17 March 2016

Schiphol expansion to increase capacity to 80 million passengers
Schiphol shareholders approved the construction of a new terminal and pier at the airport, allowing it to expand to almost 80 million passengers per year. The new pier and terminal will be able to accommodate another 16 million passengers per year. 
Source:                   NL Times
Do airline industry associations have a future?
Following two conspicuous defections from regional airline associations in 2015, there must be questions about the role of industry bodies in future. The issue is further complicated when a European, cross-association grouping is set up to achieve a special purpose.
Source:                   CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Lufthansa eyes slight profit rise amid tough competition
German airline group Lufthansa forecast slightly higher profits in 2016 thanks to lower fuel prices, but warned of price pressure from rivals and falling ticket yields as it ramps up its Eurowings budget unit. Like rivals Air France-KLM and British Airways owner IAG, low oil prices and strong travel demand helped Lufthansa to improved profit for 2015.
Source:                   Reuters
Fresh funds for Bosnia's Tuzla and Mostar airports
The Federation government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has allocated two million euros to both Tuzla and Mostar airports. The government will provide 802.730 euros to each airport for infrastructure upgrades, while an additional 220.000 euros will be provided to cover operational expenses.
Source:          Business News
Iceland's high-speed airport train one step closer
The dream of a high-speed train service linking Icelandic capital Reykjavik to the country's main international airport took one step closer to coming true last Friday. Reykjavik City authorities voted the existing plans - a 175 km/h high-speed train link shuttling passengers from city to airport in under twenty minutes - through to the relevant council environmental and planning division.
Source:                   Iceland Monitor
El aeropuerto Seve Ballesteros-Santander contará en verano con un nuevo sistema de aterrizaje instrumental
Aena mejora las ayudas a la navegación del Aeropuerto Seve Ballesteros-Santander con la instalación de un nuevo Sistema de Aterrizaje Instrumental (ILS) en categoría I que sustituye al actual y que supone una inversión de 922.000 euros.
Source:                   El Diario
Morpho to supply biometric boarding solution for Changi Airport
Airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) has selected security solutions specialist Morpho to supply a biometric boarding solution, inclusive of facial recognition technology, for the soon-to-be-built Terminal 4 (T4) facility at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Source:                 Passenger Terminal Today