London Gatwick has announced a new chapter in its ownership, with VINCI Airports completing the purchase of a 50.01% stake in the airport. Global Infrastructure Partners continues to manage the remaining 49.99% interest. The new partnership promises continued investment to put passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans.
An interview with Dalton Philips, Chief Executive, daa – operator of Dublin and Cork airports. By Ross Falconer
CT security scanners, mobile apps, new payment platforms, and robotic concierges provide further evidence of the progressive approach to the passenger experience being taken among Europe’s airports. By Marta Dimitrova
Air passenger traffic growth in China has averaged over 12% year-on-year growth for the last ten years, and the three biggest Chinese airports have seen growth rates as high as 16% in some years. This dramatic growth has put continual pressure on new and existing aviation infrastructure, both in the air and on the ground. Despite a major and continuing investment programme of 54.9 billion RMB ($8.2 billion) at Pudong Airport (first phase 15.1 billion RMB, 2nd phase 19.7 billion RMB, 3rd phase 20.1 billion RMB) operational delays increased. This article looks at the ways that this challenge of escalating delays was met by the airport and its stakeholders. By Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia, Ascend by Cirium
Risk based screening – driving secure and seamless passenger experience through biometrics, machine learning and AI
Smiths Detection’s Cameron Mann, Global Market Director – Aviation, discusses how Risk Based Screening will take security to the next level.
By Maarten Wings, Global Vertical Manager Airports, Bosch Security Systems
Lagardére Travel Retail has won a new duty free concession at Václav Havel Airport Prague, with 24 business units covering 4,372sqm. The operator will bring a much wider offer tailored to individual passenger segments, new exclusive brands, stylish and modern shop design, digital sales elements, new sales channels, and expansion of the local range of products.
An interview with Olav Mosvold Larsen, Manager – Carbon Reduction Programme, Avinor. By Ross Falconer
The 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress, hosted by Hermes Airports, took place in Limassol on 25-27 June 2019. The theme was Transform or die – Airports & the Sustainability challenge. The event attracted more than 350 aviation executives from over 40 countries. Significantly, the event saw the announcement of a NetZero2050 commitment, ACI EUROPE’s new Sustainability Strategy for Airports, and the 15th ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards.