Development

Lyon’s Terminal 1 investment to enhance service, competitiveness and non-aeronautical revenues

Lyon’s Terminal 1 investment to enhance service, competitiveness and non-aeronautical revenues

Aéroports de Lyon is investing €180 million in a major extension to Lyon-Saint Exupéry’s Terminal 1, which will double the surface area of its current facilities, and enable the airport to handle 15 million passengers by 2020. Philippe Bernand, CEO Aéroports de Lyon, told Airport Business that the development will enhance quality of service, increase competitiveness, and drive non-aeronautical revenues, as well as increasing capacity.

Passenger

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking feature on its app. It is the first airport in the world to offer this feature with Flightradar24, allowing passengers to click on a flight number and track live updates of exactly where the aircraft is at that moment in time.

Operations

Muscat Airport preparing for operation of new terminal; Oman Airports to host ORAT conference

Muscat Airport preparing for operation of new terminal; Oman Airports to host ORAT conference

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) is investing in new terminals at Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, as well as the new airports of Sohar and Al-Duqm. In preparation for the operational stage of the new Muscat International Airport, OAMC is organising an Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer conference in Muscat on 25-26 March 2015.

Security

Munich Airport selects new explosives detection system

Munich Airport selects new explosives detection system

Morpho Detection has announced a contract with the District Government of Upper Bavaria for the deployment of its high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection system (EDS) at Munich International Airport.

IT

Self-service and advanced baggage solutions at Hurghada International Airport

Self-service and advanced baggage solutions at Hurghada International Airport

Hurghada International Airport is transforming the passenger experience at its new terminal with the implementation of next generation IT solutions. A state-of-the-art passenger processing platform, and baggage management and airport operations systems are improving the airport journey at the gateway to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera.

Commercial

Revamped retail brings taste of Ireland to Dublin’s all-new The Loop

Revamped retail brings taste of Ireland to Dublin’s all-new The Loop

Dublin Airport’s retail offering, The Loop, has unveiled a revamped shopping experience that creates a real sense of Celtic Ireland. Highlights include an upgraded Irish Whiskey Collection, a new wine store featuring products of Irish provenance, an ‘Irish Memories’ retail offer, and a new confectionary concept.

Environment

Eco-friendly operations in unique Venice Airport environment

Eco-friendly operations in unique Venice Airport environment

Venice Marco Polo Airport’s setting in the vicinity of the Venetian Lagoon means that it must take a unique approach to its environmental sustainability. Having recently attained a Level 3+ Neutrality certification in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation, Davide Bassano, Environment Health Development Director, explained to Airport Business how the airport manages the coexistence of a delicate ecosystem and modern technology.

EU Matters

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

The 7th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition took place in Madeira from 12 to 14 May, providing an opportunity to review trading conditions and key challenges for regional airports.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Istanbul New Airport to host ACI Airport Exchange – Exhibition floor plan launched

Istanbul New Airport to host ACI Airport Exchange – Exhibition floor plan launched

İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş – the company building the world’s biggest new airport 35km north of Istanbul – will host ACI Airport Exchange 2015 on 8-10 December at the new Istanbul Congress Center. The event, staged jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific, combines an extensive airport services exhibition with five specialist conferences. In addition, an ‘Istanbul New Airport Development Conference’, dedicated to the €10.2 billion new airport, will be combined with the first-ever large-scale guided visits to the construction site.