Toronto Pearson Airport is leading security screening innovation

Source: Toronto Pearson Airport Pearson is a leader in innovation, and this is just one way we’re working to improve the travel experience. Working with Liberty Defense, we’re testing the Hexwave portal in November, to test an enhanced security screening method that does not require a person to remove shoes, take out their electronics or remove items from their pockets. This beta-test will help us gain insights into how the portal works in real time, what improvements might need to be made and how this could be implemented to improve security screening in the future. The Hexwave system detects threats concealed on the body under clothes using millimeter wave technology that safely emits a low power radar signal that is [...]

2022-11-07T03:51:11+02:00November 7th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Toronto Pearson makes significant progress on improving the airport experience for passengers

Source: Toronto Pearson International Airport Toronto Pearson provided an update on the airport’s operational progress and highlighted innovative programs and pilots aimed at improving the passenger experience. “These passenger flow improvements at Pearson are being augmented by new technologies, including the launch of YYZ Express which allows passengers to pre-book a spot in line for security screening,” said Deborah Flint, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “Moreover, later this year, CATSA will pilot a trusted traveller initiative designed to make the security screening experience more convenient.” Key metric improvements Pearson continues to see improvements across several key performance metrics, a trend expected to continue or accelerate into the fall. The most recent data from the Canadian Air Transport Security [...]

2022-11-04T15:45:07+02:00November 4th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Fewer lines means extra free time at Edmonton International Airport

Source: Edmonton International Airport - YEG YEG EXPRESS will minimize wait times through Central Security at YEG by providing a pre-booking tool Edmonton International Airport will launch this tool alongside other Canadian airports, including Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR) Passengers at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) travelling in the Domestic and International Terminal will now be able to pre-book their spot in Central Security using a new tool called YEG EXPRESS. "Security screening plays an integral role in keeping our passengers and employees safe. While safety and security are always our top priority, we aim to make the experience as convenient as possible. We look forward to having YEG EXPRESS to help minimize wait times and maximize [...]

2022-11-04T14:43:24+02:00November 4th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Qatar Airways and FIFA Mark 20 Days to Go at The World’s Best Airport, Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Source: Qatar Airways With only 20 days to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and MATAR Chief Operations Officer, Eng. Badr Al Meer, met at the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport. The leaders assembled on the tarmac to highlight a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ livery. In 2017, Qatar Airways announced its partnership with FIFA as the Official Airline. The alliance has gone from strength to strength, with The World’s Best Airline sponsoring numerous tournaments such as the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017™, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Club World Cup™, and the FIFA Women's [...]

2022-11-01T19:34:35+02:00November 2nd, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

MIA Runway 5K Series lands $30,000 for breast cancer research

Source: MIA Over 2,500 runners hit the runway to benefit the American Cancer Society For only the second time, runners instead of planes took off on the north runway at Miami International Airport on October 29 for the MIA Runway 5K Flight 2022, all with the goal of fundraising for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) campaign. The event, which drew more than 2,500 participants, followed the inaugural MIA race in October 2020 and the first Runway 5K at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF) in March 2022. This year's 5K Series at MIA and OPF is expected to raise a combined total of over $30,000 for the MSABC campaign from participant registration fees and event sponsorships. Next year's [...]

2022-11-01T14:01:59+02:00October 31st, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Government of Canada makes important investments at British Columbia airports

Source: Transport Canada The last two years have underscored the crucial role airports play in keeping Canadians connected from coast to coast to coast. These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at local and regional airports in British Columbia. Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, eight airports in British Columbia will receive over $14 million from the Government of Canada for projects and equipment that will help maintain safe airport operations for passengers, crews, and airport workers. The airports receiving funding are: Cranbrook $1,610,312 to rehabilitate airfield [...]

2022-10-26T09:10:56+03:00October 26th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Aer Lingus resumes Dublin-Miami route

Source: MIA Renewed service brings pre-cleared transatlantic flights back to MIA The luck of the Irish returned to Miami International Airport (MIA) on October 21 when Aer Lingus resumed its thrice-weekly Dublin-to-Miami service for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Miami-Dade County and Aer Lingus officials celebrated the airline's return with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at MIA, including refreshments for departing passengers. Aer Lingus is operating the Dublin-Miami service with A330-300 aircraft seating 317 passengers each. Congratulations to Aer Lingus on their return to Miami-Dade County after two and a half years.  I am so pleased to have the only nonstop service between South Florida and Ireland back at MIA and to see our two regions reconnected before the winter [...]

2022-10-25T17:19:08+03:00October 25th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Fraport and Lufthansa Establish “FraAlliance” Joint Venture

Source: Fraport Fraport and Lufthansa have formed a new joint venture called “FraAlliance”. Each company holds a 50% share in the new venture. The two companies intend to use FraAlliance to strengthen their existing cooperation on strategic and operational matters at Frankfurt Airport and thus, plan to deepen their long-standing partnership in relation to enhancing services at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1. The aim is to improve the quality of products and services at Frankfurt Airport. The joint venture seeks to improve aspects relating to business development and operations, customer experience, infrastructure, intermodality, and sustainability. Improvements are to be achieved by analyzing and optimizing processes in terminal operations, as well as by taking a joint, customer-focused approach to product development. The [...]

2022-10-24T08:00:55+03:00October 24th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Making the invisible, visible at Edmonton International Airport

Source: Edmonton International Airport YEG to launch the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to increase accessibility, awareness and compassion for people with invisible disabilities Edmonton International Airport (YEG) strives to create an accessible and welcoming environment for everyone. As part of this commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, YEG has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, an internationally recognized program that provides Sunflower-branded items for passengers to wear to discreetly indicate to people around the wearer that they may need additional support, help or simply more time.  "Part of our commitment to creating a safe environment is making the airport accessible for everyone. We are excited to partner with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and join a network of businesses working to create more [...]

2022-10-20T08:51:38+03:00October 20th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Avianca Cargo is 100% Fresh Certified for handling perishables

Source: MIA Airline’s Miami and Bogota stations are the first in the Americas to earn certification Avianca Cargo announced today that it is the first airline in the Americas certified by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh program, for achieving the highest standards of quality and excellence for the transportation of perishable goods. IATA representatives officially presented the CEIV Fresh certificate to Avianca Cargo during a ceremony at the airline’s facilities at Miami International Airport. Miami and Bogota are the airline’s first certified stations, and Medellin and Quito will also be CEIV Fresh certified by the end of 2022. “Congratulations to Avianca Cargo on being recognized for its dedication to cargo handling excellence. [...]

2022-10-17T22:36:24+03:00October 17th, 2022|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|