Development

Faro Airport unveils new €33m terminal

Faro Airport unveils new €33m terminal

Following the investment of €33 million, Faro Airport has now completed its expansion and modernisation works, including increasing both operating areas and public areas, as well as the retail area and food court.

Passenger

Heathrow Airport launches new app to entertain children

Heathrow Airport launches new app to entertain children

Following the arrival of the popular character Mr. Adventure last year, this summer sees Heathrow Airport welcome new travelling friend: Little Miss Explorer. The duo has launched Around the World with Mr. Adventure, a brand new interactive augmented reality app, at Heathrow Terminal 2 to entertain children as they navigate through Heathrow’s terminals.

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

A taste of the Côte d’Azur

A taste of the Côte d’Azur

The €45 million commercial renovation at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is nearing completion, with a range of tailor-made, unique concepts that convey a true sense of the Riviera. Filip Soete, Chief Commercial Officer, tells Ross Falconer how Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has realised its vision of “the most surprising commercial experience in a European airport.”

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.