Interviews

Third independent runway strengthens Istanbul Airport’s status as an international hub

Third independent runway strengthens Istanbul Airport’s status as an international hub

An interview with Kadri Samsunlu, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, İGA Airport Operation. By Ross Falconer

Hamad International Airport: how Qatar’s global hub adapted to survive the COVID-19 pandemic

Hamad International Airport: how Qatar’s global hub adapted to survive the COVID-19 pandemic

An interview with Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer, Hamad International Airport. By Ross Falconer

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen: COVID-19 “will dictate the practice of social distancing, better hygiene at airports, and technology-driven passenger processing”

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen: COVID-19 “will dictate the practice of social distancing, better hygiene at airports, and technology-driven passenger processing”

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport grew strongly between 2010 and 2019, recording a CAGR of 13.5%. Across Europe and the Middle East, it was the 16th largest airport by seats last year. Gerald Ong, Director, Aviation Marketing, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the airport’s crisis management strategy.

Düsseldorf Airport on COVID-19 crisis management: “With an eye on strategies and experiences, we are coordinating closely with the industry”

Düsseldorf Airport on COVID-19 crisis management: “With an eye on strategies and experiences, we are coordinating closely with the industry”

Düsseldorf Airport’s current traffic is less than 5% of what is typical for the season. It is implementing comprehensive measures to protect travellers and staff amid COVID-19. It is also in a close information exchange with associations, airlines, and other airports to spot developments early on, as Thomas Schnalke, CEO Düsseldorf Airport, explains.

Lithuanian Airports on COVID-19 crisis management: “Only by working together can we bring aircraft back into the skies”

Lithuanian Airports on COVID-19 crisis management: “Only by working together can we bring aircraft back into the skies”

Lithuanian Airports experienced a 56% traffic reduction in March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marius Gelzinis, CEO Lithuanian Airports, explains the proactive crisis management measures being taken to retain jobs, support all business partners, and help reinstate strategically-important routes.