Munich Airport subsidiary operates new airport terminal in New Jersey

Source: Munich Airport The official ceremony to announce the upcoming opening of the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport in the US state of New Jersey marks a key milestone in the five-year history of the global Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport. Munich Airport NJ LLC, which was specifically established by MAI, will assume responsibility for running the new Terminal A at Newark Airport on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). This includes operations, technical terminal maintenance and managing the retail and catering space. The new Terminal A at Newark Airport has a total area of around 93,000 m² and an annual capacity of up to [...]

2022-11-17T05:51:30+02:00November 17th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

iGA Istanbul Airport Activated the Routing Service (Level 3) at A-SMGCS System

Source: IGA Istanbul Airport The world's most important global hub, iGA Istanbul Airport, activated a pioneering application developed in line with its digitalization strategy; at this level (Level 3), the "Routing Service" of the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System(A-SMGCS) technology. The system delivers the best integration for advanced situation awareness and operational control. Integrating the newest technologies in the aviation industry into the current applications and procedures is becoming increasingly crucial for a more sustainable airport. iGA Istanbul Airport carries out the required planning by optimizing the needs of all stakeholders, as joint projects with airline companies, other airports, aircraft manufacturers and the sub-groups suitable for the sector's dynamic structure, as per the Eurocontrol specifications, accurately meeting the [...]

2022-11-15T16:10:51+02:00November 15th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

Brussels Airport to Host TIACA’s Executive Summit 2023

Source: TIACA The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that Brussels Airport will host the Executive Summit 2023. The Executive Summit 2023 will be held November 6-8, 2023 at the historic Skyhall, former airport terminal. TIACA is working with Brussels Airport to organize a first class conference, which will bring together over 300 decision makers from across the globe to network, showcase their companies and products, as well as learn and debate pressing issues affecting the entire industry. “What has been so special about the Executive Summit in recent years is that it focuses on topics that matter to our industry and connects attendees with new ideas to develop and build upon.” says Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair. Brussels Airport will welcome [...]

2022-11-15T06:13:19+02:00November 15th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airports in the Aena network recovered more than 97% of pre-pandemic passenger levels in October

Source: Aena Almost 24 million travellers passed through its facilities 208,817 aircraft were in operation and 90,500 tonnes of cargo were transported  Airports in the Aena network closed October 2022 with 23,981,550 passengers. This figure is 2.9 percentage points from pre-pandemic levels, meaning that 97.1% of the traffic recorded in October 2019 has already been recovered. In addition, 208,817 aircraft were in operation, which is equivalent to a recovery of 99.3% compared to 2019, while 90,517 tonnes of cargo were transported, representing a decrease of 14.5% compared to the same month of 2019. Of the total number of travellers recorded in October, 23,923,292 were commercial passengers, of which 16,229,021 travelled on international flights, 6.1% less than in October 2019. Meanwhile, [...]

2022-11-11T18:54:33+02:00November 11th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

IATA to Expand Environmental Assessment Certification to Airports and GSPs

Source: IATA Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is the first participant in the expanded IEnvA and will play a leadership role as the value chain aligns to ensure a sustainable future for air transport As the pioneer airport in the IEnvA for Airports and GSPs, YEG will work with IATA to establish the IEnvA Standards for Airports and guidance material to broadly improve performance in areas such as emissions, waste, water, noise, energy, and biodiversity The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Environmental Assessment for Airports and Ground Service Providers (IEnvA for Airports and GSPs).  Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is the first participant in the expanded IEnvA and will play a leadership role as the value chain aligns [...]

2022-11-10T05:08:52+02:00November 10th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Minimalist photographs invite travelers to enjoy the here and now

Source: MIA Miami artist Ian Patrick O'Connor captures peaceful moments in Miami Beach Captured within a few blocks from where artist Ian Patrick O'Connor resides in Miami Beach, Present consists of 12 photographs made between 2018-2022 from his ongoing, more extensive photographic series by the same name. The collection of images, on display through February 2023, is the latest exhibition at Miami International Airport's CameraWorks gallery at gates D22 and D25.  The purpose of Present follows O'Connor's overall work, which is to grant the viewer a calming pause from the overstimulated modern world and to evoke an overall sense of well-being Utilizing techniques from Minimalism to create a visual language, O'Connor experiments with esoteric ideas of color and art therapy. According to O'Connor, this series provides [...]

2022-11-08T15:58:31+02:00November 8th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News|

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|