Development

Expansion, extension and ever-growing traffic at Budapest Airport

Expansion, extension and ever-growing traffic at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport is planning a series of infrastructure investments of up to €700 million by 2024, including the design and construction of a brand-new terminal building next to the existing Terminal 2. The aim is to accommodate ongoing growth, including 11 new routes and two new airline partners already announced for 2019.

Passenger

Munich Airport and bayern design present future innovative mobility solutions

Munich Airport and bayern design present future innovative mobility solutions

The future of mobility is being explored in a new exhibition – ‘Simply Move’ – staged by bayern design, the Center of Excellence for Design of the State of Bavaria, in cooperation with Munich Airport. Participants include Munich Airport’s LabCampus innovation centre.

Operations

UK Government’s new aviation strategy focusing on developing safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector

UK Government’s new aviation strategy focusing on developing safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector

The draft strategy, which will be open for public consultation for 16 weeks, proposes new measures to ensure the UK’s aviation sector continues to bring significant benefits to the UK economy and citizens up to 2050 and beyond, including a new passenger charter, practical requirements to reduce emission and noise levels and more use of innovative technology.

Security

Optimising Brussels Airport security screening

Optimising Brussels Airport security screening

Brussels Airport is continuously adapting its infrastructure, processes and products to meet the evolving needs of its passengers. In 2017/18, the Passenger Experience department of Brussels Airport had a particular focus on how to improve the security operating model to avoid queuing and thus reduce stress. Thomas Sterken, Capacity Planning & Optimisation Manager at Brussels Airport Company, tells us the successful story.

IT

Athens Airport becomes “China-ready” with dedicated app

Athens Airport becomes “China-ready” with dedicated app

Athens International Airport, in collaboration with Toorbee, has launched the first app in Greece exclusively for Chinese travellers. The new ‘AIΑ-Toorbee WeChat Miniapp’ offers Chinese travellers a user-friendly digital environment, in their own language, with Athens becoming one of the first ‘China-ready’ airports in Europe.

Commercial

A true taste of Toronto at new Billy Bishop Airport restaurants

A true taste of Toronto at new Billy Bishop Airport restaurants

SSP Canada has opened three restaurants at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, offering locally-inspired food & beverages. The new restaurants – OBISPO, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, and Market@416 – were officially launched at the newly-designed airport lounges developed by Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners.

Environment

Aberdeen Airport introduces electric car charging points

Aberdeen Airport introduces electric car charging points

Aberdeen International Airport has installed six new electric car charging points in its short stay and priority car parks, supplied by Podpoint, a leading provider of electric charging points. The new service will be free for customers using the car parks, with four units located on the first floor of the short stay zone and two further points in the priority area.

ACI EUROPE Activities

“Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports” – ACI Airport Exchange 2018

“Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports” – ACI Airport Exchange 2018

The 12th ACI Airport Exchange, jointly staged by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, and hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport, took place in Oslo last week, 27-29 November. More than 1,200 industry leaders got together to exchange strategies on “Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports”. Report by Marta Dimitrova.