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September 6, 2011







The much-anticipated privatisation of Spain’s Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports makes top billing this week with the news that seven consortiums are bidding to operate the gateways.

Also making the headlines are ACI – which has announced its support for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport – and Dublin following the announcement that it is to trial a full-body scanner.

Celebrating good times are Montréal–Trudeau, which enjoyed its 70th birthday on September 1; Grand Forks in North Dakota, which opened its new terminal on the same day; and San Diego which has opened a host of new shops and restaurants.

Last, but not least, find out more about the challenges facing airport CEOs and book your place at the upcoming Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in Dublin.



Top stories

SEVEN CONSORTIUMS BID FOR MADRID AND BARCELONA AIRPORTS
Ferrovial Aeropuertos, GMR Infrastructure Limited and Changi Airports International are among seven consortiums bidding to operate Madrid–Barajas and Barcelona–El Prat Airports. MORE


ACI backs Hong Kong third runway
ACI has thrown its support behind the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which it says will be necessary to meet future demand in the region. MORE


Dublin Airport trials full-body scanner
A full-body scanner is to be installed at Dublin Airport as part of an 18-month trial of the controversial security equipment. MORE





Other news

Montréal–Trudeau celebrates 70th birthday
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport has gone platinum, celebrating its 70th anniversary on September 1. MORE




North Dakota grand forks airport opens $21m terminal
The new airport terminal at Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota has opened for business, after 10 years of planning and two years of construction. MORE


Raft of concessions to open at san diego airport
San Diego International Airport has unveiled a number of new concession packages which will open at the gateway late next year, including a spa, wine bar, and gourmet burger restaurant.MORE


Features from www.airport-world.com

Leading the way
Dr Richard Plenty and Terri Morrissey reflect on the challenges of running an airport ahead of the upcoming Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in Dublin.MORE


FIT AND FABULOUS
Airports are tapping into the health and wellness trend by offering their passengers a huge variety of services and products, writes Lucy Siebert. MORE









Most read on www.airport-world.com this week

Boston Logan International to house terrorism office READ MORE

Southend Airport opens €5.7m link road READ MORE

Siemens wins €63m baggage contract at Munich Airport
READ MORE

Helsinki Airport installs electronic air traffic control system READ MORE

A-Port Chile frontrunner to operate Cerro Moreno Airport READ MORE






Airport World 2011
Issue 03



In the spotlight:
Investing in airports

Airports:
X’ian, Tampa & Memphis

Retail:
Health & beauty

Plus:
Airport design & observation platforms

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Previous Issues



Issue 2, 2011
Theme: Customer service



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

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August 23, 2011





Bidding wars and planned new infrastructure grab the headlines in this week’s Airport World newsletter.

In Europe, Fraport has confirmed that it is interested in acquiring HOCHTIEF AirPort’s international assets; Romanian’s Infra–Group has extended the deadline for companies interested in designing Bucharest’s third gateway; and SNC-Lavalin is celebrating the award of its 12th airport management contract.

Elsewhere, Mexican airport operator GAP has pulled out of the bidding for São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport in Brazil; the Mayor of New Orleans has announced that he is considering the city’s airport options; and Muscat International Airport has unveiled designs for an “iconic” new ATC tower.



Top stories

Fraport confirms bid to buy HOCHTIEF
German airport operator Fraport has confirmed that it is in the bidding to buy the international airport portfolio of HOCHTIEF AirPort (HTA). MORE




New Bucharest gateway to be reliever airport for Henry Coanda
The new €200 million airport planned for Bucharest will act as a reliever gateway for the capital’s Henry Coanda International Airport, according to the consortium behind the project. MORE


SNC-Lavalin wins contract to manage its 12th airport
Global airport operator SNC–Lavalin has been awarded the six year contract to manage Angoulême-Cognac Airport in south–west France starting on January 1, 2012. MORE





Other news

GAP withdraws from race operate Brazil airport
Mexican airport operator, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), has pulled out of the running to build and operate Brazil’s São Gonçalo do Amarante international airport. MORE


