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UK MPs back proposals to slash Air Passenger Duty if Scots reduce tax – new suvey

Britain's Airport Operators Association (AOA) claims that least 60% of MPs would support proposals to follow Scotland and reduce the UK's unpopular Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50% if the Scottish Government goes ahead and cuts the hugely unpopular tax.

The buying game

Curtis Grad, president and CEO of Modalis, provides a rundown of the biggest airport deals of the past year and takes a glimpse of what’s on the horizon for 2016.

Fraport and MAG release February traffic figures

Two of Europe's most high-profile airport operators, Fraport and Manchester Airport Group (MAG), released their February traffic figures today, with the bulk of their gateways reporting healthy upturns in passenger numbers.

Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

ACI World Business Partner, Woolpert, has signed a three-year, $1.7 million contract with the Indiana Office of Technology to collect aerial imagery of Indiana.

Singapore Changi opens check-in facilities for early arrivals

Singapore Changi has opened common use check-in counters in T2 (Row 7) and T3 (Row 10), and an early check-in lounge at Terminal 1 (near Row 5), to make life easier for outbound passengers turning up extra early for flights.

Met Office signs new deal with Gatwick Airport

In a new five-year contract, the Met Office is to provide a team of on-site meteorologists year-round at Gatwick Airport, the busiest single runway airport in the world.

New baggage handling system for Moscow Sheremetyevo

BEUMER Group has been awarded a contract for the design, fabrication, delivery, assembly, commissioning and implementation of a new automated baggage transportation system at Moscow– Sheremetyevo Airport.

Private investment in Europe’s airports on the increase – new report

Private involvement in Europe’s airports has increased significantly – driven by a mix of deliberate policy choices, State budgetary constraints, and the need to promote air connectivity by investing in the development of airport infrastructure.

Dublin Airport invests €15 million on security upgrade

Travelling through Dublin Airport became that little bit quicker and easier today following the completion of a €15 million project to modernise the Departures Floor and Security Screening area in Terminal 1.

World in motion

New economic data from ACI shows that amidst market uncertainties, the airport industry remains resilient with greater reliance on passenger-related revenues, writes Ryan White.

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