Tag: Airports

Indian Aviation Forge Ahead: Facial Recognition at Airports Soon

Indian flyers will soon be able to leave their identification cards and boarding passes at home after the government announced plans to introduce facial recognition technology at select airports from February 2019. The service, which is part of the government’s ‘Digi Yatra’ programme, will be free of cost. “Digi Yatra is a forward-looking, technology-driven, futuristic […]

Time to Visit the Most Internationally Connected Airport in the World

Every single airport’s purpose is to help people travel from the point A to the point B. Nevertheless, particular locations of some airports play a greater role in the global network than others. To help put this connectivity between airports into perspective, OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information, created the Megahubs International […]

UAE Is Investing $23.16BN in Airports Infrastructure

The UAE is investing more than $23.16 billion in the aviation infrastructure that will help its four national carriers with a combined fleet size of 502 aircraft to serve more than 75 million passengers annually. Total capacity is expected to rise to more than 300 million passengers per year, cementing the UAE’s standing as the […]

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed resolution, IATA members called on governments to prioritize the long-term economic and social benefits delivered by an effective airport ahead of the short-term financial gains provided by a poorly […]

Polish Government Approves Plans for a New Airport

Polish lawmakers have approved divisive legislation to build one of Europe’s largest airports that would begin operations in about a decade and would be located between Warsaw and the city of Lodz. Estimated costs of the future airport reach up to 7 billion euros.  It is initially to serve some 45 million passengers a year, along with huge […]

Munich Airport Сhosen as Europe’s Best Airport

Munich Airport can again enjoy the title of “Europe’s Best Airport” in 2018. The Bavarian hub was selected for the honor in the annual World Airport Awards announced by the respected London-based aviation research institute Skytrax. The announcement was made in a special ceremony on the occasion of the international airport fair “Passenger Terminal EXPO […]

Cambodia Plans to Build One of the World’s Biggest Airports

The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province, although key actors have yet to work out the details. The Phnom Penh Post on Monday (Jan 15) reported the plans, citing a document from the Council of Ministers, dated Dec 21, which approved an investment proposal […]

Passenger Traffic at Munich Airport Rises to New All-Time Record

Munich Airport’s dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of […]

Oceania Airlines and Airports Well Represented in Punctuality Table

Oceania airlines and airports ranked among the top 20 most punctual mainline and low-cost carriers in 2017, a report says. The Punctuality League report from aviation consultancy OAG said Qantas was the fifth most punctual mainline carrier of 2017 with an on-time performance of 86.18 per cent. Two other local carriers also made the top […]

Dubai Airports to Welcome 8 Million Passengers in December

Dubai International is prepping itself to receive as many as 8 million passengers during the month of December. Celebrating the festive nature of the period, Dubai International is set to feature an array of promotions and season activities, which includes the launch of the Winter Wonderland DXB. Travellers passing through Terminal 3 can visit the […]