Valius Venckunas

Etihad Airways: COVID-19 vaccine won’t solve crisis

It is tempting to think about the current crisis as something that one day will be gone, or at least can be gone if we try hard enough. But most likely that is not the way we should be thinking....


Pijus Jauniskis

From cinemas to morgues: airports seek new purpose

Before the COVID-19 crisis, the airport industry’s contributing GDP to the world economy was estimated at around $825 billion. With passenger traffic falling by about 80% compared to 2019, some airports turned into morgues and cinemas to endure the crisis....


Pijus Jauniskis

ACI expects structural changes, predicts traffic return in 2040s

Airports Council International (ACI) estimates that it may take up to two decades to return to their previous projected state for global air traffic levels....


Pijus Jauniskis

US COVID relief act includes $1.4B for F-35 fighter jets

The new $1 trillion COVID-19 aid bill introduced by United States’ lawmakers contains funding for new F-35 fighter jets as the Senate seeks to battle the pandemic in more ways than one....


Rytis Beresnevicius

European airports: 2019-levels of traffic to recover only in 2024

While borders slowly opened throughout Europe, the recovery in passenger volume has been disappointing, indicated Airports Council International (ACI) Europe....


Kristina Kirkliauskaite

How AI Speeds Up the Security Processes at Airports

It is a public fact that security is a very first priority at any airport in the world. With a tremendous rise of passengers, many security systems at airports are now supported by artificial intelligence (AI), which improves safety. Also, AI speeds up airport security by optimizing processes such as check-in, passport control, baggage screening and generally keeping up the complete safety at airports with smart security technologies. In this art...


Zivile Zalagenaite

Report: European airports resilient to coronavirus

S&P Global Ratings estimates that novelty coronavirus, Covid-19, outbreak would only have a limited impact on European airports, as traffic to and from China and other countries in Asia Pacific region make up relatively small numbers of the total traffic in Europe. However, if the outbreak prolongs or causes further economic impact, the situation might change.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

The Top 10 Airports Of 2019 List

We all know which airlines are the best in the world, but which airports are the most welcoming for passengers? Find out the top 10 airports in 2019 in this list:...


Skycop.com

5 amazing airports to be in when your flight gets disrupted

It is certainly not a lot of fun to hear that your flight just got delayed or cancelled. Every tenth traveler in EU has experienced flight disruptions – and those amount to €3 billion in debt that...


AIR Convention

Humans need not apply: robots are taking over airports

Just a decade back a fully automated airport with no staff seemed something out of a science fiction movie. Today it is a reality. From Glasgow Airport’s trial with GLAdys, Shenzhen Airport’s oper...