The beginning of 2017 brings joy and excitement to passengers, as leading airports around the world come up with innovative and creative ways to keep their passengers entertained. Here, Airport Business highlights five fun activities airports have introduced to enhance the passenger experience so far in 2017.
Dubai Duty Free officially launched the ‘Year of the Rooster’ with an exclusive Chinese-themed celebration in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
Manchester Airport is ending January 2017 by celebrating Chinese New Year. A lion dance and traditional Chinese dancers have entertained passengers waiting for their flight to Beijing during the celebrations. Meanwhile, the terminals have been decorated with Chinese lanterns, and special retail offers are available to travellers.
Heathrow Airport’s onboard meal sales reveal a trend among passengers towards lighter meals with sushi now taking the number one place for dining at 30,000 feet, while more refillable bottles than ever are being recharged in the departures lounge.
Manchester Airport has unveiled plans for a new brand of lounge, which will open in Terminal 3 in April following a £1.6 million (€1.9m) investment. The lounge is named 1903 after the year of the Wright Brothers first flight. With a capacity of 71 travellers, it will provide a more premium offering.