Development

Sheremetyevo Airport investing to become “one of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the world” by 2018

Sheremetyevo Airport investing to become “one of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the world” by 2018

On 25 October, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport held a large-scale presentation and a press tour to present the development programme for its main facilities, which will be complete in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This will allow sports teams, officials, fans and passengers to depart from the new terminal, and to move between the terminals directly under the airfield. Airlines, meanwhile, will have ample opportunities provided by the new cargo and refuelling complexes.

Interviews

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

In August, the İGA Airport Operation appointed Hüseyin Keskin as CEO of İGA Airport Operation – a distinctly different role from Yusuf Akçayoğlu who is CEO İGA Construction, and is therefore purely tasked with delivery of the project. Airport Business talked to Keskin to test the two key strands of the new airport’s strategy: Is it still on time for a February 2018 opening; and does it still plan to be a “world’s biggest” hub?

Passenger

Planned rail link between Glasgow Airport and city centre to boost economy

Planned rail link between Glasgow Airport and city centre to boost economy

As part of Glasgow City Region’s long-term economic plan, a direct rail link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley and the city centre has been announced. The airport injects around £170 million (€200m) into the Glasgow City Region economy every year and businesses have backed the project as essential to ensuring continued competitiveness.

Operations

Wizz Air reveals Budapest 2024 livery at Budapest Airport

Wizz Air reveals Budapest 2024 livery at Budapest Airport

Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, has revealed the livery of its Budapest aircraft – one A321 and one A320 – which will be used for the duration of the bid, until 31 August 2017.

IT

Dublin Airport and Skyscanner enter unique data partnership

Dublin Airport and Skyscanner enter unique data partnership

Dublin Airport has teamed up with Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services. Skyscanner will provide Dublin Airport with a big dataset through its Travel Insight tool, which taps into the global search data from its 50 million monthly visitors.

Commercial

Airports bringing the Christmas spirit to passengers around the world

Airports bringing the Christmas spirit to passengers around the world

It’s Christmas time and airports around the world are helping passengers find the perfect gift and get into the Christmas spirit by introducing special promotions and unforgettable celebrations, ranging from open mic gigs and fun parades to virtual advent calendars.

Environment

Eco-friendly Nice Côte d’Azur Airport achieves carbon neutrality

Eco-friendly Nice Côte d’Azur Airport achieves carbon neutrality

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has become the first airport in France to achieve Level 3+ Neutrality of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation, following on from recent innovative environmental initiatives.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

The ever-evolving security challenge faced by the aviation sector was addressed at the specially-convened ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific on 22-23 November 2016. The event was hosted by Brussels Airport. Report by Ross Falconer.