Vnukovo’s share of traffic among the three Moscow airports has been growing steadily over the last eight years, with forecasts of further growth in the market share from 18% to 25%. The government of Moscow, which has the controlling stake in the airport, is investing in the new Terminal A under a ‘Strategic Development Plan’ to 2015. Louise Driscoll reports on the ongoing projects and Vnukovo’s vision to become a highly competitive international hub.
St Petersburg-Pulkovo has begun construction of a new 200,000sqm terminal, scheduled for completion in 2012. Grimshaw won the international architectural competition in 2007 to work on the structural engineering for the terminal design, with Arup and NACO acting as independent engineering consultants. Louise Driscoll reports on how the terminal design pays homage to the City and Pulkovo’s vision to be an international hub by 2025.
The Airport Plaza links Hamburg Airport’s two terminals and is home to the central security checkpoint with 16 aviation security control stations. It also marks completion of the 1350 million HAM 21 Expansion Programme, which began in 2001. “With the Airport Plaza and the S-Bahn (suburban railway network) station, the New Hamburg Airport is complete,” Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO, Hamburg Airport, told Ross Falconer.
Aéroports de Paris (AdP) and Schiphol Group have created an alliance under which they have entered into a long-term industrial cooperation and 8% cross-shareholding agreement, which is designed to improve competitiveness. François Rubichon, Deputy CEO, AdP and Ad Rutten, Executive Vice President and COO, Schiphol Group, explained the strategic rationale to Ross Falconer.
Sweden’s LFV Group has implemented a step-by-step reduction of airport charges over the last four years. Most recently, it applied a 9% reduction in charges at three of its airports – Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma and Göteborg Landvetter – on 1 November. Kerstin Lindberg Göransson, managing director, Stockholm-Arlanda and Mats Sigurdson, vice president aviation marketing, LFV Airports, outlined the strategy to Ross Falconer.