Airport Business http://www.airport-business.com The Leading Airport Magazine Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:56:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Athens marking 15 years with focus on CSR, destination marketing and passenger experience http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/athens-marking-15-years-focus-csr-destination-passenger-experience/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/athens-marking-15-years-focus-csr-destination-passenger-experience/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:56:45 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12389 Athens International Airport is host of the 26th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition. Its CEO Dr Yiannis Paraschis updated Ross Falconer on the airport’s latest developments ahead of the event. Athens International Airport is host of the 26th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition. Its CEO Dr Yiannis Paraschis updated Ross Falconer […]

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Edinburgh enjoying record growth as it turns a century http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/edinburgh-enjoying-record-growth/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/edinburgh-enjoying-record-growth/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:30:26 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12383 Edinburgh Airport is marking its 100th anniversary this year with a major investment in enhancing the passenger experience, record traffic growth, and enhanced connectivity. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, outlined a progressive strategy to Ross Falconer. Edinburgh Airport is marking its 100th anniversary this year with a major investment in enhancing the passenger experience, […]

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Hello world: Direct connectivity powering Birmingham’s engine of growth http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/direct-connectivity-powering-birminghams-engine-of-growth/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/direct-connectivity-powering-birminghams-engine-of-growth/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:23:37 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12377 Paul Kehoe, CEO Birmingham Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. Paul Kehoe, CEO Birmingham Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. The vibrant West Midlands region is a hub of UK industry. Home to major manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover, global connectivity is essential. Birmingham Airport is a vital cog in driving the Midlands engine for growth, providing […]

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Airports as the great global brand ambassadors – the further advancement of the most effective marketing platforms in the world http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-great-global-brand-ambassadors-advancement-effective-marketing-platforms-world/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-great-global-brand-ambassadors-advancement-effective-marketing-platforms-world/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:41:44 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12328 The ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition this year headed to Helsinki. The central theme of this year’s event – ‘Airports as the great global brand ambassadors – the further advancement of the most effective marketing platforms in the world’ – permeated each of the conference sessions. 25th ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & […]

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Europe’s regional airports meet in Vilnius http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/europes-regional-airports-meet-vilnius/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/europes-regional-airports-meet-vilnius/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:40:48 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12348 The 9th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference & Exhibition took place in Vilnius on 11-13 May, graciously hosted by Lithuanian Airports. Report by Inês Rebelo Report by Inês Rebelo The 9th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports Conference & Exhibition took place in Vilnius on 11-13 May, graciously hosted by Lithuanian Airports. This event, supported by European Business […]

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Airports in the news – Summer 2016 http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-news-summer/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/airports-news-summer/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:59:49 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12237 A snapshot of stories from around Europe. Avinor Passenger numbers at Avinor’s airports increased by 2.7% in Q1 2016, driven by strong growth in international traffic. Norway’s Avinor is to invest in an upgrade of its existing ATM system, and enter the iTEC alliance in collaboration with NATS. This will help Avinor to provide enhanced […]

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A golden age for Glasgow http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/golden-age-glasgow/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/golden-age-glasgow/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:59:17 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12289 Glasgow Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 and is determined to ensure this year makes the history books, as Amanda McMillan, Chief Executive of AGS Airports Ltd and Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, explains to Marta Dimitrova. Glasgow Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016 and is determined to ensure this year […]

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Direct transatlantic flights the next phase of Cork’s development http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/direct-transatlantic-flights-next-phase-corks-development/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/direct-transatlantic-flights-next-phase-corks-development/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:38:50 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12268 Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. The Cork Airport team works hard to promote the South of Ireland region, and the airport’s status as the principal gateway to both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East – two of the country’s […]

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Dublin strengthening position as a connecting hub http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/dublin-strengthening-position-connecting-hub/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/dublin-strengthening-position-connecting-hub/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:21:41 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12292 Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, interviewed by Ross Falconer. The Irish economy is performing well, with a growth rate of 5% expected this year. Consumer sentiment is good, confidence in spending has returned, and Ireland has its lowest unemployment rate in seven years. Against […]

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Better water availability buoys passenger perception http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/better-water-availability-buoys-passenger-perception/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/better-water-availability-buoys-passenger-perception/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:19:52 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12251 Since the arrival of the security rules on liquids, aerosols and gels in summer 2006, passengers have to surrender bottles of water at airside security checkpoints. As part of a series of efforts to reduce the inconvenience of this rule, airports have sought new ways to address the problem by making water cheaper or more […]

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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 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:09:59 +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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Editorial: Marking a moment, all together http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/marking-moment-together/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/marking-moment-together/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:56:34 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12248 By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE As we celebrate 25 years of service to the airport industry, 2016 is a special year not just for us at ACI EUROPE, but also for all our colleagues at ACI WORLD and other ACI regions – from Montreal and Washington […]

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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 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:52:40 +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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Elevating the airport charges debate above the usual airline rhetoric http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/elevating-airport-charges-debate/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/06/elevating-airport-charges-debate/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:45:08 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12261 Last year was a busy, tumultuous one in European aeropolitical affairs. The European Commission opened a consultation in advance of developing its Aviation Strategy and then refined and released the final result in December. Then at the end of January this year – nearly 2 months after the launch of the strategy, a new airline […]

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Innovative MyDutyFree concept enhances Munich Airport retail offer http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/innovative-mydutyfree-concept-enhances-munich-airport-retail-offer/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/innovative-mydutyfree-concept-enhances-munich-airport-retail-offer/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 08:26:40 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12223 Travellers using Munich Airport’s new satellite facility will soon experience the innovative retail concept – MyDutyFree – developed by the airport’s trade subsidiary eurotrade. The unique offer has a strong affinity to Bavaria and the city of Munich. Passengers using Munich Airport’s new satellite facility will soon be able to enjoy the innovative concept for the […]