Mayor considers New Orleans airport options
The Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, has called for an in-depth study to be carried out into the proposals available for the future of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). MORE


New iconic ATC tower for Muscat
Muscat International Airport has unveiled plans for an iconic new 100-metre high air traffic control tower that will become the tallest building in Oman when it opens in 2014. MORE





Most read on www.airport-world.com this week

Phoenix Airport shows off first Sky Train READ MORE

Oman spreads its wings READ MORE

Third world record for Bangkok Subarnabhumi
READ MORE

Good year for Abu Dhabi READ MORE

Gatwick awards runway resurfacing contract
READ MORE






Airport World 2011
Issue 03



In the spotlight:
Investing in airports

Airports:
X’ian, Tampa & Memphis

Retail:
Health & beauty

Plus:
Airport design & observation platforms

MORE



Previous Issues



Issue 2, 2011
Theme: Customer service



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

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July 18, 2011





It’s been a busy few weeks for the world’s airports with the opening of new terminals in Buenos Aires and Amsterdam and the news that NACO has won the contract to design a Beijing’s new international gateway.

Elsewhere, Japan’s Tsunami wrecked Sendai Airport is set to re-open; the Canadian government has admitted that Toronto will need a new airport; and Chicago O’Hare has opened a restaurant that plays homage to the city’s Blackhawks ice-hockey team.



Top stories

Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport opens new $150m terminal
Argentina’s Ezeiza International Airport has officially opened its new $150 million Terminal C. MORE




Schiphol opens new general aviation terminal
Amsterdam Schiphol–East has opened a new 6,000sqm multi–functional general aviation terminal to cater for the 4,500 private and business flights that the airport handles each year. MORE


NACO designs Beijing’s second airport
NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants has won the contract to design Beijing’s second ‘mega’ airport – The Beijing New International Airport (BNIA). MORE





Other news

Japan’s tsunami-swamped Sendai Airport to re-open
Sendai Airport in Japan, which was crippled by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, is due to resume international flights on 25 July, the country’s Transport Ministry has announced. MORE


Toronto area will need a new airport from 2027 onwards
The government of Canada will need to build a new airport 50 kilometres north east of Toronto in the next 16 to 26 years to cope with expected traffic growth in the region, according to a new study. MORE


O'Hare opens new Blackhawks ice-hockey themed restaurant
Chicago O’Hare has welcomed another little piece of the windy city to its facilities with the opening of a restaurant named after its famous Blackhawks ice hockey team. MORE




Feature from www.airport-world.com

Being creative
How creative branding and advertising can create a booming bottom line, writes, Paul Lemmerick. MORE


Online now from the latest Airport World magazine

Coping with growth
Xi’an Xianyang’s Wolfgang Weil, talks to Joe Bates about the huge growth potential of China’s eighth largest airport. MORE






Airport World 2011
Issue 03



In the spotlight:
Investing in airports

Airports:
X’ian, Tampa & Memphis

Retail:
Health & beauty

Plus:
Airport design & observation platforms

MORE



Previous Issues



Issue 2, 2011
Theme: Customer service



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

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Registered address: 32-36 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EF

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July 4, 2011





Plans for a new airport in Kyrgyzstan; the design for Incheon’s second terminal and the BAA’s successful entry into the US debt market are all on the radar in this week’s Airport World newsletter.

You can also read about Hong Kong International Airport’s soaring profits; ambitious plans to transform Fiji’s airport system; and the new-look duty free stores at Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.



