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TURKEY: Nordic Office of Architecture, Grimshaw and Haptic Architects have unveiled designs of the Istanbul New Airport Terminal 1 – the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof. Based on the Black Sea coast, some 35km outside Istanbul, the ambitious six-runway development, master planned by Arup, will be delivered in four phases. The first phase will open in 2018 and aims to serve 90 million passengers per year. This will increase to over 150...

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UK: Heathrow Express (HEx), the premium rail-air link, has pledged to continue running its services in the event of a strike by the RMT union.The RMT announced it has a mandate to strike after balloting its HEx members in reaction to proposed changes to the business designed to improve customer service, protect existing jobs and the long-term future of the company.Keith Greenfield, managing director of HEx, said: “We are pleased the RMT says it is time...

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More trains for Stansted Airport

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:56

UK: Department for Transport has announced a new franchise agreement on the Greater Anglia network with refreshed rolling stock and more services, including twice as many weekday off peak services between Stansted Airport and Cambridge. Under the agreement the government has reached, Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) will continue providing services between London Liverpool Street and major towns and cities across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex...

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Aeroexpress sees 30% growth in e-ticket sales

Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

RUSSIA: Aeroexpress has released 2014 first quarter results, showing that the number of online ticket sales exceeded 211,000. This represents a 30%...

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Direct Amsterdam – Lille rail service started

Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

THE NETHERLANDS: From last Saturday direct high speed trains are running from Amsterdam Central, via Brussels to Lille. Operated by Thalys, the tri...

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Location of Sydney’s second airport announced – access plans to follow

Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that the site for Western Sydney’s new airport will be Badgerys Creek.

“For mor...

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Airtrain welcomes back Chris Basche as its CEO

Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

AUSTRALIA: Airtrain has announced that Christopher Basche will rejoin the organisation as Chief Executive Officer.

“We welcome back Ch...

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Coalition Government commits to Melbourne Airport Rail Link in State Budget

Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

AUSTRALIA: Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has announced that the upcoming State Budget will outline the Coalition Government's commitment to buil...

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