Airport Consulting Weekly
Feb. 19, 2015

US airports will automate customs to speed passengers
USA Today
The Department of Homeland Security said it will install 340 more airport kiosks to automate passport inspections — a move the White House says will reduce wait times for international arrivals by up to 30 percent. The move is part of an effort by the Obama administration to double international tourism to the United States over five years.More

2015 trend: Travel brands downsize on design and move towards simplicity
Skift
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America's happiest airports
The Huffington Post
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Survey: Indianapolis airport best in North America
USA Today
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10,000 may hear more noise as Tampa airport construction reroutes planes
Tampa Tribune via AviationsPros
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Denver and JFK beat out LAX as the least accessible airports
Los Angeles Times via AviationPros
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Virgin America to battle Southwest on Dallas-Austin route
USA Today
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John Sanders named principal innovation and technology advisor to AAAE Airport Innovation Accelerator
AAAE via AviationPros
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Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN
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Another delayed arrival: Renovation at La Guardia
The Wall Street Journal
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Ethiopian capital expands airport, plans new hub to meet growth
Reuters
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Hilton continues European expansion with Munich Airport opening
TravelPulse
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New Istanbul airport
Airport World
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Philippines government unveils development plans for 6 major airports
Airport Technology
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Sydney Airport promises to transform its duty-free experience
Airport World
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Oversight makes airport assistive technology unhelpful
Reduced Mobility Rights
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Aeroporti di Roma CEO turns focus to self-service, beacons and mobile wayfinding
Future Travel Experience
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TSA pulls back on big data PreCheck expansion
Federal Times
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TSA plans to spend nearly $400M on body scanners through FY 2026
Defense Daily Network
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India expects FAA to upgrade its air safety rating
AINonline
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FAA rules would limit commercial drone use
The New York Times
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Business travel group warns of financial hit if TSA funding cut
Skift
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HMMH awarded part 150 projects at Newark Liberty International and Teterboro Airports
HMMH
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Hurghada airport deploys SITA technology
Travel Daily Media
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Blue Grass Airport recipient of the 2015 ACC Excellence in Procurement Award
ACC
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) is pleased to announce that the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky is the recipient of ACC's 2015 Excellence in Procurement Award. Director of Engineering Mark Day accepted the award on behalf of the airport at a luncheon today during the ACC/AAAE Planning, Design & Construction Symposium in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes airport or airport sponsors that demonstrate excellence in procurement and contracting practices.More