Tampa International Airport becomes home to a series of art installations including a rather large, hungry flamingo

In the hunt to be instagram-friendly, airports are increasingly installing large-scale artworks to delight passengers and become memorable parts of the passenger experience. After all, Sacramento has its rabbit. Denver has its mustang and further afield, Doha has it’s well documented teddy bear/desk lamp combo. Perhaps in a less likely location, Tampa has announced it…

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Plaza Premium opens new lounge in Dubai

Plaza Premium has just opened its doors in Dubai International Airport, allowing Emirates (and FlyDubai) passengers – not qualifying for its expansive lounges – a new place to relax and unwind before their next flight. It’s not a small lounge either. With space for over 300 guests it’s the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at…

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Western Sydney Airport, a new mega hub for Australia reveals its terminal designs by Zaha Hadid and Cox Architecture

Last week saw Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture win the international design competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) and have been appointed as Master Architect for the project. The ZHA/COX team was selected from a broad field of forty national and international applicants that was narrowed to five selected design competitors. The…

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Changi’s Jewel In The Crown Set To Open In Singapore Next Week

We can’t pretend that we are not excited, one of the most ambitious airport builds in South East Asia is almost complete. Jewel Changi Airport was unveiled yesterday, with Singaporean residents given a first sneak peek into the one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination. The massive 135,700 sqm complex, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, features a distinctive dome-shaped…

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Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Features A New ‘Forest’ Terminal. But Selecting A Winner Was No Walk In The Park

Bangkok Airport (Airports of Thailand) has announced that they have selected DBALP, the architecture firm led by Duangrit Bunnag, to design a brand new major terminal that will be capable of handling up to 30 million passengers a year. Dubbed ‘The Forest Terminal’ the new building has been carefully designed to reflect Thailand’s lush tropical…

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Auckland Airport’s $1.8 Billion Infrastructure Investment To Support The Continued Growth Of New Zealand Travel

“In the 50 years since Auckland Airport opened, how New Zealanders travel and where we travel to has changed significantly. At the same time Auckland’s airport has evolved and grown from only several hundred thousand passengers in 1966 to over 18.7 million this year,” says Auckland Airport Chief Executive, Adrian Littlewood. Interestingly most of that…

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JFK T4 Rebrands With New Look

JFK’s International Air Terminal (Now known as JFK’s T4) plays host to the largest collection of airlines at JFK, with over 30 carriers under the one roof which has been standing since the 2001 $1.4bn redevelopment. After 15 years a brand refresh has brought a contemporary spin to the airport’s only non-airline owned terminal. Designed…

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Istanbul New Airport To Receive Beautiful Pininfarina & Aecom Control Tower

İGA, the consortium building Istanbul’s New Airport, has chosen an innovative and stunning design by AECOM and Pininfarina as the winner of an international design competition for the regional Air Traffic Control tower and technical building. The breathtaking AECOM and Pininfarina collaboration was chosen from a total of six entries from international architectural teams, including…

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Hawaiian Airlines Showcase The Blueprints For Their New Look Lounges

Hawaiian Airlines recently announced that business class guests traveling to any of its 11 international destinations will now receive complimentary access to the airline’s new Plumeria Lounge, a 3,600-square-foot space at the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) designed to deliver the airline’s signature hospitality in a warm, spa-inspired environment. This new lounge isn’t the same flagship lounge…

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Changi Airport Proves It Is The Jewel Of The World

Just recently, Skytrax rated Singapore Changi as the World’s Best Airport, for the third year running. Changi Airport celebrated further success at the Awards, unsurprisingly receiving the award as ‘Best Airport for Leisure Amenities’. These leisure amenities include music bar lounges, cinemas, a music deck, swimming pool, napping and rest areas and the in-terminal Transit…

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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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Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Contracts Given Go Ahead

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has given the green light for contracts to be awarded for a brand new airport terminal at Abu Dhabi International airport. A statement said the council had approved the “awarding of contracts” for the long-awaited Dh25bn Midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which would accommodate up to 27 million passengers a…

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