Development

Prague Airport receives approval for first stage of Terminal 2 expansion

Prague Airport receives approval for first stage of Terminal 2 expansion

Václav Havel Airport Prague has introduced its long-term concept and development strategy to 2035. The Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic has approved an investment of over CZK 16 billion (€625m) for the first stage of the Terminal 2 expansion, with construction expected to be completed in 2028.

Passenger

Heathrow unveils Santa’s workshop underneath Terminals 2 and 5

Heathrow unveils Santa’s workshop underneath Terminals 2 and 5

Heathrow has unveiled a magical installation of periscopes at Terminals 2 and 5, with innovative 360-degree films giving passengers the chance to watch a range of elvish activity taking place right underneath them – with scenes from Santa’s Toy Factory, Department of Wrapping and Mail Room all acted out by Heathrow’s very own colleagues.

IT

Providing the IT to effectively manage airport operations from terminal to airfield

Providing the IT to effectively manage airport operations from terminal to airfield

SITA is a Platinum Sponsor at this year’s Abu Dhabi Airports-hosted ACI Airport Exchange. Ahead of the event, Roger Nakouzi, Vice President Sales, SITA, shared some thoughts with Ross Falconer.

Commercial

Zurich Airport to implement IDeaS system to enhance parking revenue performance

Zurich Airport to implement IDeaS system to enhance parking revenue performance

IDeaS Revenue Solutions is to implement its Car Park Revenue Management System at Zurich Airport. The partnership will apply analytics to automate optimised pricing decisions and enhance revenue performance across the airport’s 15,000 public parking spaces.

Environment

Birmingham Airport launches fully-electric bus fleet

Birmingham Airport launches fully-electric bus fleet

Birmingham Airport has launched a fully-electric bus fleet to replace the current diesel vehicles in operation. The new fleet is made up of six 7900e single deck electric buses supplied by Volvo Bus UK, providing an 80% lower energy consumption than the equivalent-sized diesel bus.

ACI EUROPE Activities

ACI Airport Exchange 2019: “We cannot be radical enough – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”

ACI Airport Exchange 2019: “We cannot be radical enough – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”

The 13th ACI Airport Exchange, organised jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific and hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports, took place in Abu Dhabi on 25-27 November 2019. The theme of this year’s event was “We cannot be radical enough – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”: Building less-impactful, smarter, secure and safer airports.