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U.K. Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Heathrow Third Runway

The morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, began with news from the United Kingdom's Supreme Court after it decided to overturn a previous court appeal blocking the expansion of London Heathrow Airport. Prior to today, the expansion was put on hold, again, after the Court of Appeal said the expansion didn't meet up-to-date U.K. climate targets. Explaining its decision to overturn that ruling, the Supreme Court said the U.K. government's airport strategy was legitimately based on previous climate targets that were…

El Palomar, Argentina’s First Low-Cost Airport, is Technically Dismantled

With the transfer of Flybondi operations to Ezeiza airport, commercial operations at El Palomar airport effectively ceased, although the terminal is technically open. The authorities had already anticipated that there was no way to guarantee the correct application of the sanitary protocols in the terminal located in the outskirts of…

Kansas City Gives Greenlight for Glass Jetbridges

As work continues on the new single terminal building at the Kansas City International Airport, the Missouri city’s council has given the greenlight for a very special jetbridge contract. The city council agreed to go forward with a $31.5 million contract with JBT AeroTech Corporation with a max expenditure of…

Heathrow Airport Considers Vehicle Charge for COVID Losses

Heathrow Airport has announced that it is considering charging vehicles to access its terminal forecourts to recover losses made by COVID. The plan, which would be implemented in the fourth quarter of 2021, would bring Britain's busiest airport in line with many others across the United Kingdom. The Forecourt Access…

Hong Kong, Zhuhai Airports Deepen Cooperation

Hong Kong's Airport Authority (HKAA), which operates Hong Kong International Airport, is attempting to strengthen its role as an international aviation hub during the pandemic. According to the Hong Kong government’s latest policy address, HKAA is set to buy a stake in Zhuhai Airport, located close to nearby Macau. While…

New FedEx Facility Opens in Southern California as Cargo Volume…

After two years of work, a new 251,000 square foot FedEx Express complex with nine wide-body aircraft gates, 14 feeder aircraft gates and 18 truck docks has opened at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. The airport is located about 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The new space on…

Denver International Adds First New Gates in Expansion

Today, Denver International Airport unveiled four new gates in concourse B, the first addition from a long-awaited expansion project to begin use. The four new gates, located on the west side of the concourse, will be used by United Airlines starting this weekend. The new gates are part of a…

Danke Tegel: End of an Era for Long-Time Berlin Airport

Sunday, Nov. 8 marked the end of an era in Berlin, Germany, as Tegel Airport, the main airport which has represented the capital for decades, came to a close after more than 70 years of operation. The closure was confirmed following years of delays to the opening of the new…

Eau Claire: Western Wisconsin’s Gateway to the World

Located near the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (CVRA) has made consistent strides to connecting the people of Eau Claire, Wis. and Chippewa Falls to the outside world. The airport’s evolution from a grass field to the present-day two-runway airport has had Minneapolis ties since the beginning. But…

Qatar Airways Christens Second Runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

On Nov. 4, Qatar Airways marked the official opening of the second runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, bringing runway 25L online at the airport, which opened last weekend. The arrival onto runway 25L by the Qatar Airbus A350-900 WXB — registered A7-AMF — at 9:50 a.m. was then greeted by a…