• PAL plans extra Manila terminal

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) intends to build a new USD400 million passenger terminal beside its existing hub in Terminal 2 (T2) at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to expand capacity and improve passenger convenience. The 89,000 m2 new terminal would cater for 12–15 million

  • Regional tensions hit Korean retail operator

    South Korea-based Lotte Duty Free, which has stores in six airports, is feeling the effects of the ongoing North Korean nuclear crisis and a row between China and South Korea over deployment of a US-supplied missile defence system. China has introduced restrictions on South Korean imports and

  • Schiphol picks designer for new terminal

    A joint Spanish-Dutch consortium is to design a new 100,500 m2 terminal at Amsterdam Schiphol. Spanish state-owned engineering company Ineco and architects Estudio Lamela will work on the project with local engineering company ABT and architects Kaan. Construction work is to start in 2020, and the

  • German government to fund special Berlin terminal

    A terminal for handling heads of state, VIPs, and other high-level government officials will be built at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Construction of the special facility, including “complex cable routing measures”, will take place in 2020–21, according to a joint statement from

  • Changi sets T4 opening date

    The new Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi is to handle its first flight on 31 October 2017, following the conclusion of extensive readiness trials. Nine carriers will shift operations to T4 between 31 October and 7 November: AirAsia Group (comprising four airlines), Cathay Pacific Airways, Cebu

  • MEPs vote for longer ETS exemption

    Averting a possible clash with industry and major trading partners with the EU, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on 13 September overwhelmingly voted to extend an exemption from the Emissions Trading System (ETS), enabling European airlines not to pay charges on their international flights.

  • PPP to upgrade Yelizovo

    Russian airport management holding company Airports of Regions (AR) has won a USD120 million tender to modernise Yelizovo Airport in the Kamchatka Peninsula. The project will be implemented as part of a public-private partnership (PPP). It includes construction of a 30,000 m2 terminal with annual

  • Delhi obtains clearance to expand

    The Indian environment ministry has approved a USD2.4 billion expansion plan for Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi, to be carried out by operator GMR Group. The project will be carried out in three phases: 2016–20, 2021–25, and 2026–34. GMR intends to invest

  • Nominations open for Jane’s ATC Awards 2018

    Jane’s invites readers to submit nominations for the next edition of our ATC Awards, held each year since 2001. At a time of increasing air traffic, it is more important than ever to highlight work to improve safety, capacity, efficiency, and environmental performance – so we are

  • German slowdown causes concern

    Germany is still a significant market but growth decelerated in 2016 Germany remains the largest national air market in continental Europe, with total passenger volume of 223.23 million in 2016. In the last five years, passenger traffic grew each year at German airports. However, the average growth

  • EAE sets its sights on greenfield construction

    A second airport for Addis Ababa is on the cards Construction of a new mega-airport outside Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is expected to begin in 2020, Jane’s has learnt from officials involved in the planning for the facility. Flying to more than half of the destinations in Africa,

  • Ethiopia gains major cargo boost

    Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo carrier in Africa, is set to benefit from a recently completed freight terminal in Addis Ababa. The first phase of the new cargo terminal at Bole International Airport was inaugurated on 29 June, on the final day of the Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo

  • Murcia could shed its white elephant status

    Two companies have been shortlisted for the concession to run Murcia Airport in southeast Spain. French group Edeis is competing against Spanish national operator Aena. Both bidders must present their proposals before the end of November 2017. Construction work on Murcia Airport began in 2008, but

  • San Luis Obispo prepares to open new terminal

    A new USD39.5 million terminal at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport in California will begin operations on 2 November 2017. The 56,000 ft² (17,069 m²) building is about five times the size of the previous terminal. There are six gates in the new terminal, including two with

  • AOE enables holistic omnichannel retail

    Tinkering in a fragmented way with digital airport services could come to an end, after global web portal and content provider AOE sealed contracts to deliver omnichannel services to passengers at two hubs – with a third to follow soon. On 14 August, AOE agreed terms with Auckland

  • Congestion prompts Delhi operator to amend masterplan

    As Indian domestic traffic surges, overtaking projected air traffic and resulting in constraints from congestion in the air and on the ground, airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is seeking to add capacity at Indira Gandhi International airport with a revised masterplan.

  • Houston reopens after Hurricane Harvey

    All commercial operations at George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports in Houston were suspended due to record rainstorms in southern Texas following Hurricane Harvey. However, the Federal Aviation Administration reports that George Bush Intercontinental will reopen at 1200 local time on 31

  • Malaysian government plans KLIA expansion

    The Malaysian government aims to expand Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in 2020, with construction of a second satellite building. Deputy Minister of Transport Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told the Malaysian Parliament that extra infrastructure is needed because KLIA would not be able to cope with

  • Fraport accelerates Pier G plan

    Fraport has filed a building permit application for the new Pier G at Frankfurt Airport, reflecting the growing importance of low-cost carriers at the German hub. The new infrastructure "will be designed to provide cost-saving, no-frills ground handling for LCC traffic while being fully

  • Los Angeles completes RSA project

    Congressionally mandated safety measures have been completed on all four runways at Los Angeles International Airport, after more than two years of work. Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements create "additional safeguards for all of our passengers and ensures that the planes of today - and the

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