This week has been a fairly quiet week in airport news terms. Nevertheless we still found few very interesting stories all the way from Amsterdam, Arkansas and Belgrade for you. They even all have one common theme – can you figure it out?
Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands (IATA: AMS; LD reviewed) has always been known as one of the better airports. One of it’s unique feature, the annex of the famous Rijksmuseum announced a new exhibition. From 7 September to 12 December, the exhibition Dutch Girls will feature at the airport, wrote Passenger Terminal Today. The exhibition will consist of a small collection of nine well-to-do, leading models from the Golden Age, most stunningly painted by among others Frans Hals, Caesar van Everdingen (see picture above featuring one of his paintings), Isaack Luttichuys and Bartholomeus van der Helst. Rijksmuseum Schiphol is located on Holland Boulevard between Piers E and F in the area beyond passport control. The museum is open daily from 6 am to 8 pm. Admission is free.
Esthetic changes in a different way are happening at Little Rock National Airport (IATA: LIT). Today’s THV reported that the Arkansas airport is getting a major face lift. According to the report, Crews have already begun $53.6 million dollars worth of improvements to the airport’s existing facilities. Projects in the first phase will include a new two-story baggage matrix building and terminal renovations, a new inline baggage screening system, system upgrades, surveillance enhancements, security checkpoint expansion, new communications center and flight information display system.
And finally news reached us from Passenger Terminal Today that work on the overhaul of the two terminals at Belgrade International Airport in Serbia (IATA: BEG), has begun. Located near the A transit area gates, the business class lounge, used by all airlines, is being expanded and modernised and will be completed in September 2011.
That’s all for this week. Did you guess the theme? Correct, it’s esthetics of course – well done! Have an esthetically beautiful week and, as always, safe travels!
[Photo cropped from Wikipedia – some rights reserved]