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Trio of Dutch airports to begin electric flight trial

The initiative will aid future research, with electric commercial flights expected to commence within the next five years

Fraport implements license plate detection at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South

The new technology allows visitors to seamlessly travel through Gates 31 and 32 at the site

UK PCR tests cost double compared to Europe, research reveals

The ABTA and AOA have urged the government to look into the testing fee as it could potentially be harmful for the recovery of aviation

Alaska Airlines to open new lounge at SFO this summer

The carrier is currently expanding its presence within the Bay Area, with more routes set to commence in June from San Francisco

Vision-Box awarded single-token biometrics contract at KL International Airport

The company will be responsible for the design, supply, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the solution situated at the Malaysian facility

London City set to resume domestic routes ahead of summer

Flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee will begin shortly, resuming connectivity to the English capital

VINCI awarded 30-year concession for seven Brazilian airports

The company hopes to implement environmental infrastructures at the hubs, with a focus on post-pandemic recovery

More than 90% of travellers happy to use health passports, research reveals

The study also found that over 40% said they would book international travel within six weeks of restrictions lifting

SFO steps up plastic-free policy

The airport has banned the sale of all plastic bottles, pushing the hub closer to its goal of zero waste going to landfill

FAA awards over $600m in airport improvement grants

Through the Airport Improvement Program, nearly 400 facilities will receive financial aid

Allegiant announces new base at Austin Bergstrom International

The move is expected to create almost 90 jobs and will help connect the city with leisure destinations

Riga Airport deploys new A-CDM procedures

The airport is the first in the Baltics to use the new platform, joining over 30 European hubs who have employed A-CDM

Menzies expands partnership with Wizz Air

The firm is set to provide handling services to the airline at Oslo Gardermoen

Leonardo contracted to add runway incursion system at Dallas Fort Worth

The firm’s AeroBOSS runway warning system is expected to increase safety, enable stronger communication and prevent incursions

Changi Airport inaugurates new online travel portal

The service allows passengers to book PCR tests and helps them meet the requirements needed to enter Singapore

Incheon Airport becomes first to achieve ACI Level 4 Customer Experience accreditation

ACI World’s customer experience initiative is currently set out in four stages, with Incheon being the first to reach the top tier

IATA calls for Middle Eastern governments to pave the way to recovery

Administrations are being urged to lay out plans for a successful operational restart, looking into methods to restore passenger confidence

London City launches scheme to help local communities recover from COVID-19

The London City Helpers programme will help tackle unemployment and provide support to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

New research supports rapid testing for restart of air travel, says IATA

Quick antigen tests have been found to be more cost effective and efficient for the restart of air travel

Swedavia achieves net zero emissions across its ten airports

ACI Europe welcomed the announcement, but stressed that decarbonisation has been made more difficult by the pandemic

Emirates becomes first airline to operate A380 to Jeddah’s new terminal

The superjumbo landed at the airport’s Terminal 1 and was met by a water cannon salute

Hamburg Airport reveals steepest profit decline in 25 years

The facility has continued operations despite the pandemic, but has put a strict savings plan in place

Prague Airport inaugurates ‘Fly via Prague’ service

The new facility is specifically for passengers transferring flights at the airport, increasing the airport’s potential as a transfer gateway

Belfast City Airport announces new COVID-19 testing centre

The centre will offer both PCR and antigen tests in preparation for the return of international travel

Amadeus and dnata refresh partnership with new contract

The technology firm’s software will continue to underpin the ground handling company’s services at Dubai Airports and other key facilities around the world

CPH releases 2020 group annual report

The airport suffered large losses whilst cutting operational costs and jobs

Heathrow set to upgrade security screening equipment

The hub signed a contract with Smiths Detection, who will supply integrated checkpoints throughout the site

MPs call on the chancellor to introduce duty free on arrival shops

More than 60 members of parliament and peers signed a letter urging the government to support the travel industry

Arcadis appointed to deliver first low-carbon aviation test centre

The site will be located at Kirkwall Airport and aims to establish a new generation of air services

Aer Lingus to launch four transatlantic routes from Manchester

Up to 120 jobs are set to be created, with non-stop flights to New York and Orlando beginning in July