Airport Business http://www.airport-business.com The Leading Airport Magazine Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:05:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Pier 5 opening the latest stage in Gatwick’s €2.6bn transformation http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/new-pier-5-opening-the-latest-stage-in-gatwicks-e2-6bn-transformation/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/new-pier-5-opening-the-latest-stage-in-gatwicks-e2-6bn-transformation/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:10:52 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11818 London Gatwick Airport has continued its growth and transformation with the opening of the £80 million (€105m) Pier 5. Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate was joined by Caroline Ansell MP on 1 February to officially open the newly-redeveloped pier, which is now fully operational and forms a key part of the North Terminal transformation plan. London […]

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Bristol Airport west terminal extension to deliver ‘industry-leading passenger experience’ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/topping-out-for-bristol-airport-west-terminal-extension/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/topping-out-for-bristol-airport-west-terminal-extension/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:10:21 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11815 Bristol Airport has held a ‘topping out’ ceremony for its west terminal extension, following completion of the steelwork for the £24 million (€31m) structure. The extension will transform the security search experience, and create an enlarged baggage reclaim area, customs facilities, arrivals retail, and meet and greet area. Bristol Airport has held a ‘topping out’ […]

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Major category initiative driving retail footfall at Auckland Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/retail-initiative-driving-footfall-at-auckland-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/retail-initiative-driving-footfall-at-auckland-airport/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:08:56 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11807 Aer Rianta International and Bacardi Global Travel Retail have partnered at Auckland Airport in what they describe as a major category initiative, focusing on impactful branding and sampling. The two-month campaign is intended to be a major footfall driving shopper experience. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and Bacardi Global Travel Retail have partnered at Auckland Airport […]

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Bologna Airport deploying beacons, NFC tags and QR codes to enable contextualised messaging http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/bologna-airport-deploying-beacons-nfc-tags-and-qr-codes/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/02/bologna-airport-deploying-beacons-nfc-tags-and-qr-codes/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:08:09 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11812 Bologna Airport is deploying Bluetooth beacons, NFC tags and QR codes, enabling it to proactively send notifications, alerts and promotions to travellers’ smartphones. The initiative is part of the airport’s strategy to improve the quality of passenger services through innovative, technologically advanced tools. Bologna Airport’s strategy is to improve the quality of passenger services through […]

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Global airport app FLIO launches Android version http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/global-airport-app-flio-launches-android-version/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/global-airport-app-flio-launches-android-version/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:31:11 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11759 The FLIO airport app has now added Android to the hugely successful Apple launch last year. The app, launched in August 2015, is designed to make airports a more intuitive and enjoyable experience. The FLIO airport app has now added Android to the hugely successful Apple launch last year. Regular readers of Airport Business will […]

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Budapest Airport: 13 new routes already announced in 2016 http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/budapest-airport-13-new-routes-already-announced-in-2016/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/budapest-airport-13-new-routes-already-announced-in-2016/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:30:48 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11789 Budapest Airport handled a record 10.3 million passengers in 2015 and looks set to continue that success in 2016, with 13 new routes already announced and the arrival of a new airline partner – Air Canada rouge. Budapest Airport has experienced an impressive 22% growth over the last five years. It handled a record 10.3 […]

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Munich’s new satellite terminal enters ORAT programme before April opening http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/munichs-new-satellite-terminal-enters-orat-programme/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/munichs-new-satellite-terminal-enters-orat-programme/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:30:31 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11781 Development of Munich Airport’s new satellite terminal is entering its final stages, with the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) programme well underway. The €900 million investment includes the satellite terminal, extension of the apron layout and modification of the baggage sorting system. Philipp Ahrens, one of the General Managers in charge of the satellite […]

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Helsinki Airport’s new €40 million commercial offer represents “Finnish feel” http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/helsinki-airports-new-e40-million-commercial-offer-represents-finnish-feel/ http://www.airport-business.com/2016/01/helsinki-airports-new-e40-million-commercial-offer-represents-finnish-feel/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:30:05 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11770 Helsinki Airport takes travellers on an innovative journey into life in Finland as soon as they enter the new €40 million commercial offer. Covering a 17,000sqm area, the facility boasts a combination of luxury fashion, unique Finnish brands, and a diverse F&B range. Elena Stenholm, Vice President, Commercial Services, Helsinki Airport, explains the spectacular overhaul […]

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Pole position: Developing “the most important and largest airport in Central Europe” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/pole-position-developing-the-most-important-and-largest-airport-in-central-europe/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/pole-position-developing-the-most-important-and-largest-airport-in-central-europe/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:50:32 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11526 The rising prosperity of Polish society is fuelling a solid and consistent increase in air travel, which is forecast to grow by an annual 5-8% over the next 20 years, according to Michał Kaczmarzyk, CEO of Warsaw Chopin Airport, General Director of Polish Airports State Enterprise. He told Ross Falconer how Poland’s airports are capitalising […]

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Aéroports de Paris plans €4.6bn investment to boost competitiveness and attractiveness http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aeroports-de-paris-plans-e4-6bn-investment/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aeroports-de-paris-plans-e4-6bn-investment/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:48:41 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11745 Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Aéroports de Paris, and ACI EUROPE President, interviewed by Ross Falconer. (Interview done at the beginning of November). Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO of Aéroports de Paris, and ACI EUROPE President, interviewed by Ross Falconer. (Interview done at the beginning of November). Airport Business: Congratulations on your […]

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Record 1,800 visit ACI Airport Exchange hosted by Istanbul New Airport http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/1800-visit-airport-exchange-hosted-by-istanbul-new-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/1800-visit-airport-exchange-hosted-by-istanbul-new-airport/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:04:38 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11707 İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş. – the company building the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport – last week hosted the 10th ACI Airport Exchange, staged jointly by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific. The event combined an extensive airport services and equipment exhibition of over 100 companies with seven specialist conferences, including ‘The Istanbul New Airport Development […]

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Key meeting between ACI EUROPE and EU Transport Commissioner Bulc http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aci-europe-activities/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aci-europe-activities/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:43:08 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11557 Plus ACI EUROPE organises State Aid workshop with Mayer Brown; 100th meeting of Board of ACI EUROPE In view of the expected adoption of the new EU Aviation Package on 2 December, Augustin de Romanet, President of ACI EUROPE and President & CEO of Aéroports de Paris, met again with Violeta Bulc, the EU Transport […]

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“We are a global company and there is scope for TAV’s enterprise everywhere” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/tav-airports/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/tav-airports/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:35:10 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11586 An interview with Dr Sani Şener, CEO and founder of TAV Airports Holding. By Paul Hogan. An interview with Dr Sani Şener, CEO and founder of TAV Airports Holding. By Paul Hogan “Definitely! If Sabiha Gökçen comes to market we would like to buy it. TAV Airports want its foothold in Istanbul.” Dr Sani Şener, CEO […]

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Ultra-low-cost transatlantic services “a game-changer” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/ultra-low-cost-transatlantic-services-a-game-changer/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/ultra-low-cost-transatlantic-services-a-game-changer/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:28:03 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11649 An interview with Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder, WOW air. By Jonathan Ford. An interview with Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder, WOW air. By Jonathan Ford Iceland’s WOW air has grown rapidly since its inaugural service to Paris in 2012, carrying its one-millionth passenger by December 2014 and this year welcoming 840,000 travellers. It now […]

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“Reimagining how we connect and engage with passengers” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/reimagining-how-we-connect-and-engage-with-passengers/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/reimagining-how-we-connect-and-engage-with-passengers/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:26:10 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11654 Keith Mercier, Ecosystem Partner Advocate Leader, IBM Watson, interviewed by Ross Falconer. Keith Mercier, Ecosystem Partner Advocate Leader, IBM Watson, interviewed by Ross Falconer. A wave of start-up activity is driving rapid evolution across the travel sector. Often referred to as ‘disruptors’, many of these start-ups, Uber and Airbnb being two well-known examples across the […]

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Developing Aéroports de Montréal’s ‘emerging international hub’ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/developing-aeroports-de-montreals-emerging-international-hub/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/developing-aeroports-de-montreals-emerging-international-hub/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:23:32 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11583 James Cherry has been President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal since 2001, and is a member of its Board of Directors. He is also the Immediate Past Chair of ACI North America, and he was Chair of ACI World in 2009. He gave Samantha Jenkins a briefing on Aéroports de Montréal’s rising passenger numbers, […]

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Hamad International Airport’s “core focus on passenger engagement” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/hamad-international-airports-core-focus-on-passenger-engagement/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/hamad-international-airports-core-focus-on-passenger-engagement/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:18:49 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11614 Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer, Hamad International Airport, interviewed by Samantha Jenkins. Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer, Hamad International Airport, interviewed by Samantha Jenkins. The opening of Hamad International Airport (HIA) heralded an exciting new chapter in Qatar’s aviation industry, and it is indeed an important economic kingpin for the country. Qatar is […]

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The Airport Helper: How a good idea is spreading among Europe’s airports http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/the-airport-helper-how-a-good-idea-is-spreading-among-europes-airports/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/the-airport-helper-how-a-good-idea-is-spreading-among-europes-airports/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:15:32 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11537 Do not know where to pick up a baggage trolley, where to rent a car or where to eat a delicious meal at the airport? Ask your Airport Helper! Created in 2007 by Aéroports de Lyon, the Airport Helper is a new concept of customer service that aims to provide passengers with any information or […]

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Hack the Airport! http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/hack-the-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/hack-the-airport/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:05:24 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11546 Hackathons have become the ‘must have’ in various streams of work and life in general – with a number of European airports allowing themselves to become caught up by the wave in recent months. They sound quite technical and even geeky. For many the word just prompts more questions. What and who does it involve? […]

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FLIO: The app for “all things airport” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/flio-the-app-for-all-things-airport/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/flio-the-app-for-all-things-airport/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:45:18 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11630 Launched in August, FLIO is described as the first global airport app for Apple’s iPhone (an Android version will be launched at the end of the year), and the traveller’s one-stop source for “all things airport”. Ross Falconer spoke with Stephan Uhrenbacher, the CEO and founder, to check on FLIO’s progress since its launch. Launched […]

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MEB3 presence at European airports: Near four-fold increase in a decade http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/meb3-presence-at-european-airports-near-four-fold-increase-in-a-decade/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/meb3-presence-at-european-airports-near-four-fold-increase-in-a-decade/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:32:32 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11550 By Ralph Anker By Ralph Anker The recent announcement from Lufthansa that it plans to end its Munich to Dubai service next April may put additional pressure on the European Commission to restrict market access to the Middle East Big 3 carriers (MEB3) namely Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, which the French and German […]

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ACI EUROPE launches Airport Economic Impact Online Calculator http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aci-europe-launches-airport-economic-impact-online-calculator/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/aci-europe-launches-airport-economic-impact-online-calculator/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:25:56 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11574 Wondering about the true economic impact of your airport? Following the release of a study on the Economic Impact of European Airports last January, ACI EUROPE has just launched an Airport Economic Impact Online Calculator. Specially designed for ACI EUROPE’s members, the tool is accessible in the Members’ Room of the association’s website. Inês Rebelo […]

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Optimising biometrics as “single token to improve passenger experience” http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/optimising-biometrics-as-single-token-to-improve-passenger-experience/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/optimising-biometrics-as-single-token-to-improve-passenger-experience/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:18:35 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11603 Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box, interviewed by Samantha Jenkins, on how Automated Border Control can provide “a huge leap forward in the passenger experience”. Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box, interviewed by Samantha Jenkins, on how Automated Border Control can provide “a huge leap forward in the passenger experience”. The expansion of Automated Border Control (ABC) […]

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Editorial: Security & Europe: Time to grasp the nettle http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/security-europe-time-to-grasp-the-nettle/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/security-europe-time-to-grasp-the-nettle/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:11:05 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11517 By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE. By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE With no end in sight to the migration crisis and both the Metrojet crash and Paris terrorist attacks sending shock waves throughout Europe, security is more than ever at the top of the agenda. Closely liaising with the EU institutions in […]

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More efficient runway throughput with RECAT-EU http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/more-efficient-runway-throughput-with-recat-eu/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/12/more-efficient-runway-throughput-with-recat-eu/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:04:20 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=11564 By Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL. By Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL. According to the latest EUROCONTROL Challenges to Growth study, Europe would need an equivalent of nine additional runways in the next 20 years. The same source forecasts that there will be 20 airports operating at the same levels as Heathrow currently […]

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