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Colombia to End Quarantine in September – Domestic Flights to Recommence

On August 25, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that on September 1, a new stage of “selective isolation” and “individual distancing” will begin. In this framework, he ratified the resumption of domestic flights only, authorizing all the country's airports, except those located in cities that still have a COVID-19 high impact. Colombia ratified its tourist reopening for September 1, starting with the launch of a new stage in the framework of the COVID-19 pandemic. Iván Duque stated that the country…

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers…

Auckland Airport Completes Runway Maintenance Amid Pandemic

Auckland Airport has finished its runway maintenance project, allowing the runway to return to its full length, the airport said in a press release. Earlier this year, the airport was forced to close its runway twice after faults appeared. The incidents took place on Jan. 24 and Feb. 6, and…

Salt Lake City International Airport Unveils New Retail Screening Facility

Salt Lake City International Airport officially opened its brand new Central Receiving and Distribution Center (CRDC) on Aug. 17. Bradford Airport Logistics, a Houston-based management operations and supply chain company, will be in charge of operating it. The CRDC is expected to receive and handle goods delivered to the airport,…

Colombia Approves 15 Airports for the Restart of Operations

The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority has approved the biosecurity protocols of 15 airports in the country. However, only two airports are operating within the first pilot flight plan, which began on July 21. According to Reportur, the airports obtained the endorsement of the Ministry of Health and the approval of…

Mobile Announces Commercial Passenger Flight Shift

The Mobile Airport Authority released a new 20-year master plan that includes a new $160 million dollar terminal at the Mobile Downtown Airport. This masterplan is a major change from how the Alabama city’s airports currently operate, with commercial flights currently using Mobile Regional Airport. Both airports are owned and…

Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport

Many people anguish at having long layovers at airports. For those that are not very aviation inclined the experience generally borders on a monotony enough to drive them mad. Generally staying at the airport is not something most people look forward too. The pain can be alleviated by spending time…

London Stansted Airport Insists on Expanding Passenger Volume Amid Pandemic

In response to the local government's refusal to allow expansion, London Stansted Airport will appeal against the Uttlesford District Council, which handed down the ruling in January. After five years of consideration, Stansted wasn't allowed to increase its passenger capacity numbers from 35 million to 43 million passengers per year.…

New Runway Set to Open At Brisbane International Airport

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation’s history, Brisbane International Airport is ready to open a brand-new runway that has required 15 years between planning and construction, making what is the largest aviation project in Australia. In total, the project has cost over 1.3 billion Australian dollars…

Manchester Airport Prepares for Summer Season Ramp Up

Manchester Airport has set out its plans to prepare for a ramp-up in passenger travel over the summer season despite the coronavirus outbreak. The news comes as the U.K. government announced over 50 countries which it deems safe for non-essential travel, allowing for travellers to visit without having to self-isolate on…