Budapest Airport and the Hungarian market have witnessed unwavering commitment from LOT Polish Airlines, which launched its 12th and 13th routes from Hungary’s capital city on 4 July 2020. Increasing the number of new destinations on the airport’s own route map, the Polish airline began weekly services to Dubrovnik and Varna.
By Maarten Wings, Global Vertical Manager Airports, Bosch Security Systems
EASA’s initiatives and guidelines play an instrumental role in restoring health-safe air travel in Europe after the COVID-19 lockdown
During the COVID-19 crisis, EASA has worked to address aviation stakeholders’ needs as efficiently as possible. It has provided the aviation industry with guidance on the measures necessary to implement the safe resumption of operations. The COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, jointly developed by EASA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), has become the industry reference for a coordinated approach to restoring air travel. Report by Eduard Ciofu
How can innovation help airports in a post-COVID world? That is the question that members and partners in the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) are investigating. They are looking at solutions in the SESAR research and innovation pipeline that could help airports adapt their operations to the new normal, as well as technologies that could build resilience, especially among hard hit small to medium airports. Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR JU, has the story.
The European Commission (EC) wants to take ATM modernisation forward with a new package of mandatory investment in ATM that also targets airports. The current EC thinking is that this new mandatory investment needs very stringent investment timelines, reduced public funding and an enforcement system based on penalties. Luc Laveyne and Barbora Smolikova report.