Development

Gatwick opens world’s largest self-service bag drop zone

Gatwick opens world’s largest self-service bag drop zone

London Gatwick Airport has opened the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone as part of its transformation of the North Terminal. The £36 million (€45m) project creates a new state-of-the-art check-in floor and takes Gatwick a step closer to its ambition to eliminate queues.

Interviews

Gatwick transformation “a glimpse into the future of airport design”

Gatwick transformation “a glimpse into the future of airport design”

London Gatwick’s £2.5 billion (€3.2bn) investment programme is transforming the passenger journey and putting travellers in control of their time at the airport, as Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, explains to Ross Falconer.

Passenger

Naples Airport installs automated border control e-gates

Naples Airport installs automated border control e-gates

Passengers from within the European Union arriving at Naples International Airport can now make use of automated border control e-gates. The e-gates use facial recognition technology to confirm that the passenger is the passport holder, while fingerprint verification technology has been built in to add an extra layer of security when required.

Security

Airport Twinning: A new ACI EUROPE security project initiative

Airport Twinning: A new ACI EUROPE security project initiative

At the 35th ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee meeting, Madrid, 14-15 April, an event that gathered almost 100 aviation security managers and experts from European airports and World Business Partners, ACI EUROPE unveiled the details of an all-new aviation security project that aims to support non-EU member airports with the enhancement of their security measures and eventually increase their chances of being accepted into the EU One-Stop Security agreement. Achmet EL Sarkaoui reports.

IT

Dublin Airport and Skyscanner enter unique data partnership

Dublin Airport and Skyscanner enter unique data partnership

Dublin Airport has teamed up with Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services. Skyscanner will provide Dublin Airport with a big dataset through its Travel Insight tool, which taps into the global search data from its 50 million monthly visitors.

Commercial

Innovative MyDutyFree concept enhances Munich Airport retail offer

Innovative MyDutyFree concept enhances Munich Airport retail offer

Travellers using Munich Airport’s new satellite facility will soon experience the innovative retail concept – MyDutyFree – developed by the airport’s trade subsidiary eurotrade. The unique offer has a strong affinity to Bavaria and the city of Munich.

Environment

Eco-friendly Tesla cabs coming to Heathrow

Eco-friendly Tesla cabs coming to Heathrow

Minicabit is introducing eco-friendly Tesla cabs to Heathrow Airport, and its other partners, as its first step to fulfilling its pledge to ensure 25% of its cab fleet nationwide comprises low and zero emission vehicles by 2020.

ACI EUROPE Activities

25 years of ACI EUROPE

25 years of ACI EUROPE

On the occasion of marking 25 years, we reached out to some of the key decision-makers, influencers and organisations dealing with European air transport to see what they had to say about working with ACI EUROPE. Here are some of the highlights.