Marina Leiva is a senior reporter at Investment Monitor, where she specialises in the agribusiness sector. Previously, she reported on institutional investments in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal for MandateWire at the Financial Times. She started her career in Spain, covering international affairs for Eldiario.es
To meet stringent regulatory requirements, many airport operators are bogged down in paperwork and safety checks. Elly Earls meets Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Enno Osinga to find out how the facility’s pioneering SmartGate Cargo system has cut down on bureaucracy and check points, but improved the speed, safety and reliability of the airport’s cargo transactions.
As emerging Asian and Middle Eastern destinations compete for stopover business, top-quality airport design is a must. Elly Earls speaks to Anthony Mosellie and Mustafa Chehabeddine of international architectural practice Kohn Pedersen Fox about striking the balance between form and functionality.
Hong Kong International Airport is one of only three airports to receive a five-star ranking from Skytrax. Future Airport asks Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Airport Authority Hong Kong, what role his staff play in achieving the ultimate passenger experience.
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In 2013, Routes Europe will take place in Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest countries. Budapest Airport will work in partnership with the Hungarian National Tourist Office, the Hungarian Convention Bureau and Budapest Tourism to deliver this key industry event.
When plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport were cancelled, London risked losing its international hub status. To meet future demand for air travel, a formal consultation will be held for a new airport in the Thames Estuary. Future Airport examines the arguments for and against the project.
The ICAO’s global ATM operational concept outlines the evolution of aeronautical meteorology. This will support the future of air traffic management systems globally. Greg Brock, ICAO, discusses the changes ahead.
Routesonline is the route development industry’s central source of market data and route development information. David McMullen, business development director, talks to Future Airport about the online route development forum’s latest activities.