Tag: airport

Government of Indonesia Plans to Build Ten More New Airports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has stated that the government plans to develop ten new airports to support the development of tourism in the country. Airports would be developed in Lampung, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung and North Sumatra, said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. Tjilik Riwut Airport in […]

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Wins Approval For Its New Terminal C Project

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sheremetyevo International Airport, has reached another development milestone with approval for the strategic reconstruction of its northern terminal complex. Glavgosexpertiza, Russia’s state authority for the project’s supervision, has given the green light to the engineering design of the new Terminal C project. Designated for the processing of international travellers, the new terminal will offer an […]

U.K Parliament Confirms Construction of Third Runway at Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes With 415 votes for and 119 votes against, the U.K parliament has given the go-ahead for the construction of a third runway at the city’s busiest airport, Heathrow. However, this is just one more step in many phases that will have to be gone through before any construction work. The vote gives the green light […]

British Airways Trials Biometric Technology at Four U.S. Airports

Reading Time: 3 minutes British Airways is trialling biometric technology to speed up boarding and arrivals processes in Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Customers are breezing through new biometric boarding gates at Orlando International Airport, with the airline managing to board flights of almost 240 customers in around ten minutes. Working in partnership with the Greater Orlando […]

Pulkovo Airport at St. Petersburg Welcomes 16 Million Passengers in 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes On December 28, Pulkovo Airport welcomed its 16 millionth passenger in 2017, thus marking a historic record in passenger traffic figures of St. Petersburg airport for one calendar year. The previous highest number was 14.3 million people that Pulkovo greeted in 2014. The lucky winner of the honorary 16-millionth status was Anna Tunikova. She arrived […]

DXB Passenger Traffic Hits 7.2 Million in September

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) reached 7.2 million in September, according to new statistics from Dubai Airports. According to the data, the airport reached 7,215,182 passengers in September, 1.7 percent more than the 7,094,738 that went through the airport during the same period in 2016. The softening of the growth, Dubai Airports said, […]

DXB ‘Smart Tunnel’ Set to Go Live by End-Summer 2018

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new smart tunnel which is expected to reduce passport control procedures to just 15 seconds will be installed at Dubai International Airport by the end of next summer. In a tweet published on Thursday, Dubai Media Office said the system, which uses iris recognition technology, will be rolled out in DXB’s Terminal 3. Passengers […]

5 Airports Prove to Be the Best in the World

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications. Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism. Without a […]

Smart Gates Helps Sharjah To Mark Near 1 Million Travellers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sharjah Airports have seen a brisk flow of traffic after the installation of smart gates, according to the Sharjah Airport Authority. The authority announced that over 850,000 passengers passed through 16 Smart Gates installed in October 2016 at the departure and arrival terminals in Sharjah International Airport. “Travelers can now get through passport control within […]

American Airlines To Enhance Airport Screening Capabilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines has announced from its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas that it is entering into a joint venture with Analogic Corporation to expand the use of Computed Tomography (CT) at airports across the globe. It is anticipated that the state-of-the-art CT technology when it successfully completes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) certification and qualification […]