74 Works of Art Installed at Houston Airports After its ‘Largest One-Time’ Art Acquisition

Source: Houston Airports Selections now enjoyed every day by thousands of visitors at Houston Airports In the summer of 2020, Houston Airports and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) put out the City’s largest one-time call for art in the history of the collection. More than 670 submissions were sent in from all over the state, resulting in the acquisition of 74 portable works of art that are now being enjoyed every day by hundreds of thousands of visitors at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports. Under Mayor Sylvester Turner’s leadership, the advancement of this opportunity prioritized economic support for artists and art galleries state-wide, and this ambitious undertaking was coordinated to help meet the needs of those [...]

2022-05-16T19:56:23+03:00May 16th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA wins four national awards for government innovation

Source: MIA Airport projects recognized by National Association of Counties (NACo) Four projects that improved passenger and cargo operations at Miami International Airport were recognized with 2022 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories, such as Children and Youth, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, County Administration, Information Technology, Health, Civic Engagement, Transportation, and more. "Congratulations to the MIA team for this well-deserved recognition from NACo.  As our community moves forward from the pandemic, innovation and customer service excellence have never been more important in Miami-Dade County than now. I am proud to see our Aviation Department and other departments [...]

2022-05-14T05:05:59+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S.

Source: FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $608 million to build safer, more accessible airports serving a wide swath of the country. The first round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will go to 441 airports located in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between across 46 states, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. This funding is in addition to the $20 billion the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in U.S. airports. View an interactive map with all the awards. "In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to regional economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "These Airport Improvement Program [...]

2022-05-14T03:03:26+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airports in the Aena network close Easter month with just over 20.4 million passengers

Source: Aena 188,808 aircraft were in operation and 82,682 tonnes of cargo were transported throughout the network Airports in the Aena network closed April 2022 with 20,458,260 passengers. This figure is 12 percentage points from pre-pandemic levels. The statistics for the month of April were affected by the Easter holiday, which lasted from 8 to 17 April, and they reflect levels that are typical of holiday periods, similar to 2019. In addition, 188,808 aircraft were in operation, which is equivalent to a recovery of 97.1% compared with 2019, while 82,682 tonnes of cargo were transported, which represents a decrease of 4.2% compared with the same month of 2019. Of the total number of travellers recorded in April, 20,402,128 were commercial passengers, of which 13,678,386 travelled on international flights, [...]

2022-05-12T16:51:09+03:00May 12th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

VINCI Airports achieves level 4 of the ACA environmental accreditation for the management of Portuguese airports 

Source: VINCI Airports Portugal's airports recognised for their contribution towards "Net Zero Carbon Emission" (scopes 1, 2 and 3) Effectiveness of VINCI Airports' environmental action plan VINCI Airports has already reduced its CO2 emissions by almost 30% since 2018 VINCI Airports, concessionaire for Portugal's airports, has received level 4 of the ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation)1 for nine of its Portuguese ANA airports: Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada, Santa Maria, Horta, Flores, Madeira and Porto Santo. This ACA level 4 certifies the transformation of the airports towards "Net Zero Carbon Emission" for the activities directly under their control, and underlines the cooperation with all stakeholders, including the airlines, in the reduction of their emissions (“scope 3”). VINCI Airports was the first [...]

2022-05-12T17:59:37+03:00May 12th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Haitian Heritage Month Heroes: Ludovic F. Audant (1911–1974)

Source: MIA From 1943 to 1944, six Haitian military officers were selected to train at the Tuskegee Army Air Field, to serve alongside their American counterparts on pilot missions during World War II. The first group included Raymond Cassagnol, Alix Pasquet, and Philippe Célestin, followed by three more: Eberle J. Guilbaud, Nicolas C. Pelissier, and Ludovic F. Audant. Audant was born on October 12, 1911, in Jérémie, Haiti, to General Chenier Audant and Marguerite Lestage. From his father, Ludovic learned the value and challenges of military service. From his mother, he learned the importance of education and an appreciation of music, which led him to become a piano player. Ludovic traveled to the U.S. in 1937 to be a student [...]

2022-05-11T11:34:23+03:00May 10th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

OMA announces payment date for the first installment of the dividend declared

Source: OMA Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (NASDAQ: OMAB; BMV: OMA), announces details for the payment of the first of two installments of the dividend approved by its shareholders. Based on the resolutions adopted by its Annual General Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, held on April 22, 2022, shareholders approved, among other matters, declaration and payment of a cash dividend of Ps.2,300 million, to be paid in two installments: the first installment of Ps.1,800 million, or Ps.4.614064804 per share to be paid no later than May 31, 2022, and a second installment of Ps.500 million, or Ps. 1.281684668 per share to be paid no later than July 31, 2022. First installment will be [...]

2022-05-10T19:11:21+03:00May 10th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Flower imports blossom at MIA before Mother’s Day

Source: MIA Gateway airport receives three million stems daily in peak season Flower imports at Miami International Airport have been in full bloom over the past month leading up to Mother’s Day, the busiest season for the U.S. flower industry. With MIA handling 89% of all flower imports to the U.S. by air, the global gateway has been receiving more than three million flower stems per day during its peak season, which is triple what arrives on an average day. Mother’s Day spending is expected to total $31.7 billion this year, with 72% of shoppers planning to buy flowers, according to a 2022 survey by the National Retail Federation. That’s more than the $24 billion Americans spent on Valentine’s Day, with [...]

2022-05-06T17:27:17+03:00May 6th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA Deputy Director named to Black Business Leaders List

Source: MIA Basil A. Binns, II, Deputy Director for Administration and Business Development and Retention at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) since March 2022, has been named one of Legacy Miami Magazine’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders for 2022. Binns was one of 50 executives in Miami-Dade County chosen to be recognized in the annual publication. In his current role, Binns oversees MDAD’s Business Retention and Development divisions, which are responsible for commercial operations and real estate management for Miami International Airport and the County’s four general aviation airports. He is also responsible for the Department’s Administration divisions, which include Human Resources, Information Systems, Small Business Development, Contract Administration, and Commodities Management. Prior to joining the Aviation Department, he [...]

2022-05-04T21:32:49+03:00May 4th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Ontario International Airport names longtime aviation executive Mark Haneke to lead marketing, air service development

Source: Ontario International Airport Ontario International Airport (ONT) officials announced the appointment of Mark Haneke, a distinguished aviation industry executive of 30 years, as Chief Marketing and Air Service Strategy Officer, a new position critical to the airport’s accelerating recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the future growth of commercial air service. Haneke, who has traveled extensively to more than 120 countries on the seven continents of the globe, has been manager of air service development and marketing at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) where he was instrumental in growing airline seat capacity by 28% and flight departures by 22% including new and expanded services to such popular destinations as Boston, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, New York, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. Prior to the onset of the [...]

2022-05-04T19:15:01+03:00May 4th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|