Category Archives: Ground Handling

New Passenger Screening Checkpoint at Austin-Bergstrom

A new passenger screening checkpoint is now open at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, USA. The new checkpoint opened on July 1, 2015, with four security lanes … More ››

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Davies Report Recommends Third Runway for Heathrow

The UK’s Airports Commission, led by Sir Howard Davies, has recommended a third runway should be built at London’s Heathrow. The commission’s report describes the … More ››

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Vietnam Airlines Becomes World’s Second A350 Operator

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse on June 30. … More ››

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Heathrow Bids Farewell to Terminal 1

Heathrow Terminal 1, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in May 1968, said goodbye to its final passengers on the evening on June 29. The terminal … More ››

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Miami Airport Collects Bomb Hoax Cash

To demonstrate that making a bomb threat in an airport is no laughing matter, on June 3 Miami International Airport officials displayed enlarged checks in … More ››

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Air Freight Momentum Slows

On June 4, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a 3.3% increase in cargo volumes (freight tonne … More ››

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Aruba Introduces First Self-Service Passenger Flow System

Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (IATA: AUA) has announced it is the first airport in the world to provide a 100% self-service passenger experience. On … More ››

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Stockholm Arlanda Airport Selected for US Preclearance

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has been selected by US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) as one of ten airports in the world to introduce so-called … More ››

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Alpha LSG Awarded easyJet Contract

Alpha LSG has been awarded a contract by Gate Retail Onboard (GRO) to supply inflight catering to more than 220 easyJet flights each week departing … More ››

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Iberia Wins 17 Ground Handling Licences

Iberia Airport Services (IAS) has won a total of 17 licences for supplying handling services to Spanish airports according to the bid results announced by … More ››

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