Interviews

Munich airport goes global

Our magazine spoke to Dr Ralf Gaffal, MD of Munich Airport International (MAI), which is bringing expertise from Bavaria to airports all around the globe.

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Why Sustainability in Aviation matters?

Peter Hellmonds is the founder and owner of the public affairs management consultancy Arete Publica Associates. He advises the top management of companies on how to improve their relations with their key stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, business and trade associations, and also towards civil society organizations.

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October 1, 2020

Features

How to optimise the airport’s Customer Experience

Across the globe, passengers are demanding higher levels of service. Likewise, regulators are paying closer attention to airport service provision and quality of service delivery. Competition among airports has reached new heights as structural and ownership changes bring new stakeholders and business models into the industry.

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October 1, 2020

News

Impressive Beijing Daxing Airport has officially opened

China opened Beijing Daxing Airport on September 25, the second international airport in the capital city. The new mega-airport hub is expected to handle up to 45 million passengers per year by 2021 and reach an outstanding 100 million in the future.

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October 1, 2020

Airport life

When travelling becomes a pleasure

Airports are nowadays experience centres where you are immersed in a wonderful world of relaxation, culture, culinary delights and shopping pleasure.

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October 1, 2020

Airport life

10 most beautiful airports in the world

Most countries consider their airports as a way to impress the world. Trendsetting achitects like Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava reinvent the traditional terminal and take the design of airports to a higher altitude. We selected the 10 most beautiful airports in the world where you actually enjoy a long layover.

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October 1, 2020

News

Over 200 European airports Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050

On the occasion of the UN Global Climate Action Summit which took place in New York 23 September 2019, the trade association for Europe’s airports, ACI EUROPE provided an update on the industry’s response to the Climate Emergency. In June of this year, ACI EUROPE announced a landmark resolution committing its 500 members to reach net zero by 2050 for the carbon emissions under their control. As of today, that commitment has been undersigned by over 200 airports.

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October 1, 2020

Interviews

Biometric identification: the benefits versus the challenges

In the not too distant future, you could walk into the international terminal of almost any airport and board a plane without showing anyone your passport. This automated future is already a reality in different international airports. Biometric identification is booming in the aviation industry. Time to take a closer look at the technology and get an update on the market. We had an interview with Miguel Leitmann, co-founder of Vision-Box, an important player in biometric identification, about the benefits and challenges of identity related technology solutions.

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October 1, 2020

Features

Crowd Sourcing Tool

Can IATA’s Crowd Sourcing Tool Help Airlines Avoid Turbulence? Avionics International stated that the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) is a few months away from transitioning from the initial pilot phase for its Turbulence Aware platform — a cloud database collecting real time turbulence reports from participating airlines — to full operational deployment, available to airlines beginning in January.

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October 1, 2020

News

The company Pointr win a six-figure contract to provide indoor location GPS

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has awarded deep location company Pointr a six-figure contract to provide indoor location GPS for Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.

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October 1, 2020

News

Hitachi Vantara has unveiled a new solution powered by artificial intelligence

Santa Clara, CA-based Hitachi Vantara has unveiled a new solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology to reduce airport delays.

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October 1, 2020

News

British Airways has initiated the use of artificial intelligence

British Airways (BA) has initiated the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure the timely departure of flights at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

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October 1, 2020

News

Dubai Technology Partners announced the successful deployment of its tNexus message hub system

Dubai Technology Partners (DTP) recently announced the successful deployment of its tNexus message hub system and Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Quintiq fixed resource planning application at Dubai International (DXB).

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October 1, 2020

News

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that the solar initiative

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has announced that the solar initiative due to be installed at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), NY, has been awarded to SunPower Corporation and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.

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October 1, 2020

News

Munich Airport is in full compliance with the EMAS and ISO 14001 standards

Independent environmental auditors have again found Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany to be in full compliance with the EMAS and ISO 14001 standards and praised its strong environmental stewardship.

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October 1, 2020

News

Phoenix Sky Harbour has been named top large airport in the US

Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport (PHX), AZ, has been named top large airport in the US by The Wall Street Journal.