Top stories

Kyrgyzstan to start building new airport in 2012
Kyrgyzstan will begin construction of its new Issyk-Kul International Airport in 2012, according to the country’s first deputy prime minister, Omurbek Babanov. MORE



Incheon Airport chooses Heerim Architects for second terminal
Incheon Airport has selected a design by Heerim Architects and Planners for its second passenger terminal. MORE



BAA raises $1bn with first entry into US debt market
BAA has successfully raised $1 billion through a 10-year US bond, in its inaugural transaction in the American dollar debt capital market. MORE





Other news

Hong Kong International Airport sees profits soar 42%
The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has announced that revenue at the airport increased 17.4% to $1.4 billion while return on equity increased to 11.1% from 7.8%. MORE


Airports Fiji to spend $68m on upgrades
Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) has announced plans to spend $68 million over the next four years on upgrading the airports around the island. MORE


Cambodia Airports revamps retail areas
Cambodia Airports has reopened the duty free outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports following a revamp and expansion of the retail area. MORE




Most read on www.airport-world.com this week

BAA warns of strike delays at UK airports READ MORE

Heathrow appoints new chief of operations READ MORE

Lydd Airport completes terminal revamp READ MORE

Edinburgh Airport tram fate in the balance READ MORE

US airport wildlife strike reports rise in April READ MORE





Airport World 2011
Issue 02



Theme:
Customer service

Airports:
Budapest & Madrid

Special report:
Cargo security

Plus:
Airport design & movie matters

MORE



Previous Issues



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

Registered in the UK. Company Registration No 3011108
Registered address: 32-36 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EF

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June 20, 2011





A rise in US bird strikes; government plans to sell-off Spanish airport operator, AENA, and Toronto Pearson’s mission to become North America’s busiest international gateway are top of the agenda in this week’s Airport World newsletter.

Also making headlines are 70-year old Washington Reagan National; a New York heliport for its innovative advertising campaign; and the British government, which is under fire from UK regional airports for enforcing the world’s highest airport tax.



Top stories

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The first phase of a $1 billion terminal redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin by the end of the year, Houston Airport System has announced. MORE



Toronto Pearson to become North America’s international gateway
Toronto Pearson has announced a new strategy and rebrand in a bid to become North America’s main international gateway. MORE



Madrid and Barcelona to be privatised by year-end
Bidding for the majority stake in Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El Prat airports will begin next month, with the contract being awarded by the end of the year, airport operator Aena said today. MORE





Other news

UK airports call or an end to world’s highest airport tax
Regional airports in the UK are urging the government to scrap the disproportionate “one–size–fits–all” approach to Airport Passenger Duty (APD) tax, and replace it with a congestion charge on Heathrow and Gatwick. MORE


Reagan National Airport celebrates 70th birthday
Take a bow Reagan Washington National Airport, which celebrates its 70th birthday. MORE




Watch this space
New York City's busy East 34th Street Heliport has signed an advertising deal with Roaring Thunder Media to exclusively promote luxury Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, through to the end of September. MORE




Online now from the latest Airport World magazine

Cultureport
Oliver Clark discovers more about the daily events, concerts and numerous art and cultural attractions that help make Incheon Airport one of the most passenger friendly gateways on the planet. MORE



Thinking inside the box
What cargo security screening equipment is available today and how is it likely to evolve in the next few years? Saul Wordsworth investigates. MORE



Airport World 2011
Issue 02



Theme:
Customer service

Airports:
Budapest & Madrid

Special report:
Cargo security

Plus:
Airport design & movie matters

MORE



Previous Issues



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

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Registered address: 32-36 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EF

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June 6, 2011





In this Airport World newsletter you can find out more about two major infrastructure projects in very different parts of the world – one in the US at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and one in India at Bengaluru International Airport.

We also have news on how post-Hurricane Katrina funding allowed a small regional gateway to expand and grow; one airport’s dream to become a spaceport; and why Frankfurt is banking on big brands boosting retail spend in its Pier–A Plus in Terminal 1, which opens in 2012.



