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Airport profiles - Articles and news items

Vienna Airport: Building on success

Issue 2 2016  •  4 April 2016  •  International Airport Review

Vienna Airport, located in the heart of Austria’s capital, has experienced record growth in recent years. Passenger figures in 2015 surpassed 22.7 million, driven by new long-haul routes, new flight connections and frequency increases. The airport also achieved a 4-Star ranking and the award for Best Airport Staff in Europe by Skytrax. To build on this success, the airport is hoping to exploit the further considerable growth potential in the region and establish itself as a multinational location...

Airport Profile: Vancouver International Airport set to become a world class hub

Issue 3 2015  •  2 June 2015  •  Craig Richmond, President & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority

Canada’s second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is working to become a world class, sustainable connecting hub. Craig Richmond, President & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority, explains how YVR plans to accomplish this by creating a gateway between Asia and the Americas, advancing air policies and delivering remarkable customer experiences...

Airport Profile: Vienna Airport – Preparing for the future

Issue 2 2014  •  16 April 2014  •  Julian Jäger, COO and Günther Ofner, CFO, Vienna Airport

Over the past year Vienna Airport has made substantial progress in terms of infrastructure modernisation, its strategy to save costs and increase productivity and the strengthening of its non-aviation business...

Airport Profile: Brussels Airport, the gateway to Europe

Issue 6 2013  •  19 December 2013  •  Joss Stroobants, Director of Sales and marketing at Brussels Airport Company

With 19 million passengers and 459,000 tonnes of cargo being handled each year, Brussels Airport is a very successful hub set in the heart of Europe...

Hub in the heart of Europe

Issue 2 2013  •  4 April 2013  •  Vienna International Airport

With 20,000 employees, more than 22 million passengers annually and two new modernised terminal check-in areas, Vienna International Airport has become the premier gateway to Eastern Europe.Flughafen Wien AG, responsible for Vienna International Airport, is a modern, listed corporation with a diversified service portfolio. Vienna’s celebrated punctuality, security implementations and high-quality services all contribute to the airport’s success. This, coupled with the airport’s geographical location in the heart of Europe makes it an ideal transfer hub for flights between Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.Vienna International Airport is the largest airport in Austria and offers flights to 38 destinations in Eastern Europe throughout the entire reporting year, cementing it as the leading hub to that region.

Carving a niche in the Levant

Issue 6 2012  •  7 December 2012  •  Kjeld Binger, Chief Executive Officer, Airport International Group, Queen Alia International Airport

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is preparing to launch its landmark new terminal in early 2013, with hopes that this contemporary re-imagining of the country’s primary portal will bring new prosperity, transforming the airport into a regional niche hub.With its strategic geographical location, Jordan’s QAIA is well positioned to become an important passenger, cargo and transit hub in the Middle East, connecting East and West via a country with political stability in spite of regional turmoil. Indeed, QAIA has experienced rapid increases in passenger traffic, aircraft movement and cargo traffic over the past several years. From 2007 to 2008, passenger volume rose a remarkable 16 per cent. Since that time, annual passenger volume has risen from 4.5 million in 2008 to 5.5 million in 2011, an increase of 22 per cent in three years. With its current infra - structure only able to handle a maximum capacity of 3.5 million annual passengers, QAIA has been undergoing the construction of a landmark new terminal – a re-invented and fully functional airport in and of itself – that is nearing completion of its first and most important phase.The airport renovation and expansion project at QAIA was awarded to Airport International Group (AIG), a Jordanian consortium of regional and international investors and experts in infrastructure development, construction and airport management. The project began in 2007 with the concurrent construction of the new terminal and renovations of the existing terminals.

The Olympics and beyond

Issue 1 2012  •  7 February 2012  •  David Surley, Senior Business Development Manager, Cambridge Airport

Situated in the East of England and close to London, Cambridge Airport has always been close to a wide range of advancing technology. Marshall Aerospace, the United Kingdom’s leading independent Aerospace Company has been based at the Airport since the 1940s.The Airport is owned by the Marshall of Cambridge Group of Companies, which com - prises the Marshall Motor Group, Marshall Land Systems and Marshall Aerospace. The Group of Companies has been involved in aviation since 1929 and owns the airport which until recently had been regarded as the essential gateway to the Marshall Aerospace hangars. It had been relatively underutilised by various sectors of the aviation community. This was partly due to reluctance to expand the Airport, but also because for the last 10 years the local Cambridge Councils have eyed the 475 acres of airport land as a potential housing estate for 12,000 homes. Those aspirations were dashed in 2010, when following exhaustive studies into a possible relocation, Marshall of Cambridge declared it was staying put and would develop the Airport facilities as a Regional Airport. Not that much investment was needed. A new state-of-the-art Air Traffic Control Tower was opened in 2000; an enhanced ILS system and Area Radar were installed in 2001 and in 2009 a £4.5 million investment created a stylish FBO featuring a boardroom, meeting rooms and crew rest area.

Connecting India

Issue 5 2011  •  5 October 2011  •  Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Mumbai is the financial capital and most popular city in India. Capital of the state of Maharashtra and home to 20 million people, diversity and vibrancy display the city’s true personality. With its diverse set of people, Mumbai is the home ground for many reputed enterprises and organisations.Mumbai is an archipelago of seven islands. Its rich history can be experienced through its architecture and the relics of the past. This global city is ever-evolving and welcoming. Mumbai offers a wide choice of attractions for tourists that they should not miss whilst visiting the city. This city with its intrinsic charm delights every kind of tourist; whether a foodie, a shopaholic or a history enthusiast. One of the best ways to get connected with all this is via the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).CSIA is a befitting welcome to the iconic city of Mumbai. CSIA offers leisure and connectivity options to suit the needs of the modern day traveller. Equipped with the best facilities, CSIA sets the tone for seamless travel. With state-of-the-art technology, soothing lounges and shopping bargains, CSIA offers a pleasant travel experience for all.

