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Vinci takes over operation of Manaus

France’s Vinci Airports has taken over the operation of Manaus International Airport in Brazil, under a 30-year concession contract

WFS and Polar Air Cargo unveil LAX partnership

Worldwide Flight Services has signed a new long-term cargo handling partnership with Polar Air Cargo at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LED light switch for Glasgow airfield

A project is underway to swap the LED floodlights at Glasgow Airport’s airfield with a more sustainable model that is 25% more energy efficient

DEN wins Great Hall green light

Denver City Council has approved Denver International Airport’s proposed plan for the Great Hall Completion, the final phase of the Great Hall Project

Dufry extends La Romana concession

Travel retailer Dufry has extended its duty-free concession at La Romana International Airport in the Dominican Republic by a decade

COVID changes airport IT priorities

CIOs are relying on technology to support industry recovery, according to new findings from SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights

VIDEO: TSA’s top 10 catches of 2021

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration has revealed a list of the ten strangest items it confiscated in 2021

CAA to create environmental sustainability panel

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is to establish an environmental sustainability panel and has begun an open application process for potential members

Supply chain disruptions hit cargo 

IATA data for global air cargo markets showed lower growth in November 2021, due to supply chain disruptions and capacity constraints

Travelex launches FX services at Stansted

Foreign exchange brand Travelex has launched a full range of bureaux and ATM services at London/ Stansted Airport

LHR reports Omicron-hit December

COVID-19 continues to pose significant challenges for the travel industry, with Heathrow welcoming only 19.4 million passengers in 2021, below even 2020 levels

Menzies appoints SVP digital & innovation

Aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has named Filip Nekvinda senior vice president of digital & innovation, a newly created role

London Oxford upgrades fire and rescue

London Oxford, the UK’s fifth busiest business aviation airport, has upgraded its Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (RFFS) to Category 6 (full time)

Denver promotes Albo

Denver International Airport has promoted Andrea Albo to deputy chief of staff, effective January 10

ACI carbon nod for King Khalid

King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh has won ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation

Safety bollards for Las Vegas airport

Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas is installing more than 300 bollards along its Terminal 1 departures kerb

Geneva unveils new jetty

A new jetty has opened at Geneva Airport, replacing the long-range wide-body aircraft pavilion built for Boeing 747s in 1975

Qatar wins Doha live animals certification

Following six months of process and product audits, Qatar Airways Cargo has achieved IATA’s CEIV Live Animals certification

Clear buys virtual queuing firm

Secure identity specialist Clear has acquired Whyline, a provider of virtual queuing and appointment technology, in an all-cash transaction

MAG research backs restrictions removal call

Research has found that the removal of all testing requirements on international travel would not impact the spread of Omicron in the UK

Vinci to run Annecy Mont-Blanc

Six months after signing a public service concession agreement with France’s Haute-Savoie, Vinci Airports has taken over operations at France's Annecy Mont-Blanc Airport

DDF reports sales spike

Dubai Duty Free (DDF) has announced annual sales of Dhs3.563 billion (US$976m), 40% up year on year

New APM for KLIA

Malaysia Airports has embarked on the replacement of its Automated People Mover (APM), known as the Aerotrain system

Abu Dhabi International Airport turns 40

Celebrations have taken place to mark the 40th anniversary of the official opening of Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Hyderabad wins eco nod

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has won a gold award for energy conservation

AAHK publishes Sustainable Finance Framework

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has published its first Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF)

A look back at 2021; On the right track

London Stansted Airport’s new £70m BHS became operational...

A look back at 2021: The long goodbye

New Orleans may have shuttered the old Louis Armstrong International, but it is still standing. Chris Sloan pays a final nostalgic visit

A look back at 2021: A capital asset

Berlin Brandenburg Airport has weathered an exceptionally tricky first year and has big ambitions, chief operating officer Patrick Muller explains

Hactl wins four Hong Kong OSH awards

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has won four awards in the 20th Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Award scheme