London Gatwick has announced a new chapter in its ownership, with VINCI Airports completing the purchase of a 50.01% stake in the airport. Global Infrastructure Partners continues to manage the remaining 49.99% interest. The new partnership promises continued investment to put passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans.
Fraport AG has laid the cornerstone for Frankfurt Airport’s new Terminal 3. Pier G is scheduled for completion in 2021, with capacity for up to five million passengers a year, while the main building with Piers H and J will begin operating by 2023, increasing T3’s total capacity to 21 million passengers.
Israel Airports Authority officially opens the new Ramon International Airport – Eilat to domestic traffic on 19 March and to international traffic on 2 April. Ahead of the opening, the airport’s Managing Director Hanan Moscovitz gave a briefing to Ross Falconer.
Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority to strengthen economic development
Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market. They are working in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development. Report by Ross Falconer
Helsinki Airport’s new extension, Aukio, opened on 8 February 2019. Its architecture, design and atmosphere are said to be a testament to Finnish skills. “Aukio can rightfully be described as a display window for our country, as millions of international passengers get their first taste of Finland at the airport,” says Helsinki Airport’s Director Joni Sundelin from Finavia.