Airport Business http://www.airport-business.com The Leading Airport Magazine Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:24:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New terminal and new opportunities for Warsaw Chopin Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/new-terminal-new-opportunities-warsaw-chopin-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/new-terminal-new-opportunities-warsaw-chopin-airport/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:22:34 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10805 Modernisation of the old part of Warsaw Chopin’s Terminal A has effectively given the airport a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. This has created new opportunities for the growing airport, in terms of facilitating further route development and continuing to enhance the passenger experience. Michał Kaczmarzyk, Director, Warsaw Chopin Airport, shared his vision with Ross Falconer. […]

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Geneva Airport doubles number of self-service bag drop units http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/geneva-airport-doubles-number-self-service-bag-drop-units/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/geneva-airport-doubles-number-self-service-bag-drop-units/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:21:58 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11075 Geneva Airport has expanded its self bag drop facilities by doubling the number of Scan&Fly units, improving the passenger experience and increasing check-in capacity. Eighteen months after the introduction of self bag drop at Geneva Airport, it has doubled the number of units in a further enhancement of both the passenger experience and of check-in […]

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New languages added to Frankfurt Airport’s information kiosks http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/new-languages-added-frankfurt-airports-information-kiosks/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/new-languages-added-frankfurt-airports-information-kiosks/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:21:34 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11072 Frankfurt Airport has enhanced the passenger experience by adding five more languages – Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish – to its 100 self-service information kiosks. The information is already offered in German, English, and Chinese (Mandarin). As part of Frankfurt Airport’s commitment to enhancing the passenger experience, it has added five more languages – Arabic, […]

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Birmingham Airport installs electric car charging points http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/birmingham-airport-installs-electric-car-charging-points/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/birmingham-airport-installs-electric-car-charging-points/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:21:09 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11064 Birmingham Airport has become one of the first in the UK to install fast charging points for electric vehicles. These allow 35 different models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars to recharge in 20-30 minutes, further enhancing Birmingham Airport’s commitment to environmental efficiency. Birmingham Airport has become one of the first in the UK to […]

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Hamburg Airport introduces new digital shopping service http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/hamburg-airport-introduces-new-digital-shopping-service/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/hamburg-airport-introduces-new-digital-shopping-service/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:20:31 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11079 Hamburg Airport has launched a new online shop concept, allowing passengers to order groceries that will be ready to collect on their arrival. The service – FillMyFridge.de – offers five different packets for passengers to choose from. Hamburg Airport has launched a new digital shopping service – FillMyFridge.de – which enables passengers to order a […]

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Phase 2 of Sydney Airport T1 transformation to deliver “world-class airport experience” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/phase-2-of-sydney-airport-t1-transformation-commences/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/phase-2-of-sydney-airport-t1-transformation-commences/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:59:04 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11035 Phase 2 of the investment programme to transform Sydney Airport’s T1 is now underway, marking the start of the next stage in its strategy to deliver a world-class experience for passengers, visitors and staff. The renovation addresses the need for more direct paths through the terminal, clearer sight lines, better wayfinding, more passenger seating closer […]

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Aelia, SSP and Valora win out in Luxembourg Airport commercial tender http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/aelia-ssp-valora-win-luxembourg-airport-commercial-tender/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/aelia-ssp-valora-win-luxembourg-airport-commercial-tender/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:56:46 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11027 The 2,000sqm commercial renovation will see Lagardère Services’ Aelia Duty Free operate the airport’s retail activities, SSP – in partnership with Luxembourgish retailer Oberweis – manage food & beverage operations, and Valora Luxembourg oversee the sales of news and books, for the next 10 years. The shops, restaurants and bars – amounting 12 points of […]

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Helsinki Airport trials portable charging devices http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/helsinki-airport-trials-portable-charging-devices/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/helsinki-airport-trials-portable-charging-devices/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:55:14 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11051 The airport’s operator Finavia has begun testing a new service in which passengers can borrow portable chargers for their mobile phones. The pocket chargers are designed to liberate passengers from fixed power sockets, so that they are able to move around the terminal. During the month of July Finnish Airport operator Finavia will test a […]

