All articles by Luke Christou

Luke Christou

Luke Christou is a B2B and technology journalist and contributor across the Verdict network.

How airlines can navigate the payment landscape

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of payment orchestration firm CellPoint Digital, talks about the landscape of payments that airlines face

Last call for Doncaster: why is the airport closing?

After years of trouble, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is set to close. What went wrong?

Flightpath to the Future: a new plan for UK aviation

The DfT’s Flightpath to the Future aims to rebuild consumer confidence, support jobs and build a workforce fit for the future

Improving safety, speed, and productivity at TSA checkpoints

The US Transportation Security Administration has recently ordered almost 1,000 new CT x-ray scanners.

Fraport ramps up biometric security with Zwipe

Fraport has opted to trial Zwipe’s biometric solutions to boost security at Frankfurt airport.

What are Europe’s five most polluting airports doing to reduce CO2?

Unsurprisingly, the largest European airports are responsible for a huge amount of carbon emissions. Luke Christou looks into the measures they are putting in place to reduce their environmental impact.

Helsinki Airport strengthens passenger experience with technology

Finavia has invested more than €1bn in the modernisation of Helsinki Airport. We find out how technology upgrades will increase passenger and baggage handling capacity and improve the customer experience

Could a new robot replace sniffer dogs at airport security?

Sniffer dogs are an important layer of security in the airport environment, helping personnel to detect the presence of explosives, drugs, electronics or invasive species. Now, US-based start-up Koniku has developed what they are calling a ‘dog on a chip’, which could offer a more reliable solution than its canine counterpart.

Getting the UK’s sustainable aviation fuel industry off the ground

The need to comply with emission reduction targets is lighting a flame under developers of sustainable aviation fuel in the UK – but what does this fledgeling industry need to do to succeed?

Q&A: planning for survival in the aviation industry with INFORM

Uschi Schulte Sasse, senior vice president for the aviation division at optimisation software company INFORM, discusses the challenges airports may face, what needs to be prioritised, and how planning software can aid the industry in its recovery.