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October 1, 2020

News

Manchester Airport Group has opened PremiAir

Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has opened PremiAir, a private terminal for commercial airlines at Manchester Airport (MAN) in the UK.

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October 1, 2020

News

Sheremetyevo Airport has received approval to open its renovated Terminal C

Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) in Moscow, Russia, has received approval from Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency to open its renovated Terminal C in January 2020.

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October 1, 2020

News

Brussels Airport in Belgium welcomed more than 2.3 million passengers

In October, Brussels Airport in Belgium welcomed more than 2.3 million passengers, representing an increase of 6.4% compared to October 2018.

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October 1, 2020

News

Melbourne Airport has determined that a third runway

In Australia, Melbourne Airport (MEL) has determined that a third runway, built in a north-south orientation, would provide the greatest benefits to the airport and to the state.

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October 1, 2020

News

Istanbul Airport signed agreements with China and South Korea

Istanbul Airport (IST) in Turkey has recently signed agreements with international airports in China and South Korea.

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October 1, 2020

News

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central reached nearly 1.3 million

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) reached nearly 1.3 million for the first nine months of 2019 despite a seasonal contraction in traffic volumes during Q3.

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October 1, 2020

News

Shell will support the Europe’s first dedicated sustainable aviation fuel production plant

Shell has announced that it will support SkyNRG to develop Europe’s first dedicated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant.

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October 1, 2020

News

ACI EUROPE has released its latest air traffic report for September and Q3 2019

ACI EUROPE has released its latest air traffic report for September and Q3 2019 which shows that, on average, the growth in passenger traffic across the European airports stood at 2.2% in September, down from 3.4% in August 2019.

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October 1, 2020

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Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport is set to end civilian flights within five years due to climate change

Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport is set to end civilian flights within five years due to climate change, as the melting of permafrost is cracking the runway.

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October 1, 2020

News

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority reported its financial and operating results for the three- and nine-month periods

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in Canada reported its financial and operating results for the three- and nine-month periods ended 30 September 2019

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October 1, 2020

Features

Sustainability through Efficiency

With the arrival of both LCCs and leading Middle East airlines running lean business models, and with increasing competition from bare-bones airports running at out-of-city locations, today’s airports have to investigate and analyse every aspect of their operations to ensure efficiency. The upside is that with smart management and increased efficiency, a by-product in the form of increased sustainability comes free – in both business and environmental terms. An efficient airport is a sustainable airport.1

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October 1, 2020

Features

Munich Airport tops all European airports in CDP climate protection rankings

Munich Airport has been recognized for its effective climate change efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that supports companies and cities with the disclosure of environmental data

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October 1, 2020

Features

Brussels Airport. ‘Together for a sustainable airport’

Brussels Airport has just secured a successful renewal at the highest currently available level of carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 3+ Neutrality.

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October 1, 2020

Interviews

Coping with Crowding – Creating Capacity

We’re constantly hearing airports say, ‘My terminal was designed for 10 million passengers, now I’m at 15 million, we’re growing 10% each year and we’re struggling to cope!’ The same challenge of operating beyond capacity affects tiny and massive airports alike.

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October 1, 2020

News

Liège Airport has entered a partnership with Alibaba Cloud

Liège Airport (LGG) in Belgium has entered a partnership with Alibaba Cloud to leverage the Chinese tech company’s ‘Aviation Brain’ AI platforms across airport operations and ground handling procedures.

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October 1, 2020

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Airlines and airports in China are embracing artificial intelligence

Airlines and airports in China are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to provide a personalised self-service experience, according to IT specialist SITA’s ‘2019 China IT Insights’.

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October 1, 2020

News

Changi Airport Group will commit SGD 10 million to up-skill its employees

Changi Airport Group (CAG) in Singapore has announced that it will commit SGD 10 million to a two-year initiative that will work to up-skill its 2,000 employees in the face of the company’s digital transformation.

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October 1, 2020

News

Scandinavian Airlines has integrated new scanning software into its smartphone

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has integrated new scanning software into its smartphone ground-handling Application to improve the efficiency of its workforce.

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October 1, 2020

News

Berlin Brandenburg Airport will finally open on 31 October 2020

The much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in Germany is to open on 31 October 2020, its supervisory and management boards have confirmed.

