Development

daa International to manage new Red Sea Airport

daa International to manage new Red Sea Airport

daa International has signed a contract to operate the new airport at The Red Sea Development Project in Saudi Arabia. The project will create a luxury tourism destination, with the first phase, including the new airport, to be completed by the end of next year.

Passenger

Belfast International Airport announces COVID partnership with Randox

Belfast International Airport announces COVID partnership with Randox

Belfast International Airport is working in collaboration with leading global diagnostics firm Randox to provide quick and affordable tests for its passengers. A new walk-in testing facility has been launched at the airport, providing rapid PCR tests for those who require a negative test before travelling on any essential journeys.

Operations

Heathrow Express launches new fleet

Heathrow Express launches new fleet

Heathrow Express has launched a newly-refurbished fleet of 12 Class 387 trains with modern interiors and exteriors in iconic Heathrow purple. This marks the first fleet refresh since Heathrow Express launched in 1998.

Security

EES success factors: learning from failure

EES success factors: learning from failure

As the February 2022 deadline for the implementation of the EU’s Entry/Exit System looms ever closer, how can Schengen border agencies best prepare for the months ahead? To find out, we sat down with digital identity evangelist, Jean-Francois (Jeff) Lennon, Head of Strategic Sales & Global Partnerships, Vision-Box.

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

Avinor seeks future partner for duty free and single price shops

Avinor seeks future partner for duty free and single price shops

On 11 January 2021, potential partners will have the opportunity to participate in a competitive tender to operate all of Avinor’s duty free and single price shops in Norway. The shops are located at the airports in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Ålesund, Tromsø, Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Molde and Kristiansund.

Environment

Riga Airport achieves Level 2 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Riga Airport achieves Level 2 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Demonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has been recognised at Level 2 Reduction of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation. This means that the airport has demonstrated a reduction in carbon emissions relative to the average emissions of the previous three years.

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.