[Australia] Melbourne Airport plans ‘huge redevelopment’ as passenger numbers expected to double

PHOTO: An artist’s impression of the new Terminal 2 arrivals hall at Melbourne Airport. (Supplied: Melbourne Airport) Melbourne Airport is set for a major overhaul, including a new domestic terminal and a major refit of international facilities, as it prepares for the number of passengers to double in the next two decades. The plan includes expanding the…

[Turkey] New Istanbul airport to boost Turkey’s aviation sector, officials say

The new Istanbul airport is expected to boost Turkish aviation sector’s growth by 27.5 percent in the next three years, according to officials. The number of passengers, including those on direct transit, is expected to increase by 13 percent to reach around 219 million this year, compared with 193.6 million passengers last year, General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ)…

[Hong Kong] Hong Kong Airport Authority on course for HK$57.6 billion passenger tax windfall, but won’t say what it plans to do with extra cash

Construction fee levied to help pay for expansion – including third runway – had been expected to raise HK$26 billion Airport Passengers flying from Hong Kong are charged up to HK$180 for the Airport Construction Fee.Photo: Dickson Lee A tax that Hong Kong airport passengers pay to help fund a third runway is on course…