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easyJet opens first lounge

Low-cost carrier easyJet has opened its first airport lounge, the jointly branded ‘The Gateway by easyJet & No1 Lounges’, at London Gatwick

Alstef wins Almaty BHS contract

Alstef Group is to install the baggage handling system at the international terminal of Kazakhstan’s new Almaty International Airport

Elenium and Micro-X trial screening portal

Australia’s Elenium Automation has signed a contract with X-ray technology specialist Micro-X to introduce innovative security processing into airports around the world

Memphis adopts Amadeus tech

Memphis International Airport has installed several Amadeus airport management solutions as part of a wider transformation

SAF makes Gatwick debut

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been introduced at London Gatwick Airport as part of a collaboration between Q8Aviation, easyJet, Gatwick and Neste

Latest phase in Belgrade upgrade underway

Vinci Airports has kicked off a new phase in its modernisation of Serbia's Belgrade Airport, the largest airport in the country

Jettainer and Swiss extend partnership

Lufthansa Group’s Jettainer is to provide global ULD management and maintenance services for Swiss International Air Lines for a further five years

Skyport loads 4.3-ton engine onto Prague flight

Central European ground handler Skyport has loaded a CFM56-5B6/P engine onto a Ural Airlines flight from Prague to Yekaterinburg

Randox launches vaccination authentication app

Randox, the UK’s largest diagnostics company, is launching the Randox CertiFly app to process and certify results for pre-departure and day two lateral flow tests.

WFS’s CargoKiosk makes Heathrow debut

London Heathrow Airport is the latest Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) cargo station to introduce CargoKiosk technology

Luton signs training contract

London Luton Airport (LLA) has signed a new seven-year contract with Airdat for use of its cloud-based training management and competency system ‘passport’

PIT breaks ground on modernisation project

More than 300 people attended a ceremony on Thursday October 14 to mark breaking ground on Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.39bn terminal modernisation programme

TSA firearms finds hit 20-year high

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a record number of firearms at airport security checkpoints this year, despite lower passenger numbers

Orlando updates roadway signage

As South Terminal C at Orlando International Airport comes closer to completion, roadway signage has been introduced to direct passengers to the new facility

Munich creates a ‘climate forest’

Bavaria’s Munich Airport has launched its latest carbon-offset project, 1,900 hectares of forest in the east of the German state

Sheltair and Avfuel to offer scholarships

Sheltair Aviation and Avfuel Corporation have launched a scholarship programme, ‘Future Takes Flight’

Appetite to travel is high, new research finds

Research by travel IT specialist Amadeus has found that 77% of travellers want to travel in the next year, with Europe the top destination

IATA boss makes post-pandemic cargo call

IATA has urged the air cargo industry to work, post-COVID-19, with the same levels of cooperation as during the pandemic

Aviator and Ryanair strengthen partnership

Aviation services provider Aviator Airport Alliance has signed a new ground handling services partnership agreement with Ryanair

Sheltair Tampa complex gets nod

Sheltair Aviation will break ground on its new hangar and office complex at Tampa International Airport on October 21, 2021

Munich announces eVTOL project

Munich Airport and Urban-Air Port are to jointly develop eVTOL ground infrastructure and airport operations for electric air taxis

IATA launches lithium battery certification

IATA has created a new industry certification programme to improve the handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain

utu and Emirates Skywards target tax refunds

Travel-tech start-up utu and the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme have launched a Tax Free shopping tie-up

Europe’s first Centurion Lounge opens at LHR

The first American Express Centurion Lounge in Europe has opened in Terminal 3 at London Heathrow Airport

Analogic wins TSA CT system contract

Analogic Corporation of Peabody, Massachusetts, is to supply TSA with computed tomography (CT) checkpoint security screening systems

Vilnius calls for construction tenders

Vilnius Airport has launched an international public call for tenders from contractors interested in building a new departures terminal

Danske Drop Zone opens at Belfast City

A new digital hub sponsored by Danske Bank has opened at George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland

CDC launches COVID-19 pilot at SFO

The CDC has launched a pilot programme at SFO to enable near-real-time detection of new COVID-19 variants among travellers entering the United States

dnata announces airport drone scheme

Global air services provider dnata has partnered with US tech start-up Gather AI to use drones at Dallas Fort-Worth

Sea-Tac unveils new access route

Washington State’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has opened a new access route at its cell phone lot, to cut queues and reconfigure parking