European airports registered more than one million flights in September, 0.3% more

European airports registered more than one million flights last September, which represents an increase of 0.3% compared to the same month last year, according to data made public by Eurocontrol that they figure at about 13/14 minutes delays recorded in takeoffs and landings. The report indicates that a failure of the French central communications system […]

Auto-checking and facial recognition at Tokyo airports in 2020

Japan Airlines has announced a plan to introduce smart check-in self-service machines, as well as others with facial recognition technology at Tokyo’s Narita airport starting next year. With this new concept, JAL aims to “offer a quiet and uncomplicated airport experience and provide multiple options to meet the needs of each client and support tables […]

London Luton Airport announces an extension

London Luton Airport, owned by the local Luton Council, which is operated by an Aena consortium under concession until 2031, has announced that it will launch a second public consultation on its proposed long-term expansion. With this expansion it is expected to achieve sustainable growth of up to 32 million passengers per year by 2039 […]

China formally opens a new airport in Beijing

The president of China, Xi Jinping, has attended this Wednesday the opening ceremony of a huge new airport in southern Beijing, a week before the celebrations expected for the 80th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) aims to eventually move 100 million passengers and 4 million tons of […]

UK files charges against an activist for deploying drones in Heathrow

Police in the United Kingdom filed charges on Monday against environmental activist Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, for trying to deploy drones at Heathrow Airport. Hallam, 53, was arrested after British security forces managed to stop the plan of the environmental group ‘Heathrow Pause’ to interrupt airport air traffic by deploying drones through the […]