Development

Construction of Baltics’ most advanced express shipment handling centre starts at Riga Airport

Construction of Baltics’ most advanced express shipment handling centre starts at Riga Airport

Construction of a regional DHL complex has started at Riga Airport. The centre will be among the most advanced express shipment handling and logistics centres in the Baltics. “The new DHL cargo logistics centre will ensure stable long-term air cargo flow at Riga Airport,” says Artūrs Saveļjevs, Member of the Board, Riga Airport.

Passenger

Vilnius Airport greets visitors with a 10-foot bowl of soup

Vilnius Airport greets visitors with a 10-foot bowl of soup

Travellers arriving at Vilnius International Airport currently find themselves following a trail of pink-coloured spots on the floor. It is no ordinary pink, but rather what Lithuania is coining “Cold Pink” – a distinct colour of its national šaltibarščiai soup. The pink trail ends at an Instagrammable 10-foot replica of the famed dish.

Operations

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, and Blue Islands, the growing Channel Islands-based airline, have formed an extensive partnership to offer their customers a broad new range of regional air connections across the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Security

IDEMIA and Sopra Steria chosen by eu-LISA to build shared Biometric Matching System for Schengen Area border protection

IDEMIA and Sopra Steria chosen by eu-LISA to build shared Biometric Matching System for Schengen Area border protection

The new European Entry-Exit System will meet the identification needs of Schengen Member States when implemented by 2022. The new system includes the biometric verification and identification of third-country nationals, based on facial image and four fingerprints, at all kinds of border crossing points, through a shared Biometric Matching System.

IT

Keflavík Airport first to adopt Veovo’s new AI-powered solution to improve passenger management

Keflavík Airport first to adopt Veovo’s new AI-powered solution to improve passenger management

Keflavík Airport is the first to adopt Veovo’s new Live Passenger Forecasting capabilities, which are designed to prevent airport crowding, improve capacity planning and boost operational efficiency. As flights begin to resume, the ability for airports to cope with air travel fluctuations and new processes will be imperative.

Commercial

Luxottica unveils its ‘Shield Your Eyes’ initiative to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees

Luxottica unveils its ‘Shield Your Eyes’ initiative to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees

The recent launch of Luxottica Group’s ‘Shield Your Eyes’ Initiative shows how the group is committed to set high standards in eye protection in order to offer a safe consumer experience. This new initiative features a curated collection of products that provide greater coverage around the eyes at a time when safety has taken central stage. It was developed in response to growing consumer demand for eyewear that provides extra protection for everyday life and sport. Alessandro Pozzi reports.