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Melbourne Airport redevelopment focused on “connecting with customers” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/melbourne-airport-redevelopment-connecting-with-customers/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/melbourne-airport-redevelopment-connecting-with-customers/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 08:25:23 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12219 The next stage of Melbourne Airport’s ambitious redevelopment focuses on Terminal 2, with plans including a luxury retail boulevard in the international departures area. Andrew Gardiner, Chief of Retail & Launceston, Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne), explains the “exciting, transformational project” to Ross Falconer. The Melbourne Airport vision is to ensure that all of its terminals […]

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Gatwick opens world’s largest self-service bag drop zone http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/gatwick-opens-worlds-largest-self-service-bag-drop-zone/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/gatwick-opens-worlds-largest-self-service-bag-drop-zone/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 08:24:52 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12209 London Gatwick Airport has opened the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone as part of its transformation of the North Terminal. The £36 million (€45m) project creates a new state-of-the-art check-in floor and takes Gatwick a step closer to its ambition to eliminate queues. London Gatwick Airport has opened the world’s largest self-service bag drop […]

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Dublin Airport investing €10m in T1 renovation http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/dublin-airport-investing-e10m-in-t1-renovation/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/05/dublin-airport-investing-e10m-in-t1-renovation/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 08:23:13 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12213 Dublin Airport is spending €10 million on the transformation of the Arrivals Hall and façade of Terminal 1. The project is designed to make the floor layout more user-friendly and intuitive for customers. Dublin Airport is making a €10 million investment to transform the Arrivals Hall and façade of Terminal 1. Renovations include new flooring, […]

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Naples Airport installs automated border control e-gates http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/naples-airport-installs-automated-border-control-e-gates/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/naples-airport-installs-automated-border-control-e-gates/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:07:59 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12180 Passengers from within the European Union arriving at Naples International Airport can now make use of automated border control e-gates. The e-gates use facial recognition technology to confirm that the passenger is the passport holder, while fingerprint verification technology has been built in to add an extra layer of security when required. Passengers from within the […]

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Frankfurt Airport focuses on relaxation with new silent chairs and yoga rooms http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/frankfurt-airport-focuses-relaxation-new-silent-chairs-yoga-rooms/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/frankfurt-airport-focuses-relaxation-new-silent-chairs-yoga-rooms/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:06:02 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12192 Travellers at Frankfurt Airport now have new relaxation opportunities thanks to Fraport’s introduction of so-called “silent chairs” and yoga rooms as part of its ongoing “Great to have you here!” passenger experience improvement programme. Travellers at Frankfurt Airport now have new relaxation opportunities thanks to Fraport’s introduction of so-called “silent chairs” and yoga rooms as […]

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New generation kiosks installed at AMS, CDG and ORY http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/new-generation-kiosks-installed-ams-cdg-ory/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/new-generation-kiosks-installed-ams-cdg-ory/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:04:16 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12186 A new generation of kiosk jointly developed by Air France-KLM and SITA is now in operation at Paris’ CDG and Orly airports, as well as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. A total of 765 of the new kiosks will be installed at 50 airports served by Air France-KLM. A new generation of kiosk jointly developed by Air […]

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London Heathrow extends baggage delivery service to Terminal 4 http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/london-heathrow-extends-baggage-delivery-service-terminal-4/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/london-heathrow-extends-baggage-delivery-service-terminal-4/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:02:50 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12195 The AirPortr baggage delivery service is now available for passengers arriving at and departing from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4. The service went live in Terminals 3 and 5 in December 2015, and it has now been extended to Terminals 2 and 4. The AirPortr baggage delivery service is now available for passengers arriving at […]

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Passengers invited to trial Oslo’s ‘first of their kind’ security lanes http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/passengers-invited-trial-oslos-first-kind-security-lanes/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/passengers-invited-trial-oslos-first-kind-security-lanes/#respond Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:01:19 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12189 When Oslo Airport’s new departures hall opens in April 2017 it will be equipped with 11 security lanes, increasing the total to 30 across the airport. The new lanes are described as “the first of their kind worldwide”, and are designed to significantly enhance the security check experience for passengers. When Oslo Airport’s new departures […]

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“The most surprising commercial experience in a European airport” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/surprising-commercial-experience-european-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/surprising-commercial-experience-european-airport/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:57:52 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=12048 The Côte d’Azur is truly a blue chip destination, a fact that resonates throughout the comprehensive rejuvenation of Nice Airport’s commercial offer. With the Terminal 1 refurbishment to be complete in May, and work already underway on Terminal 2, Filip Soete, Chief Commercial Officer, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, discussed developments with Ross Falconer. The Côte […]

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Family values: Organic growth strengthening Gebr. Heinemann’s competitive position http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/family-values-organic-growth-strengthening-gebr-heinemanns-competitive-position/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/04/family-values-organic-growth-strengthening-gebr-heinemanns-competitive-position/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:53:30 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11958 Raoul Spanger, Executive Director (Retail & HR) and Member of the Executive Board, Gebr. Heinemann, interviewed in Hamburg by Ross Falconer. Raoul Spanger, Executive Director (Retail & HR) and Member of the Executive Board, Gebr. Heinemann, interviewed in Hamburg by Ross Falconer. A passion for trading is in the genes at Gebr. Heinemann. The small family business […]

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