Development

Vilnius Airport completes €19m runway reconstruction

Vilnius Airport completes €19m runway reconstruction

Vilnius Airport’s €19 million runway reconstruction has been successfully completed and it opened on 18 August with an official inaugural ceremony. Gediminas Almantas, CEO Lithuania Airports commented: “I am absolutely proud of the whole team of Lithuanian Airports – all of us were united and focused more than ever before. I believe this reconstruction became the biggest event in the whole Lithuanian aviation market.”

Passenger

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol opens renovated Holland Boulevard

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol opens renovated Holland Boulevard

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has opened its newly renovated Holland Boulevard for passengers in transit. Located between Departure Lounges 2 and 3, the renovated public area has been designed to reflect Dutch art and culture.

Operations

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

İGA has chosen ADB SAFEGATE to provide 35,000 intelligent LED lights powering the airfield runways and taxiways at Istanbul New Airport. The airport is expected to open in 2018 and will serve 200 million passengers and more than 350 destinations.

Security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT checkpoint security system features a new modular imaging system based on advanced medical imaging technology and an interoperable network architecture designed to maximise reliability and achieve the lowest total cost of ownership. Its threat detection software is engineered to allow passengers to keep liquids and electronics in their carry-on baggage, increase staff productivity and reduce false alarms.

IT

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport to deploy robotic car parking technology

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport to deploy robotic car parking technology

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport has signed a strategic partnership with Stanley Robotics to deploy robotic valet technology in large outdoor car parks. The first experimental phase will launch next September.

Commercial

Auckland Airport partners with AOE to launch ‘multi-retailer mall’ in 2018

Auckland Airport partners with AOE to launch ‘multi-retailer mall’ in 2018

Auckland Airport has announced a new partnership with technology service provider AOE to create a new ‘multi-retailer mall’. Expected to launch mid-2018, the new retail experience will allow international travellers to purchase retail products and airport services via mobile and online.

Environment

Finavia achieves carbon neutrality at Helsinki Airport

Finavia achieves carbon neutrality at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport has officially brought its carbon footprint to zero and it has received the international ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate for this achievement.

ACI EUROPE Activities

At the gathering of the regionals

At the gathering of the regionals

The 10th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference & Exhibition took place on 15-17 May in Cork, hosted by Cork Airport. Over 170 representatives from airports, airlines, industry suppliers and institutional stakeholders participated in this year’s event, which was on the theme of ‘A New Era of Engagement and Digital Innovation’. Inês Rebelo reports.