Development

Tampa International Airport renovation and expansion delivering “great guest experience”

Tampa International Airport renovation and expansion delivering “great guest experience”

Tampa International Airport is embarking on a near-$1 billion master plan that will provide a significantly enhanced level of customer service, and demonstrate the “flair and flavour” of the region. Al Illustrato, Vice President of Facilities and Administration, Tampa Airport, outlined to Airport Business the airport’s expansion plans, the challenges and the strategy for overcoming those, and the wider economic impact of the development.

Passenger

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking feature on its app. It is the first airport in the world to offer this feature with Flightradar24, allowing passengers to click on a flight number and track live updates of exactly where the aircraft is at that moment in time.

Operations

Muscat Airport preparing for operation of new terminal; Oman Airports to host ORAT conference

Muscat Airport preparing for operation of new terminal; Oman Airports to host ORAT conference

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) is investing in new terminals at Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, as well as the new airports of Sohar and Al-Duqm. In preparation for the operational stage of the new Muscat International Airport, OAMC is organising an Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer conference in Muscat on 25-26 March 2015.

Security

Technology’s role in airport security’s future

Technology’s role in airport security’s future

Industry experts Cyril Dujardin, CEO, Morpho Detection, and Oren Sapir, President & CEO, ICTS Europe, share with Airport Business a professional perspective on the part that technology plays in helping airports to confront the challenges, seize the opportunities and deliver an expedited experience in security.

IT

Self-service and advanced baggage solutions transform operations at Hurghada International Airport

Self-service and advanced baggage solutions transform operations at Hurghada International Airport

Hurghada International Airport is transforming the passenger experience at its new terminal with the implementation of next generation IT solutions. A state-of-the-art passenger processing platform, and baggage management and airport operations systems are improving the airport journey at the gateway to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera, with new self-service options, the latest baggage handling solutions and more efficient passenger management for shorter queues.

Commercial

Heinemann and Lindt serve up ace promotion at Frankfurt Airport

Heinemann and Lindt serve up ace promotion at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport is serving up an ace retail promotion this month in collaboration with Heinemann Duty Free and LINDT of Switzerland. The exclusive promotion, featuring Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, is taking place at three of the retailer’s largest outlets at the airport, with eight signed tennis rackets on offer to competition winners.

Environment

Bristol Airport’s first electric car makes operations greener

Bristol Airport’s first electric car makes operations greener

Bristol Airport has taken delivery of its first 100% electric powered vehicle for use by its in-house IT team. It is one of several initiatives the airport will be progressing over the next 12 months in recognition of Bristol’s status as European Green Capital.

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

Learn from the best to be the best – ACI Airport Exchange 2014

Learn from the best to be the best – ACI Airport Exchange 2014

The 9th ACI Airport Exchange, presented jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, took place in Paris on 3-5 November 2014, hosted by Aéroports de Paris. The theme, ‘Best in class airports: Learn from the best to be the best’, resonated throughout the six conference streams, which were complemented by a diverse exhibition and a fantastic networking social programme.