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ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition

The 7th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition took place in Madeira from 12 to 14 May, providing an opportunity to review trading conditions and key challenges for regional airports.

The High Performing Airport

The High Performing Airport

Airports today are under enormous pressure to perform. In a challenging economic and social environment, they need to find ways of meeting the ever-evolving aspirations and expectations of a range of different stakeholders. Running an airport in the 21st century requires deft leadership skills. Report by Richard Plenty, Managing Director of personnel consultancy This Is. Edited by Robert O’Meara.

ACI EUROPE launches groundbreaking Guidelines on the passenger experience

ACI EUROPE launches groundbreaking Guidelines on the passenger experience

This month, ACI EUROPE released a landmark publication, the Guidelines for Passenger Services at European Airports. Entirely dedicated to the passenger, the Guidelines offer a holistic approach to passenger services at European airports. That approach takes into account the development of a new airport business strategy that is increasingly focused on meeting the needs and expectations of passengers. Inês Rebelo reports.

Bridging the gap between airlines & airports

Bridging the gap between airlines & airports

It’s been 5 years since the EU Directive on Airport Charges became law. As part of its standard review process, the European Commission released a formal report on the application of the Directive across the EU. How does it perform in today’s market reality? Robert O’Meara reports.

Florian Guillermet appointed Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking

Florian Guillermet appointed Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking

Florian Guillermet, formerly Deputy Executive Director of the SJU, has been selected as the new Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking. Florian joined the SJU in June 2008, where he was responsible for the definition and execution of the SESAR Programme while serving as the Chief Programme Officer and the Deputy Executive Director, Operations and Programme.