Development

Brisbane Airport’s new runway reaches practical completion

Brisbane Airport’s new runway reaches practical completion

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Skyway, a joint venture between BMD Constructions Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd (a member of the CIMIC Group), have marked the practical completion of Brisbane’s new runway.

Interviews

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen: COVID-19 “will dictate the practice of social distancing, better hygiene at airports, and technology-driven passenger processing”

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen: COVID-19 “will dictate the practice of social distancing, better hygiene at airports, and technology-driven passenger processing”

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport grew strongly between 2010 and 2019, recording a CAGR of 13.5%. Across Europe and the Middle East, it was the 16th largest airport by seats last year. Gerald Ong, Director, Aviation Marketing, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the airport’s crisis management strategy.

Passenger

AGS Airports introduces series of health measures for passengers and staff

AGS Airports introduces series of health measures for passengers and staff

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has introduced a series of health measures to provide a safe environment for staff and passengers. The measures are being introduced as a number of airlines prepare to relaunch key domestic routes later in June 2020.

Operations

Keeping goods moving via Frankfurt Airport: Europe’s leading cargo airport ensures delivery of vital supplies

Keeping goods moving via Frankfurt Airport: Europe’s leading cargo airport ensures delivery of vital supplies

Airfreight plays a key role in delivering essential supplies and Frankfurt Airport’s cargo community is cooperating closely to meet the challenges of the changed airfreight industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Security

Checkpoint Insight Tool: facilitating effective, measurable and successful change in security checkpoints

Checkpoint Insight Tool: facilitating effective, measurable and successful change in security checkpoints

Point FWD has been developing and using its Security Checkpoint Insight Tool for over five years in its consultancy work for clients worldwide. It is now sharing this approach, in the form of an Android application, with airports, OEMs and security operators, enabling them to do their own process measurements.

IT

SITA accelerates development of a self-sovereign identity for air travel

SITA accelerates development of a self-sovereign identity for air travel

SITA has stepped up its commitment to developing a permanent digital identity for air travel by becoming a Premium Donor of the Sovrin Foundation, the international non-profit organisation focused on the advancement of self-sovereign digital identity.

Commercial

FlyHealthy@SEA serves up new protocols with airport dining and retail

FlyHealthy@SEA serves up new protocols with airport dining and retail

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is preparing for the gradual reopening of the economy, with dining and retail tenants taking action as part of FlyHealthy@SEA, a multi-phased strategy by Port of Seattle to ensure the health and well-being of passengers, visitors, and workers. They are implementing new procedures and piloting new technology.

Environment

Southampton Airport recognised at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Southampton Airport recognised at Level 2 Reduction of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Southampton Airport’s efforts to minimise its carbon footprint have been recognised at Level 2 Reduction of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation. Between 2015 and 2018, the airport cut its CO2 emissions per passenger by over 50%, despite significant passenger growth in that period.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Airports welcome new European Health Safety Protocol as “risk-based, effective, proportionate and practical”

Airports welcome new European Health Safety Protocol as “risk-based, effective, proportionate and practical”

ACI EUROPE has signalled a safe return to air travel, as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published their anticipated Aviation Health Safety Protocol.