In 2018 the 21st FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia, and in preparation investments both public and private are being made into the wide-ranging development of its national infrastructure – among the most significant being the creation of the new Yuzhny Rostov-on-Don Airport. The first airport to be built from scratch in the nation for a number of years, when construction is completed in 2017 it will serve as a landmark development for the prosperity of the south of the country.
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.
Aéroports de Lyon is investing €180 million in a major extension to Lyon-Saint Exupéry’s Terminal 1, which will double the surface area of its current facilities, and enable the airport to handle 15 million passengers by 2020. Philippe Bernand, CEO Aéroports de Lyon, told Airport Business that the development will enhance quality of service, increase competitiveness, and drive non-aeronautical revenues, as well as increasing capacity.
Abu Dhabi International Airport has unveiled a major expansion of passenger facilities in Terminal 1. The latest elements of its Capacity Enhancement Programme are designed to reduce waiting times, ease congestion and enhance the overall passenger experience.
Tampa International Airport is embarking on a near-$1 billion master plan that will provide a significantly enhanced level of customer service, and demonstrate the “flair and flavour” of the region. Al Illustrato, Vice President of Facilities and Administration, Tampa Airport, outlined to Airport Business the airport’s expansion plans, the challenges and the strategy for overcoming those, and the wider economic impact of the development.