Airport News

TSA Says US Airports Still Understaffed For Peak Travel

May 25, 2016

TSA Says US Airports Still Understaffed For Peak Travel

The US Transportation Security Administration is taking steps to shorten delays at security checks including moving officers to different posts, but still lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times.


Brazil Seeks USD$1.4 Bln From Airport Stake Sale - Report

May 25, 2016

Brazil Seeks USD$1.4 Bln From Airport Stake Sale - Report

Brazilian airport authority Infraero plans to raise BRR5 billion reais (USD$1.4 billion) by selling part of its minority stakes in five airports as early as the end of this year, according to a media report


TSA Head Of Security Removed From Post - Report

May 23, 2016

TSA Head Of Security Removed From Post - Report

The head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration has been removed from his position, according to a media report.


Turkish Air Plane Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

May 23, 2016

Turkish Air Plane Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

A Turkish Airlines aircraft at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was evacuated and searched after a note threatening a bomb attack was found on board on Monday, although it later turned out to be a hoax.


Chicago Airport Security Staffing To Increase

May 20, 2016

Chicago Airport Security Staffing To Increase

The US government is accelerating plans to add security staff and bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago's two major airports after a "breakdown" earlier this week caused frustration and some passengers to miss flights.



ATC Problems Hit Gothenburg Airport

May 19, 2016

ATC Problems Hit Gothenburg Airport

Problems with radar installations have reduced traffic at Gothenburg Airport, Swedavia Swedish Airports said, widening a problem that has stopped traffic over the capital Stockholm.


Bulgaria Launches Tender To Operate Sofia Airport

May 17, 2016

Bulgaria Launches Tender To Operate Sofia Airport

Bulgaria is launching a tender to operate Sofia airport for 35 years, a deal expected to bring in BGN1.2 billion levs (USD$695 million) for the state.


Bids In For Lyon, Nice Airports

May 12, 2016

Bids In For Lyon, Nice Airports

At least six offers have been submitted for France's 60 percent stake in Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport along with three bids for a similar stake in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.


Heathrow To Limit Environmental Impact Of New Runway

May 11, 2016

Heathrow To Limit Environmental Impact Of New Runway

London's Heathrow Airport, seeking government permission to build an additional runway, said it would comply with an extended ban on night flights and meet European air quality rules if the project gets the go-ahead.


Ferrovial May Dump ICA In Mexico Airport Bid

May 9, 2016

Ferrovial May Dump ICA In Mexico Airport Bid

Spanish construction firm Ferrovial may cancel its plan to bid jointly with local builder ICA for a contract to build a USD$3.5 billion terminal building for Mexico City's new airport.