[Japan] Facial recognition system unveiled for Japanese passport holders at Narita airport

The unmanned gates, which will debut on Monday, will automate passport control for Japanese passengers by comparing photos of passengers’ faces with the data in their passports to confirm their identities. Thirty-one gates will be installed at the three terminals in Japan’s main international gateway this month. They will also be introduced at Haneda (Tokyo…

[Philippines] Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport Terminal 2 unveiled

NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL – Sinulog dancers perfcorm at the inauguration Thursday of the P17-billion Terminal 2 of Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Cebu City – The government and its private partner, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) inaugurated Thursday the P17-billion Terminal 2 (T2) of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second largest gateway. The new…

[USA] Tampa International is among the country’s fastest-growing midsized airports

Tampa International Airport aerial Tampa International Airport has been named one of the top 20 fastest-growing midsize airports in North America. Travel data company OAG ranked TIA as No. 20 on its list, released Tuesday. The company noted that the airport grew 8 percent year-over-year to 12,075,754 departing seats in May 2017 through April 2018 from 11,149,907…

Midsize Airport Traffic Expected to Grow

With the expansion of various airlines, forecasted traffic growth is faster than it was before. With changes made to the airline industry, midsize airports are beginning to grow at a more rapid rate than larger airports. FlightGlobal predicts a 3.8% year-over-year increase in the beginning of 2018. A reason for this increase is the expansion…