Development

Wellington Airport’s $58m extension enhancing travel and tourism infrastructure

Wellington Airport’s $58m extension enhancing travel and tourism infrastructure

Wellington Airport is embarking on a $58 million (€40m), 6,000sqm terminal and apron extension. The development will create a vibrant, world-class experience for travellers – one that is future-proofed and consistent with the airport’s long-term expansion plans. Steve Sanderson, Chief Executive of Wellington Airport, spoke to Airport Business.

Interviews

BRU delivering world-class passenger experience at ‘the heart of Europe’

BRU delivering world-class passenger experience at ‘the heart of Europe’

An interview with Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company and ACI EUROPE President. By Ross Falconer.

Passenger

A new master plan for Keflavik Airport as tourists to Iceland double

A new master plan for Keflavik Airport as tourists to Iceland double

This year, Keflavik International Airport anticipates the arrival of nearly 1.2 million tourists – a 23% rise on last year – and the growth of Iceland’s booming tourism industry shows no sign of slowing. In response, the airport is embarking on its new master plan, which will facilitate growth of the airport’s capacity from 4.5 million passengers today to nine million by 2040, as Björn Óli Hauksson, Managing Director, Isavia, explained to Amy Hanna.

Operations

Prishtina Airport addresses high unemployment in Kosovo

Prishtina Airport addresses high unemployment in Kosovo

The construction of Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari was a climactic moment in the development of the dynamic Republic of Kosovo. One of the most important infrastructural advancements in the country, the gateway serves as a symbol of the liberty and future prosperity of the independent young nation. Now the airport is striving to alleviate the widespread unemployment that impacts upon the country’s youth, offering training and employment opportunities through its Limak Airport Services Institute.

Security

Next generation EDS delivering enhanced performance and throughput

Next generation EDS delivering enhanced performance and throughput

The development of Real Time Tomography has been heralded as a breakthrough technical innovation in aviation baggage screening – one that is particularly important in light of the EU’s new Standard 3. Airport Business’ Ross Falconer visited Rapiscan, where Frederic Brouiller, Vice President Sales Aviation, Rapiscan Systems, explained more about the technology.

IT

TAV IT receives three awards at IDC Summit

TAV IT receives three awards at IDC Summit

TAV Airports Holding CIO and TAV Information Technologies (IT) General Manager Binnur Güleryüz Onaran has been named ‘Turkey’s Best CIO’ at the IDC Turkey 2015 CIO Summit, which hosted international professionals in the IT sector. TAV IT also received awards for ‘Best Change Management Project’ and ‘Best IT Governance Project’ for its IT systems projects designed for Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia.

Commercial

Budapest Airport poised to launch major retail tenders as commercial revenues escalate

Budapest Airport poised to launch major retail tenders as commercial revenues escalate

In May the airport will launch a series of specialist retail tenders for significant areas of SkyCourt, BUD’s flagship F&B and shopping centre, ­in a move to refresh the airport’s commercial offer and drive passenger spend.

Environment

Eco-friendly operations in unique Venice Airport environment

Eco-friendly operations in unique Venice Airport environment

Venice Marco Polo Airport’s setting in the vicinity of the Venetian Lagoon means that it must take a unique approach to its environmental sustainability. Having recently attained a Level 3+ Neutrality certification in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation, Davide Bassano, Environment Health Development Director, explained to Airport Business how the airport manages the coexistence of a delicate ecosystem and modern technology.

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

Editorial: Longing for the EU’s aviation strategy

Editorial: Longing for the EU’s aviation strategy

Editorial: This Spring is looking promising for many airports. This is especially the case in the EU, where the expansion of air travel keeps outperforming weaker economic growth. By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE.