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One of Philadelphia International Airport's art exhibits. (Photo: Philadelphia International Airport)

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be tested within the airport's Terminal A at gates 15, 16, and 17. Not all flights will be part of the test. According to the airport, select outbound international flights on…

Ethiopian Airlines Sets Stage for New Hub Airport

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam on Wednesday said that his airline would look to begin construction on a new $5 billion airport that would enable it to grow well beyond the capacity of its current hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Reuters reported that the airport, which Gebremariam believes…

America’s Airports of the Wilderness

While some airports are located closer to these nature areas than others, few have the distinction of being named after one. Here are just a few of the commercial airports around the United States that are named after parks and nature preserves. Glacier Park International Airport Glacier Park International Airport…

Heathrow Airport Records a Remarkable Year

London’s Heathrow Airport has announced its passenger numbers reached 80.9 million in 2019, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth. However, cargo service dropped by 6.6 percent compared to last year. Heathrow stayed in the top 10 busiest airports and it attributes this to “larger and fuller aircraft.” Also, the…

The Mayor of Barcelona Proposes Ending All Flights to Madrid

The aviation world is in turmoil in Spain after the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, announced a few days ago that she will request Barcelona-El Prat Airport, the main airport of the Catalonian city, to terminate all flights to destinations that can be reached by train, thereby included the famous…

America’s Newest Airport Comes to Life

During this day and age, usable land is at a minimum and it’s not often that an airport opens its doors to commercial service for the first time, and it’s even rarer when an airport is built completely from scratch. But that’s exactly what happened in small-town Williston, N.D. Williston…

Air Macau to Launch Beijing Daxing Flights This Month

Air Macau, Macau’s flag carrier, has plans to fly non-stop between Macau and Beijing Daxing Airport. The service will operate daily starting on Jan. 13, Business Traveller reports. The carrier’s flight will depart Macau at 9:35 a.m. and arrive at Daxing at 12:30 p.m. The return flight will depart Daxing…

Heathrow Reveals Business Plan, Lays Out Investment Options for Next…

Heathrow has created an initial business plan to submit to the CAA showing how it will deliver its expansion and connect the entire U.K. to global growth. The plan — which Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye says "ticks all the boxes" — has been created using data gathered from engagement with…

Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the…

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Airport Receives New Terminal Proposal

Following years of considering, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has suggested that Kaohsiung International Airport build a new terminal. The airport is the second busiest in Taiwan and currently sees service from carriers such as China Airlines and EVA Air. As the gateway to Southern Taiwan, Kaohsiung's airport served nearly…