Development

Brussels South Charleroi Airport’s new Terminal 2 increases passenger comfort

Brussels South Charleroi Airport’s new Terminal 2 increases passenger comfort

Brussels South Charleroi Airport has opened its new Terminal 2, which was constructed in the space of just ten months. The expansion enables the airport to handle future growth “and accommodate passengers in greater comfort”, as Jean-Jacques Cloquet, CEO Brussels South Charleroi Airport, explains.

Interviews

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

In August, the İGA Airport Operation appointed Hüseyin Keskin as CEO of İGA Airport Operation – a distinctly different role from Yusuf Akçayoğlu who is CEO İGA Construction, and is therefore purely tasked with delivery of the project. Airport Business talked to Keskin to test the two key strands of the new airport’s strategy: Is it still on time for a February 2018 opening; and does it still plan to be a “world’s biggest” hub?

Passenger

Amsterdam Schiphol trials biometric boarding solution

Amsterdam Schiphol trials biometric boarding solution

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has launched a three-month initiative alongside KLM, in which it is testing facial recognition to expedite the passenger boarding process.

Operations

Airport Authority Hong Kong awards design and construction contract for Three Runway System

Airport Authority Hong Kong awards design and construction contract for Three Runway System

The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has selected Aconex, leading provider of a cloud and mobile platform for the global construction industry, for the design and construction of the 10-year Three Runway System (3RS) project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

IT

easyJet and Founders Factory select FLIO as one of first start-ups for accelerator programme

easyJet and Founders Factory select FLIO as one of first start-ups for accelerator programme

easyJet and Founders Factory have announced the first two travel start-ups for their Travel Tech accelerator programme: FLIO and LuckyTrip. The start-ups will receive hands-on support for six months to catapult their growth.

Commercial

SSP opens new Starbucks at Gatwick Airport

SSP opens new Starbucks at Gatwick Airport

SSP has opened a new Starbucks store in London Gatwick’s South Terminal. It has been designed to reflect the needs of travelling customers, with the menu including a wide range of grab-and-go items.

Environment

Athens International Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in Greece

Athens International Airport becomes the first carbon neutral airport in Greece

At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, the airport industry committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Athens International Airport is the 28th globally, and 25th in Europe, to become carbon neutral by achieving Level 3+ of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

The ever-evolving security challenge faced by the aviation sector was addressed at the specially-convened ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific on 22-23 November 2016. The event was hosted by Brussels Airport. Report by Ross Falconer.