London Gatwick Airport has opened the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone as part of its transformation of the North Terminal. The £36 million (€45m) project creates a new state-of-the-art check-in floor and takes Gatwick a step closer to its ambition to eliminate queues.
London Gatwick’s £2.5 billion (€3.2bn) investment programme is transforming the passenger journey and putting travellers in control of their time at the airport, as Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, explains to Ross Falconer.
Passengers from within the European Union arriving at Naples International Airport can now make use of automated border control e-gates. The e-gates use facial recognition technology to confirm that the passenger is the passport holder, while fingerprint verification technology has been built in to add an extra layer of security when required.
At the 35th ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee meeting, Madrid, 14-15 April, an event that gathered almost 100 aviation security managers and experts from European airports and World Business Partners, ACI EUROPE unveiled the details of an all-new aviation security project that aims to support non-EU member airports with the enhancement of their security measures and eventually increase their chances of being accepted into the EU One-Stop Security agreement. Achmet EL Sarkaoui reports.
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.
Travellers using Munich Airport’s new satellite facility will soon experience the innovative retail concept – MyDutyFree – developed by the airport’s trade subsidiary eurotrade. The unique offer has a strong affinity to Bavaria and the city of Munich.
Minicabit is introducing eco-friendly Tesla cabs to Heathrow Airport, and its other partners, as its first step to fulfilling its pledge to ensure 25% of its cab fleet nationwide comprises low and zero emission vehicles by 2020.
By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE
On the occasion of marking 25 years, we reached out to some of the key decision-makers, influencers and organisations dealing with European air transport to see what they had to say about working with ACI EUROPE. Here are some of the highlights.