Airport Business http://www.airport-business.com The Leading Airport Magazine Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:01:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Finally fulfilling Stansted’s potential http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/finally-fulfilling-stansteds-potential/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/finally-fulfilling-stansteds-potential/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:05:12 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10713 Andrew Harrison, Managing Director, Stansted Airport, explained to Amy Hanna how, under the ownership of Manchester Airports Group, London’s third busiest airport is at long last able to seize the opportunities its flourishing catchment is offering up. Andrew Harrison, Managing Director, Stansted Airport, explained to Amy Hanna how, under the ownership of Manchester Airports Group, […]

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Heathrow putting local community at heart of expansion http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/heathrow-putting-local-community-heart-expansion/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/heathrow-putting-local-community-heart-expansion/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:03:24 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10675 An interview with John Holland-Kaye, CEO Heathrow Airport. By Amy Hanna. An interview with John Holland-Kaye, CEO Heathrow Airport. By Amy Hanna. Heathrow Airport experienced its busiest ever year in 2014, handling 73.4 million passengers – a 1.4% year-on-year increase. New routes and additional flights launched to mature and emerging long-haul markets were among the […]

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Shannon Airport: Gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/shannon-airport-gateway-wild-atlantic-way/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/shannon-airport-gateway-wild-atlantic-way/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:02:35 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10723 An interview with Neil Pakey, CEO Shannon Group plc. By Ross Falconer. An interview with Neil Pakey, CEO Shannon Group plc. By Ross Falconer. Neil Pakey is CEO of Shannon Group plc, which was established in September 2014. Shannon Group is a commercial semi-state company and comprises four strategic business units: Shannon Airport, Shannon Heritage, […]

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Expanding to meet growth at Prague tourism magnet http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/expanding-meet-growth-prague-tourism-magnet/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/expanding-meet-growth-prague-tourism-magnet/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:51 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10732 There perhaps couldn’t be a more appropriate airport to host the 25th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Airports and the Future of Tourism’ – an area of key strategic relevance to both Václav Havel Airport Prague, and the city of Prague itself. Václav Řehoř, Chairman of […]

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Edinburgh embracing competition with more routes and €200m investment programme http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/edinburgh-embracing-competition-routes-e200m-investment-programme/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/edinburgh-embracing-competition-routes-e200m-investment-programme/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:59:33 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10704 Three years after its acquisition by Global Infrastructure Partners, Edinburgh Airport is firmly embracing a new era of competition. The airport’s dynamic approach has yielded positive results, with more passengers, more new routes, and an ambitious £150 million (€200m) five-year investment programme. Gordon Dewar, CEO Edinburgh Airport, outlined the developments to Ross Falconer. Three years […]

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London City investing in ‘Smart Airport Experience’ to expedite passenger journey http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/london-city-investing-smart-airport-experience-expedite-passenger-journey/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/london-city-investing-smart-airport-experience-expedite-passenger-journey/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:57:38 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10668 The London City Airport strategy is firmly predicated on delivering experiential excellence. Innovation permeates all aspects of the passenger journey, with the latest project being the £16 million (€22m) transformation of the Western Pier. Declan Collier, CEO London City Airport, briefed Ross Falconer on the developments. The London City Airport strategy is firmly predicated on […]

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Liverpool John Lennon investing in enhanced customer experience http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/liverpool-john-lennon-investing-enhanced-customer-experience/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/liverpool-john-lennon-investing-enhanced-customer-experience/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:55:53 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10710 Liverpool John Lennon has a clear commitment to further enhancing the airport experience. This is visible not only through the current £1 million (€1.4m) departure lounge improvement works, but also initiatives like its review to better understand the passenger experience. The man leading these developments is Andrew Cornish, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport. He spoke […]

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Punching above our weight http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/editorial-punching-weight/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/editorial-punching-weight/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:54:32 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10651 Editorial: By Arnaud Feist, President of ACI EUROPE Editorial: By Arnaud Feist, President of ACI EUROPE As I prepare to step down from my role as President of ACI EUROPE, I am looking back at these past two years with the knowledge that our association has continued to deliver significant value to its members. This value comes […]

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The Schiphol Security Experience – a new benchmark for airport security http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/schiphol-security-experience-new-benchmark-airport-security/ http://www.airport-business.com/2015/06/schiphol-security-experience-new-benchmark-airport-security/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:52:59 +0000 http://www.airport-business.com/?p=10727 The completion of the project to centralise security at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol marked a key milestone in the airport’s wider ambition to create a more seamless experience for passengers and to deliver security not as a necessity, but as a service. Ryan Ghee reports. The completion of the project to centralise security at Amsterdam Airport […]

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