In March of this year the first intercontinental flight in more than 45 years landed at William P. Hobby Airport from Oranjestad, Aruba, and marked the beginning of a new era of international service at the Houston gateway. The initiative to re-establish international connections is being pioneered in partnership with Southwest Airlines, and construction of a $156 million (€137m) service expansion is currently underway. The airport’s General Manager Perry Miller explained the vision for the development to George Walter.
There perhaps couldn’t be a more appropriate airport to host the 25th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Airports and the Future of Tourism’ – an area of key strategic relevance to both Václav Havel Airport Prague, and the city of Prague itself. Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Czech Aeroholding, shared his vision for the continued sustainable growth of the airport with Ross Falconer.
Three years after its acquisition by Global Infrastructure Partners, Edinburgh Airport is firmly embracing a new era of competition. The airport’s dynamic approach has yielded positive results, with more passengers, more new routes, and an ambitious £150 million (€200m) five-year investment programme. Gordon Dewar, CEO Edinburgh Airport, outlined the developments to Ross Falconer.
The London City Airport strategy is firmly predicated on delivering experiential excellence. Innovation permeates all aspects of the passenger journey, with the latest project being the £16 million (€22m) transformation of the Western Pier. Declan Collier, CEO London City Airport, briefed Ross Falconer on the developments.
Liverpool John Lennon has a clear commitment to further enhancing the airport experience. This is visible not only through the current £1 million (€1.4m) departure lounge improvement works, but also initiatives like its review to better understand the passenger experience. The man leading these developments is Andrew Cornish, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport. He spoke to Ross Falconer.