Helsinki-Vantaa's 'via Helsinki' strategy

Helsinki-Vantaa’s ‘via Helsinki’ strategy

After three years in development, two of Finavia’s biggest investment projects are nearing completion at Helsinki-Vantaa airport: an extension to the newly-named Terminal 2 and a state-of-the-art baggage handling centre. Both elements are designed to fulfil the “via Helsinki service concept” and serve its vision of growing long-haul transfer traffic. Louise Driscoll reports.

New charges agreement strengthens Copenhagen’s future as a hub

Copenhagen Airports has signed a new long-term charges agreement covering the next five-and-a-half-years. The agreement, approved by the majority of Copenhagen’s 60 airlines, will strengthen the airport’s position as a Scandinavian hub and with charges locked from October 2009 to April 2011 it is designed to help the airlines, as well as the airport, overcome the current crisis.
Ross Falconer reports.

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award Winners For 2009 Announced

The 19th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly, Congress and Exhibition hosted the 5th Annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards in Manchester during the gala dinner.

New Fraport boss sets agenda

Dr. Stefan Schulte became the new executive board chairman (CEO) of Fraport AG on 1 September. He spoke to Louise Driscoll about his new position and his clear agenda to maximise growth potential at Frankfurt Airport.

Munich West thrives off low-cost travellers

Next summer, Allgäu/Memmingen airport – one of three commercial airports in the Bavaria region – will celebrate three years as a civilian airport. During this time, it has transformed from a military base to the fastest growing commercial airport in Germany. Referred to as ‘Munich West’, the airport has positioned itself as a preferred alternative to Munich for the budget carriers. Louise Driscoll reports.