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ANA introduces Japan’s first self-service bag drop at Tokyo Haneda http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/japans-first-self-service-bag-drop-introduced-tokyo-haneda/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/japans-first-self-service-bag-drop-introduced-tokyo-haneda/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:46:59 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11040 All Nippon Airways (ANA) earlier this month launched the nation’s first self-service bag drop for domestic passengers at Japan’s busiest airport, and announced its plans to install the greatest number of systems in the world by the end of 2015. All Nippon Airways (ANA) earlier this month announced the introduction of ‘ANA Baggage Drop Services’, […]

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UK airports respond to Airports Commission recommendation to expand Heathrow http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/reaction-to-airports-commission-call-to-expand-heathrow/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/reaction-to-airports-commission-call-to-expand-heathrow/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:28 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11001 After three years of extensive consultation, evidence gathering and analysis, the Airports Commission has finally delivered its recommendation that a new runway at London Heathrow is the best option for expanded airport capacity. While the UK Government has announced that it will make its final decision by the end of the year, Airport Business reports […]

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The €20 million transformation of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/belgrade-airports-e20-million-transformation/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/belgrade-airports-e20-million-transformation/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:58:44 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10959 Serbia’s primary gateway is investing more than €20 million in the expansion and modernisation of its facilities in order to manage the burgeoning passenger numbers it is experiencing, as the nation’s air transport industry flourishes. The Serbian aviation industry is entering a new era. The number of people travelling to the Southeast European destination and […]

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Airports and the Future of Tourism http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/airports-future-tourism/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/airports-future-tourism/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:51:42 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10963 The 25th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, hosted by Prague Airport, took place last week, with the theme of ‘Airports and the Future of Tourism’. The event attracted over 350 delegates and, importantly, saw ACI EUROPE and the ETC (European Travel Commission) release a joint position on Open Skies, as well as announcement […]

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London City, Cologne-Bonn, Milan Malpensa and London Heathrow win ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/london-city-cologne-bonn-milan-malpensa-london-heathrow-win-aci-europe-best-airport-awards/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/london-city-cologne-bonn-milan-malpensa-london-heathrow-win-aci-europe-best-airport-awards/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:41:58 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10951 The winners of the 11th ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards were announced last week during the gala dinner of the 25th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, hosted by Prague Airport. The awards cover four categories of airport, by size, alongside an award for Eco-Innovation and a WBP Recognition Award. The winners of the […]

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Work to begin on Bristol’s €34 million west terminal extension http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/work-begin-bristols-e34-million-west-terminal-extension/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/07/work-begin-bristols-e34-million-west-terminal-extension/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:36:00 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10944 Bristol Airport is continuing to transform the airport experience for its passengers, with its next major construction project commencing in July. The £24 million (€34m) west terminal extension will transform security processes to ease congestion and deliver faster, more efficient processes ready for the busy summer 2016. Just weeks ahead of the much-anticipated opening of […]

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Phase 5 Technology implements innovative multi-airline bag drop at Edinburgh Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/phase-5-technology-implements-innovative-multi-airline-bag-drop-edinburgh-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/phase-5-technology-implements-innovative-multi-airline-bag-drop-edinburgh-airport/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:59:49 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10910 The just-published Summer edition of Airport Business includes a focus on Edinburgh Airport’s ambitious £150 million (€200m) five-year investment programme. This in turn highlights the innovative multi-airline bag drop facility introduced in partnership with Phase 5 Technology. Here, Lawrence Eke, Managing Director, Phase 5 Technology, gives Airport Business a more detailed briefing on the advantages […]

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Re-establishing international service at Houston William P. Hobby Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/re-establishing-international-service-houston-william-p-hobby-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/re-establishing-international-service-houston-william-p-hobby-airport/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:41:37 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10868 In March of this year the first intercontinental flight in more than 45 years landed at William P. Hobby Airport from Oranjestad, Aruba, and marked the beginning of a new era of international service at the Houston gateway. The initiative to re-establish international connections is being pioneered in partnership with Southwest Airlines, and construction of […]

