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September 6, 2011
The much-anticipated privatisation of Spain’s Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports makes top billing this week with the news that seven consortiums are bidding to operate the gateways.
Also making the headlines are ACI – which has announced its support for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport – and Dublin following the announcement that it is to trial a full-body scanner.
Celebrating good times are Montréal–Trudeau, which enjoyed its 70th birthday on September 1; Grand Forks in North Dakota, which opened its new terminal on the same day; and San Diego which has opened a host of new shops and restaurants.
Last, but not least, find out more about the challenges facing airport CEOs and book your place at the upcoming Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in Dublin.
SEVEN CONSORTIUMS BID FOR MADRID AND BARCELONA AIRPORTS
Ferrovial Aeropuertos, GMR Infrastructure Limited and Changi Airports International are among seven consortiums bidding to operate Madrid–Barajas and Barcelona–El Prat Airports.
ACI backs Hong Kong third runway
ACI has thrown its support behind the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which it says will be necessary to meet future demand in the region.
Dublin Airport trials full-body scanner
A full-body scanner is to be installed at Dublin Airport as part of an 18-month trial of the controversial security equipment.
Montréal–Trudeau celebrates 70th birthday
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has gone platinum, celebrating its 70th anniversary on September 1.
North Dakota grand forks airport opens $21m terminal
The new airport terminal at Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota has opened for business, after 10 years of planning and two years of construction.
Raft of concessions to open at san diego airport
San Diego International Airport has unveiled a number of new concession packages which will open at the gateway late next year, including a spa, wine bar, and gourmet burger restaurant.MORE
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Leading the way
Dr Richard Plenty and Terri Morrissey reflect on the challenges of running an airport ahead of the upcoming Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in Dublin.MORE
FIT AND FABULOUS
Airports are tapping into the health and wellness trend by offering their passengers a huge variety of services and products, writes Lucy Siebert.
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