ACI Asia Pacific publishes winners of ‘waste minimisation’ recognition

Green Airport Recognition awards by ACI Asia-Pacific are this year based around the theme of the of waste management to highlight the impact the aviation industry has upon the environment. CIRCULAR ECONOMY: Waste minimisation was one of the three main management priorities identified in the 2017 Regional Environmental Survey Airport Council International Asia Pacific has announced…

[Philippines] Airport infra lack hampers long-haul expansion in PH: AirAsia

Maintenance vehicles are parked at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport tarmac in Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/File SELANGOR, Malaysia — A lack of airports is preventing low cost airlines like AirAsia from operating long-haul flights from the Philippines, the carrier’s group CEO, Tony Fernandes, said. AirAsia’s long haul unit, AirAsia X, operates in Malaysia, Thailand and…

[Singapore] ST Engineering Aerospace bagged contracts worth $510m in Q2

Contracts covered heavy maintenance to engine wash and aircraft interior reconfiguration. ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector secured new contracts worth about $510m in the second quarter of 2018 for services ranging from heavy maintenance to engine wash and aircraft interior reconfiguration. According to an announcement, the heavy maintenance contracts include an agreement to support a cargo…

[Indonesia] Indonesia tourism ministry eyes low-cost carrier terminals, targets foreign travellers

The Indonesia tourism ministry has revealed plans to bolster its airports with low-cost carrier (LCC) terminals to boost foreign tourist arrivals to the country. The move comes as LCC services saw a 55% growth rate yearly, compared to full-service carriers which grew at 7%, tourism minister Arief Yahya explained, according to The Jakarta Post. For example, one…

[Thailand] Mukdahan airport study to cost Bt6 million

The Airports Department will spend Bt6 million to conduct a feasibility study for building an international airport in the northeastern province of Mukdahan. If built, the new Mukdahan airport would become Thailand’s 30th international airport, said Darun Saengchai, department director-general. Planning for a feasibility study began after Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith recently visited the province…

[Malaysia] MAHB, IER Group to co-design method to profile passengers, destinations at airport

KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is partnering IER Group to co-design a proof of concept on digital automation process that provides profiling of passengers and destinations, for one of the four international airports in Malaysia. “We hope that this will be a successful implementation with the onboarding of our strategic partners…