2015 articles

Route 66

A warm welcome to the US

At this time of year, with half the world on the move in order to get back to...

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham airport “could create thousands of new jobs”

Recent research has found that if the West Midlands and Birmingham Airport are able to make the most...

Air traffic control

Ghosts in the machine

Ancient operating software, which has been tinkered with but not upgraded, is threatening to wreak havoc in European...

Riga Airport

East meets west

Thomas Torsten-Meyer reports from Riga where the small airport and national carrier have imported western European standards to...

Staff at Glasgow airport

Glasgow grit

The managing director of Glasgow airport talks to Gary Mason about business recovery, crisis management and the importance...

Baggage conveyor

Our future is green baggage

Baggage systems consume a lot of power and increasingly airports are demanding energy efficiency and sustainability from their...

Check-in queues

Self-service or self-serving?

Self-Service is a powerful trend but often it is not optimised for the benefit of the passenger argues...

Sleeping pod

Changes in the airport Twilight Zone

Insider has never fallen asleep at an airport although he has had a terrible nightmare at quite a...

Snow plough

Smarter ops

Gary Mason reports from the Smart Airports conference in Munich on a number of mobile data initiatives which...

Security guard

Automatic for the people

Live trials of fingerprint and facial recognition systems at airport border controls have demonstrated the potential to provide...