Development

Stansted Airport begins £600m transformation programme

Stansted Airport begins £600m transformation programme

The first phase of the £600 million (€670m) Stansted Transformation Programme began in January and will focus on enhancing the terminal, providing an additional 30 check-in desks, extra seating and restaurants in the departures lounge, as well as providing additional car and aircraft parking to cater for increased demand.

Passenger

Innovation Showcase – Spring 2018

Innovation Showcase – Spring 2018

An F&B delivery service, a humanoid robot, peer-to-peer car rental and electronic bag tags can now be found in Europe’s airports, as Ryan Ghee reports.

Security

A vision for the contactless passenger journey

A vision for the contactless passenger journey

Miguel Leitmann, CEO Vision-Box, is participating in the Security & Crisis Management Summit at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange. Ahead of the event, he shared his thoughts on advancing the concept of the contactless passenger journey with Ross Falconer.

IT

Bergen Airport to implement BlipTrack queue management technology

Bergen Airport to implement BlipTrack queue management technology

Bergen Airport has adopted BlipTrack queue management technology in efforts to eliminate wait time, optimise resource utilisation and improve the passenger experience.

Commercial

AOE to “redefine the future of airline e-commerce”

AOE to “redefine the future of airline e-commerce”

AOE has recently partnered with Singapore Airlines in a new joint venture that will offer travellers inflight duty free and duty paid goods and pre-order services with onboard and ground-based deliveries. Kian Gould, CEO/founder of AOE, speaks to Marta Dimitrova ahead of his presentation at this week’s ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition.

Environment

Geneva and Galapagós airports achieve carbon neutrality

Geneva and Galapagós airports achieve carbon neutrality

Geneva Airport and Galapagós Ecological Airport are the latest to achieve carbon neutral status through ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation. There are now carbon neutral airports in every region of the world, marking the global airport industry’s efforts towards addressing its CO2 emissions.

ACI EUROPE Activities

ACI EUROPE hosts its Annual New Year Reception in the European Parliament

ACI EUROPE hosts its Annual New Year Reception in the European Parliament

As is customary in the beginning of each year, ACI EUROPE holds its New Year’s Reception in the European Parliament in Brussels. This year’s event on 23 January was kindly hosted by MEPs Gabriele Preuß (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) & Wim van de Camp (Group of the European People’s Party) – both of them members of the Committee on Transport & Tourism of the European Parliament.