Sheremetyevo Airport investing to become “one of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the world” by 2018
On 25 October, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport held a large-scale presentation and a press tour to present the development programme for its main facilities, which will be complete in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This will allow sports teams, officials, fans and passengers to depart from the new terminal, and to move between the terminals directly under the airfield. Airlines, meanwhile, will have ample opportunities provided by the new cargo and refuelling complexes.
In August, the İGA Airport Operation appointed Hüseyin Keskin as CEO of İGA Airport Operation – a distinctly different role from Yusuf Akçayoğlu who is CEO İGA Construction, and is therefore purely tasked with delivery of the project. Airport Business talked to Keskin to test the two key strands of the new airport’s strategy: Is it still on time for a February 2018 opening; and does it still plan to be a “world’s biggest” hub?
As part of Glasgow City Region’s long-term economic plan, a direct rail link between Glasgow Airport, Paisley and the city centre has been announced. The airport injects around £170 million (€200m) into the Glasgow City Region economy every year and businesses have backed the project as essential to ensuring continued competitiveness.
Wizz Air, in partnership with Budapest Airport and the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, has revealed the livery of its Budapest aircraft – one A321 and one A320 – which will be used for the duration of the bid, until 31 August 2017.
Wilfried Covent, Head of Security, Brussels Airport, and Vice-Chair, ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee, interviewed by Ross Falconer.
Dublin Airport has teamed up with Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services. Skyscanner will provide Dublin Airport with a big dataset through its Travel Insight tool, which taps into the global search data from its 50 million monthly visitors.
It’s Christmas time and airports around the world are helping passengers find the perfect gift and get into the Christmas spirit by introducing special promotions and unforgettable celebrations, ranging from open mic gigs and fun parades to virtual advent calendars.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has become the first airport in France to achieve Level 3+ Neutrality of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation, following on from recent innovative environmental initiatives.
By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE
The ever-evolving security challenge faced by the aviation sector was addressed at the specially-convened ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific on 22-23 November 2016. The event was hosted by Brussels Airport. Report by Ross Falconer.