Development

Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Building to deliver innovation and a world-class passenger experience

Abu Dhabi’s Midfield Terminal Building to deliver innovation and a world-class passenger experience

Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Midfield Terminal Building will open in 2017, transforming the Emirate’s transport infrastructure. Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, discussed the progress and strategy with Ross Falconer.

Interviews

“Airports who want to work with Vueling need to appreciate what service level business travellers expect”

“Airports who want to work with Vueling need to appreciate what service level business travellers expect”

Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling, in conversation with Airport Business, on Rome’s importance, on not liking low cost terminals, and on working with airports to increase passenger spend.

Passenger

New Automatic Passport Control kiosks enhance airport journey at LAX

New Automatic Passport Control kiosks enhance airport journey at LAX

The installation of 40 new Automated Passport Control kiosks is the latest state-of-the-art innovation to be implemented in the ongoing $1.9 billion rejuvenation of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Operations

European airports’ shifting focus: today’s crisis, tomorrow’s innovation, long-term efficiency

European airports’ shifting focus: today’s crisis, tomorrow’s innovation, long-term efficiency

As the 14th ACI Operations Conference meets in Paris this November, the environmental, efficiency and regulatory challenges facing operations teams at Europe and Asia’s airports are anything but one-dimensional.

Security

Setting the agenda for airport security in 2015: Shared goals need shared solutions

Setting the agenda for airport security in 2015: Shared goals need shared solutions

As Europe’s aviation security leaders meet at the Security and Border Control Summit in Paris this November, the complex technological, regulatory and competitive challenges facing the industry need open and honest dialogue if passenger experience is to remain intact.

IT

Mobility and automation shaping the future of passenger processing

Mobility and automation shaping the future of passenger processing

Self-service and connectivity are high up on the list of priorities for today’s always-connected traveller. With this in mind, airports and airlines are searching for the best ways to satisfy the changing demands, both to enhance the passenger experience and to simplify their own passenger processing efforts.

Commercial

LS leads specialist drive with Paris M&M’s store

LS leads specialist drive with Paris M&M’s store

Across the industry, trinity partnerships between airport, retailer and brand are enabling travel retail stakeholders to accomplish extraordinary feats for their customers. The landmark opening with LS travel retail and Mars ITR of Europe’s first M&M’s concept store at Paris Charles de Gaulle is a laudable example of innovation in the marketplace. Ian Hill reports.

Environment

Aviation industry leads the way in addressing climate change

Aviation industry leads the way in addressing climate change

The 38th ICAO Assembly resulted in an historic agreement on addressing aviation’s global carbon emissions. Here, we examine what was at stake, the results of negotiations and the implications for the industry.

EU Matters

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

The 7th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition took place in Madeira from 12 to 14 May, providing an opportunity to review trading conditions and key challenges for regional airports.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Back to the Future?

Back to the Future?

As we are preparing to assemble in Frankfurt for our 24th Annual Congress & General Assembly, trading conditions have continued to improve markedly since the beginning of the year.