ACI: retail concessions suffered steepest financial drop during first year of the pandemic

Airports Council International (ACI) World this week launched its Airport Economics Report and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for 2020, providing the first in-depth global breakdown of airports’ financial activities during the first year of the pandemic. Although all non-aeronautical sources declined in 2020 compared with 2019, those directly affected by passenger volume suffered the most, […]

MIA to install largest rollout of biometric technology in the U.S.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is rolling out biometric boarding for international flights at more than 130 gates. Installation is expected to be fully completed in 2023. When finished, the project will be the largest implementation of biometric technology at any U.S. airport.  The system will use SITA’s Smart Path solution, which leverages NEC’s biometric identity […]

MIA ranked as America’s busiest international airport

Miami International Airport became the busiest U.S. gateway for international passengers while retaining its position as the busiest for international freight in 2021, according to preliminary 2021 airport rankings published in April by Airports Council International (ACI). MIA welcomed more than 13 million international passengers in 2021, moving it from 2nd place in 2020 to the top ranking […]

American Airlines and British Airways unveil enhancement details for premium travelers at JFK’s Terminal 8

American Airlines and British Airways have announced more details regarding plans to co-locate operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s (JFK) Terminal 8 beginning Dec. 1, 2022. These enhancements feature extensive upgrades for premium passengers traveling on both airlines and other oneworld partners. The $400 million joint investment to redevelop, expand and enhance the terminal […]

3Sixty Duty Free approved as duty free concessionaire at California’s Ontario International Airport

3Sixty Duty Free and More has been approved for a 10-year duty free concession at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Southern California. The retail space, located in Terminal 2, is 3Sixty’s first airport retail operation on the U.S. West Coast. The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners announced its approval on January 13. […]

5G roll out suspended near US airports over interference concerns as A4A CEO warns: Still “work to be done”

Airlines, airports and the U.S. government have been at odds over the imminent switch to 5G phone technology, which was planned to take place throughout the U.S. on Jan. 18. The problem is that the 5G waves are similar to the radio frequencies used by airline altimeters and the aviation industry fears this will result […]