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Independent lounge membership program Priority Pass has presented its Global Airport Lounge of the Year award to the Plaza Premium Lounge located in Terminal 2 (T2) at London Heathrow Airport.
Now in its 12th year, the awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass Members for more than 1,000 independent airport lounges in approximately 500 cities.
Other winners included the Petra Lounge at Amman Queen Alia International Airport as the best lounge in Africa and the Middle East; the Asiana Lounge at Seoul Incheon International Airport for the Asia Pacific region; The Club at San Jose Mineta International Airport for North America; and the VIP Lounge at Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo International Airport for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council in Arizona have officially unveiled the first phase of the modernized Terminal 3 (T3) facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The renovation has provided T3 with a larger consolidated security checkpoint and 31 new common-use ticket counters, enabling greater flexibility among the airlines.
Phases two and three of the US$590m project will include replacing T3’s south concourse and adding new food and retail concessions as well as upgrading the north concourse with improved customer amenities. The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2020.
To read more about the T3 renovation project in the January 2017 edition of Passenger Terminal World, click here.
December 6, 2016
Airport operator Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has unveiled its plans to construct a major integrated development known as SkyCity located next to Hong Kong International Airport in China.
The airport city will include retail complexes, entertainment facilities, dining space, hotels and office towers, spread across 25 hectares of land at the north of the airport island.
SkyCity will be developed in stages with the first phase of the program scheduled for completion in 2021. Invitations for tender submissions for a hotel as well as the retail, dining and entertainment developments will be issued in November 2016 and early 2017 respectively.
October 20, 2016
A look at the US$200m improvement taking place Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s domestic passenger terminal. All images courtesy of HOK.
London Heathrow Airport has unveiled four new airport designs from UK-based architectural practices that bring to life its proposed three-runway expansion program.
The architects include Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy. Heathrow is scheduled to select a final concept designer in July 2016.
May 11, 2016
Munich Airport in Germany has begun operating from its new €900m (US$1bn) satellite terminal, increasing the airport’s annual capacity from 25 million to 36 million passengers (read the story here). Here's a few images from the opening day on April 26.
April 28, 2016
A first look at the new designs for an US$13.7m international departures lounge and arrivals hall at Canberra Airport that will open to passengers on September 21, 2016 (read the story here).
April 28, 2016
Design studio ICRAVE has released a series of images demonstrating the progress made in collaboration with restaurateur OTG to renovate several retail and dining concessions at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia, USA. The project is currently 90% complete.
January 6, 2016
London Heathrow Airport has released several new images of its proposed third runway, including design renderings of a new Central Terminal Area and business park.
As well as a third runway, the plans include an underground passenger transit and baggage system connecting Heathrow West and Heathrow East, reducing transit times from 75 to 60 minutes. The plans also include a new terminal, overhauled cargo facilities and an area set aside for commercial developments such as offices and hotels.
See the gallery below for more images of London Heathrow Airport’s third runway and central terminal area.
October 6, 2015
Changi Airport Group, the operator for Changi Airport, is helping the nation of Singapore celebrate its 50th birthday as an independent country by unveiling 50 attractions throughout the airport. These attractions include tourist icons, favorite local dishes and famous landmarks, and are intended to take travelers on a voyage of discovery to relive the history and achievements of Singapore and Changi Airport.
To read more about the SG50 celebrations click here.
July 16, 2015
Airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has unveiled a £1bn (US$1.5bn) investment program for Manchester Airport, which will deliver a series of 60 enhancements over a 10-year period. Scroll through the newly released design renderings below to see MAG's vision for the future.
To read more about the Manchester Airport improvement project click here.
June 10, 2015
Take a look at Singapore Airlines' new SilverKris Lounge located in Terminal 2 (T2) at London Heathrow Airport. To read more about the luxury lounge click here.
April 23, 2015
Airport operator Fraport has confirmed its decision to build a third terminal at Frankfurt Airport in Germany with construction work starting in late 2015. Here's a look at the current design plans. To read more about the T3 development project click here.
April 16, 2015
Tampa International Airport has begun construction work on the first phase of its US$2.5bn masterplan.
February 3, 2015
Narita International is constructing a US$114.5m Terminal 3 that will house the growing number of low-cost carriers at Japan's second biggest airport. Here's a look at some of the designs.
February 3, 2015
A before and after look at the transformation Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Featuring 20 new dining and retail destinations – including nine Southern California-based brands – the new Terminal 2 will boast cutting-edge design and new traveler amenities. Images courtesy of Westfield.
January 29, 2015
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Funds approved for construction of Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX
The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has agreed to invest in the construction of a Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) and related Baggage Optimization Project (BOP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California.
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