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Airport World Newsletter August 02 2011

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August 02, 2011

New infrastructure and airline rebates make today's headlines with Israel announcing plans for a new airport in Eilat, Munich receiving the green-light for a third runway and London's big three gateway's being forced to give €600,000 back to their airline customers.

Elsewhere, shopping mall giant Westfield has been awarded the retail concession for Chicago O'Hare's Terminal 5 and Birmingham International Airport in the UK has announced a healthy €6 million profit for the 2010/11 financial year.

Top stories

Israel to build new $472m international airport
at Eilat The Israeli government has revealed plans to build a new international airport at Timna, near Eilat, which will replace the city's current J. Hozman Airport. MORE

Munich Airports gets green-light for third runway Munich Airport has been granted planning permission by the District Government of Upper Bavaria to build a third runway, in a move to increase capacity at the gateway. MORE

Cash back for airlines as London airports fail customer service targets
The UK government forced Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted to give more than €600,000 back to the airlines in June for failing to meet operational targets set to improve customer service standards. MORE

Other news

Westfield wins 20-year contract for Chicago O'Hare
After months of negotiations Chicago City Council has awarded the 20–year concessions contract at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 to Westfield Concessions. MORE

Expansion work starts on two Latin American gateways
Peru's Jorge Chávez International Airport and Brazil's Fortaleza International Airport are both set for expansion over the next couple of years, it has been revealed. MORE

Birmingham Airport reports €6 million profit
Birmingham Airport Holdings Limited has reported a post tax profit of €6 million for the year, compared with just €675,000 for the 2009/10 financial year. MORE

Features from www.airport-world.com

Designer terminals
Robin Stone reflects on the evolution of the airport terminal and takes a closer look at five of the world's most prestigious facilities. MORE

Investing in the brand
Dominic Welling finds out more about Heathrow's efforts to improve its image and the travel experience of passengers. MORE

Airport World 2011
Issue 03

In the spotlight:
Investing in airports

X'ian, Tampa & Memphis

Health & beauty

Airport design & observation platforms


Previous Issues

Issue 2, 2011
Theme: Customer service

Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development

Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security

Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

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