Development

Oman Airports celebrates Grand Opening of new Muscat International Airport

Oman Airports celebrates Grand Opening of new Muscat International Airport

On 11 November, 2018, Oman’s 48th National Day, Muscat International Airport officially celebrated its Grand Opening ceremony, directed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Oman’s Council of Ministers.

Passenger

Heathrow Airport launches app to support visually impaired passengers

Heathrow Airport launches app to support visually impaired passengers

London Heathrow Airport has partnered with technology company Aira to offer visually impaired passengers on-demand, personalised assistance via the Aira app. The initiative forms part of the airport’s multi-million pound investment to improve the journeys of all passengers regardless of their requirements.

Operations

Airports deploying key ATM technologies to enhance Europe’s air traffic network

Airports deploying key ATM technologies to enhance Europe’s air traffic network

Through the SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG)’s support, Fraport Slovenija and Groupe ADP have been awarded Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to contribute to the upgrade of Europe’s air traffic management system. Barbora Smolikova reports on the benefits of this funding for the enhancement of airport operations.

Security

Optimising Brussels Airport security screening

Optimising Brussels Airport security screening

Brussels Airport is continuously adapting its infrastructure, processes and products to meet the evolving needs of its passengers. In 2017/18, the Passenger Experience department of Brussels Airport had a particular focus on how to improve the security operating model to avoid queuing and thus reduce stress. Thomas Sterken, Capacity Planning & Optimisation Manager at Brussels Airport Company, tells us the successful story.

Environment

Aberdeen Airport introduces electric car charging points

Aberdeen Airport introduces electric car charging points

Aberdeen International Airport has installed six new electric car charging points in its short stay and priority car parks, supplied by Podpoint, a leading provider of electric charging points. The new service will be free for customers using the car parks, with four units located on the first floor of the short stay zone and two further points in the priority area.

ACI EUROPE Activities

“Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports” – ACI Airport Exchange 2018

“Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports” – ACI Airport Exchange 2018

The 12th ACI Airport Exchange, jointly staged by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, and hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport, took place in Oslo last week, 27-29 November. More than 1,200 industry leaders got together to exchange strategies on “Developing sustainable airports, secure airports, safe airports…successful airports”. Report by Marta Dimitrova.