North American gateways report traffic rise

Second quarter passenger traffic at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport increased 6% compared to the same quarter of 2013, the gateway has reported.

Innovative staff app launched by UK airport services provider

UK airport service provider OmniServ has launched an innovative web app for staff to present relevant information to passengers based on the role they are performing at gateways.

Portland International awarded FAA grant to cut emissions

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a $331,653 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to Portland International Airport to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

Dufry reports sales up 2.4% in first half of 2014

Duty free operator Dufry has reported first half year sales were up 2.4% to CHF 1.7 million ($1.87 billion) in 2014 which equated to 6.7% growth when measured in constant exchange rates.

Setting the pace

Executive director of Indianapolis Airport Authority, Robert Duncan, tells Airport World about the secrets of the Indiana gateway’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) success.

Hamburg Airport celebrates Wacken music festival

Hamburg Airport has been transformed into “Wacken Airport” to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Wacken Open Air (WOA) music festival, which is taking from today, until August 2.

Helsinki Airport to use new technology to track passenger flows

Finavia has announced a deal with Finnish technology firm Walkbase that will allow the Helsinki Airport operator and concessionaires to precisely track passengers’ journeys through the gateway.

Hotel complex given the go ahead at Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and managing director, Julieanne Alroe, has welcomed the announcement that Brisbane Airport will get its first 5-star hotel as part of a new development.

Industry bodies condemn use of weapons against civil aviation

Industry bodies have jointly expressed their “strong condemnation” of the use of weapons against civil aviation after a special meeting was held in Canada.

Nearly 10 million passengers used Brazilian airports during World Cup

Almost 10 million passengers were handled at around 20 Brazilian airports during the 31 days of the FIFA World Cup in June and July, Brazil’s ministry of civil aviation has reported.

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