Helsinki Airport Shares Fresh Perspectives on Design for Growth

Helsinki Airport shares insights into its current and future terminal projects, blending elegance with functionality and simplicity with an enriched passenger experience. Helsinki Airport’s new South Pier opened for passengers and air traffic on Monday 10 July, with the first flight, […]

New Terminal for Singapore’s Second Airport

Singapore’s second civilian airport, Seletar Airport, will get a new terminal building with enhanced facilities for scheduled service and private jet passengers.

Copenhagen Airport Plans Major Baggage Claim Boost

Copenhagen Airport has announced that it will expand baggage claim facilities with a new construction project to be completed by 2018.

Delta’s New LAX Terminal Plans Get Council Approval

Delta Air Lines reports advances to its Airport Terminal update and expansion plan at Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

The Los Angeles City Council has approved Delta’s lease and license agreement which will allow the airline to relocate to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as part of a $1.9 billion plan to upgrade and connect the complex.

Qatar Airways Gives Us a 360º View of Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways has put Google’s 360º video feature to give passengers a peek at its home-town airport in Doha.

London City Airport Gets Approval For Major Expansion

In what could be viewed as a Brexit soother, London City Airport (LCY) has been granted planning permits to proceed with an expansion of its facilities and improvements to passenger services.

The approval supports rapid growth at the airport which hosted a record-breaking 4.3 million passengers last year.

Your Guide to Absolutely FABulous Airport Nosh

Got to catch a flight? Got hungry? Can’t decide where to stop? Relax. We now have the list of the best airports in FAB (Food and Beverage) as determined by judges of The Moodie Davitt report and The Foodie Report, for the 2016 Airport FAB Awards.

FAB-ulous dining ensues here:

Schiphol Opens New Departure Lounge 2—Designed For and Around the Love of Air Travel

Schiphol has opened its Departure Lounge 2, designed to satisfy the needs of all who love to fly: young or old, for business and for pleasure.

The dreamy new departure lounge has everything—even a peek at its interior workings, with panels opening up to show luggage going by on the carrousel, and a large “live” clock continually painted by a uniformed attendant to show the time.

Exclusive Video: Get To Know Leo. He Can Handle Your Baggage

Leo the Baggage Handling Robot, by SITA Lab, seen at SITA Air Transport IT Summit 2016 © FCMedia

While at the SITA Air Transport IT Summit 2016 conference in Barcelona, I got a chance to meet Leo, a specialised robot designed to help passengers check their luggage baggage faster at the curb before they enter the airport terminal.

The fully autonomous robot can check-in, print bag tags and carry up to two 32kg suitcases. It follows a programmable tracks and has laser guided obstacle avoidance system to navigate high traffic areas.

Leo was named after the Italian Renaissance inventor and engineer Leonardo da Vinci–creator of the world’s first robot.