Development

Munich Airport celebrates roofing ceremony for ‘LAB 48’

Munich Airport celebrates roofing ceremony for ‘LAB 48’

LabCampus, the unique cross-industry centre at Munich Airport, continues to take shape. After a year of construction, the management teams of Munich Airport, its subsidiary LabCampus GmbH and representatives of the general contractor Züblin joined to celebrate the topping-out ceremony for LAB 48 on the airport site.

Passenger

Soaring demand for private spaces at Doha and Dubai sleep lounges

Soaring demand for private spaces at Doha and Dubai sleep lounges

New figures from lounge and airport experience company Airport Dimensions suggest how some elements of the non-aeronautical revenue mix will remain strong performers as we emerge into a post-COVID era. Occupancy levels at the company’s new sleep ‘n fly Sleep Lounges at Doha’s Hamad Airport and Dubai Airport are exceeding expectations and even pre-COVID levels of occupancy.

Operations

Prague Airport launches Fly via Prague service for self-connecting passengers

Prague Airport launches Fly via Prague service for self-connecting passengers

Prague Airport launches a new service on 1 April 2021 for self-connecting passengers, transferring between flights operated by different airlines. The Fly via Prague service is designed to increase the airport’s potential as a transfer hub. The main partner of Prague Airport is the Kiwi.com ticket portal.

IT

Amadeus and Finavia team up to modernise passenger experience at 11 airports in Finland

Amadeus and Finavia team up to modernise passenger experience at 11 airports in Finland

Amadeus and Finavia are collaborating to modernise the passenger experience at 11 airports in Finland. The new cloud solution Amadeus Flow accelerates innovations like contactless payment for a more agile response to COVID-19. Meanwhile, it also provides an important upgrade to deliver an exceptional check-in and boarding experience at the expanding Helsinki Airport.

Commercial

Iconic Jalisco nature and culture inspire The Design Solution’s redesign of Guadalajara International Airport

Iconic Jalisco nature and culture inspire The Design Solution’s redesign of Guadalajara International Airport

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico plans to invest 10 billion Pesos (€410m) before 2026 in the development of Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport. The plan includes a radical redesign of the commercial space delivered by The Design Solution.

ACI EUROPE Activities

Europe’s aviation sector launches ambitious plan to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Europe’s aviation sector launches ambitious plan to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Europe’s aviation sector has unveiled its flagship sustainability initiative, ‘Destination 2050 – A Route to Net Zero European Aviation’. Driven by a new, independent report, it provides a vision and path for meaningful CO2 emission reduction efforts in Europe and globally.