Budgets within the aviation industry are seemingly getting smaller and 70% of the world’s airports fail to make profit, writes Kristian Budolfsen. But given than flying has never been so popular, surely something isn’t adding up?
As non-aeronautical revenues rise ever higher up the airport agenda, understanding what motivates passengers to spend and how to further influence that behaviour is becoming more and more essential to the commercially successful airport, writes Mignon Buckingham.
From propellers to double deck superjumbos, the changing face of passenger aircraft has been highly visible over the years and much remarked upon, writes Chris Dering, managing director-aviation, Bechtel.
As a place where technology, commerce, engineering, global connectivity, human achievement and ambition all combine in a manner seldom found elsewhere, there can be few better examples than the modern international airport, writes Charles Hugill.
As of today, a new European Union (EU) regulation has come into force, which affects the operations of all inbound air mail and cargo into the EU market.
In the last 20 years, the number of flights has doubled at the busiest international airports – an increase that has not been matched by infrastructure development at the same facilities.
Come January, the TSA says it will transfer over responsibility for airport exit lane security to the airports. Because of the obvious operational and budgetary impacts, this is a deeply contentious issue and many airports are petitioning the change.
It’s been said that there’s no place quite like the United States when it comes to scale of ambition, commitment to customer service and sheer size of opportunity for all.