13 April 2016

ACI EUROPE says Belgian strike adds 'injury to injury'
ACI EUROPE has released a statement this morning expressing outrage at the decision by Belgian air traffic controllers to call a wildcat strike, just 10 days after Brussels Airport was reopened after suffering a terrible terrorist incident. 
Source:                         Travel Retail Business
Belgocontrol: les aéroports européens s'insurgent contre la grève
ACI EUROPE, organisation regroupant les aéroports d'Europe, exprime son "indignation" concernant la grève non annoncée des contrôleurs aériens belges. "Fermer l'espace aérien témoigne d'un total manque de décence et de respect pour l'aéroport ainsi que pour le secteur", indique l'organisation dans un communiqué.
Source:                       RTBF
Brussels Airport shut down by unannounced controllers' strike
A work action orchestrated by the guild of Belgian air traffic controllers brought flights to a halt at Brussels Airport less than 10 days after the airport restarted services following the March 22 deadly terrorist attacks.
Source:                       Air Transport World
Tackling consumers and creativity: ACI EUROPE commercial conference
The 25th ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition opened yesterday in Helsinki, hosted by Finavia, with a focus on engaging the consumer and creating new experiences at airports.
Source:                       The Moodie Davitt Report
ACI and Green Light to offer new course on behavioural analysis for passenger screening and insider threat management
Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited, a London-based security training and consulting company, signed an agreement on 17 March to collaborate on a new behavioural analysis course for passenger screening and insider threat management. 
Source:                          Travel and Tour World
Remote tower study at Dublin Airport
Aviation consultancy Helios has been engaged by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to assess the operational and technical feasibility of implementing a remote tower solution to provide ATC services to a dual runway operation at Dublin airport.
Source:                          Airport Focus International
Travel retail ''should never overlook'' the importance of European international passengers, says analyst Air4Casts
The critical importance of European passengers to travel retail has been highlighted by analyst Air4Casts. The company's latest client briefing notes that the region had almost 1.4 billion international passengers in 2015, with growth reaching +9.5% in the first quarter of 2016. 
Source:                          The Moodie Davitt Report