Top stories

$1 billion revamp at George Bush Intercontinental
The first phase of a $1 billion terminal redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin by the end of the year, Houston Airport System has announced. MORE



Philippine court orders Manila terminal compensation
A Philippine court has ordered the government to pay Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (PIATCO) $176 million in compensation over the expropriation of the controversial airport terminal in Manila. MORE



Bengaluru terminal to double in size
Work to expand Bengaluru International Airport’s passenger terminal by 100% is to start next month, its operator has announced. When completed, the 70,000sqm terminal will double in size and be able to handle more than 17mppa, according to operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). MORE





Other news

Frankfurt banks on brands boosting retail spend
Big brands featuring in Frankfurt Airport’s new 800-metre long Pier–A Plus in Terminal 1, due to open in summer of 2012, will include Mulberry, Hermès, Montblanc, Porsche Design, jewellery retailer Wempe and fashion department store Engelhorn. MORE


Regional gateway boosted by post-Hurricane Katrina funds
Gulfport Biloxi International Airport on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is preparing to open a new $12 million general aviation facility for general aviation service provider ‘Million Air’ later this month – just one of the infrastructure investments that have been completed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the airport in 2005, says its executive director, Bruce Frallic. MORE


Ellington International to become ‘spaceport’
Houston Airport System is set to transform Ellington International Airport into a ‘spaceport’ for wealthy passengers who want to travel into space. MORE




Online now from the latest Airport World magazine

Feature films
Are airports making enough out of being the gateway to famous film set locations? Chris Beanland reports. MORE



Best buys
A good retail offer can boost customer satisfaction levels, create a favourable impression of an airport and raise revenues, writes Kevin Rozario. MORE



Airport World 2011
Issue 02



Theme:
Customer service

Airports:
Budapest & Madrid

Special report:
Cargo security

Plus:
Airport design & movie matters

MORE



Previous Issues



Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land development



Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security



Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT

Registered in the UK. Company Registration No 3011108
Registered address: 32-36 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3EF

Airport World Newsletter: May 9, 2011 - If you're having trouble viewing this email, please click here to open it in your browser
May 9, 2011






In this week’s Airport World newsletter you can find out more about the literary world’s growing fascination with airports, the opening of a new ‘nature park’ at Indianapolis and Warsaw Chopin’s growing number of Facebook followers.

You can also read about a call from Houston’s Mario Diaz for US airports to think outside the box; Singapore’s new chocolate store; and Bordeaux’s planned facelift.



TOP STORIES/strong>

Airports and authors
It seems that Europe’s airports are becoming increasingly popular places for authors and academics to write books and carry out scientific research. MORE




Indianapolis International Airport opens ‘Nature Park’
Indianapolis International Airport has opened a nature park on the airport’s land, to offer visitors the chance to enjoy direct participation in a bat conservation area. MORE



Warsaw Chopin leading the way on Facebook
Warsaw Chopin’s decision to embrace social media as a key communication tool appears to be paying off, with the Polish airport now boasting more followers on Facebook than any other European gateway. MORE





OTHER NEWS

Houston’s Mario Diaz urges airports to ‘think outside the box’
Airports in the US must ‘think outside the box’ and reposition themselves if they are to weather changes in airline services caused by a number of mergers and consolidations in the industry, according to Mario Diaz, director of Houston Airport System (HAS). MORE

Changi opens new Chocolate store
Singapore Changi may be the new favourite airport of the world’s ‘chocoholics’ after opening an innovative new outlet dedicated to confectionary. MORE



Bordeaux considers development options
Bordeaux Airport is planning an overhaul of its main terminals, in a bid to handle a predicted rise in passenger numbers as well as boost revenue streams. MORE




ONLINE NOW:
from Airport World magazine Issue 2


Terminal velocity
The opening of a new terminal and Hungary’s EU presidency ensure that 2011 will be a year to remember for Budapest Airport, writes Joe Bates. MORE



Squirrels with crayons
Lisa Brown and Richard Walsh report on Boston Logan’s web-based initiatives to communicate with passengers and humanise the airport brand. MORE



Airport World 2011
Issue 02



Theme:
Customer service

Airports:
Budapest and Madrid

Special report:
Cargo Security

Plus:
Airport design, movie matters

MORE



Previous Issues

Issue 1, 2011
Theme: Land Development





Issue 6, 2010
Theme: Safety and security




Issue 5, 2010
Theme: Airport IT




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