Singapore’s Changi International Airport had a record year in 2011, as more than 45 million passengers passed through the gateway for the first time ever.
Over the next six weeks, Sydney Airport is expecting to handle at least 150,000 passengers who will descend on the city to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
London Luton Airport has announced “ambitious plans” to optimise capacity at the gateway by around 57% so it will be able to handle at least 18 million passengers a year by 2020.
Spanish airport operator, Aena Aeropuertos handled 204 million passengers through its network during 2011– a 6% increase on a year earlier and the second best result in its history.
Italian infrastructure fund F2i (Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture) has bought a 29.75% stake in SEA-Aeroporti di Milano for €385 million.
With the latest round of traffic results revealed, a number of European airports have reported record passenger figures for 2011.
Today marks the start of the pre-Christmas rush at London Heathrow as more than 780,000 passengers are expected to make their way home for the holidays over the next four days.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport has launched a new on-the-go meal service, which allows passengers to order food and get it delivered straight to their gate or wherever they choose in the terminal.
Budapest Airport has recorded its busiest September ever, handling more than 894,000 passengers last month.
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