Development

Leeds Bradford Airport aims “to profoundly change perception and reality of customer experience” with proposed new terminal

Leeds Bradford Airport aims “to profoundly change perception and reality of customer experience” with proposed new terminal

Leeds Bradford Airport has released new CGI images of its proposed replacement terminal, showing what passengers could expect if plans are approved. Construction is expected to be complete as early as 2023, if the development gets the go-ahead. An interview with Hywel Rees, Chief Executive, Leeds Bradford Airport. By Ross Falconer

Passenger

Istanbul Airport achieves ‘China Friendly Airport’ status

Istanbul Airport achieves ‘China Friendly Airport’ status

Istanbul Airport has been awarded the ‘China Friendly Airport’ document, recognising the measures implemented to enhance the travel experience of Chinese visitors. The project has been designed to transform the time spent at the airport for Chinese guests into a unique experience and to ensure a pleasant time at Istanbul Airport.

Operations

Helsinki Airport introduces COVID-19 dogs to detect infected travellers

Helsinki Airport introduces COVID-19 dogs to detect infected travellers

Finavia has welcomed COVID-19 dogs to Helsinki Airport. The dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with COVID-19. The city of Vantaa believes that the dogs will be an efficient method of ensuring health and safety at airports.

Security

AGS Airports introduces new sustainable 100ml security bags

AGS Airports introduces new sustainable 100ml security bags

AGS Airports Ltd has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag. The new sustainable bags will now be available free of charge to passengers in the security areas at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, removing more than two million single-use plastic bags each year.

IT

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center

Fraport launches cooperation with Plug and Play Tech Center

Fraport AG is partnering with the global innovation platform ‘Plug and Play Tech Center’ with the aim of raising the company’s level of digital maturity.

Commercial

Schiphol introduces new contactless F&B ordering service

Schiphol introduces new contactless F&B ordering service

In collaboration with HMSHost International, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has started a pilot that makes it possible for passengers to order food and drinks at Schiphol outlets after security control in advance with a QR code.

Environment

Delivering Australia’s largest airport solar energy installation

Delivering Australia’s largest airport solar energy installation

Professional services company GHD is providing technical advice for Melbourne Airport’s solar energy project, which is set to produce enough clean energy to provide power to all four passenger terminals. The renewable solar farm will generate 16.8 GWh of electricity every year, which is almost 15% of the airport’s annual consumption needs.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Brussels Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Brussels Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Brussels Airport makes every effort to ensure that the airport’s facilities are hygienic and safe to welcome passengers. The combination of the various health safety measures has indeed allowed it to meet the highest standards, which earned Brussels Airport the ACI Airport Health Accreditation.