Gatwick Airport has announced it will invest £1.15 billion (€1.26bn) over the next five years, with £240 million (€308m) planned for 2017/18 alone, as it plans for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining its record levels of passenger satisfaction. The commitment in this current Capital Investment Programme will bring Gatwick’s total investment plans to £2.7 billion (€3bn). “These projects will be delivered in a way that will help us realise our ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable airport,” says Raymond Melee, Director of Construction, Gatwick Airport.
Following the investment of €33 million, Faro Airport has now completed its expansion and modernisation works, including increasing both operating areas and public areas, as well as the retail area and food court.
On 21 July, Manchester Airport began work on its 10-year, £1 billion transformation programme, which will deliver a major boost to UK’s growth prospects and international competitiveness. This project will reinforce Manchester Airport’s standing as the UK’s global hub in the North of England, enabling better and more international connections and supporting economic growth across the North.
As London City Airport prepares for commencement of its £370 million (€420m) City Airport Development Programme later this year, it has announced a five-year contract with Bechtel to deliver the expansion, as well as the appointment of Peter Adams as Chief Asset and Programme Officer, and Robert Sinclair as the new CEO.
Helsinki Airport opened its new south pier on 10 July, which was also the occasion of its 65th anniversary. The expansion is part of Finavia’s development programme, which is expected to be complete by 2020.