Development

London City Airport announces delivery partner contract for €420m development programme

London City Airport announces delivery partner contract for €420m development programme

As London City Airport prepares for commencement of its £370 million (€420m) City Airport Development Programme later this year, it has announced a five-year contract with Bechtel to deliver the expansion, as well as the appointment of Peter Adams as Chief Asset and Programme Officer, and Robert Sinclair as the new CEO.

Passenger

Vienna Airport boosts passenger experience with Seaside Vienna Airport pop-up market

Vienna Airport boosts passenger experience with Seaside Vienna Airport pop-up market

Vienna Airport is putting passengers in a holiday mood with the new Seaside Vienna Airport pop-up market concept between T1 and T3. The market area is open until 22 September.

Operations

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

Istanbul New Airport to boast intelligent airfield with ADB SAFEGATE

İGA has chosen ADB SAFEGATE to provide 35,000 intelligent LED lights powering the airfield runways and taxiways at Istanbul New Airport. The airport is expected to open in 2018 and will serve 200 million passengers and more than 350 destinations.

Security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT designed to lower airport screening costs, increase throughput and elevate security

Analogic’s ConneCT checkpoint security system features a new modular imaging system based on advanced medical imaging technology and an interoperable network architecture designed to maximise reliability and achieve the lowest total cost of ownership. Its threat detection software is engineered to allow passengers to keep liquids and electronics in their carry-on baggage, increase staff productivity and reduce false alarms.

IT

HMSHost promotes new app with Pepper the Robot

HMSHost promotes new app with Pepper the Robot

HMSHost is taking Pepper the Robot on a North American airport tour to attract and engage travellers, and encourage them to download the airport dining app, Host2Coast. The free mobile app offers travellers information on the nearest food & beverage locations, operating hours and menu.

Commercial

A taste of the Côte d’Azur

A taste of the Côte d’Azur

The €45 million commercial renovation at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is nearing completion, with a range of tailor-made, unique concepts that convey a true sense of the Riviera. Filip Soete, Chief Commercial Officer, tells Ross Falconer how Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has realised its vision of “the most surprising commercial experience in a European airport.”

ACI EUROPE Activities

At the gathering of the regionals

At the gathering of the regionals

The 10th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference & Exhibition took place on 15-17 May in Cork, hosted by Cork Airport. Over 170 representatives from airports, airlines, industry suppliers and institutional stakeholders participated in this year’s event, which was on the theme of ‘A New Era of Engagement and Digital Innovation’. Inês Rebelo reports.