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Monday, 18 April 2011 |

Finnair Lounge at Helsinki airport wins ‘Lounge of the Year’

By Dominic Welling



The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki’s Terminal 2 has beaten more than 600 other lounges worldwide to be named ‘Lounge of the Year 2011’.


Friday, 15 April 2011 |

John Wayne Airport named historic landmark

John Wayne Airport (JWA) has been named a Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Branch.

Friday, 15 April 2011 |

New RFID baggage tags could save the airlines up to $650 million per annum

Engineers from Cambridge University in the UK claim to have devised a “ground-breaking radio tagging system” which could save airlines nearly $650 million per annum.

Friday, 15 April 2011 |

Sydney Airport celebrates 100 years of flight

Sydney is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first flight made from the present day airport site.

Thursday, 14 April 2011 |

Heathrow enjoys its most 'punctual' day

Picture courtesy of British Airways.

Heathrow Airport had its best ever day for punctual departures last month, when 94% of all flights departed on time on Tuesday, March 22.

Thursday, 14 April 2011 |

Mozambique to open new international airport?

Work to convert Mozambique’s Nacala airbase into an international airport will begin in May, according to the Brazilian construction company contracted to carry out the work.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 |

Tirana stages emergency rescue exercise

Over 150 fire fighters, police, paramedics and other airport staff took part in a full emergency rescue exercise at Tirana International Airport yesterday to test the Albanian gateway's ability to react to an aircraft crash.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 |

Gatwick chairman highlights IT challenges


Sir David Rowlands, chairman of Gatwick Airport, yesterday highlighted the work that that airport’s IT team has been doing to improve systems that he said was “IT spaghetti” at the time of the GIP takeover from BAA. He was speaking at the Aviation ICT Forum in London, writes Lucy Siebert.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |

TAV completes Ohrid St Paul the Apostle Airport upgrade

TAV Airports CEO, Sani Şener (second from right) at yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of the airport upgrade.

Operator TAV has completed the upgrade of Ohrid St Paul the Apostle Airport in Macedonia.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |

Traffic soars at Fraport airports

Frankfurt Airport welcomed 11.8 million passengers in the first quarter of 2011 – up 3.7% year-on-year.

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