Aviation industry getting better at baggage handling
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by Joe Bates
10h ago
The aviation industry is getting better at baggage handling, reducing the amount of luggage mishandled or ‘lost’ on its journey in 2023, according to a new report out today. Based on the findings of the new SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 report, the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6% to 6.9% 1,000 passengers in 2023. This, it notes, despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. “The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 t ..read more
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New green milestone for Brussels South Charleroi
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by Joe Bates
1d ago
Brussels South Charleroi Airport has successfully achieved level 4 ‘Transformation’ status in ACI EUROPE’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. This recognition confirms and recognises the airport’s environmental commitments. Operator BSCA notes that Level 4 of the ACA programme means that its strategy for managing carbon emissions is in line with international climate goals. Among other things, the airport has focused on an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and consolidated the commitment made by its partners. The goal of the international Airport Carbon Accreditation program ..read more
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Record breaking times for London’s Heathrow and Stansted airports
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by Joe Bates
3d ago
London’s Heathrow and Stansted airports have set new traffic records – the former for handling 81.5 million passengers in a 12 month period, and Stansted for experiencing its busiest ever May. Heathrow’s milestone was reached as the UK hub welcomed 7.2 million passengers last month, the first time May traffic has ever exceeded seven million. While Stansted says that a bumper half-term holiday week proved the catalyst for it recording an all-time high of 2.7 million passengers in May. As a result of May’s throughput, Stansted’s 12-month rolling total to the end of May stood at 28.8 million pass ..read more
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New art exhibition opens at iGA Istanbul Airport
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by Staff reporter
3d ago
iGA Istanbul Airport has launched a new ‘Istanbulites’ exhibition featuring human landscapes through the eyes of Venezuelan artist Jesús Briceño Reyes. Organised in collaboration with contemporary art platform Zarastro Art and İGA ART, the exhibition shows just how seriously iGA is taking its mission to become a leading centre for culture. Open for visitors between June 5 and July 31 at the İGA ART Gallery in iGA Istanbul Airport International Terminal, Briceño Reyes’s exhibition mirrors the lives of Istanbul locals. Reyes claims that he wants ‘to make us pause and think, to allow us to look ..read more
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New solar farm to provide 10% of Dublin Airport’s electricity
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by Staff reporter
3d ago
More than 10% of Dublin Airport’s current annual electricity needs will soon be provided by a new 9MWp solar farm under construction on the airport campus. Airport operator, daa made the announcement while welcoming Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Transport, on a visit today to the 28-acre site located close to the south runway and visible from the R102. A total of 11,000 solar panels have been installed to date by Enerpower, one of Ireland’s leading providers of renewable energy solutions, with a total of 15,000 overall to be installed by the end of September. The solar photovoltaic (PV ..read more
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Maximising their potential
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by Marnix (Max) Groot
4d ago
In this two-part article, Marnix (Max) Groot, managing editor of the Momberger Airport Information newsletter, reports on a selection of infrastructure development projects that are either underway or planned across Asia. While Asia has been slower to recover from COVID-19 than other regions, the future looks bright, with hundreds of airports either being built, upgraded or expanded across the region. In the first part of a two-part article, we focus on a number of projects in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, that are either already under construction or being planned ..read more
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Construction of new T1 pier at Munich Airport “progressing rapidly”
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by Joe Bates
6d ago
Construction work on the new pier at Munich Airport’s Terminal is progressing rapidly and on target for completion at the end of 2025, the German gateway revealed today. The exterior façade was completed last year and  the interior fit-out is said to be making great strides, The new €665 million pier will bundle the non-Schengen traffic of Terminal 1 and will become the new home for American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, among others. “The expansion ensures that a high quality of stay, and service will be offered in all handling ..read more
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New majority shareholder for Parma International Airport
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by Joe Bates
6d ago
Parma International Airport has a major new shareholder after Canadian aviation company, Centerline Airport Partners, announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in the Italian gateway. Centerline believes that the strategic investment underscores its commitment to enhancing connectivity, air service development, customer experience, and safety at the airport in line with its approved master plan and stakeholder considerations. It is also confident that the new partnership will bring significant benefits to the city and people of Parma as it aims to elevate the airport’s operations and services ..read more
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Hurling fever building up at Shannon Airport
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by Staff reporter
6d ago
Shannon Airport is well and truly ‘up for the match’ as friendly rivalries kick up a notch ahead of this weekend’s Munster Hurling Final clash between Clare and Limerick. The competition is soaring to new heights at the airport as passengers and staff gear up for the hotly anticipated provincial decider. While staff are busy welcoming passengers jetting off to destinations across Europe, the UK and US as the peak summer season gets into full swing, all eyes will be on Thurles this Sunday as Munster’s greatest rivals go head-to-head for the third successive year. Airport director, Niall Kearns ..read more
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Long time investor AviAlliance sells stake in Budapest Airport
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by Joe Bates
1w ago
AviAlliance and the co-shareholders of Budapest Airport have agreed to sell the airport to a consortium consisting of the Hungarian state-owned Corvinus Zrt and Vinci Airports. As all terms of the agreement have already been met, the transaction was completed. Gerhard Schroeder, managing sirector of AviAlliance, until today biggest shareholder in Budapest Airport, says: “Since our initial investment in 2007, Budapest Airport has grown significantly. “Together with our co-shareholders, we have invested a total of more than €700 million in the expansion and development of the airport. Thanks to ..read more
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