Development

VINCI Airports delivers modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport

VINCI Airports delivers modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport

VINCI Airports has celebrated completion of the modernisation works for Toulon Hyères Airport. The programme included renovation of the two runways and the taxiways, upgrading of runway lighting, and bringing the airport into compliance with the water law. In accordance with VINCI Airports’ sustainability policy, the works will improve the airport’s environmental performance.

Passenger

Touchless customer experience implemented at Frankfurt and Munich airports through Star Alliance Biometrics

Touchless customer experience implemented at Frankfurt and Munich airports through Star Alliance Biometrics

Lufthansa Group airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics for selected flights starting in November 2020. Specific infrastructure is being installed at the hub airports of Frankfurt and Munich.

Operations

Heathrow’s transatlantic carriers spearhead pre-departure testing study

Heathrow’s transatlantic carriers spearhead pre-departure testing study

The results of pre-departure testing trials carried out by four of Heathrow’s transatlantic carriers – American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic – will be brought together in a study commissioned by the airport to demonstrate the effectiveness of pre-departure testing for passengers on international routes.

Security

Hamad Airport to install advanced passenger screening checkpoint technology in partnership with Smiths Detection

Hamad Airport to install advanced passenger screening checkpoint technology in partnership with Smiths Detection

Hamad International Airport is the first airport in the region to obtain Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, which offers advanced screening of carry-on baggage at security checkpoints using Computed Tomography X-ray.

IT

SITA and Orange Business Services stretch the bounds of edge connectivity and lead the way with shared SDN at airports

SITA and Orange Business Services stretch the bounds of edge connectivity and lead the way with shared SDN at airports

SITA and Orange Business Services have implemented a multi-tenant edge SD-WAN platform at more than 60 airports globally, including Zurich, Sydney, and Taiwan Taoyuan, through SITA’s shared connectivity platform AirportHub.

Commercial

Philadelphia International Airport launches integrated meal delivery service for passengers

Philadelphia International Airport launches integrated meal delivery service for passengers

PHL Food & Shops, the concessions programme at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), is the first airport programme in the US to offer a new product collaboration between Grab and AtYourGate, two leading in-airport contactless food services.

Environment

Christchurch Airport becomes world’s first to achieve Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Christchurch Airport becomes world’s first to achieve Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Christchurch Airport in New Zealand has taken a major step forward in its commitment to fight against climate change, becoming the first airport in the world to reach Level 4 Transformation of Airport Carbon Accreditation.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Lisbon Airport wins ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in ‘25-40 million passengers’ category

Lisbon Airport wins ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in ‘25-40 million passengers’ category

Operated by VINCI Airports under a 50-year concession agreement through its subsidiary ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, Lisbon Airport received this year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘25-40 million passengers’ category.