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Ready for business

On November 19, 2015, the Denver International Airport Westin Hotel, open-air plaza and transit center opened to guests, providing an entirely new type of travel experience for passengers. Passenger Terminal World speaks to Kap Malik, design director at Gensler, the lead architects on the project, about how the complex will transform the airport’s landscape

Coastal retreat

David Green, principal for architecture firm Perkins+Will, speaks to Passenger Terminal World about the masterplan design for a 1,700-acre (2.66 square miles) airport city being developed alongside Istanbul New Airport in Turkey.

Hub of activity

A US$60m capital improvement program is well underway at Princess Juliana International Airport in St Maarten. Passenger Terminal World finds out how the airport is meeting the demands of being a hub destination for the Caribbean region

Working remotely

As St Helena Airport on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean approaches its final construction phases, Passenger Terminal World speaks to some of those involved in making the project become a reality.

Cultural reflections

Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague (Letiště Praha) is undertaking a series of construction projects including the interior redesign of terminals 1 and 2 and the transformation of the public areas outside the terminals. Passenger Terminal World spoke to Marika Janoušková, communications manager for Vaclav Havel, about the projects and what they will mean for travelers in the future

Landside evolution

James Berry, director and global aviation and transport sector leader for Woods Bagot, explains the thinking behind his recent white paper on the changing face of the airport landside interchange 

Are US terminals measuring up internationally?

Lee Glenn, director of aviation design and vice president at architecture firm HKS, explores why US airport terminal design is falling behind global standards and how this can be addressed. 

Eastern promise

A consortium consisting of Basic Element, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Changi Airports International (CAI) recently won the operating rights for Vladivostok International Airport in Russia as part of a US$109m deal. Andrey Elinson, deputy head of Basic Element, talks to Passenger Terminal World about the acquisition and the consortium’s plans.

Passenger influx

Alistair Brierley, design director for GMW Architects, speaks to Passenger Terminal World following the inauguration of the new terminal at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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