Sheremetyevo International Airport has appointed Scott Wilson to develop a master plan for the airport to 2030. It will incorporate Aeroflot’s new terminal – Terminal 3, a third runway and the phased expansion of the airport. Moscow Sheremetyevo has ambitious plans to regain its position as the number one gateway into Russia. Ross Falconer spoke with Rob Rushmer, Technical Director, Scott Wilson.
While London- Heathrow’s Terminal 5 experienced much-publicised baggage problems on opening, it is widely acknowledged that it is a world class facility and one that was notably delivered on time and on budget. Significantly, it also creates room for major transformation of the rest of the airport. Ross Falconer reports.
Albert Einstein famously said “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Alitalia’s recent decision to withdraw 250 daily flights from Milan Malpensa and refocus on its Rome Fiumicino hub means the airport has effectively lost its own hub status. Ross Falconer spoke with Giulio Demetrio, Director General, SEA Aeroporti di Milano, about the consequences of Alitalia’s decision, the challenges and the opportunity it now presents the airport.
“There are hardly any two points on the planet that you cannot connect to via Dubai Airport,” said Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airports CEO, in reference to the airport’s ambitious slogan – ‘Where the world connects’. The new Terminal 3 was a $4 billion (€2.5bn) development, which took a mere four and a half years to complete. As Griffiths explains, the terminal boasts a unique complexity, which marks it as one of Dubai’s latest unprecedented infrastructural achievements. Michelle Meineke reports.
Supported by an industry friendly State Government and its ideal geographic location, the city of Hyderabad is witnessing a phenomenal growth in air traffic, which is expected to increase further due to the city’s booming IT, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. The recently completed New Hyderabad International Airport is the perfect engine to facilitate the region’s growth, both locally and internationally. Michelle Meineke reports.