Development

Brussels South Charleroi Airport’s new Terminal 2 increases passenger comfort

Brussels South Charleroi Airport’s new Terminal 2 increases passenger comfort

Brussels South Charleroi Airport has opened its new Terminal 2, which was constructed in the space of just ten months. The expansion enables the airport to handle future growth “and accommodate passengers in greater comfort”, as Jean-Jacques Cloquet, CEO Brussels South Charleroi Airport, explains.

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

Top 5 fun events at airports in 2017 so far

Top 5 fun events at airports in 2017 so far

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.

Operations

Airport Authority Hong Kong awards design and construction contract for Three Runway System

Airport Authority Hong Kong awards design and construction contract for Three Runway System

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has selected Aconex, leading provider of a cloud and mobile platform for the global construction industry, for the design and construction of the 10-year Three Runway System (3RS) project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

IT

Changi Airport launches Living Lab to create next generation of technology solutions

Changi Airport launches Living Lab to create next generation of technology solutions

Changi Airport has launched the Changi Airport Living Lab Programme which will see CAG collaborate with innovation-driven companies and start-ups, to develop and demonstrate new technology solutions.

Commercial

Budapest Airport recognises best retail partners

Budapest Airport recognises best retail partners

Budapest Airport has hosted its 10th Annual Awards Ceremony, recognising the highly-valued business partners that helped make 2016 another record-breaking year for the Hungarian gateway.

Environment

Athens International Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in Greece

Athens International Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in Greece

At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, the airport industry committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Athens International Airport is the 28th globally, and 25th in Europe, to become carbon neutral by achieving Level 3+ of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation.

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.