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October 1, 2020

News

Airport Authority Hong Kong announced the opening on 29 November 2019 of the extension to Terminal 1

Airport Authority Hong Kong announced the opening on 29 November 2019 of the extension to Terminal 1 (T1) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

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October 1, 2020

News

The new south parallel runway at Kempegowda International Airport opened

On 6 December 2019, the new south parallel runway at Kempegowda International Airport, in Bengaluru, India that began its construction work in mid-2018, opened for scheduled flight operations.

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October 1, 2020

News

New connections centre at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

A new connections centre at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Canada was scheduled to commence first phase operations on 11 December 2019.

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October 1, 2020

News

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport welcomed a total of 722,792 passengers

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) welcomed a total of 722,792 passengers during October 2019, marking an impressive 10.4% increase in comparison to the same month last year.

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October 1, 2020

News

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased by 6.4%

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) has reported that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased by 6.4% in November 2019, as compared to November 2018.

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October 1, 2020

News

Airport Carbon Accreditation has released the annual results in its 10th consecutive year

Airport Carbon Accreditation has released the annual results of the collective carbon management delivered by accredited airports in its 10th consecutive year.

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October 1, 2020

News

Austin Bergstrom International Airport continue to work with ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme

While serving almost 17 million passengers, Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), TX, has continued to work with ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme, with the goal to reach carbon neutrality in 2020.

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October 1, 2020

News

The Green Aviation Research and Development Network announced the launch of BioPortYVR

The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group, and Vancouver Airport Authority, BC, in Canada recently announced the launch of BioPortYVR, an industry-led project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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October 1, 2020

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Nearly 196 million passengers travelled through airports in Turkey in the first 11 months of 2019

Nearly 196 million passengers travelled through airports in Turkey in the first 11 months of 2019, according to DHMI, the country’s airport authority.

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October 1, 2020

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Mactan Cebu International Airport has won an award at the World Architecture Festival

The Philippines’ Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 has won an award at the World Architecture Festival, beating transport stations in other countries.

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October 1, 2020

Interviews

NEXTT. WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

AP Insights had an interview with Niclas Svedberg, Advisor of Airport Performance Services with ADB SAFEGATE and member of the NEXTT Workshop Group. He tells us more about the NEXTT initiative and shares his view on the airport of the future.

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October 1, 2020

News

Siemens Logistics has a new solution that enables airports to combine and compare data

Siemens Logistics has developed a new software solution that enables airports to combine and compare data from a range of functions

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October 1, 2020

News

Future Stewart Partners will operate and maintain the terminal at New York Stewart International Airport

From 1 January 2020, Future Stewart Partners, a joint venture (JV) of AvPorts and Groupe ADP, will operate and maintain the terminal, landside and airfield at New York Stewart International Airport (SWF).

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October 1, 2020

News

Indonesia’s State airport operator plans to develop Kualanamu International Airport

Indonesia’s State airport operator, PT Angkasa Pura II, plans to develop Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) compounds in North Sumatra Province into an aerocity and hub for passengers and freight in the western parts of Indonesia.

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October 1, 2020

News

British Airways plans to test AI-powered autonomous robots at London Heathrow Airport

British Airways has announced plans to test AI-powered autonomous robots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 5 (T5) to further enhance punctuality for passengers.

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October 1, 2020

News

Japan’s NEC Corporation has developed a waiting time forecast system

Japan’s NEC Corporation has developed a waiting time forecast system for the international passenger terminal at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), Japan.

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October 1, 2020

News

The expansion plan for London Heathrow Airport will be delayed by more than a year

The expansion plan for London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK will be delayed by more than a year, and the third runway now will probably be completed between early 2028 and late 2029, the airport said.

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October 1, 2020

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Geneva Airport will cool and heat its buildings with water from Lake Geneva

Beginning in 2025, Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland will cool and heat its buildings with water from Lake Geneva.

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October 1, 2020

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Carbon emissions per passenger have more than halved since 1990

Carbon emissions per passenger have more than halved since 1990 thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, according to an IATA report.

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October 1, 2020

News

Mexican airport operator Grupo has said that it will invest USD 1.27 billion

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) has said that it will invest MXN 24 billion (USD 1.27 billion) to expand 12 Mexican airports over the next five years.

