Development

Hamad International Airport announces second expansion phase up to 60 million passengers

Hamad International Airport announces second expansion phase up to 60 million passengers

Hamad International Airport has revealed plans for its second expansion phase, which will increase capacity to over 60 million when complete after 2022. Construction will commence early next year, with highlights including a spectacular 10,000sqm indoor tropical garden and a 268sqm water feature.

Passenger

Innovation Showcase – Autumn 2019

Innovation Showcase – Autumn 2019

In response to growing passenger numbers, airports around Europe and beyond are implementing a raft of technologies to streamline the passenger experience – from digital signage and chatbots to reusable RFID bag tags. Report by Marta Dimitrova

Security

London City Airport launches sustainable security bag challenge

London City Airport launches sustainable security bag challenge

London City Airport has launched an eight-week, £10,000, challenge for innovators to design or further develop a new, sustainable, sealable security bag for use at the airport. The competition opened on 21 October 2019 and ends on 16 December 2019.

Commercial

Travel Retail Domodedovo opens two shops at Strigino Airport in Nizhny Novgorod

Travel Retail Domodedovo opens two shops at Strigino Airport in Nizhny Novgorod

Travel Retail Domodedovo, a joint venture between Gebr. Heinemann and its local partner Greenway, continues to grow in Russia and has opened two shops at Strigino International Airport. The shops are operated under the ‘Heinemann Duty Free and Travel Value’ brand.

Environment

Glasgow becomes first UK airport to introduce electric bus fleet

Glasgow becomes first UK airport to introduce electric bus fleet

Glasgow is the first UK airport to introduce a fleet of zero-emission electric buses to its car park operation. The three-strong fleet of all-electric battery buses replace the current diesel fleet used to shuttle passengers between the terminal and the airport’s long-stay car park.