Development

What do we know about the new Beijing Daxing International Airport?

What do we know about the new Beijing Daxing International Airport?

Despite the fact that there are many details about Beijing Daxing International Airport that are yet to be announced, one thing is entirely clear – winning the competition for the design of the new airport’s Terminal 1 is a huge bonus for ADPI. Guillaume Sauvé, CEO of Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie, speaks to Airport Business.

Interviews

“In all circumstances, we’re only going to grow when it’s profitable”

“In all circumstances, we’re only going to grow when it’s profitable”

The former Director UK Market at easyJet joined Flybe’s new management team exactly a year ago. In that time Flybe has made some dramatic changes, most notably the decision to exit London Gatwick, sell all its slots there to easyJet, and refocus its key London operations on London City Airport (LCY) where, of course, its Q400 aircraft types are absolutely ideal.

Passenger

An unwelcome passenger:  Air travel and outbreaks

An unwelcome passenger: Air travel and outbreaks

The Ebola epidemic tearing savagely through parts of West Africa is the most severe public health emergency seen in modern times. As of the end of September, the number of recorded people infected by the virus has surpassed 6,500 with more than 3,000 deaths, in figures that are expected to vastly underestimate the true impact of the disease. With the World Health Organization warning that the spread of the virus shows no sign of relenting, we look at the role of the air transport system. 

Operations

Groundbreaking new analysis on air connectivity reveals EU falling behind

Groundbreaking new analysis on air connectivity reveals EU falling behind

Over the past two decades, connectivity has become the word most synonymous with economic growth. Alongside the virtual connectivity afforded by the internet and the digital revolution, aviation is the unsurpassed enabler that connects people, places and products in the real world. All of which means that trade, tourism, foreign investment and increased connectivity are all closely related to the level of air connectivity. Elliott Bailey reports.

Security

Setting the agenda for airport security in 2015: Shared goals need shared solutions

Setting the agenda for airport security in 2015: Shared goals need shared solutions

As Europe’s aviation security leaders meet at the Security and Border Control Summit in Paris this November, the complex technological, regulatory and competitive challenges facing the industry need open and honest dialogue if passenger experience is to remain intact.

IT

IT at the heart of the improving passenger experience at Europe’s airports

IT at the heart of the improving passenger experience at Europe’s airports

According to SITA, IT expenditure at the world’s airports has reached US$6 billion (€4.8bn), as airports make investments in their technological infrastructure that will transform the travelling experience for passengers. At the 7th ACI Facilitation, IT & Customer Service Conference next month in Paris, a line-up of industry leaders will filter the hype from genuinely sound investment that will change the airport journey for passengers for good.

Commercial

Triumph for ATÜ in Tunisia duty free tender

Triumph for ATÜ in Tunisia duty free tender

A consortium between ATU Duty Free, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG and Hamila Duty Free has won the tender to operate the duty free shops at five international airports across Tunisia for a period of eight years and two months from November, with an offer of €32 million.

Environment

London Stansted reports 66% reduction in carbon footprint

London Stansted reports 66% reduction in carbon footprint

London Stansted has published its latest corporate responsibility report, highlighting several successes in the first year of Manchester Airports Group’s (MAG) ownership of the airport. These include reducing its carbon footprint by 66%, diverting 93% of waste from landfill, and trialling new technologies to improve aircraft performance on set departure routes.

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

Will the new European Commission connect the dots?

Will the new European Commission connect the dots?

For many airports across Europe, the summer has been pretty good – with demand for air transport significantly outperforming wider economic conditions and airlines (cautiously) adding more capacity. The peak 61 days of July and August saw passenger traffic grow by 5.6%, while freight increased by 3.1%.