Development

Sheremetyevo’s new Terminal B: “Showcasing the real soul of Russia”

Sheremetyevo’s new Terminal B: “Showcasing the real soul of Russia”

Visitors to next year’s FIFA World Cup, hosted by Russia, will experience a redeveloped Sheremetyevo International Airport. At the heart of the modernisation is the new Terminal B, which is inspired by Russian Constructivism and showcases “the real soul of Russia”, as Jelena Nikolic, RMJM Serbia’s lead architect, explains to Airport Business.

Interviews

SalamAir: the challenges, successes and future of the low-cost model in Oman

SalamAir: the challenges, successes and future of the low-cost model in Oman

Taking flight for the first time on 30 January 2017, Oman’s first low-cost carrier SalamAir has established a strong presence in its home market, now having three 174-seat A320s operating to nine destinations throughout the Middle East on either a year-round or seasonal basis. Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO SalamAir, briefs Jonathan Ford on the challenges and successes of establishing a new airline in Oman, and what the carrier has in store for the next five years.

Passenger

Innovation Showcase – Winter 2017

Innovation Showcase – Winter 2017

As airports continue to embrace innovation to improve the passenger experience, Ryan Ghee takes a look at some of the most recent and eye-catching initiatives.

Operations

ADP International strengthens its geographical footprint by “adding value and boosting passenger traffic”

ADP International strengthens its geographical footprint by “adding value and boosting passenger traffic”

What makes great ORAT (Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer)? Antonin Beurrier, CEO ADP International, Groupe ADP, will explore that question in the Airport Operations Conference at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange. He shared some insights into Groupe ADP’s international strategy with Ross Falconer.

Security

A vision for the contactless passenger journey

A vision for the contactless passenger journey

Miguel Leitmann, CEO Vision-Box, is participating in the Security & Crisis Management Summit at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange. Ahead of the event, he shared his thoughts on advancing the concept of the contactless passenger journey with Ross Falconer.

IT

Private Cloud-based infrastructure creating platform for innovation at Muscat and Salalah

Private Cloud-based infrastructure creating platform for innovation at Muscat and Salalah

The Cloud-based infrastructure of the new facilities at Muscat and Salalah airports creates a platform for innovation, enabling more sophisticated passenger management through technologies including the Internet of Things and beacons. Naseer Ahmad Khan, CEO, ieon, shared his thoughts with Ross Falconer ahead of his address in the Digital Innovation & Big Data Conference at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange.

Commercial

Heathrow Airport partners with AOE for OM³ Suite to enhance the customer experience

Heathrow Airport partners with AOE for OM³ Suite to enhance the customer experience

London Heathrow Airport has announced that it will launch AOE’s OM3 as a significant step in transforming the airport’s digital experience. The announcement is further proof of the accelerating momentum that the OM3 suite has generated in the aviation industry, coming shortly after Auckland Airport and AOE announced a similar partnership.

Environment

Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 milestone

Global airport industry climate action surpasses 200 milestone

To deliver on their commitment to fight Climate Change, airports worldwide are rolling up their sleeves and intensifying their efforts. More airports than ever are engaged in the Action for Climate, something which didn’t go unnoticed during the recent COP23 in Bonn. Agata Lyznik reports on the latest progress.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Local Heroes

Local Heroes

In Europe, 466 regional airports in 44 countries are ACI EUROPE’s members. These airports play a pivotal role in strengthening Europe’s air connectivity and national economies. They represent 91.7% of the European airport network, with 209 carriers and 14,600 routes to 724 destinations in 2017. Federico Bonaudi spells out the value these airports bring, in ACI EUROPE’s latest publication “European Regional Airports – Connecting People, Places & Products.”