The UK Department for Transport forecasts that by 2030, demand for air travel through London’s airports will have risen to 180 million passengers per year. London Luton Airport’s Master Plan, which is currently undergoing a public consultation, foresees improving passenger facilities to enable the airport to handle 18 million passengers per year by 2031. Ross Falconer reports.
A combination of simplicity and innovation is key to providing an intuitive wayfinding process for the passenger, and airports are now complementing permanent signage with the latest smartphone technology to provide the best possible passenger experience. Ryan Ghee reports.
As a means of helping airport operators reduce their carbon footprint and grow in a sustainable manner, specific design and planning techniques can be applied when constructing new airport facilities.
TMT The Mobile Terminal officially handed over its first terminal facility to Geneva International Airport on 20 January. The TMT solutions are designed to provide a flexible and sustainable means for airports to bridge temporary capacity shortages. Ross Falconer spoke to Thomas Melcher, managing director and inventor of TMT The Mobile Terminal.
As Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 approaches full capacity just eight years after its opening, construction of a new satellite facility will commence this year, ahead of becoming operational in 2015. Dr Michael Kerkloh, Munich Airport CEO, outlined the project to Ryan Ghee.