London Gatwick has announced a new chapter in its ownership, with VINCI Airports completing the purchase of a 50.01% stake in the airport. Global Infrastructure Partners continues to manage the remaining 49.99% interest. The new partnership promises continued investment to put passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans.
An interview with Monica Scarpa, CEO Venice Marco Polo Airport, SAVE Group. By Ross Falconer
Glasgow Airport has unveiled the first design images of its exclusive new executive lounge. The Lomond Lounge will be based airside in the departures area and is scheduled to open later this summer. More than £1.6 million (€1.8m) is being invested in the new facility, which will create 25 new jobs.
An interview with Christoph Kreis, Sales Manager, Dallmeier. By Ross Falconer
A biometric boarding pilot at Ljubljana Airport, involving Amadeus, Adria Airways and LOT Polish Airlines, reduced the average boarding time by approximately 75%. The successful trial paves the way for a common biometric solution, making check-in, security and boarding easier.
Northern Capital Gateway, the operator of Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport, has commenced modernisation of the domestic departures hall commercial area. The project includes renovation of outlets’ concept and creation of a new DutyPaid store, through which passengers will pass to the gates.
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.
By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE
“Adapt or die”: full report on the ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition 2019
The 28th ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition, hosted by Isavia, took place on 18-20 March 2019. The theme of this year’s event was Adapt or die: “It is not the strongest species that survive, but the ones most responsive to change” (Charles Darwin).