LAX takes delivery of first heavy-duty electric truck as airport transitions to all-electric fleet

Source: LAX Los Angeles World Airports has taken delivery of its first Class 8 heavy-duty electric vehicle, a Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is proud to announce the arrival of its first heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle, marking a significant step in the airport's transition to a fully electric fleet. The Class 8 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle (BEV) semi-style tractor will be used to move paving equipment, transport construction materials and pull other heavy equipment at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) worksites. LAWA is the first government entity to take delivery of a Nikola Tre BEV, which is part of the airport's ambitious plan to fully transition its vehicle fleet to all-electric. This also is the first [...]

2022-12-26T07:44:59+02:00December 26th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Aena launches the world’s largest duty-free shop tender with €18 billion in turnover

Source: Aena The tender doubles the number of lots to boost participation and promote competition among global operators The commercial space is more than 66,000 m2, which equates to more than seven football pitches The duration of the contract is increased up to 12 years, with the option of three annual extensions Aena has launched the world’s largest duty-free shop tender by turnover, the terms of which have been published today on the airport manager’s website. The expected turnover is €18 billion and includes 86 duty-free points of sale, plus a large number of additional premises dedicated to other categories, which, among all of them, will occupy an area of 66,000 square metres, or more than seven football pitches. “This [...]

2022-12-26T06:59:30+02:00December 26th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA provides travel tips for the busy winter holiday season

Source: MIA Miami International Airport is expecting another busy winter holiday travel season this year, with 2.5 million passengers projected from December 21 to January 6 (Three Kings Day), for a 1.5% increase over its record-breaking period in 2021. A daily average of 151,000 travelers is expected over the 17-day travel period, which is 10,000 more travelers per day than the airport's average in November. MIA's busiest travel days are expected to be the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before Christmas Day, the Friday before New Year's Day, and the Thursday and Friday after New Year's Day, when the airport projects more than 157,000 passengers on each day. Because of the record-breaking projections, MIA's parking garages may approach their capacity on [...]

2022-12-22T06:00:39+02:00December 22nd, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Angela Gittens becomes global ambassador for flagship ACI-ICAO Airport Professional program

Source: ACI World Appointment aims to further promote AMPAP as the premier global airport management accreditation Airports Council International (ACI) World, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), has today announced the appointment of Ms. Angela Gittens, former Director General of ACI World, as program ambassador for the renowned ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP). A joint initiative between ACI World and ICAO, AMPAP is the longest running training cooperation between the two global aviation organizations. The Program's aim is to develop a new generation of airport management professionals through a curriculum covering all functional areas of the airport business. Successful completion of the Program leads to the issuance of the globally recognized International Airport Professional (IAP) designation [...]

2022-12-14T09:38:40+02:00December 14th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

MIA kicks off busy month of winter route launches

New routes and two new airlines to Miami A busy month of new flights at Miami International Airport kicked off on December 8, when Avianca launched three weekly flights to Bucaramanga, Colombia, and four weekly flights to Pereira, Colombia from MIA, followed by the airline beginning two weekly Santa Marta-Miami flights on December 10. Bucaramanga and Santa Marta mark two new routes for MIA and bring the airport's total number of nonstop destinations in Colombia to nine – the most in its history. While the Bucaramanga and Santa Marta routes are served exclusively by Avianca at MIA, the Miami-Pereira route is also served by American Airlines. Colombia was MIA's busiest international market pre-pandemic, with 1.5 million total passengers in 2019. [...]

2022-12-13T12:30:51+02:00December 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

MIA ends 2022 with three bond rating upgrades

Source: MIA KBRA, S&P and Moody's reward airport for strong pandemic rebound In recognition of Miami International Airport's "exceptionally strong recovery," Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC (KBRA) recently upgraded its long-term rating of Miami-Dade County's Aviation Revenue Bonds from A+ to AA-. KBRA's upgrade follows the same action by Standard & Poor's Global Ratings (S&P) in August and Moody's Investor Service in July, when they raised their ratings of MDAD's revenue bonds from A- to A and A2 to A1, respectively.  “Congratulations to the MIA team on earning these three significant upgrades in 2022. I’m thrilled to see that the bond rating agencies are taking notice of the spectacular recovery that MIA has made since the pandemic. This robust growth [...]

2022-12-12T01:58:49+02:00December 12th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

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|