Canada worldwide

Issue 5 2011  •  5 October 2011  •  Karen Medweth, Director of Air Service Development and Marketing, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, which serves a catchment area with a population comparative to Greater London, is surrounded by a booming industrial growth area and along with its own regional natural attractions, is just an hour’s drive to one of the world’s most famous sites, Niagara Falls. Driving for an hour in the other direction will take you to the bustling downtown metropolis of Toronto. Toronto-Hamilton is also one of Canada’s principal cargo airports with an ever expanding number of freight businesses becoming tenants. For International Airport Review, Karen Medweth, Director of Air Service Development and Marketing reviews why Toronto–Hamilton International Airport is rapidly becoming known as the secondary hub for access to Toronto and Southern Ontario.The airport holds a unique status as the only airport that is privately owned and operated in Canada. Hamilton International Airport Limited is part of the airport management company Vancouver Airport Services’ (YVRAS) diverse portfolio of 19 airports in seven countries around the globe. Others include Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the UK, Lynden Pindling in Nassau, Bahamas and Larnaka and Pafos Airports, Cyprus.

North Germany’s gateway

Issue 4 2011  •  8 August 2011  •  Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Flughafen Hamburg GmbH

A hundred years ago, on the site that is today home to one of Europe’s most modern airports, there stood a single, two-door airship hangar. By the end of the 1920s, a modern terminal building was already making its mark on the city of Hamburg. Today, Hamburg Airport greets arriving tourists and business travellers with its futuristic glass and steel architecture, a unique advertisement for the city. In total, we have invested around €350 million in the expansion programme, an expansion programme that is the largest project of its kind ever to be seen at the airport.Some of the milestones in the construction of the new Hamburg Airport were the completion of the two state-of-the-art passenger terminals and the airport plaza with a central security checkpoint, the extension of the passenger pier, the installation of a dynamic parking guidance system, the creation of additional parking spaces, the S-Bahn (metro rail network) connection to downtown Hamburg and the construction of the Radisson BLU Hotel Hamburg Airport, directly opposite the terminals.

Dublin unveils forward thinking terminal

Issue 1 2011  •  26 January 2011  •  Ciaran Scanlon, Project Director (T2) Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 was officially opened by the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Brian Cowen on November 19, 2010, to broad acclaim. The new facility, the largest public building ever constructed in Ireland, represents the centrepiece of the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) €1.2 billion investment programme at the airport over the past five years.This programme incorporated more than 120 separate projects to a minimum value of €5 million and delivered new, expanded or upgraded facilities across the airfield, terminal buildings and landside campus. Amongst its larger projects were a new boarding gate facility, Pier D (2007); over 80 acres of aircraft parking zones, taxiways and contact stands (2008) and an extension to the existing passenger terminal (2009).

Second wing of Warsaw

Issue 1 2011  •  26 January 2011  •  Przemyslaw Przybylski, Senior Press Officer and Spokesman for Warsaw International Airport

Warsaw, the largest city of Europe’s fastest developing aviation market, is aiming to complete the construction of a second auxiliary airport at a dis-used military base in nearby Modlin. The country is due to joint host the European Football Championships in 2012 and work has already began to make sure the project is completed in time for this event.

Oslo Airport – Europe’s most efficient airport

Issue 6 2010  •  13 December 2010  •  Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport (OSL) is Norway’s main airport located at Gardermoen in the municipality of Ullensaker, approximately 47 kilometres north of Oslo. The airport serviced 18.1 million passengers in 2009 and has been named Europe’s most punctual airport four times by the AEA (Association of European Airlines).The airport has a strong environmental profile and focuses on public transport to and from the airport. A BAA survey in 2007 showed that Oslo Airport Gardermoen has the highest share of public transport in Europe, with a huge 60.1%.

Aéroports de Paris: the challenge to increase our handling capacity has been met

Issue 6 2010  •  13 December 2010  •  Pierre Graff, CEO, Aéroports de Paris

Aéroports de Paris has a clear competitive edge on the airside, with two runway pairs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and three runways at Paris-Orly. However, we had to face a persistent problem of airport-terminal capacity. To address this issue of terminal saturation, we invested nearly €3 billion, between 2006 and 2010, to build The Galerie Parisienne, the new 2E boarding lounge and the regional terminal 2G. In 2008 and 2009, Aéroports de Paris thus increased the capacity of its airport terminals by approximately 25 million passengers (i.e. the equivalent of Paris-Orly’s capacity).

Heathrow Airport: Expanding into the future

Issue 5 2010  •  1 October 2010  •  Steven Morgan, Capital Programmes Director, BAA

Heathrow Airport is changing; every month around £70 million is being invested on a major programme of modernisation. All of the airport’s terminals will benefit and passengers are already experiencing the results.This represents one of the largest and most exciting construction programmes currently underway in the UK; it is an ambitious undertaking that will strengthen efforts to position Heathrow as Europe’s hub airport of choice. Significantly, all of this work is taking place without any impact on the airport’s busy operation.

 

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