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SAN Innovation Lab Introduces Four New Concepts

San Diego International Airport (SAN) and its Airport Innovation Lab this week launched four new test concepts at the airport, including virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart waste bins. Four companies have been working with the airport and lab virtually since...

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MCO Installs PPE Vending Machines

Orlando International Airport (MCO) has installed new vending machines to provide the traveling public with easy access to a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and other personal protective equipment. The machines and their inventory help the airport comply with...

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MRG Opens DepARTures at SFO Terminal 1

The Las Vegas-headquartered Marshall Retail Group (MRG) this week opened DepARTures, an all-new, art-immersed retail store at San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Developed exclusively for SFO passengers and featuring cityscapes from...

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HMSHost Brings Touchless Checkout to MCI

HMSHost Corp. is bringing a touch-free passenger experience featuring artificial intelligence to the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) Farmers Market. The new technology, powered by AI-checkout solution provider Mashgin, lets passengers grab a drink, sandwich...

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U.S. Not Among 14 Countries Approved for EU Travel

The Council of the European Union this week approved the lifting of temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, allowing travelers from 14 countries to fly into the union. The U.S. was not among them. The 14 approved countries are Algeria, Australia,...

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XpresCheck Pilot For COVID-19 Testing Opens In JFK T4

XpresSpa opened its first XpresCheck service at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to provide COVID-19 screening and testing for terminal employees, airline employees and airport workers. The new XpresCheck, currently a pilot program, can screen...

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ACI-NA Reports Steps for Airport Recovery

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association for airports in the U.S. and Canada, released an introductory report highlighting 42 industry recommendations and priorities to assist with the restart and recovery of air travel following...

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ICF Survey: Industry Pessimism on Recovery Speed

A new survey of both aviation executives and consumers by global consultancy firm ICF found the majority of industry respondents worldwide now expect the commercial airline recovery to take at least two years. In the surveys, which were conducted in late May/early...

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