Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

Jan 8, 2017

Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. But significant vulnerabilities remain. The attack that killed five people Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms ...

Jan 3, 2017

Japan's air traffic control system to undergo major upgrade

The nation’s air traffic control system will undergo a major upgrade starting in March, with touchscreens replacing the current paper system. Government officials said Tuesday the new system will help airlines draw up more efficient flight plans as major airports plan to increase arrivals ...

Holiday exodus peaks, clogging airports, train stations

Dec 29, 2016

Holiday exodus peaks, clogging airports, train stations

The New Year’s travel exodus peaked Thursday as people jammed airports and train stations for destinations in Japan and abroad. On Thursday alone, around 50,000 people were expected to leave the country from Narita airport, 33,400 from Kansai airport in Osaka, and some 8,800 ...

Dec 27, 2016

Narita airport introduces fuel cell vehicle

The operator of Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture has introduced the use of a fuel cell vehicle. Fuel cell vehicles are powered by a chemical reaction between oxygen in the air and hydrogen in a tank installed on the vehicles. They are sometimes ...

Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Nov 27, 2016

Haneda airport set for major renovation ahead of 2020 Olympics

Tokyo’s Haneda airport will undergo a major renovation to prepare for the surge in flights expected for the 2020 Summer Olympics, officials at the transport ministry said. Terminal 2, which is used mainly for domestic flights by All Nippon Airways, will be renewed to ...

Nov 24, 2016

New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security

Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and ...