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June 6, 2011
In this Airport World newsletter you can find out more about two major infrastructure projects in very different parts of the world – one in the US at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and one in India at Bengaluru International Airport.
We also have news on how post-Hurricane Katrina funding allowed a small regional gateway to expand and grow; one airport’s dream to become a spaceport; and why Frankfurt is banking on big brands boosting retail spend in its Pier–A Plus in Terminal 1, which opens in 2012.
$1 billion revamp at George Bush Intercontinental
The first phase of a $1 billion terminal redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin by the end of the year, Houston Airport System has announced.
Philippine court orders Manila terminal compensation
A Philippine court has ordered the government to pay Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (PIATCO) $176 million in compensation over the expropriation of the controversial airport terminal in Manila.
Bengaluru terminal to double in size
Work to expand Bengaluru International Airport’s passenger terminal by 100% is to start next month, its operator has announced. When completed, the 70,000sqm terminal will double in size and be able to handle more than 17mppa, according to operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL).
Frankfurt banks on brands boosting retail spend
Big brands featuring in Frankfurt Airport’s new 800-metre long Pier–A Plus in Terminal 1, due to open in summer of 2012, will include Mulberry, Hermès, Montblanc, Porsche Design, jewellery retailer Wempe and fashion department store Engelhorn.
Regional gateway boosted by post-Hurricane Katrina funds
Gulfport Biloxi International Airport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is preparing to open a new $12 million general aviation facility for general aviation service provider ‘Million Air’ later this month – just one of the infrastructure investments that have been completed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the airport in 2005, says its executive director, Bruce Frallic.
Ellington International to become ‘spaceport’
Houston Airport System is set to transform Ellington International Airport into a ‘spaceport’ for wealthy passengers who want to travel into space.
Online now from the latest Airport World magazine
Are airports making enough out of being the gateway to famous film set locations? Chris Beanland reports.
A good retail offer can boost customer satisfaction levels, create a favourable impression of an airport and raise revenues, writes Kevin Rozario.
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