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New Airports, Food & Extensions - Airport News You Need to Know

6 July 2017
Read Time: 2.7 mins

From new terminals and airports, to food trucks and luxury shopping, here is a roundup of airport news from around the world.

Singapore's Changi Airport Reveals New 'Canopy Park'

As part of its 'Jewel' integrated terminal complex, scheduled to open in 2019, Changi Airport has recently unveiled artistic renderings of its new 'Canopy Park'. About the size of 11 Olympic swimming pools, it will feature a series of gardens and walking trails, 'Canopy Mazes', a bouncing net for children, a number of slides, new restaurants and much more.

New Terminal Planned for Sydney Airport

 

Plans have been unveiled for a new international terminal at Sydney airport. Dubbed T4, it is planned to be built adjacent to the current domestic Terminal 3.

Lady at airport looking at plane. Travelling on both business and leisure keeps getting better.

New Arrivals Building for London Stansted Airport

Approval for a new £130 million arrivals building has come through for Stansted Airport, with building to commence in late 2018. It is expected to take three years to commence the build of the new building, which will be located next to the current terminal.

Brisbane's New Electric Buses

Brisbane Airport will be the first Australian airport to roll out a fleet of electric buses. As part of its commitment to sustainability and the environment, the fleet of 11 buses will be operational from February 2018.

Food Trucks in Austin, Texas 

As part of its new retro terminal, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport now features a new outdoor patio overlooking the runway, and two rotating food trucks to serve the hungry. The food trucks will change monthly to keep things fresh for travellers.

New Beijing Airport

China Eastern and China Southern airlines will be investing a combined total of CNY 28 billion into a new airport in Beijing, which is expected to open in 2019.

New Qantas Wing at Perth Airport

Qantas has recently unveiled plans for a new international wing, to complement their new direct flights to London which are launching next year. They plan to locate it within the T3 and T4 area, and it will include an outdoor deck area with seating, new food and beverage outlets and an International Transit Lounge for premium customers.

'Open Sky' Installation at Stockholm Airport 

A new installation in the airport features a globe – 2 meters in diameter – that has air traffic to and from the airport projected on to it in 3D, in real time. Using live flight tracking data from Flightradar24, the installation – named “Open Sky” – is a great meeting point within the airport.

Arrivals hall at airport. Airports continue to improve every year around the world.

Luxury Brands Coming to Melbourne Airport 

 

The airport’s new high-end fashion district in Terminal 2 will feature new luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara and Emporio Armani. They will all be open between July and the end of the year.

Updates for Hong Kong's Terminal 1

Hong Kong International Airport has unveiled a series of major enhancements to its existing facilities, which will increase the airport’s handling capacity and give it a fresh look and feel. The plans include 40 new check-in counters, two new baggage carousels, more seats and new shops and restaurants.

Oslo Airport Extension

The 115,000 extension to Norway’s Oslo Airport has been completed, effectively doubling the size of the airport and increasing its capacity to over 30 million passengers. Travellers can now enjoy 11 new gates, a new pier and new retail and restaurant outlets.

Augmented Reality for Gatwick Airport

Over 2000 beacons have been installed in the North and South Terminals of Gatwick Airport, which communicate with mobile apps to help passengers find their location within the terminal. Then, using blue dot indoor navigation, supported by an augmented reality wayfinding tool, passengers will be able to get directions to wherever they need to go within the airport.

Janelle Strickland

Janelle is a writer and digital marketer living in Brisbane, but originally from South Africa. She spent three years living in London and travelling the UK and Europe before moving to Australia, where she settled down, got married and now has a baby. She can't wait to share her love of travel, culture and history with her little family. 

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