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GSP Celebrates Opening of $33 Million Cargo
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
celebrated the opening of a $33 million air cargo
facility, which significantly increases the airport's ability
to handle domestic and international freight. In recent
years air cargo volume and demand for freight services
in the southeastern U.S. has increased dramatically.
The new facility positions the Upstate and GSP to
capitalize on this growth.
"The opening of our new air cargo facility will begin
a special new chapter for GSP," said Dave Edwards, the
airport's president and CEO. "GSP's ability to be a hub
for cargo has attracted many companies to the Upstate
since the 1960s. This new facility allows GSP to take the
region's logistics infrastructure to new heights."
The 110,000 square-foot cargo facility and its 17-acre
apron allow the airport to accommodate up to three
Boeing 747-800 freighter aircraft simultaneously;
tripling the airport's previous handling capacity. Senator
International, a German-based freight forwarder, will
lease half of the facility to support its Senator Atlantic
Bridge (SAB) f lights from GSP to Frankfurt-Hahn
(HHN) with twice-weekly connecting service to
Johannesburg, South Africa.
"Senator International is very proud to celebrate this
new milestone and together with the South Carolina
business community, the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
District, all our valued clients and business partners, we
will continue to grow the air cargo operation here at
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport," said Tim
Kirschbaum, chairman and CEO of Senator International.
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette stated, "As
we work to retain and build upon our position on the
global industrial stage, we must continue to provide
companies with access to international markets. Moving
cargo is an essential step in the supply chain and having
the capacity to handle varying types of freight is an
invaluable resource for business growth. This new cargo
facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
is one more step in our ongoing efforts to provide
unmatched connectivity, ensuring that South Carolina
continues to soar into the future."

Airport Lounge Development Rebrands to Airport
Airport Lounge Development (ALD) announced its rebrand
to Airport Dimensions. This is to support its vision to meet
the changing demands of travelers with a broader range of
innovative, premium experiences at the airport, beyond its
well-loved lounge offering.
The Club Buffalo Niagara International
Airport will capture the cultural and historic
character of the region with a unique mural of the Niagara
Falls national heritage area, while The Club MSY at Louis
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will feature
a uniquely crafted light fixture comprising over six-hundred
individually hand-blown glass pendants created by a local New
Orleans artisan. These two openings will follow those launched
in Jacksonville, Charleston and Las Vegas earlier in 2019.
Steve Pinches, CEO of Airport Dimensions said, "With a
growing portfolio of lounges and a leadership team with over 25
years' experience in hospitality, we have a real understanding of
what today's and tomorrow's travelers want from their airport
experience. We recognize that f lyers' needs are changing and
want to provide passengers with the space and time to enrich
and personalize their pre-flight hours, no matter which airline
they're traveling with."

Lufthansa Expands Biometric Boarding
Technology to New York JFK's Terminal 1
New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport is now
the fourth U.S. airport that will offer biometric boarding
for Lufthansa f lights. This process utilizes facial recognition
to board the entire aircraft. The Lufthansa Group has
once more collaborated with IT partners Amadeus and
VisionBox, as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) and partners at JFK, in order to make this exciting
technology available for Lufthansa passengers.
Lufthansa has turned to biometrics as one solution.
Biometric boarding relies on data provided by the CBP,
a central source of information that allows for efficiency
while still prioritizing passengers' safety and security. The
real-time matching rate of passenger images is currently very
high, at over 99 percent, which is a result of the extensive
amount of photos already existing within the CBP database.
"A Lufthansa Group priority is to constantly improve our
customer experience with modern technology and innovative
solutions." said Bjoern Becker, senior director, product
management ground and digital services for Lufthansa.
"With this goal in mind, Lufthansa is taking the necessary
steps to continue enhancing travel through technology. One
such step is biometric boarding, which provides more rapid
solutions when boarding an aircraft. We anticipate for this
technology to continue growing and to introduce it to more
gateways throughout the United States."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
On the Wild Side
Change for Good
Cover Story: Economy Inflight
Williston Takes Flight
Enhance Airport and Airline Relations
FBOs and OEMs: Strange Bedfellows
Airport Guru
Solid Answers for Successful Airports
Product Focus
Animal Control on the Runway
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Airport Business - Inside the Fence
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Airport Business - On the Wild Side
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Airport Business - Cover Story: Economy Inflight
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Airport Business - Williston Takes Flight
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