Development

Copenhagen Airports investing €160m to create additional capacity for passengers and aircraft

Copenhagen Airports investing €160m to create additional capacity for passengers and aircraft

Following December’s launch of the plan to expand Copenhagen Airport at a cost of €270 million, CPH is now starting up two major projects worth €160 million – a new Pier E for aircraft and a doubling in size for the transit area in Terminal 2, the busiest passenger area.

Interviews

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

Istanbul New Airport: Still on target for world domination

In August, the İGA Airport Operation appointed Hüseyin Keskin as CEO of İGA Airport Operation – a distinctly different role from Yusuf Akçayoğlu who is CEO İGA Construction, and is therefore purely tasked with delivery of the project. Airport Business talked to Keskin to test the two key strands of the new airport’s strategy: Is it still on time for a February 2018 opening; and does it still plan to be a “world’s biggest” hub?

Passenger

Heathrow offers health over comfort food at 30,000 feet

Heathrow offers health over comfort food at 30,000 feet

Heathrow Airport’s onboard meal sales reveal a trend among passengers towards lighter meals with sushi now taking the number one place for dining at 30,000 feet, while more refillable bottles than ever are being recharged in the departures lounge.

IT

Changi Airport launches Living Lab to create next generation of technology solutions

Changi Airport launches Living Lab to create next generation of technology solutions

Changi Airport has launched the Changi Airport Living Lab Programme which will see CAG collaborate with innovation-driven companies and start-ups, to develop and demonstrate new technology solutions.

Commercial

HMSHost International to open two new concepts at Stockholm Skavsta Airport

HMSHost International to open two new concepts at Stockholm Skavsta Airport

HMSHost International is to open two new concepts at Stockholm Skavsta Airport – a Nordic Bar and a Puro Gusto outlet serving Italian coffee. The openings are a continuation of the company’s expansion strategy in the Nordics. A new 10-year contract has been signed, with total contract sales expected to be €63.5 million.

Environment

Swedavia registers its first aviation biofuel flight at Stockholm Arlanda

Swedavia registers its first aviation biofuel flight at Stockholm Arlanda

Swedavia is the first company in the world to purchase aviation biofuel corresponding to the amount used for trips its employees took on official business in 2016. On 5 January, an aircraft was fuelled for the first time at Stockholm Arlanda with this biofuel.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

Delivering Safe, Efficient, and Secure Airports: ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit

The ever-evolving security challenge faced by the aviation sector was addressed at the specially-convened ACI Security & Crisis Management Special Summit, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia Pacific on 22-23 November 2016. The event was hosted by Brussels Airport. Report by Ross Falconer.