Development

Gatwick’s continued investment to “put passengers at heart” of exciting new chapter

Gatwick’s continued investment to “put passengers at heart” of exciting new chapter

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.

Passenger

Innovation Showcase – Summer 2019

Innovation Showcase – Summer 2019

CT security scanners, mobile apps, new payment platforms, and robotic concierges provide further evidence of the progressive approach to the passenger experience being taken among Europe’s airports. By Marta Dimitrova

Operations

A Sustainability Growth Challenge: Case Study, Shanghai Airports

A Sustainability Growth Challenge: Case Study, Shanghai Airports

Air passenger traffic growth in China has averaged over 12% year-on-year growth for the last ten years, and the three biggest Chinese airports have seen growth rates as high as 16% in some years. This dramatic growth has put continual pressure on new and existing aviation infrastructure, both in the air and on the ground. Despite a major and continuing investment programme of 54.9 billion RMB ($8.2 billion) at Pudong Airport (first phase 15.1 billion RMB, 2nd phase 19.7 billion RMB, 3rd phase 20.1 billion RMB) operational delays increased. This article looks at the ways that this challenge of escalating delays was met by the airport and its stakeholders. By Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia, Ascend by Cirium

Commercial

Prague Airport selects Lagardére Travel Retail for 10-year duty free contract

Prague Airport selects Lagardére Travel Retail for 10-year duty free contract

Lagardére Travel Retail has won a new duty free concession at Václav Havel Airport Prague, with 24 business units covering 4,372sqm. The operator will bring a much wider offer tailored to individual passenger segments, new exclusive brands, stylish and modern shop design, digital sales elements, new sales channels, and expansion of the local range of products.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge

Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge

The 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress, hosted by Hermes Airports, took place in Limassol on 25-27 June 2019. The theme was Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge. The event attracted more than 350 aviation executives from over 40 countries. Significantly, the event saw the announcement of a NetZero2050 commitment, ACI EUROPE’s new Sustainability Strategy for Airports, and the 15th ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards.