Airport Business http://www.airport-business.com The Leading Airport Magazine Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:24:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 It’s summer time and travelling is easy… and fun! http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/summer-time-travelling-easy-fun/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/summer-time-travelling-easy-fun/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:24:11 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12794 This summer is yet another exciting and fun year for travellers. Airports around the world have come up with fun and creative ways to entertain travellers and boost the overall passenger experience, ranging from music festivals and art installations to relaxation activities. Here, Airport Business has selected its top 5 fun things to do around […]

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Budapest Airport is dynamically “evolving into the air cargo hub of Eastern Europe” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/budapest-airport-dynamically-evolving-air-cargo-hub-eastern-europe/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/budapest-airport-dynamically-evolving-air-cargo-hub-eastern-europe/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:06:38 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12769 Air cargo volume passing through Budapest Airport has increased by 11.3% since the beginning of the year. While cargo services are contributing significantly to the airport’s success, long-haul passenger flights have also shown notable growth. Budapest Airport has seen dynamic growth of at least 11.3% in cargo volume so far in 2016. The airport has handled 6,770 tonnes […]

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Olympic horses head to Rio from London Stansted http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/olympic-horses-head-rio-london-stansted/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/olympic-horses-head-rio-london-stansted/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:36:47 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12789 34 Olympic horses from 10 nations, departed from London Stansted Airport on 29 July on a special cargo plane heading to Rio 2016, marking the start of the Olympic dream for the world’s best equine athletes. On 29 July, the first group of Olympic horses were boarded on a special cargo plane at London Stansted […]

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Personal guides enhancing Chinese traveller experience at Helsinki Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/personal-guides-enhancing-chinese-traveller-experience-helsinki-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/personal-guides-enhancing-chinese-traveller-experience-helsinki-airport/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:08:49 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12812 Finavia is making it easier for Chinese travellers to navigate Helsinki Airport with a personal guide service in their native language. The guides met nearly 20,000 travellers between June and July, and the service has had a positive impact on commercial activities including airport retail. As part of its innovative efforts to enhance the passenger […]

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Munich’s new satellite terminal welcomes 2 million passengers after 100 days of operation http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/munichs-satellite-terminal-welcomes-2-million-passengers-100-days-operation/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/08/munichs-satellite-terminal-welcomes-2-million-passengers-100-days-operation/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:08:45 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12809 100 days since its inauguration, Munich Airport’s satellite terminal has already achieved impressive results. The satellite has handled over two million passengers, with a quarter of them travelling on intercontinental routes. On 3 August, Munich Airport’s satellite terminal marked its 100th day of operation with impressive results. Operations in the new building have been seamless since […]

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London City Airport receives approval for £344m expansion http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/london-city-airport-receives-approval-344m-expansion/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/london-city-airport-receives-approval-344m-expansion/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:53:39 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12759 London City Airport has received planning approval for its £344 million (€409m) City Airport Development Programme, which will significantly increase capacity and potentially add £1.5 billion (€1.7bn) into the national economy by 2025. Report by Marta Dimitrova. London City Airport has received planning permission from the UK Government for its £344 million (€409m) expansion, which […]

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Schiphol’s new Departure Lounge 2 continues focus on increased capacity, efficiency and comfort for passengers http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/schiphol-increases-capacity-efficiency-and-passenger-comfort/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/schiphol-increases-capacity-efficiency-and-passenger-comfort/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:40:38 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12734 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is marking its centenary with major investment in enhancing quality and the passenger experience. It recently opened the completely renovated Departure Lounge 2, which followed earlier approval for the development of a new pier and terminal, which will open in 2023. Report by Marta Dimitrova. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is marking its centenary […]

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Gebr. Heinemann delivers refreshed retail offer at Budapest http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/gebr-heinemann-delivers-refreshed-retail-offer-at-budapest/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/gebr-heinemann-delivers-refreshed-retail-offer-at-budapest/#respond Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:30:06 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12744 Gebr. Heinemann has enhanced the shopping experience with a fresh look for its Budapest Airport stores this summer, while the airport’s monthly passenger traffic growth in the period to end-June has exceeded 9%. This summer season, Gebr. Heinemann has stepped up and streamlined its retail presence at Budapest Airport by completing a series of brand […]

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Oslo Airport creates “unique shopping experience” for arrivals passengers http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/oslo-airport-creates-unique-arrivals-shopping-experience/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/oslo-airport-creates-unique-arrivals-shopping-experience/#respond Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:55:50 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12708 Oslo Airport will open a new more spacious and inviting duty free shop for arrivals passengers in September, which “will offer a unique shopping experience.” Oslo Airport is to open its new arrivals duty free shop in its expanded terminal in early September, which airport operator Avinor says will create a more spacious and inviting […]

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Gatwick’s ‘Next Generation’ security area halves queuing time in North Terminal http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/gatwick-opens-new-security-area-in-north-terminal/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/07/gatwick-opens-new-security-area-in-north-terminal/#respond Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:51:47 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12715 London Gatwick Airport is another step closer to its goal of eliminating queues with the opening of a new state-of-the-art security area in the North Terminal. London Gatwick Airport has opened a world-leading new security area as a part of its North Terminal transformation, following successful implementation of the technology in the South Terminal. The […]

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Airport anniversaries in 2016 http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airport-anniversaries-2016/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airport-anniversaries-2016/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:17:18 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12480 ACI EUROPE this year marks 25 years of serving and leading the airport industry. It is an opportune time to recognise the many airports among its membership that celebrate their own anniversaries in 2016. Report by Ross Falconer. ACI EUROPE this year marks 25 years of serving and leading the airport industry. It is an […]

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Airports consider the cause and effect equation http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-consider-cause-effect-equation/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-consider-cause-effect-equation/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:03:33 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12537 As the negotiations for a global market-based measure for airline emissions intensify, with all to play for at ICAO in September, we take stock of where airports are in relation to climate change. Seven years on from the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, initially in Europe, we look at how far things have […]

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State of the environmental challenge in Europe today http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/state-environmental-challenge-europe-today/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/state-environmental-challenge-europe-today/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:57:05 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12552 By Sharon Mahony, Pan-European Single Sky Directorate / Support to SES-related Policies Unit, EUROCONTROL By Sharon Mahony, Pan-European Single Sky Directorate / Support to SES-related Policies Unit, EUROCONTROL The adoption of the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in December last year and the long negotiations leading up to it refocused the world’s attention on the […]

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“If Tesla is a car, citizenM is a hotel” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/citizenm/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/citizenm/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:51:58 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12631 Michael Levie, Chief Operations Officer, citizenM Hotels, interviewed by Ross Falconer. Michael Levie, Chief Operations Officer, citizenM Hotels, interviewed by Ross Falconer. There’s a wave of disruption sweeping across the travel landscape. Customers are asking for personalised journeys that deliver what they want, when and where they want it. The opportunities are huge, and the […]

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Hamburg Airport an important economic driving force http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/hamburg-airport-important-economic-driving-force/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/hamburg-airport-important-economic-driving-force/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:47:49 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12619 Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO Hamburg Airport, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO Hamburg Airport, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. Hamburg’s strong economy is what makes the market in the region so exciting for airlines, both in terms of business and leisure travellers. And this is only one of the many reasons behind Hamburg Airport’s success. More […]

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Olbia focused on “quality of services and airline network diversification” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/olbia-focused-quality-services-airline-network-diversification/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/olbia-focused-quality-services-airline-network-diversification/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:43:16 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12626 2016 is a turning point for Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Its CEO Silvio Pippobello outlines the airport’s infrastructure development plans, and its strategies to enhance the passenger experience, to Marta Dimitrova. 2016 is a turning point for Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Its CEO Silvio Pippobello outlines the airport’s infrastructure development plans, and its strategies to […]

