In July 2022, airports in the Aena network closed the month with 27,067,913 passengers, a 92 per cent recovery of the air traffic recorded in July 2019.
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ACI Europe has announced its annual winners for the Best Airport Awards 2022, which were characterised by how airports are recovering post-COVID-19 pandemic and sustainability-related achievements.
Pablo Lopez Loeches, Head of Technological Surveillance and Innovation Financing Department at Aena, tells International Airport Review, about the operator’s new start-up accelerator where successful applicant pilots are funded and if successful, can win a contract with Aena worth up to €2 million to roll out their idea across the…
At the 32nd ACI Europe Annual Congress and General Assembly in Rome, ACI Europe President Javier Marín said, “It’s time to connect the dots”, calling for more regulatory coherence to support a strong and sustainable aviation future.
Aena has been awarded the ‘Best Airport Group COVID-19 Excellence’ recognition at the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards, for the airport network's high hygiene and safety standards during the pandemic.
The Aena airport network has finished the month of May 2022 with 22,262,317 passengers, a figure that is 9.6 per cent from pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.
Aena’s net outcome for Q1 2022 was a total of -€96.4 million, which is a 60 per cent increase and improvement compared to the same time period of 2021.
In the lead up to the summer season 2022, airlines have scheduled 215.6 million seats at Aena’s network airports, an increase of 1.6 per cent compared to the summer season schedule pre-pandemic.
The Aena airport network wrapped up a challenging 2021 with 119,959,671 passengers, equivalent to 43.6 per cent of the pre-COVID-19 pandemic figures.
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has begun the trials for a passenger facial recognition programme, including self-bag drop, in partnership with Aena, Vueling, and other technology companies.
Aena airports network, during the month of November 2021, handled 73.3 per cent of the passenger traffic for the same month in 2019, pre-COVID-19 pandemic.
Following proposals to increase its user charges by 5.5 per cent, AENA has been warned by IATA to reconsider in order to prevent impacting Spain's COVID-19 recovery.
For International Airport Review, Jesús Caballero Pinto, Director of Seville Airport, discusses the three elements that will underline the airport’s structure for recovery and echo the technological transformation of the aviation industry.
Sarah Vanessa Poralla, Aerodrome Expert at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Dr.-Ing. Veit Voges, Senior Project Leader of Flight Ops Engineering at Zurich Airport, explore the threat posed by drones in the airport environment, and what can be done to prevent, mitigate and learn from them.