MIA announces World Travel Expo in June 2023

Source: MIA Local travel industry leaders host kickoff event at Consular Corps Holiday Reception With the goal of promoting tourism to Miami International Airport's network of 166 destinations across the globe, Miami-Dade County officials and local travel industry executives hosted a kickoff event on December 2 for members of the Consular Corps of Miami to announce the first World Travel Expo (WTE) Miami, scheduled for June 13-15, 2023, at the Miami Airport Convention Center.  The kickoff event – held at MIA's annual Consular Corps of Miami Holiday Reception – featured MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié and WTE President and CEO Javier Palencia, who gave local consulates and guests a preview of what to expect at the inaugural expo. "In addition to [...]

2022-12-05T23:14:05+02:00December 6th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Istanbul Airport becomes world’s first to achieve airport accessibility accreditation

Fuente: ACI World Airports Council International (ACI) World announced that İGA Istanbul Airport has become the first airport in the world to be accredited under its new Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation program, a first-of-its kind program dedicated to airport accessibility. The accreditation program was launched earlier this year and provides a continuous path of improvement in the area of accessibility for passengers with disabilities, which includes people with physical and non-apparent disabilities. This level of accreditation achieved by İGA Istanbul Airport is designed to help airports measure, evaluate, and improve their accessibility management and culture. It was developed as a collaboration between accessibility advocacy groups, airports, industry partners, and ACI. ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “We are delighted to have Istanbul [...]

2022-12-02T16:03:10+02:00December 2nd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

American Airlines and British Airways Co-Locate at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Bringing Customers a Seamless and Enhanced Experience

Source: American Airlines American Airlines and British Airways are ready to welcome customers to the newly renovated Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Starting Dec. 1, customers will enjoy an enhanced travel experience with seamless connections as the two airlines co-locate operations as part of a $400 million joint investment. This marks the completion of the first phase of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s redevelopment of the airport. To celebrate British Airways moving from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton joined American Airlines CEO Robert Isom and British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle to officially unveil a redesigned check-in area, new gates and world-class lounges. [...]

2022-11-30T00:28:58+02:00November 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

French airports leading the way in climate action

Source: Airport Carbon Accreditation On the occasion of the 4th annual conference for French and Francophone airports organised by Union des Aéroports Français & Francophones Associés (UAF & FA), ACI is today highlighting the French airport industry’s decarbonisation achievements within the global carbon standard for airports, Airport Carbon Accreditation. France - a leader in airport climate action On the global stage, and out of 86 countries represented in Airport Carbon Accreditation, France has gathered by far the biggest community of climate smart airports. The 63 French airports currently actively addressing their carbon emissions in Airport Carbon Accreditation constitute almost 30% of the total number of accredited airports in Europe (219), and 15% globally (425). These numbers speak volumes of the determination of the French airport community [...]

2022-11-29T22:39:55+02:00November 30th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Miami Art Week 2022 begins with MIA

Source: MIA Whether in town for Miami Art Week or not, travelers at Miami International Airport this week can sample works by some of the world-renowned artists featured at the annual event before they even leave the airport. Just in time for Miami Art Week 2022, the Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division has released its visitor’s guide for MIA’s current art exhibitions and permanent installations. To learn more, visit MIA’s online Miami Art Week 2022 visitor’s guide.

2022-11-28T20:02:21+02:00November 28th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., OIAA investing over $65 million at Ottawa International Airport

Source: Porter Airlines Porter building two hangars for new aircraft maintenance base for its growing fleet, featuring the new Embraer E195-E2 and existing De Havilland Dash 8-400 200 full-time, permanent local jobs being created Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) is constructing Taxiway Romeo in the airport’s north field area Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., parent company of Porter Airlines, and the Ottawa International Airport Authority (OIAA) are investing over $65 million dollars in YOW’s future. Porter is in the process of building two aircraft hangars, over approximately 150,000 sq. ft., to maintain its growing fleet, featuring the new Embraer E195-E2 and existing De Havilland Dash 8-400. OIAA is constructing a new taxiway and related infrastructure to support the hangar development, as [...]

2022-11-25T15:29:58+02:00November 25th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Government of Canada supports Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport with new funding for critical infrastructure projects

Source: Transport Canada As Canada’s air sector continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, investments in our airport infrastructure are crucial to keeping travellers, workers, and communities safe. Today, the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced new funding to help the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport. The airport is receiving over $10 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for: the reconstruction of Runway 29 and the rehabilitation of taxiways; and modifications to the airport’s access and control zones to improve [...]

2022-11-24T01:07:23+02:00November 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

MIA now offering accessibility lanes in Customs

Source: MIA Passengers with mobility issues can receive special queueing assistance Passengers with disabilities or limited mobility arriving at Miami International Airport from foreign destinations can now request special queueing assistance when traveling through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) area. If a passenger does not request a wheelchair from their airline but still requires special queueing assistance in the Customs area, they can complete an accessibility lane request form at MIA’s website 48 hours in advance of their arrival. Once they arrive at Customs and provide their name to a Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) employee, they will be directed to the accessibility lane for CBP processing. Submittal of the request form provides access to the special assistance accessibility lane but [...]

2022-11-24T01:11:13+02:00November 24th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Toronto Pearson celebrates re-opening of second-busiest runway following eight-month rehabilitation

Source: Greater Toronto Airports Authority The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, today announced the re-opening of Runway 06L/24R, the airport’s second-busiest runway, after an eight-month rehabilitation. The project is one of the largest in Pearson’s history and required careful planning and coordination, which began over a year-and-a-half ago, to ensure safety and minimal disruption for passengers and nearby communities. The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Federal Transport Minister, joined GTAA President and CEO Deborah Flint, along with local elected officials, the many GTAA teams responsible for the rehabilitation, and representatives from Dufferin Construction and Avia NG for a ribbon-cutting to mark the re-opening. “It’s great to see the reopening of Runway 06L/24R after eight months of [...]

2022-11-23T05:02:58+02:00November 23rd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Thanksgiving traffic expected to reach 2019 record levels at Orlando International Airport

Source: Orlando International Airport The number of passengers this 12-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period is expected to reach 1.75 million at Orlando International Airport (MCO). This is the same milestone reached previously in 2019, a record year. The airport anticipates approximately 157 thousand additional passengers over last year or about a 10 percent overall increase. “Being able to reach our record pre-pandemic traffic numbers, this holiday season, is a reality we didn’t think would happen for several years,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Orlando International is ready for the increase. We have the new world-class Terminal C that will help ease overcrowding. There are new systems in place to assist with parking and [...]

2022-11-23T04:13:43+02:00November 23rd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|