[Myanmar] Hantharwady airport project back on track for 2019 ground-breaking

Yangon International Airport is part of Myanmar’s plans to improve aviation infrastructure to facilitate a surge in passenger volumes. (Photo: Khine Kyaw, The Nation) Hantharwady International Airport’s long-delayed construction work is expected to take off next year if the Japanese government endorses the detailed financing plan in September, according to a Myanmar aviation official. Ye…

[Singapore] Changi ‘first in Southeast Asia’ to partner WeChat Pay

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and WeChat Pay have today announced a three-year marketing partnership, to launch and publicise joint shopping promotions at Changi Airport. Following similar announcements from numerous other airports and travel retailers, such as DFS, Lagardère Travel Retail France, Eurotrade in Munich among others, this partnership will allow Changi Airport to better serve…

[USA] The airport robot that scans your boarding pass, carries your luggage to your gate and even stops off for duty free

Care-E, a new robot developed by Dutch airline KLM, aims to make passengers’ journeys through the terminal seamless. Photo / KLM Navigating an airport while trying to find your boarding gate and carrying heavy carry-on luggage can be stressful – even for frequent travellers. It’s something that Dutch airline KLM recognises and hopes it can…

[Indonesia] Government to build 10 new airports

Tjilik Riwut Airport in Central Kalimantan, which is under construction, is seen from a distance. (banjarmasinpost.co.id /Fathurahman) Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the government plans to develop 10 new airports to support the development of tourism in the country. He said the government was discussing financial resources for the planned projects. “The valuation process is being…

[Russia] Sochi International Airport successfully trialed RFID Baggage Management System

International Sochi Airport (IATA: AER), part of Basel Aero airport holding,  has experienced tremendous passenger and baggage growth since 2013 with all the numbers more than doubled since then and exceeded 5 million passengers per year.  Optimizing business process and making airports’ infrastructure use more efficient has become a priority for airport’s management to handle…