Tag: Airports

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 […]

London Airports to Be “Completely Full” by Mid-2030s

All five of London’s main airports will be “completely full” by the mid-2030s, and four of them within a decade, according to updated aviation demand forecasts published by the UK government. Transport minister Chris Grayling said that the forecasts “also show us that the north-west runway scheme at Heathrow is the one which delivers the […]

More than 7% increase in Air Travel Compared to Last Year 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2016 showing that system-wide, airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers on scheduled services last year, an increase of 7% over 2015, representing an additional 242 million air trips. This information is included in the 2017 edition of the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the […]

Heathrow Ranked The Best In The World For Connectivity

London Heathrow has taken the number one spot in OAG’s annual list of the top 50 international megahubs, with the top three airports all hailing from Europe. Frankfurt took second spot while Amsterdam sat in third place. However, Heathrow was the only UK airport to feature in the top 50 list. Measured through OAG’s connections […]

Airlines And Airports To Invest $33bn In IT In 2017

Airlines and airports are estimated to spend nearly US$33 billion on IT this year, according to the SITA 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights. And they are focusing their technology investments on similar priorities. Top of the agenda for CIOs at both airlines and airports, are investments in cyber security and cloud services. In addition, […]

FAA’s Hurricane Harvey Update

The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA is prepared to support the resumption of commercial service flights when airport authorities reopen the airports. This Hurricane Harvey information is critical so […]

Oman Airports To Ban Bags Without Flat Surfaces

After Dubai Airports, Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) has become the second airport operator in the Middle East to ban bags without flat surfaces this year. The new rule, to come into force on 1 September, is applicable to all passengers irrespective of airline, cabin class and point of origin or final destination. “If the […]