• Bag mishandling worsens slightly in 2014, but long-term trend stays positive, says SITA

    Global investment in new technology has seen the airline baggage mishandling rate reduced by 61.3% since 2007. As a result, airlines have been able to save a total of USD18 billion, according to the SITA 2015 Baggage Report. After peaking at 18.88 bags per thousand passengers in 2007, mishandling

  • Munich stays in the black, but maintains pressure for third runway

    Munich is "one of the few airports in Germany still generating significant profits", Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO of operator FMG, claimed on 27 March. FMG posted a net profit of EUR100 million (USD) in 2014, meaning there was little change on the EUR99 million recorded in 2013. Consolidated

  • Aena profits plunge

    Aena Aeropuertos recorded profits of EUR 478.7 million (USD) last year, down by almost 20% compared with 2013. These were the company's first full-year figures since a partial privatisation process began in late 2014, culminating in a 49% stake being floated on the stock exchange in February 2015.

  • Seattle profits rise

    The Port of Seattle (POS), operator of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), reports a "strong financial position for 2015", after net income for 2014 was 6% above budget and expenses were almost 5% below budget. Overall, POS posted revenues of USD742.4 million in 2014 (up by

  • Changi upgrades T1 BHS

    Vanderlande Industries is to upgrade the baggage-handling system (BHS) for Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1. Vanderlande described the brownfield project from Changi Airport Group (CAG) as its "largest-ever baggage handling contract in the Asian market". The entire BHS will be

  • Netherlands enhances Caribbean airfield infrastructure

    Three airports in the Dutch Caribbean will receive new airfield lighting systems and associated infrastructure. The Netherlands goverment is working with ICAO to improve safety at Bonaire, Saba, and St Eustatius airports. Netherland airport specialist NACO is lead consultant and Marconi Oranje is

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  • Delhi targets further route development

    Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is pursuing a hub strategy and is developing more international routes, after outpacing Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International as the busiest airport in India. Operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) reported full-year traffic of almost 40


  • Switzerland gains another training simulator upgrade

    A training simulator upgrade has been completed by eyevis and ST Electronics subsidiary Antycip Simulation for Swiss air navigation service provider (ANSP) skyguide. The TOSIM Blue tower simulator was modernised with 14 eyevis ESP-LWXT-1000 LED projectors with an average mean time between failure

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  • AEROCODIC expands in Milan

    APS Srl, an Italian business unit of CODIC, has been awarded the contract to manage the baggage trolley service at Linate and Malpensa airports in Milan. Under an eight-year contract from their operator SEA Milano, APS is implementing the AEROCODIC luggage trolley dispenser (replacing units

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