U.K. airfreight groups again call for action on London Heathrow expansion

Pressure is being turned up again this week on Parliament in the U.K. to move forward on the planned third-runway expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), as two airfreight groups called for action as soon as possible to relieve congestion caused by limited capacity. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

Heathrow third-runway decision put on hold

British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the decision of whether to build a third runway at London Heathrow Airport on hold for up to six months, citing concerns about the project’s environmental impact studies. Britain’s transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, is expected to announce whether or not the decision on Heathrow will be delayed, after […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 9, 2015

First contract secure for third Changi runway

Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has awarded the first of many contracts to begin the project that is expected to result in a third runway for the airport. The US$1.12 billion contract was granted to a joint venture formed by Samsung C&T Corp. and Koh Brothers. The scope of the contract will be to extend […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 2015

Legal challenge to Munich’s third runway rejected

Ten years after it was first proposed, a plan to add a third runway at Munich International Airport was approved following a German federal court decision throwing out a challenge to the project on environmental grounds. The approval clears the way for movement on the project, which has been championed by carrier Lufthansa, but more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 17, 2015