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October 1, 2020

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London City Airport is officially recognised by ACI World’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for its operations being carbon neutral

Following its efforts to create a more sustainable future, London City Airport (LCY) in the UK has accomplished a significant achievement after being officially recognised by ACI World’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for its operations being carbon neutral.

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October 1, 2020

News

ACI EVENT: AVIATION SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

WHEN: 22 January 2020 14:30-18:15 - WHERE: TownHall Europe TreeSquare, 5-6 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

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October 1, 2020

News

ACI annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition

Airports Council International’s comprehensive 12th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition and the 6th ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, 24 – Thursday, 26 March 2020.

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October 1, 2020

News

The ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition 2020

Tuesday 21 April - Thursday 23 April- Cubex Centre Prague, Czech Republic. Join 400 representatives from airports, travel retail operators, brands and other business partners focused on non-aeronautical revenues in the capital of Czech Republic.

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October 1, 2020

News

The 4th Annual A4E Aviation Summit - 3 March 2020 | Brussels

The 4th Annual A4E Aviation Summit 3 March 2020 | Brussels Bringing together Europe’s leading airline CEOs and global aviation leaders Europe’s aviation industry is facing many challenges: From socio-economic, to regulatory and environmental - the sector continues to adapt and evolve to overcome them, striving for a safer, more sustainable and more integrated Europe. The A4E Aviation Summit, in association with FlightGlobal, provides the perfect opportunity to take part in the discussion

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October 1, 2020

News

The Aerospace Big Data Series - FlightGlobal's flagship conferences

Aerospace Big Data Series APAC | Americas | EMEA - These events bring together the MRO ecosystem including OEM’s, data and IT experts to discuss advancements in predictive maintenance strategies and how airlines can best utilise data and emerging technologies to maximise the benefits of predictive maintenance.

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October 1, 2020

Features

ARE RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS THE SOLUTION TO REDUCING RUNWAY ACCIDENTS?

ARE RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS THE SOLUTION TO REDUCING RUNWAY ACCIDENTS? Aviation is one of the most regulated industries, behind nuclear, to ensure operations are safe because of how unforgiving the results of mistakes can be. This has resulted in huge reductions in aviation accidents over time; however, more improvements can always be made. James Lewis, ATM Consultant of Think Research Ltd, investigated whether runway status lights could reduce the likelihood of high severity runway incursions.

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October 1, 2020

News

A device that enables speech to be translated into 74 different languages has been introduced in the security area at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland

Users of the Pocketalk device speak into it, then the translation of their words is played through a speaker or displayed on screen.

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October 1, 2020

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Dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ)

In Australia, ground handler Dnata and logistics company Toll Group have signed a partnership to collaborate with Western Sydney Airport (SWZ) on the design of the freight precinct at the new Western Sydney International Airport.

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October 1, 2020

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ACI EUROPE calls for vital and overdue change in the way airport slot allocation is governed

ACI EUROPE has set out its recommendations for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU Airport Slot Regulation - calling for vital and overdue change in the way airport slot allocation is governed.

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October 1, 2020

News

Lufthansa Group has chosen Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance

Flight delays, re-bookings due to missed flights, and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule, and Lufthansa Group has therefore chosen Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance.

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October 1, 2020

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France’s first 100% carbon-neutral airport group has revealed its plans to emit zero greenhouse gases 20 years earlier than previously announced

The Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group has announced a series of measures to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the three airports it operates: Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint-Tropez.

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October 1, 2020

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ACI EUROPE held its first Aviation Sustainability Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 January 2020

With sustainability and the climate emergency firmly established at the very top of its priorities, ACI EUROPE held its first Aviation Sustainability Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 22 January 2020.

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October 1, 2020

News

CEETRA Chairman and Board successfully re-elected. Important topic of the year 2020: Sustainability in the travel retail market

CEETRA Chairman and Board have been successfully re-elected. The Central and Eastern European Travel Retail Association announced its next Travel Retail Forum to be held on 28 May 2020 at Bratislava Airport, which is also open to non-members, and will focus yet again on regulatory topics as well as industry news and best practice in travel retail.

