Undoubtedly, the effects of the coronavirus crisis have been felt keenly in airport cities across the globe. Arja Lukin, Project Director of Airport City Aviapolis, details the development of Finland’s Aviapolis and its future plans, and considers if the airport city concept is still relevant as the industry battles the…
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Ritva Viljanen, Mayor of the City of Vantaa, speaks to International Airport Review about Avia Network's pioneering climate commitment, the Green Deal Manifesto, which is creating sustainable aviation and tourism together with its stakeholders in the Helsinki-Vantaa region in Finland.
ACI Europe has reaffirmed the European aviation industry's commitment to net-zero emissions, and has called on States to implement more supportive regulatory and financing frameworks.
Finavia's renovation work at Helsinki will be undertaken during summer 2021, with the goal to ensure the smooth taxiing and apron operations of aircraft.
Finavia colleagues Nora Immonen, Vice President and Director of Commercial Business, and Tuomo Lindstedt, Project Manager, detail the projects that have been driving forward development at Helsinki Airport, all aimed at increasing capacity, removing complexities and, ultimately, creating a smooth, Finnish passenger experience.
As a result of a fall in passenger traffic due to COVID-19, Finavia has been able to begin the renovations a year earlier than originally planned.
The project consists of a terminal extension and development of associated outdoor areas at Helsinki Airport, including two new parking garages and a weather-protected passageway.
The decision to close runway 1 at Helsinki Airport for six months is a result of significantly reduced flight numbers due to strict travel restrictions.
A total of 16 COVID-19 dogs will be operating at Helsinki Airport, working to identify passengers who are infected with the virus.
As part of its efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep passengers safe, Finavia is trialling UVC disinfecting technology at its airports.
Finavia's Ivalo, Kittilä and Kuusamo airports are now welcoming passengers again, with Tampere–Pirkkala Airport set to re-open in September 2020.
David Leonard and Ian Nicholson from BREEAM – a leading sustainability assessment method – detail how airport operators can improve the environmental performance of their assets.
Airports and aviation organisations share COVID-19 experiences with Airport Regions Council (ARC), including innovative solutions that proved efficient.
Johan Juujärvi, Manager of Rovaniemi Airport, spoke to International Airport Review regarding the procedures that are in place to tackle winter weather at Finland’s third busiest airport.
A new Terminal 2 is being built next to the old terminal building, and work is set to continue despite the impact COVID-19 has had on the airport.