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Port Authority approves $32 bln to improve bus terminal, airports

WASHINGTON: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved a preliminary 10-year, $32 billion plan to fund a new Port Authority Bus Terminal and renovate New York’s airports, among other projects. The proposed capital-works plan now goes through a public comment period before the board votes in February. The governors of New York and New Jersey ... Read More »

Brazil to invest $64b in infrastructure, airports, economy

BRASILIA: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff announced her government’s plans to spur investment in infrastructure, an effort which could help modernize the country’s roads, bridges, ports and airports as well as kick-start its struggling economy. The initiative emphasizes the role of private finance in projects like airport renovations, Reuters reported, along with highway and railroad expansions and changes to the port ... Read More »

China possesses world’s 36% high plateau airports, 18.7% passengers’ increase yearly

BEIJING: China possesses 15 high plateau airports, comprising about 36 per cent of the total in the world, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The high plateau airports handled 5.8 million passengers, up 18.7 per cent year on year, and 59,000 flights, up 19.1 per cent on last year. Different from common flights, high plateau flights face more ... Read More »

Brazilian NCAA increase airport taxes 14.21%  on national, international flights

BRASILIA:  The domestic and international flights at government run airports in Brazil will be hit with a tax increase of 14.21% on average. The National Civil Aviation Agency’s administration company Infraero runs 60 airports (half of the country’s total), including ones in Rio de Janeiro and other major hubs, that covered 101.7 million passengers between January and November 2014. However, ... Read More »

Thailand looks to expand duty free service at Airports  

BANKOK:  The government is exploring ways to allow more companies, including South Korea-based Lotte Group, to operate duty-free services at airports and downtown areas. Currently, King Power, the country’s largest duty-free company, is the sole concessionaire operating duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and Phuket airports overseen by the Airports of Thailand. Transport Minister ACM Prajin Juntong has revealed that ... Read More »

Customs prohibits 450 passengers at Abu Dhabi Airport from travelling to US

Abu Dhabi: The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency prohibited 450 passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport from boarding flights to the United States in its first year of operation. Some of those people were suspected terrorists. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the CBP’s parent organization, now oversees 15 such facilities and has made customs preclearance “a big ... Read More »

US Customs automatic kiosks help reduce processing time up to 40% in passport inspection

SAN DIEGO: Eight automated kiosks at Lindbergh Field air port are touted for reducing customs processing times by 25 to 40 percent, by airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The self-service kiosks, which are located in the airport’s customs inspection area, allow passengers to submit their customs declaration and personal information electronically. “San Diego International Airport welcomes nearly ... Read More »

Exports up by 18pc to $770m after GSP+ status; scanners being installed to check containers: Dastagir

KARACHI: To address the complaints about damages to export goods by physical examination, the government is installing scanners at all ports, airports and dry ports for checking export cargo without opening containers. Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastagir Khan said this while talking to the exporters at the PHMA House. The minister also assured the exporters that all outstanding sales ... Read More »

Expanded Benazir Int’l Airport with 300 bikes, cars parking facility in Jan 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the ongoing renovation, expansion and development work at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) will be completed by January next year. CAA spokesperson Mubarak Shah on Saturday said the authority was working to expand the parking and international departure briefing area. He said installation of the latest security equipment and establishment of more check-in ... Read More »

Bajwa warns against undue protocol to relatives of FBR officials at airports

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Bajwa has directed the security personnel and field formations to take orders only from FBR protocol officers and barred them from following any order or instruction from other protocol officers. The FBR chairman has taken the step after complaints of wrong use of powers against rules and regulations by some FBR officers. Sources ... Read More »

Premier awards ‘Privilege cards’ to top taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif handed over the Privilege Cards to top 100 taxpayers of different categories at Prime Minister’s office Auditorium. The cards will be valid for one year. As per details, the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Mr. Tariq Bajwa. The scheme has been ... Read More »