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October 1, 2020

News

97 out of 100 of the world’s major airports have digital security risks

New research has found that 97 out of 100 of the world’s major airports have security risks related to vulnerable web and mobile apps, mis-configured public cloud, dark web exposure or code repositories leaks.

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October 1, 2020

News

new guidance for airports collecting data

Airports Council International (ACI) World has published new guidance for airports collecting data to improve passenger satisfaction and operational efficiency.

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October 1, 2020

News

Around 20,000 volunteers are being sought to test Berlin Brandenburg Airport before its opening.

Volunteers, who will be required to put airport processes to the test, can register via the website ber-testen.de. The first trial operation is a station evacuation on 29 April 2020. Further testing will take place between 23 June and 15 October. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg, said: “The trial operation is an internationally established standard that will help us to open the airport as smoothly as possible. All major users will test the airport systems and core processes. We would be delighted if many Berliners and Brandenburgers were to attend the final rehearsal, help us make improvements and get to know the airport before the opening.”

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October 1, 2020

News

safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Following preventive safety measures by some of the world’s major and busiest international airports to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after its outbreak in Wuhan, China, many other airports have initiated similar steps.

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October 1, 2020

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Members of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition have committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The newly announced commitment is based on a review of the opportunities to cut aviation emissions and forms a central pillar of a new ‘Decarbonisation Road-Map: A Path to Net Zero’ published by Sustainable Aviation.

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October 1, 2020

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The international climate protection organisation CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognised Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany for its highly effective climate protection efforts.

For the third consecutive year, MUC has achieved ‘Leadership Level’ and earned an A rating in the Climate Change category.

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October 1, 2020

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The first Terminal Testlab has opened at Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany, part of the LabCampus innovation centre currently under construction.

With the Testlab, situated at the heart of the airport terminal, LabCampus is creating opportunities for customers to present their new products and solutions to tens of thousands of travellers every day while conducting live testing.

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October 1, 2020

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French airport operator Groupe ADP, manufacturer and producer Urbasolar, and supplier GazelEnergie have announced the signing of a direct renewable energy supply agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, for a period of 21 years Groupe ADP will purchase the electricity production of three new photovoltaic solar parks, to be built by Urbasolar. GazelEnergie will ensure the integration of these new renewable watt-hours into Groupe ADP’s consumption for the first three years.

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October 1, 2020

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ACI issues new guidance on alignment between airspace and airport capacity

Paper assists in planning to expand capacity and optimizing available capacity Montreal, 13 February 2020 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published guidance for airports to assist them in making the most of existing capacity while also planning to expand to meet growing global demand.

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October 1, 2020

News

Swedavia launches electric aviation strategy

Swedavia launches electric aviation strategy – Åre Östersund ready for first electric aircraft in autumn 2020. Swedavia has adopted a strategy for electric aviation. The goal is to enable all ten Swedavia airports to handle electric aircraft and to be able to place the first commercial electrified route in service by around 2025. At Åre Östersund Airport, a testing venue for electric aircraft is planned to be put into operation during the autumn.

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October 1, 2020

Airport life

Moscow's Sheremetyevo Duty Free opens luxury market place in new Terminal C

Moscow's Sheremetyevo Duty Free opens luxury market place in new Terminal C. In the new Terminal C of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Sheremetyevo Duty Free – a joint venture between the airport, Gebr. Heinemann and Greenway – launched its luxury market place. Once all the stores are open, the new luxury FAWJ market place will have a total sales area of approx. 1,160 sqm.

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October 1, 2020

News

Passngr goes Europe

Passngr has become the standard app for flights and airports in Germany in recent years. In the next step, the developers want to conquer the European market.

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October 1, 2020

Interviews

ATS Academy in the spotlight – Entry Point North

Entry Point North, with its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, is a leading ATS academy training air traffic controllers and other aviation specialists coming from 150 customers in nearly 50 countries. CEO Anne Kathrine Jensen tells us more about the fascinating world of ATC Training and the challenges they face.

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October 1, 2020

Airport life

How to WOW your passengers

If you take a look around the world, you can see a number of examples of how airports have created architectural masterpieces in order to WOW their passengers. However, to create an unforgettable WOW factor, you do not necessarily need to spend obscene amounts of money on a fancy architecture. There is much more to it than that.

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October 1, 2020

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Bahrain International Airport (BAH) will become the first airport in the Middle East to operate with Enterprise LTE (eLTE) technology as its mission-critical system, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has announced.

According to a statement from BAC, the advanced system is designed to deliver real-time connectivity that enhances passengers’ travel experience and the efficiency of operations for the airport’s partners and meets demand for high volumes of data.

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October 1, 2020

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El Paso International Airport (ELP), TX, has selected LiveReach Media (LRM) to measure passenger wait times and offer passenger flow management technology.

LRM’s exclusive sensing technology is capable of identifying airport bottlenecks and enabling a smoother travel experience.

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October 1, 2020

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As part of Birmingham Airport’s Master Plan - a GBP 500 million capital investment to transform the airport into a world-class facility - GroupBC has been selected for its reputation as a common data environment and digital information expert.

Presented on a user-friendly interface, GroupBC’s common data environment is a turnkey construction solution which drives efficiency across the design, construction and operational phases.

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October 1, 2020

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French airports operator ADP has bought a 49% stake in India’s GMR Airports for EUR 1.34 billion.

GMR Airports has a portfolio of seven airports in three countries: India, the Philippines and Greece.

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October 1, 2020

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Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed concession agreements for the operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru Airports.

The concessions were signed with concessionaires Adani Ahmedabad International Airport, Adani Lucknow International Airport and Adani Mangaluru International Airport, respectively.

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October 1, 2020

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In Turkey, Istanbul Airport operator, IGA, is reported to be in talks with Chinese banks led by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to refinance EUR 5.7 billion of existing loans.

The report cited the operator as saying it looks to complete the deal in H1 2020. IGA also cited strong interest from China and the Gulf region as well as banks from Europe. Around half of the new borrowing could come from the Chinese banks led by the ICBC.

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October 1, 2020

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Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan, has been awarded Level 1 of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Customer Experience Accreditation.

In recognition of its commitment towards promoting service excellence and improving customer experience, Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan, has been awarded Level 1 of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Customer Experience Accreditation.

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October 1, 2020

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the UK has become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s.

Following investment of more than GBP 100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, the airport has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings and infrastructure by 93% compared to 1990.

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October 1, 2020

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Munich Airport (MUC) in Germany has again been recognised for its continuous efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions.

Airport Council International (ACI Europe) has announced the latest certification of Munich Airport under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

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October 1, 2020

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), TX, began its transition to renewable natural gas (RNG) on 1 January 2020, with the help of Clean Energy, a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America.

This partnership calls for Clean Energy to provide AUS with its Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), the first commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100% organic waste.

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October 1, 2020

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ATM and airports join forces to reduce aviation noise and emissions

Amsterdam, 27 February 2020 – The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and Airports Council International (ACI) World have partnered to launch new guidance material for reducing aviation noise and emissions.

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October 1, 2020

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ACI reveals world’s best airports for customer experience

Awards recognize the largest number of winning airports ever this year. Results based on ACI World’s industry-leading Airport Service Quality programme

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Airport life

Sheremetyevo Duty Free launches “Heinemann & Me” in Russia

Passengers at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport can now benefit from the advantages of the international "Heinemann & Me" customer loyalty programme.

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Interviews

2020 Challenges to Travel Retail

This article aims to briefly highlight the various challenges facing the travel retail industry in 2020 and provide some insight into the issues from the travel retail perspective.

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Software company Accenture has partnered with Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) to establish and operate a digital factory named DIVA to transform the airport’s operations.

DIVA, which stands for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, is intended to help CAG develop, experiment and introduce new digital products and services, from concept to market launch.

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A recent cybersecurity study conducted by Geneva, Switzerland-based ImmuniWeb, has shown that 66 out of the top 100 global airports were exposed on the Dark Web.

Its researchers discovered that 13 airports had data leaks or exposure at a critical risk level, which the company defines as a “recent leak of highly confidential data (e.g. PII, PHI, IDs, financial records, plaintext passwords for production systems, etc.).

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