Wellington Airport is embarking on a $58 million (€40m), 6,000sqm terminal and apron extension. The development will create a vibrant, world-class experience for travellers – one that is future-proofed and consistent with the airport’s long-term expansion plans. Steve Sanderson, Chief Executive of Wellington Airport, spoke to Airport Business.
An interview with Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport Company and ACI EUROPE President. By Ross Falconer.
This year, Keflavik International Airport anticipates the arrival of nearly 1.2 million tourists – a 23% rise on last year – and the growth of Iceland’s booming tourism industry shows no sign of slowing. In response, the airport is embarking on its new master plan, which will facilitate growth of the airport’s capacity from 4.5 million passengers today to nine million by 2040, as Björn Óli Hauksson, Managing Director, Isavia, explained to Amy Hanna.
The construction of Prishtina International Airport Adem Jashari was a climactic moment in the development of the dynamic Republic of Kosovo. One of the most important infrastructural advancements in the country, the gateway serves as a symbol of the liberty and future prosperity of the independent young nation. Now the airport is striving to alleviate the widespread unemployment that impacts upon the country’s youth, offering training and employment opportunities through its Limak Airport Services Institute.
The development of Real Time Tomography has been heralded as a breakthrough technical innovation in aviation baggage screening – one that is particularly important in light of the EU’s new Standard 3. Airport Business’ Ross Falconer visited Rapiscan, where Frederic Brouiller, Vice President Sales Aviation, Rapiscan Systems, explained more about the technology.
TAV Airports Holding CIO and TAV Information Technologies (IT) General Manager Binnur Güleryüz Onaran has been named ‘Turkey’s Best CIO’ at the IDC Turkey 2015 CIO Summit, which hosted international professionals in the IT sector. TAV IT also received awards for ‘Best Change Management Project’ and ‘Best IT Governance Project’ for its IT systems projects designed for Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia.
In May the airport will launch a series of specialist retail tenders for significant areas of SkyCourt, BUD’s flagship F&B and shopping centre, in a move to refresh the airport’s commercial offer and drive passenger spend.
Venice Marco Polo Airport’s setting in the vicinity of the Venetian Lagoon means that it must take a unique approach to its environmental sustainability. Having recently attained a Level 3+ Neutrality certification in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation, Davide Bassano, Environment Health Development Director, explained to Airport Business how the airport manages the coexistence of a delicate ecosystem and modern technology.
This Spring is looking promising for many airports. This is especially the case in the EU, where the expansion of air travel keeps outperforming weaker economic growth.
The new ACI EUROPE analysis paper, released at the 7th ACI Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, provides guidance for airports to improve their performance management across the board.