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10-year transformation programme unveiled by Manchester Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/10-year-transformation-programme-unveiled-manchester-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/10-year-transformation-programme-unveiled-manchester-airport/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:00:40 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10878 Manchester Airports Group has announced a 10-year investment programme for Manchester Airport that will transform the gateway through developments worth up to £1 billion (€1.4bn) over the course of the next decade. The modernisation will ensure that the airport continues to thrive as a national asset, and play an even greater role as the UK’s […]

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Stockholm Arlanda selected for US preclearance http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/stockholm-arlanda-selected-us-preclearance/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/stockholm-arlanda-selected-us-preclearance/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:51:31 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10882 U.S. Customs and Border Protection has chosen Stockholm Arlanda Airport for the introduction of US preclearance. The gateway is one of ten airports to be selected for the preclearance programme, which enables US-bound travellers to undergo immigration and custom inspections prior to departure, aiming to streamline border procedures upon arrival. U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

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Who cares about airline retail? http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/cares-airline-retail/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/cares-airline-retail/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:45:42 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10862 Airport Business’ Ian Hill attended the Airline Retail Conference earlier this month, where global leaders in inflight commercial discussed the challenges to growth – and the wealth of opportunity – in the future of the thriving airline retail industry. The Airline Retail Conference, the leading industry event centred on inflight sales, took place at Olympia […]

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ADELTE secures major boarding bridge and ground support contract at Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/adelte-secures-major-boarding-bridge-ground-support-contract-jinnah-international-airport-pakistan/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/adelte-secures-major-boarding-bridge-ground-support-contract-jinnah-international-airport-pakistan/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:25:03 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10859 Engineering organisation ADELTE has signed a contract with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority to improve boarding operations at Jinnah International Airport – Pakistan’s largest gateway. Engineering organisation ADELTE has signed a contract with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) to improve boarding operations at Jinnah International Airport – Pakistan’s largest international and domestic gateway, next […]

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EASA spreads its wings: Reaching out to Europe’s airports http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/easa-spreads-wings-reaching-europes-airports/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/easa-spreads-wings-reaching-europes-airports/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:11:46 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10659 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is embracing its new, wider scope, with an inclusive approach that reaches out to all stakeholders. Executive Director Patrick Ky took some time out of the recent EASA-FAA International Aviation Safety Conference for a walk in the Botanical Garden of Brussels, to explain the renewed EASA vision to Amy […]

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“Airports can have a different conversation with Ryanair now” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/airports-can-different-conversation-ryanair-now/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/airports-can-different-conversation-ryanair-now/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:11:29 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10752 Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs talks to Ralph Anker. Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs talks to Ralph Anker. Kenny Jacobs is still only just over a year into the job of Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, a position which didn’t even exist until the Irish ultra-low cost carrier re-invented itself as the more-like-easyJet, nicer […]

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Helsinki Airport: The gateway bridging the world http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/helsinki-airport-gateway-bridging-world/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/helsinki-airport-gateway-bridging-world/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:10:01 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10740 Finavia’s CEO Kari Savolainen explained to Amy Hanna how Helsinki’s unique geographic positioning, unparalleled connections and exceptional passenger journey set it apart from others on Europe’s aviation landscape. Finavia’s CEO Kari Savolainen explained to Amy Hanna how Helsinki’s unique geographic positioning, unparalleled connections and exceptional passenger journey set it apart from others on Europe’s aviation […]

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Malta International committed to “customer experience excellence” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/malta-international-committed-customer-experience-excellence/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/malta-international-committed-customer-experience-excellence/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:07:41 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10700 Alan Borg was appointed CEO of Malta International Airport in February, becoming the first Maltese to hold the position since the airport was privatised in 2002. Through a variety of roles over the past eight years, he has been a key player in making Malta and the airport better connected. He spoke to Ross Falconer. […]

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Booming Glasgow: City and airport growing together http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/booming-glasgow-city-airport-growing-together/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/booming-glasgow-city-airport-growing-together/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:06:35 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10718 The events of the last year have seen the eyes of the world fixed on Glasgow and, as its tourism industry continues to flourish, its airport is presented with the auspicious opportunity to grow with the city. Amanda McMillan, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport, and CEO, AGS Airports, explained the airport’s strategy to Amy Hanna. The […]

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