Development

Turkish President opens new Istanbul Airport

Turkish President opens new Istanbul Airport

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the first phase of the new Istanbul Airport (as it is now officially called) on 29 October – Turkish National Day, and the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey. “The Istanbul Airport, with its architecture, construction, operation and financing, is a project which is a source of pride for Turkey and sets an example to the world,” President Erdoğan said.

Passenger

Aberdeen Airport opens Changing Places facility

Aberdeen Airport opens Changing Places facility

The latest phase of Aberdeen International Airport’s terminal transformation project is its new Changing Places facility. Located within the departures lounge, it aims to make travel a little easier for those who find travel challenging.

Operations

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport

Air BP invests in new fuelling infrastructure to supply Bergen Airport

Air BP has invested in upgrades to its fuel infrastructure at Dolvik terminal in Norway. The newly-upgraded terminal, which has the capacity to store eight million litres of aviation fuel, will deliver Jet A-1 via pipeline to Norway’s second-largest airport, Bergen. The investment will result in a more efficient, lower carbon fuel supply for customers.

Security

Cork’s ACI APEX in Security review: “substantial benefits and practical recommendations”

Cork’s ACI APEX in Security review: “substantial benefits and practical recommendations”

The ACI Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme was launched in October 2017, and in May this year Cork Airport became the EU’s first to undergo a peer review. The airport’s Ken Roberts, Head of Operational Security & Police, and Mick Delaney, Deputy Head of Operational Security & Police, shared their experiences with Ross Falconer.

IT

FLIO wins special category at Crystal Cabin Awards

FLIO wins special category at Crystal Cabin Awards

FLIO’s ‘Digital Airport Experience’ is the first-ever winner of the special ‘Best Customer Journey Experience’ category at the Crystal Cabin Awards, which were held in Boston on 24 September.

Commercial

Physical and digital connections vital for conversion in travel retail

Physical and digital connections vital for conversion in travel retail

The latest research report published by m1nd-set underlines the importance of both physical touchpoints with digital communication touchpoints in the travel retail environment as a means to optimise conversion.

Environment

The power of a good idea

The power of a good idea

This summer marks ten years since a certain promise was made – the first piece of paper by European airports not just committing them to addressing their carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral, but also to get ACI EUROPE to deliver a proper tool – within a year – that would help make it a reality. Marina Bylinsky takes a look back at the journey so far and ponders the road ahead.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Global climate action by airports up 25% in the past year

Global climate action by airports up 25% in the past year

At last week’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Airports Council International provided an update on the latest developments among the community of 246 airports currently in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.