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Santiago’s new Stantec-designed terminal opens

The new international terminal at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) in Chile has opened

Plaza partners with NHY in Ethiopia

Plaza Premium Group (PPG) has joined forces with NHY Group to upgrade the lounge experience at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD)

SVO launches automated photo studio

A fully automated photograph studio – LiloPhoto – has been unveiled in Terminal B at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow

Concessions International Partners with Shift4

Atlanta’s Concessions International, a provider of F&B solutions at airports across the US, has announced a new partnership with integrated payments specialist Shift4

American and BA unveil JFK T8 plans

American Airlines and British Airways have announced further details of their plans to co-locate operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8

Vienna debut for Zzzleepandgo pods

Sixteen sleeping pods have been installed in Terminal 3 at Vienna International Airport

Heathrow transforms with Oracle Cloud

Heathrow Airport has announced the completion of the largest business transformation in its 75-year history

Menzies wins refuelling contract

Menzies Aviation has renewed a contract for the provision of into-plane fuelling operations across the Shell Aviation UK network

Double cert for dnata in Belgium

dnata has been certified by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for its pharma and live animal handling processes at Brussels Airport

WFS wins GEODIS manpower contract at CDG

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a manpower contract with global logistics service provider GEODIS at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Swissport takes Aspire to Asia

Swissport has unveiled plans for its first Aspire lounge in Asia, at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan

JET Edge to build Teterboro base with Signature

Signature Aviation and Jet Edge International have signed an agreement to occupy Signature’s East facility at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey

WHSmith opens travel bookshops at Cologne Bonn

UK bookshop chain WHSmith has opened a 280m2 book shop and newsagent near the central security checkpoint at Cologne Bonn Airport

Schiphol reports 2021 cargo boost

Freight volumes grew by 15.7% compared to the previous year at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, following the restructure of its cargo department

Wellington to reconstruct apron

Wellington Airport’s apron taxiway is to undergo major reconstruction for the first time since the New Zealand facility opened in 1959

TSA upgrades to CT at Elmira Corning

A computed tomography checkpoint scanner is to be installed at the TSA checkpoint at Elmira Corning Regional Airport

Vilnius trials prototype bus


Trials are underway at Vilnius Airport of a Lithuanian-designed and built electric bus known as Dancer

Ford launches FLITE

Michigan’s Gerald R Ford International Airport Authority has introduced the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship, known as FLITE

Kaddouri to drive Swissport ESG efforts

Nadia Kaddouri has been appointed chief strategy and sustainability officer of ground services specialist Swissport International

Award win for Liberty Defense shoe scanning tech

Liberty Defense Holdings’ millimetre-wave shoe screening technology has won the 2022 Interagency Partnership Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

Lagardere and Four Pillars pop up in Melbourne

Australia’s Four Pillars gin has joined forces with Lagardere Travel Retail and Melbourne Airport to bring a pop-up gin shop to Terminal 1

Van der walt joins Nexshore board

Nexshore, which powers the OneRecord air cargo logistics data-sharing platform, has appointed Lionel van der Walt to its advisory board

Vanderlande concept picked up by DHS

A self-screening passenger security checkpoint concept developed by Vanderlande and partners is to undergo DHS testing

IATA confirms Leger in commercial role

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Frederic Leger senior vice president for commercial products and services

ADB Safegate acquires DBT Transportation Services

Airport systems provider ADB Safegate has acquired DBT Transportation Services, which specialises in weather systems, sensor technologies and services for the aviation industry

Iris ID unveils new authentication readers

Iris ID has launched the self-serve iCAM D2000 and IrisBar authentication readers, which it describes as ideal for airports

BAC makes volunteer commitment

Bahrain Airport Company has committed to providing volunteers to Injaz Bahrain, a non-profit youth empowerment organisation

Green FBO world-first for Berlin

Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport are to develop an executive aviation terminal and fixed base operation (FBO) at the German airport

Perth upgrades passenger screening

Western Australia’s Perth Airport has embarked on a significant upgrade to its passenger screening infrastructure, across all terminals.

Avinor launches wide-ranging tenders

Norwegian airports operator Avinor is launching multiple contracts, with a combined value of €830m, across retail, F&B and convenience stores