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You Won’t Recognise Oslo Airport By This Time Next Year

With one year to go for the grand opening of a major project to grow Oslo Airport, the airport’s management company, Avinor, reports that the project is running according to plan.

By the time the doors open on 27 April 2017, Norway’s main airport will be almost twice as large with capacity to serve up to 30 million passengers.

This Is the Self-Tracking Bag You’ll Covet, but Shame About the Logistics

Without a doubt, the Rimowa digital check-in luggage is a luggage fiend’s dream come true. But these Red Dot design award winners may not solve your biggest baggage problem.

This beautifully designed luggage is the collaborative project between luxury travel bag manufacturers Rimowa, Airbus, the manufacturers of the super sleek A350 who build other nifty planes too, and ever-stylish Lufthansa.

SAS Announces Air Travel Experience Improvements at LAX Terminal

    As SAS prepares for the launch of its first flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 14, the airline announces recent improvements at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) which will make check-in and pre-departure more seamless and comfortable for customers.

    With recent improvements by the Star Alliance at TBIT passengers flying on member airlines, like SAS, will find a single check-in zone with new automated check-in kiosks available.

    The 4 Most Environmentally Friendly Airports in North America

    The five airports recognised have demonstrated industry leadership though their environmental and sustainability programmes.

    Each year, since 1997, ACI-NA has recognised airport members for their efforts to protect and preserve the environment through specific programs, initiatives, or projects.

    Airports can win one of four award categories.

    Environmental Management;
    Mitigation; Outreach/Education/Community Involvement; Innovative/Special Projects

    Self-Service Technology is the Future of Air Travel in Brazil

      Passengers in Brazil are embracing self-service check-in technology using their smart-phones, personal computers and airport kiosks, SITA reports.

      • 80%  of passengers in Brazil said they liked using web check-in services
      • 76% of passengers in Brazil said they like using self-service kiosks
      • Only 65% said they liked checking-in at the desk

      More than half of passengers surveyed still use check-in desks, higher than the global average of 43%, but SITA believes the trend is moving away from desks to digital.

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      Schengen Free Transit Policy Meets Its End in Border of Denmark and Sweden

      Sweden’s new photo ID document requirements for travellers trying to cross the border between Denmark and Sweden go into effect as of midnight tonight, marking a key turning point in Europe’s Schengen Zone agreements.

      Starting Monday, Sweden will require all travellers wishing to cross its borders to present a valid passport or similar national photo ID. Minors under the age of 18, accompanied by an adult with a valid ID will not be subject to the checks.

      For Second Year, Airlines Rate Copenhagen Airport as World’s Best for Route Development

      Airlines from around the world voted Copenhagen Airport was awarded the world’s best airport to acquire new air routes at the World Routes aviation conference in Durban, marking the second time in three years that Copenhagen Airport receives the world’s best airport for route development rating.

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      SITA’s iBorders Program Puts Passengers at Front of the Line, without Compromising Security

        Aviation industry technology leader, SITA, has released an updated video explaining the advantages of its iBorders program, which helps airports automate the immigration and border control process. As passenger numbers increase around the world, technology solutions such as automated document scanners and biometric identification promise to take the hassle out of flying.

        Around the world, the aviation industry is investing heavily to make that passenger experience seamless. SITA reports a spend of $1 Billion to install E-Gates and Kiosks by 2020.