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SITA: Pandemic Shifted IT Spending for Airports

SITA: Pandemic Shifted IT Spending for Airports

The COVID-19 pandemic refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 with increased investments in automating the passenger journey and a focus on touchless and mobile technology, according to a new report from air transport IT provider SITA. SITA’s “2020 Air Transport IT Insights” said industry IT investments…

YYZ COVID-19 Testing Research Announced

YYZ COVID-19 Testing Research Announced

…viability of frequent antigen testing within a workforce as a method to quickly identify, trace and isolate COVID-19. By testing multiple times per week over multiple weeks, researchers will be able to study how frequent use of antigen tests can improve workplace safety by reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19….

ARRA Call Touts Relief, Predicts Contract Changes

ARRA Call Touts Relief, Predicts Contract Changes

The latest COVID-19 relief package to hit Congress was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the Senate next week, with many airports, airlines and partners hoping to see it pass with more relief for aviation, as was discussed on Wednesday’s weekly Airport Restaurant & Retail…

ACI-NA Welcomes Strong US-Canada Relations

ACI-NA Welcomes Strong US-Canada Relations

…and airport workers is an airport’s top priority,” ACI-NA said in a statement. “U.S. and Canadian airports continue to collaborate with government, airline and other industry stakeholders on the best approaches and lessons learned to help stop the spread of COVID-19.” ACI-NA said the number of passengers flying between the…

XpresCheck To Open At DCA, IAD

XpresCheck To Open At DCA, IAD

The XpresSpa Group this week announced a contract with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for XpresCheck COVID-19 testing facilities at Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports. The XpresCheck at IAD will build on a pop-up facility located in the Main International Terminal, pre-security. This facility will host…