Development

Construction of Baltics’ most advanced express shipment handling centre starts at Riga Airport

Construction of Baltics’ most advanced express shipment handling centre starts at Riga Airport

Construction of a regional DHL complex has started at Riga Airport. The centre will be among the most advanced express shipment handling and logistics centres in the Baltics. “The new DHL cargo logistics centre will ensure stable long-term air cargo flow at Riga Airport,” says Artūrs Saveļjevs, Member of the Board, Riga Airport.

Interviews

Post Tenebras Lux – Light after darkness: Genève Aéroport’s commitment to sustainable development, social responsibility and environment

Post Tenebras Lux – Light after darkness: Genève Aéroport’s commitment to sustainable development, social responsibility and environment

Genève Aéroport is hosting this year’s ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress, 20-22 October 2020. The event will play an important role in uniting the industry, paving the way for recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and long-term sustainable development. An interview with André Schneider, CEO Genève Aéroport. By Ross Falconer

Passenger

Plaza Premium Group introduces Smart Traveller app-based airport rewards programme

Plaza Premium Group introduces Smart Traveller app-based airport rewards programme

Plaza Premium Group has launched Smart Traveller – a mobile app-based global airport rewards programme. With this, it is digitalising the future of airport hospitality through a new way of rewarding travel experiences; promoting contactless services and aiming to unite the global airport ecosystem.

Security

IDEMIA and Sopra Steria chosen by eu-LISA to build shared Biometric Matching System for Schengen Area border protection

IDEMIA and Sopra Steria chosen by eu-LISA to build shared Biometric Matching System for Schengen Area border protection

The new European Entry-Exit System will meet the identification needs of Schengen Member States when implemented by 2022. The new system includes the biometric verification and identification of third-country nationals, based on facial image and four fingerprints, at all kinds of border crossing points, through a shared Biometric Matching System.

IT

Keflavík Airport first to adopt Veovo’s new AI-powered solution to improve passenger management

Keflavík Airport first to adopt Veovo’s new AI-powered solution to improve passenger management

Keflavík Airport is the first to adopt Veovo’s new Live Passenger Forecasting capabilities, which are designed to prevent airport crowding, improve capacity planning and boost operational efficiency. As flights begin to resume, the ability for airports to cope with air travel fluctuations and new processes will be imperative.

Commercial

Luxottica unveils its ‘Shield Your Eyes’ initiative to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees

Luxottica unveils its ‘Shield Your Eyes’ initiative to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees

The recent launch of Luxottica Group’s ‘Shield Your Eyes’ Initiative shows how the group is committed to set high standards in eye protection in order to offer a safe consumer experience. This new initiative features a curated collection of products that provide greater coverage around the eyes at a time when safety has taken central stage. It was developed in response to growing consumer demand for eyewear that provides extra protection for everyday life and sport. Alessandro Pozzi reports.

ACI EUROPE Activities

ACI EUROPE and EASA sign Cooperation Agreement as airport industry publishes Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience

ACI EUROPE and EASA sign Cooperation Agreement as airport industry publishes Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience

On 17 July 2020, Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE, and Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA, signed a groundbreaking agreement supporting the ongoing safe and secure recovery of aviation following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.