Even Gandalf Has Taken To The Skies This Week

Wellington Airport, In New Zealand, which is the Middle Earth airport, has just had an unexpected visitor fly in. Two Great Eagles swooped into Wellington Airport’s main terminal building today with Gandalf atop one of two Great Eagles, bringing news to the Middle of Middle-earth. Weighing in at one tonne each with a wingspan of 15 metres, they have…

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Air New Zealand’s New LAX Lounge Sneak Peek

Since we announced the move of our friends Air New Zealand’s Lounge in LAX back in October last year, the first images of their (much larger) TBIT lounge have just been revealed. Taking the form of a ‘Star Alliance’ branded lounge, the new space, set to open in 2013 will offer guests departing Tom Bradley International…

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Delta Open Refurbished JFK Terminal 4

JFK is one of the busiest and most congested airports in the world. Here at DesignAir the airport experience at JFK was one we used to dread, fearing outdated over populated terminals with confusing signage and generic uninspiring shops. But now, that’s all changed thanks to Delta’s newly re-opened Terminal 4, which all Delta and…

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Taking A Peek Into Jakarta’s New Terminal 3

We love architects drawings, if we could live in the universe that architects create we would be in a much happier place. There is no exception here. Australian architects, Woodhead‘s vision for Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal 3 look slick and elegant. Penned in for launch in 2015, this new 380,000m square terminal is expected…

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Qantas New Singapore Lounge Is Design Heaven

Qantas won Lounge of the Year at Thedesignair last year, and quite rightly so. It now seems they are fighting to win yet another year with this latest lounge, based in Singapore Changi airport. Qantas International CEO, Simon Hickey, said the new lounge showcased the experiences and cuisine of Singapore. “The Singapore Lounge has been designed to…

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Jordan’s New State Of The Art Amman Airport Opens

Meet Jordan’s latest airport. ‘The Queen Alia International Airport’ for Amman. Now officially open, this is the very latest architecture project to open in the area. Designed by countless award winning Foster + Partners, the new terminal heralds a new beginning for the airport, turning it into a competitive hub, fighting for passenger traffic between…

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Cathay Pacific Take Flight With ‘The Wing’

When The Wing went under renovations late 2010, there were enough other lounges to accommodate their current passengers at Hong Kong’s International Airport. So perhaps most premium guests actually forgot about Cathay Pacific’s crown jewel. Luckily though, launched last week, is the brand new ‘The Wing’. Covering just under 1,700 sq meters, this a phenomenally…

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It’s Raining Bronze In Singapore

Changi Airport has just revealed the brand new ‘poetic’ art installation at their check-in hall in Terminal 1. Named ‘Kinetic Rain’, it is now the world’s largest (and possibly most complicated) moving art sculpture. 1,216 bronze droplets connected to computer-controlled motors create waves, shapes and random patterns that constantly change the halls interior similar to the…

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No1 Traveller Brings Luxury To Birmingham

Birmingham airport will be the home to a new luxury lounge, created by the super cool business lounge experts ‘No.1 Traveller‘. In  October this year they will be bringing their brand of super cool relaxation and comfort to the ever expanding international airport in the Midlands of England. This is No.1 Traveller’s first lounge outside…

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Las Vegas New Terminal Draws In New Passengers

Las Vegas is the proud owner of a brand new terminal. An architectural modern cube of a terminal to be honest. This modest $2.4 billion addition gives McCarran International Airport 14 brand new gates open to both international and domestic flights. Totalling over 1.9million square feet, Terminal 3 is a state of the art building with…

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