Development

Fraport Greece launches Thessaloniki Airport expansion with new terminal ground-breaking

Fraport Greece launches Thessaloniki Airport expansion with new terminal ground-breaking

Fraport Greece has presented the future look of Thessaloniki’s ‘Makedonia’ Airport at a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the new 34,000sqm passenger terminal, which is scheduled to open in the next two years.

Passenger

Moscow Domodedovo and S7 Airlines deliver new passenger convenience with self-bag drop

Moscow Domodedovo and S7 Airlines deliver new passenger convenience with self-bag drop

Moscow Domodedovo Airport and S7 Airlines have implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag drop technology, providing passengers with a faster, more efficient process to check-in their own bags.

Operations

Edge of tomorrow

Edge of tomorrow

Every five years, EUROCONTROL issues its Challenges of Growth studies, taking stock of the available capacity in the European airport network. The latest edition provides timely insights into the state of play in a Europe that loves flying, but isn’t particularly keen on airport expansion. Robert O’Meara reports on the findings.

Security

Cork’s ACI APEX in Security review: “substantial benefits and practical recommendations”

Cork’s ACI APEX in Security review: “substantial benefits and practical recommendations”

The ACI Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme was launched in October 2017, and in May this year Cork Airport became the EU’s first to undergo a peer review. The airport’s Ken Roberts, Head of Operational Security & Police, and Mick Delaney, Deputy Head of Operational Security & Police, shared their experiences with Ross Falconer.

IT

FLIO wins special category at Crystal Cabin Awards

FLIO wins special category at Crystal Cabin Awards

FLIO’s ‘Digital Airport Experience’ is the first-ever winner of the special ‘Best Customer Journey Experience’ category at the Crystal Cabin Awards, which were held in Boston on 24 September.

Commercial

Glasgow Airport sharpens retail strategy with automated offers on social media channels

Glasgow Airport sharpens retail strategy with automated offers on social media channels

Glasgow Airport has upgraded the flight updates to travellers who opt-in to its automated service with contextualised and personalised retail offers for shops and concessions. By BizTweet

Environment

The power of a good idea

The power of a good idea

This summer marks ten years since a certain promise was made – the first piece of paper by European airports not just committing them to addressing their carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral, but also to get ACI EUROPE to deliver a proper tool – within a year – that would help make it a reality. Marina Bylinsky takes a look back at the journey so far and ponders the road ahead.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Global climate action by airports up 25% in the past year

Global climate action by airports up 25% in the past year

At last week’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Airports Council International provided an update on the latest developments among the community of 246 airports currently in the global carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation.