[Hong Kong] Paris, Hong Kong airport operators ink cooperation agreements

Paris airports operator Groupe ADP and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK) have signed two MOUs covering airport management, aviation development and cargo development aimed at strengthening cooperation between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The MOUs were signed at the Paris Air Forum. Under the agreement, the two parties agreed…

[USA] Orlando is first U.S. airport to scan faces of all international travelers

Orlando International Airport will become the first U.S. airport to process all arriving and departing passengers with facial-recognition equipment, officials announced Thursday. The move represents an expansion of a Customs and Border Protection experimental program that already placed cameras at 13 airports to screen passengers leaving the country or returning from overseas. The verification process,…

[India] Bengaluru airport could switch to total solar power by 2020

BENGALURU: The Bangalore International Airport Limited(BIAL) has set itself an ambitious target of running Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) completely on solar power by 2020. Currently, power demand at KIA is 11MW per day and airport authorities estimate it to increase to about 20MW after completion of the second terminal. The airport now generates 3.44MW from solar energy daily and the…

[India] Airport infrastructure development: Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent; airports to be built with less land availability

Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent; airports to be built with less land availability The government is looking at ways to build new airports after factoring in lesser availability of land for such infrastructure projects, amid growing air traffic, according to the civil aviation ministry. To meet the rising demand, the government plans to…

[Thailand] Airports of Thailand approves $1.3 bln for Suvarnabhumi expansion plan

BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) – Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) board approved an investment budget of 42.1 billion baht ($1.28 billion) for the expansion of Suvarnabhumi, Thailand’s main airport, the state-owned company said on Wednesday. The sum, still subject to cabinet’s approval, will be used for the long-delayed expansion of the international airport. AOT expects Suvarnabhumi…

[Malaysia] Reduction in revenue sharing fee will aid airport development: MAHB

MAHB will also look into ways to generate more income from non-aeronautical revenue to help subsidise the aeronautical growth. NST file picture. KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is seeking a lower revenue sharing fee from the government for its non-aeronautical revenue to fund its airport infrastructure development. Managing director Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said…