[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…

[Indonesia] Soekarno-Hatta Airport Ranked 17th in World`s Busiest Airport

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Vice President of Corporate Communications at State-owned airline operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Yado Yarismano said Soekarno-Hatta airport was the 17th busiest airport in the world, as listed by Airport Council International (ACI). The ranking was accounted from the 32,424,261 passengers who passed through the airport in the Q1 of 2018 and that was increased…

[India] City airport to get simulator

A series of incidents on tarmac had prompted the airport authorities to consider installing a simulator. It is expected to prevent minor accidents on tarmac by training ground staff A simulator to help those driving coaches between the airport terminal and aircraft and those driving the tow trucks or pushback tractors (that is used to…