Development

Moscow Domodedovo’s new T2 to double airport in size

Moscow Domodedovo’s new T2 to double airport in size

A project to expand the terminal area of Russia’s largest air transport gateway is now underway, and will see it double in size to 500,000sqm when it is completed in December 2016. In the coming years an additional stage of construction will further extend the airport to 900,000sqm to satisfy the demand created by its continually escalating passenger numbers, which are expected to reach 60 million a year by 2023.

Passenger

‘The future of the travel industry unquestionably is a connected one’

‘The future of the travel industry unquestionably is a connected one’

Josh Weiss, Hilton Worldwide’s VP Brand and Guest Technology, outlined the company’s smartphone strategy to Airport Business’ Ross Falconer, and how it can improve the end-to-end travel experience.

Operations

Budapest Airport opens Europe’s first inflatable hangar dedicated to civil aviation

Budapest Airport opens Europe’s first inflatable hangar dedicated to civil aviation

A specially designed inflatable hangar capable of housing an A320 has been created at Lufthansa Technik Budapest’s airport base, to enable it to keep up with its high level of orders during the winter period.

Security

Technology’s role in airport security’s future

Technology’s role in airport security’s future

Industry experts Cyril Dujardin, CEO, Morpho Detection, and Oren Sapir, President & CEO, ICTS Europe, share with Airport Business a professional perspective on the part that technology plays in helping airports to confront the challenges, seize the opportunities and deliver an expedited experience in security.

IT

State-of-the-art simulation enhances airport decision-making

State-of-the-art simulation enhances airport decision-making

Airport Research Center GmbH is an independent global provider of professional airport planning and decision support services, which are designed to optimise investments and reduce operational costs. Michael Laubrock, Managing Partner at Airport Research Center, outlined the myriad capabilities of its CAST 3D airport simulation software to Ross Falconer.

Commercial

Airports creating Christmas cheer with festive promotions

Airports creating Christmas cheer with festive promotions

Airports are decking the passenger halls with festive spirit, delighting travellers with creative retail and food & beverage promotions. Airport Business highlights some of the most impressive seasonal celebrations.

Environment

London Stansted reports 66% reduction in carbon footprint

London Stansted reports 66% reduction in carbon footprint

London Stansted has published its latest corporate responsibility report, highlighting several successes in the first year of Manchester Airports Group’s (MAG) ownership of the airport. These include reducing its carbon footprint by 66%, diverting 93% of waste from landfill, and trialling new technologies to improve aircraft performance on set departure routes.

EU Matters

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

The 7th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition took place in Madeira from 12 to 14 May, providing an opportunity to review trading conditions and key challenges for regional airports.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Learn from the best to be the best – ACI Airport Exchange 2014

Learn from the best to be the best – ACI Airport Exchange 2014

The 9th ACI Airport Exchange, presented jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, took place in Paris on 3-5 November 2014, hosted by Aéroports de Paris. The theme, ‘Best in class airports: Learn from the best to be the best’, resonated throughout the six conference streams, which were complemented by a diverse exhibition and a fantastic networking social programme.