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.
UK Aviation Minister Robert Goodwill MP recently visited Bristol Airport to view progress on its development programme, and emphasise the importance of airports to the government’s long-term economic plan. Latest terminal enhancements include construction of an £8.6 million (€11.6m) eastern terminal extension, which is scheduled for completion this summer.
As London City Airport emerges victorious in the drawn-out battle for permission to expand, CEO Declan Collier explained to Airport Business how the long-awaited development will open new markets for the airport, stimulate new investment in the city and play an important part in relieving capacity constraints in the capital.
Aeroporti di Roma and Trenitalia – Italy’s state-owned main train operator – are collaborating on a high-speed rail link connecting Fiumicino with Bologna, Florence and Venice, and enhancing the airport’s long-haul market. In a wide-ranging interview with Airport Business in Rome, Lorenzo Lo Presti, CEO Aeroporti di Roma, discussed the impact of the new high-speed rail links, traffic growth, and the ambitious €12 billion infrastructure investment to completely revitalise Fiumicino.
Stansted’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison last week unveiled the next phase of the airport’s transformation – the £8 million (€10.7m) renovation of its Satellite One departure area. The modernisation is part of a £260 million (€350m) investment in the airport’s facilities designed to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services, and remain flexible to the changing needs of the aviation industry.