British-Irish Airports Showcase & Operations Conference
“Critical airport infrastructure development across the UK and Ireland. Improving every aspect of airport safety, operation, commercial performance, and development”
Tuesday 12th June - Day 1
Case studies of critical infrastructure development across the UK and island of Ireland Part I
Dublin Airport’s new North Runway: Serving a key European gateway to North America
Head of Strategy, daa, Stakeholder Lead North Runway
What this paper is about: Scheduled to be delivered by 2021, Dublin Airport’s North Runway will create 1,200 jobs in the construction supply chain while delivering a 31% gain in connectivity for the all-Ireland economy by 2034, underpinning Dublin’s position as a leading European Airport, and a key European gateway to North America.
Shannon Airport: The €15 million rehabilitation of Ireland’s longest runway
What this paper is about: The runway rehabilitation, part of an overall €20 million plus development programme, required Runway 06/24 to be re-checked and operational before 06.00 each day. While this procedure is well-rehearsed at major hubs, how did Shannon, a uniquely-sized and uniquely-busy transatlantic airport, set about assembling the necessary skills and know-how for this complex renovation?
London Luton Airport: Vision for Sustainable Growth 2020-2050, and the £225 million Direct Air to Rail Transit
London Luton Airport
In April London Luton Airport Limited commenced ground-breaking on the £225 million Direct Air to Rail Transit (DART) which will transform access to LTN by providing three-minute transfers from the national rail network when completed in 2021. Meanwhile the Vision for Sustainable Growth 2020-2050 masterplan, shortly to be under consultation, will potentially raise capacity to 38 million off the existing single runway.
Case studies of critical infrastructure development across the UK and island of Ireland Part II
Edinburgh Airport’s £220 million Capital Investment Programme
Director of Passenger Experience
What this paper is about: Edinburgh Airport’s £220m+ capital investment programme over the next five years includes an on-going £80 million terminal extension designed to support forecasted growth of up to 16.5million passengers in 2021
Cornwall Airport Newquay: The growing pains of the UK’s fastest-growing airport, and Candidate Spaceport
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed 453,000 passengers in 2017, its third consecutive year of double-digit growth (23%) making it the fastest-growing UK airport in 2017. The latest route launches to the UK’s surfing capital were Eurowings’ weekly services to Stuttgart and Berlin in May. Meanwhile, as one of two Candidate Spaceports hoping to qualify for a £10 million UK government grant, if successful what scale of additional operational change would this require, and what would the investment involve?
The £600 million Stansted Airport Transformation Programme
Programme Delivery Director – Stansted Transformation
London Stansted Airport
What this paper is about: The scope and scale of the Stansted Transformation Programme and the further opportunities to take part.
Case studies of critical infrastructure development across the UK and island of Ireland Part III
Carlisle Lake District Airport – the strategy for development of the UK’s newest commercial airport and the Stobart plan to grow London Southend Airport from 1.1 million to 2.5 million passengers
The £480 million London City Airport Development Programme
Chief Development Officer
London City Airport
What this paper is about: City Airport Development Programme (CADP) will significantly change London City Airport, with improved facilities for customers, an expanded offer of flights, and greater space to accommodate increasing passengers, enabling annual passengers to grow from the current 4.5 million to 6.5 million.
Key British-Irish airports operational case studies
Alternative fuels and vehicles: Further developing daa’s Sustainability Strategy
Dr Mary Kerins
Head of Health, Safety, Sustainability and Environment
daa, Dublin Airport
Further British-Irish operational paper to be confirmed
Wednesday 13th June - Day 2
Gatwick’s new £1.15 billion Capital Investment Programme
What this paper is about: Gatwick is halfway through a £2.7 billion transformation. Having already spent £1.5 billion, it has now embarked on a new £1.15 billion five-year plan: “As we plan to grow towards 50 million passengers, we will focus on efficiency and service so that our passengers continue to receive the airport experience they expect, in the most sustainable manner possible.”
Belfast City Airport £15 million investment to “significantly enhance the passenger journey”
George Best Belfast City Airport
What this paper is about: In 2018 George Best Belfast City Airport announced a £15 million infrastructure investment that will include a major upgrade of departures (including a 30% increase in retail space), renewal of the central security area and hold baggage screening facilities, as well as the purchase of a new fleet of airport fire appliances.
Helping smaller regional airports from Bournemouth to Derry prosper through effective management and collaboration
Chief Executive Officer
Regional & City Airports (RCA)
With the acquisition of Bournemouth Airport, Regional & City Airports (RCA) is actively building its portfolio of owned or managed airports which now includes Norwich, Exeter and Coventry, and management contracts for Blackpool, Derry and Solent Airport. How does this growth translate into the corporate aims of “enabling our airports to benefit from the economies of scale, shared best practice and a consistent commercial return traditionally enjoyed by larger hub airports”?
The British-Irish Airports Operations Roundtable
Doncaster Sheffield Airport