the figure is projected to cross 300 million in 2018, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). The entire airport network of India is equipped to handle […]

FAA To Award $290.6 Million In Airport Infrastructure Grants

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport […]

Russia Prepares To Create New Aircraft Needing No Land Infrastructure

Reading Time: 1 minute Russian scientists are preparing for a breakthrough in creating a new manned aircraft capable of liftoff without land infrastructure, Boris Satovsky, the chief of Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI), told Sputnik in an interview. “Birds do not need airports and runways. That is why, the real breakthrough will take place when an aircraft capable […]