In this issue...
ACI director general, Angela Gittens, considers the impact that the global economic downturn has had on cargo and the need for airports to maximise potential revenue streams.
The real deal
ACI North America president, Greg Principato, reflects on the effect the US Government’s stimulus package has had on airport development and job creation.
North of the border
Canadian Airports Council president and CEO, Jim Facette, highlights the challenges facing the country’s gateways.
On the money
Joe Bates discovers that it takes more than a drop in traffic to halt the development plans of Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport.
Three’s a crowd
Berlin Brandenburg International Airport will usher in a new era for Germany’s capital city when it opens in 2011, writes Oliver Clark.
How are South Africa’s airports preparing for an influx of visitors during the 2010 football World Cup? Lucy Siebert reports.
What next for cargo?
ACI is cautiously projecting an upturn in cargo traffic next year, although the road to recovery looks like it will be a long one for airfreight, writes Joe Bates.
How is freight tonnage holding up at the world’s busiest cargo gateways? Richard Rowe reports.
Airports play a critical role in the transportation of fresh cut flowers across the globe, writes Dan McCue.
Little and large
Airport World finds out more about the fortunes of four smaller cargo gateways.
ACI North America’s vice president of security and facilitation, Christopher Bidwell, reports on the progress of US initiatives to ensure the 100% screening of air cargo.
What impact has the drop in demand for air cargo had on the world’s freighter fleets? David Beckerman reports.
The perfect market?
Chris LeTourneur and Andrew Fayn consider whether you really can sell anything at airports.
Global duty free and travel retail sales jumped by 8.8% to $37 billion in 2008, with airport shops accounting for $21.8 billion worth of business or 60% of all transactions.
Robin Stone discovers that being animal friendly and catering to the needs of pets at airports is fast becoming big business.
States of FLUX
Mark Chivers reports on the FLUX Agreement – a governmental partnership that promises to deliver a hassle-free travel experience for frequent international travellers.
War on drugs
New technology is aiding both police and customs officers in catching drug smugglers at airports, writes Oliver Clark.
Welcome to Munich
Munich Airport’s president and CEO, Dr Michael Kerkloh, looks forward to inter airport Europe 2009.
Access all areas
What are airports doing to cater to the needs of passengers with reduced mobility? Nicole Nelson investigates.
On the radar
Dan London reports on an initiative to improve airfield efficiency at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport.
In the know
New technology can allow industry best practice in runway incursion management to be applied to other runway hazards, writes QinetiQ’s Dr Dominic Walker.
High and mighty
Airport World discovers that Quito’s new international airport is being developed with the needs of the local community and the environment very much in mind.
Heathrow Airport & Los Angeles International Airport.
ACI’s World Business Partners
ACI traffic trends
The last word
The Air Transport Association of America’s president and CEO, James May, shares his thoughts on issues facing the US airline industry.