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Innovation Showcase http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/innovation-showcase-2/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/innovation-showcase-2/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:36:20 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12588 Travellers across Europe stand to benefit from a range of new and inventive projects, from a robot bag drop to a passenger-focused “innovation challenge”, as Ryan Ghee reports. Travellers across Europe stand to benefit from a range of new and inventive projects, from a robot bag drop to a passenger-focused “innovation challenge”, as Ryan Ghee […]

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Enabling safe, efficient, sustainable airport operations http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/enabling-safe-efficient-sustainable-airport-operations/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/enabling-safe-efficient-sustainable-airport-operations/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:29:56 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12644 In March it was announced that ADB Group and Safegate Group were uniting to form ADB Safegate. The mission is to provide customers with accelerated airport performance all the way from approach to departure, as Christian Onselaere, CEO ADB Safegate, explained to Ross Falconer. In March it was announced that ADB Group and Safegate Group […]

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25 years of ACI EUROPE http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/25-years-aci-europe/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/25-years-aci-europe/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:10:29 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12413 On the occasion of marking 25 years, we reached out to some of the key decision-makers, influencers and organisations dealing with European air transport to see what they had to say about working with ACI EUROPE. Here are some of the highlights. On the occasion of marking 25 years, we reached out to some of […]

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The Week The Air Stood Still http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/the-week-the-air-stood-still-2/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/the-week-the-air-stood-still-2/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:06:26 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12650 By Robert O’Meara By Robert O’Meara The week of 14 to 21 April 2010 stands out in the memories of many people – within ACI EUROPE, within aviation and beyond, among the millions of air travellers that were affected. The people of Iceland remember it vividly too, for it was the week when one of […]

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Airport Twinning: A new ACI EUROPE security project initiative http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airport-twinning-new-aci-europe-security-project-initiative/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airport-twinning-new-aci-europe-security-project-initiative/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:30:59 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12238 At the 35th ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee meeting, Madrid, 14-15 April, an event that gathered almost 100 aviation security managers and experts from European airports and World Business Partners, ACI EUROPE unveiled the details of an all-new aviation security project that aims to support non-EU member airports with the enhancement of their security measures […]

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ACI EUROPE and AEA Joint Debate on Terrorism, Aviation & European Economies http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/aci-europe-aea-joint-debate-on-terrorism/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/aci-europe-aea-joint-debate-on-terrorism/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:00:40 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12256 In the weeks and months following the terror attacks in Brussels, landside security at airports became a hot topic with a number of national governments and at EU level. ACI EUROPE issued a number of clarifying statements and secured the support of other organisations and institutions, in underlining how indiscriminate and public the attacks were. […]

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Zodiac Arresting Systems’ EMAS records 10th successful aircraft save http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/emas-records-10th-successful-aircraft-save/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/emas-records-10th-successful-aircraft-save/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:00:25 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12637 Kevin Quan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Zodiac Arresting Systems America, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. Kevin Quan, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Zodiac Arresting Systems America, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. On 26 January 2016, an aircraft, operating as a medical cargo plane, departed from Willow Run Airport in Detroit. At 04:05, when landing, the Falcon […]

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Gatwick transformation “a glimpse into the future of airport design” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/gatwick-transformation-glimpse-future-airport-design/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/gatwick-transformation-glimpse-future-airport-design/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:00:12 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12572 London Gatwick’s £2.5 billion (€3.2bn) investment programme is transforming the passenger journey and putting travellers in control of their time at the airport, as Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer, explains to Ross Falconer. London Gatwick’s £2.5 billion (€3.2bn) investment programme is transforming the passenger journey and putting travellers in control of their time at the […]

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Kraków eyes long haul opportunities http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/krakow-eyes-long-haul-opportunities/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/krakow-eyes-long-haul-opportunities/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:39:33 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12598 Radosław Włoszek, acting CEO, Kraków Airport, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. Radosław Włoszek, acting CEO, Kraków Airport, interviewed by Marta Dimitrova. With its gripping historical, mythical and yet artistic nature, Kraków – Poland’s second largest city – attracts more and more attention each year. So it comes as no surprise that Kraków Airport has been experiencing […]

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