Development

Finavia’s €1 billion support of the Finnish air transport industry

Finavia’s €1 billion support of the Finnish air transport industry

Its flourishing air traffic is a key factor in Finland’s ability to remain competitive on an international level, and as operator of all of Finland’s major air transport gateways Finavia’s emphasis is on making developments across its airport network, to buoy the growth of the nation’s air transport industry. Finavia’s CEO Kari Savolainen explained to Airport Business how the €900 million modernisation of Helsinki Airport and a €100 million investment in its regional gateways will fortify the sustainable progression of air transport in Finland.

Passenger

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport app first ever to feature flight tracker

Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking feature on its app. It is the first airport in the world to offer this feature with Flightradar24, allowing passengers to click on a flight number and track live updates of exactly where the aircraft is at that moment in time.

Operations

Abu Dhabi Airports completes steel works on Midfield Terminal Building

Abu Dhabi Airports completes steel works on Midfield Terminal Building

Abu Dhabi Airports has reported that steel works are 99% complete at all four piers of the new Midfield Terminal Building. The new facility is the cornerstone of a broader plan to transform Abu Dhabi International Airport with the aim of becoming a global transportation hub.

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

Milan Malpensa enhances commercial offering with luxury retail and a taste of Italy

Milan Malpensa enhances commercial offering with luxury retail and a taste of Italy

SEA Aeroporti di Milano has created a vibrant new commercial environment in Milan Malpensa’s Terminal 1, with two piazzas dedicated to luxury retail and food & beverage. Exuding a strong Italian flavour, the development truly showcases the best of a city renowned as an icon of fashion and design, as Luigi Battuello, Director Commercial, Non-Aviation, SEA Aeroporti di Milano, explained to Airport Business.

Environment

Bristol Airport’s first electric car makes operations greener

Bristol Airport’s first electric car makes operations greener

Bristol Airport has taken delivery of its first 100% electric powered vehicle for use by its in-house IT team. It is one of several initiatives the airport will be progressing over the next 12 months in recognition of Bristol’s status as European Green Capital.

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.