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

Avinor partners with HappyOrNot to boost customer experience at security

Avinor partners with HappyOrNot to boost customer experience at security

The customer experience improvement solution HappyOrNot has announced a partnership with Avinor. HappyOrNot’s Smiley Touch touchscreen terminals will help Avinor collect substantial amounts of customer feedback at security checkpoints within eight of its biggest airports.

Operations

Fraport receives CEIV Pharma recertification

Fraport receives CEIV Pharma recertification

The IATA airline association has awarded Fraport AG renewed “CEIV Pharma” certification for exemplary handling of time-critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods at Frankfurt Airport.

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.