Atlanta retains position as world’s busiest airport

Atlanta retains position as world’s busiest airport

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has retained its position as the world’s busiest airport, handling shy of 104 million passengers in 2017. According to preliminary data by Airports Council International, the US hub welcomed 103.9 million passengers last year, down 0.3 per cent on 2016. The top three busiest airports are unchanged from 2016, with Beijing in second place and Dubai in third, while Tokyo Haneda displaced Los Angeles International from the fourth sport. Overall traffic growth…

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Incheon Airport celebrates 17th anniversary

Incheon Airport celebrates 17th anniversary

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport celebrated its 17th anniversary last Thursday, vowing to become an airport of smart technology moving forward. The ceremony was attended by some 400 airport employees, officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as well as airlines and partner companies. Incheon International Airport CEO, Chung Il-young, said “Incheon International Airport was able to take a leap as Northeast Asia’s hub airport where an average of 62 million passengers visit and…

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Heathrow Airport records second busiest month in its history

Heathrow Airport records second busiest month in its history

Heathrow Airport recorded the second busiest month in its history in August, with 7.5 million passengers travelling through the international hub. The total marks a 2 per cent increase on the same period in 2016. Passenger growth was particularly significant in the domestic sector, up 6 per cent, thanks to recently launched Flybe flights to Scotland. Middle Eastern destinations were also popular with travellers, with fuller aircraft leading to a 7 per cent increase in passengers…

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport completes £3 million terminal improvements

Liverpool John Lennon Airport completes £3 million terminal improvements

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has completed the latest phase of improvement works, with almost £3 million invested over the last nine months in improving customer experience. New retail stores, bars, and restaurants have opened across the airport, and around 2,000sqm of the upper floor of the Departures Lounge has also been refurbished and upgraded. The works were based on feedback regarding the standard of shopping and eating facilities on offer, and aimed to create a more comfortable and…

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WOW Air announces major US expansion

WOW Air announces major US expansion

Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has just announced huge expansion to the Midwest US. The airline will be launching a 4x weekly flight to Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and St Louis from Reykjavik. Detroit will be the first of the four routes to launch, with flights starting 26 April 2018. Cleveland will follow shortly behind, starting on 4 May, then Cincinnati a week later, and finally, St. Louis from 17 May 2018. Both Cincinnati and Detroit…

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