TAV Airports Holding, which recently joined ACI EUROPE, operates three international airports in Turkey (Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes), two in the Republic of Georgia (Tbilisi and Batumi) and one in Tunisia (Monastir Habib Bourguiba). Olivier Jankovec, ACI EUROPE Director General, visited TAV in January to welcome them into ACI EUROPE and to strengthen relations. He also met with Turkish authorities to discuss capacity, ATM and slots issues.

Making RFID work – the most effective solution to lost baggage?

The missing bag is still a familiar scenario at airports worldwide. According to SITA’S 2008 baggage report, 42 million items of bags disappeared off the radar at airports in 2007. RFID (radio frequency identification) has not yet lived up to its expectations in delivering a pan-industry solution to lost baggage. Louise Driscoll examines RFID’s setbacks and the latest RFID initiatives designed to improve performance.

Europe’s airports see route reductions of around 7% in 2009

Analysis of airport traffic data from over 220 European airports in 2008 shows that total annual traffic was virtually unchanged last year. This, however, disguises the fact that most airports saw growth during the first half of the year followed by a drop in passenger numbers during the second part of the year as the economic environment across Europe deteriorated.

Training for the aviation industry

Cranfield University short courses offer solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry.

UFIS-AS: supporting airport operational management

UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) already has a wide base of customers and an extensive range of systems installed in more than 25 of the world’s leading and busiest airports. At the same time, it is also looking to the future and is working continuously on updating its technology to offer IS/IT managers the most efficient and beneficial solutions it can.