The completion of Auckland Airport’s international Pier B extension is a key milestone in the implementation of the airport’s 30-year vision to build the airport of the future.
An interview with Nicolas Notebaert, CEO VINCI Concessions, and President, VINCI Airports. By Ross Falconer
London Gatwick Airport has announced the opening of a new £2 million (€2.3m) airline lounge style area in its North Terminal for passengers who require special assistance. It is one of the largest special assistance areas in any European airport.
The new EASA Aerodrome rules entered fully into force on 1 January 2018. Over 400 European airports have met the highest European safety standards in infrastructure and operational processes. So, what’s next? Ensuring efficient compliance and change management regarding safety regulatory requirements. Report by Panos Spiliotis & Ansgar Sickert.
Through the BorderExpress kiosks, designed by Vancouver Airport Authority’s Innovative Travel Solutions, each departing or arriving passenger in Cyprus will be able to scan his or her identity card or passport as part of the passport control procedure.
Passengers at Hamburg Airport can now use the FLIO airport app to access exclusive retail and food & beverage offers, as well as book car parking spaces and lounge access.
Baltona Duty Free recently opened its duty free concession at Tallinn Airport. The enhanced 980sqm retail space is a centrepiece of the airport’s major development programme, and expresses a strong local flavour. The retail space was designed by London-based travel retail design specialist The Design Solution. It blends traditional elements of Estonian culture with leading-edge technology and has an emphasis on local natural materials.
This summer marks ten years since a certain promise was made – the first piece of paper by European airports not just committing them to addressing their carbon emissions with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral, but also to get ACI EUROPE to deliver a proper tool – within a year – that would help make it a reality. Marina Bylinsky takes a look back at the journey so far and ponders the road ahead.
By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE
28th ACI EUROPE/World General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, Brussels, 18-20 June 2018