Low-altitude Economy to Fly High – China Makes Great Strides in Advanced Air Mobility Development
2023 was an important year for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Manufacturers of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) around the world have made significant progress in developing their equipment and vehicles, as well as satisfying some of the necessary requirements for obtaining Type Certification (TC).
Investing in Our Future – A Sustainable Frontier for Airport Infrastructure
Airports Council International published the Global Outlook of Airport Capital Expenditure that anticipates the capital investments will be needed to address the long-term trend in passenger demand, and to achieve the long-term carbon emissions target of net zero by 2050. The publication was done in collaboration with Oxford Economics, with the financial support of Hamad International Airport, Qatar.
Digitization Drives Sustainability, Passenger Experience and Revenue Growth at Airports
The rate of global sea level rise in the past 2 decades is approximately double of the last century. The warmest years, as recorded by NASA, are 2016 and 2020. Much of this is due to increased carbon dioxide emissions.
View From The Top: Adapting a Fresh Approach is the Key
ACI Asia-Pacific Director General Stefano Baronci reflects on some of the operational, financial and manpower challenges facing the region’s airports and provides an overview on ACI Asia-Pacific’s latest advocacy efforts.
Airport Groups: Engines of Recovery
Airports Council International has published a comprehensive study on the business model of Airport Groups, also known as multi-airport operators. The study examined the value created by Airport Groups and how the business model benefits the aviation ecosystem.
Looking to The Future: An Interview with ACI Asia-Pacific President Emmanuel Menanteau
ACI Asia-Pacific President Emmanuel Menanteau outlines his plans and priorities for the association; tells us more about the ongoing efforts to stimulate the recovery of air traffic that has nosedived since the beginning of the pandemic; and provides his views on the industry’s focus towards sustainability.
Data-led Insights on Passenger Flow and Gate Utilization Leveraging Flight Schedules and Flight Activity
When it comes to responsive tactics to navigate shifts in passenger supply and demand at airports, understanding and maximizing gate utilization plays an essential role for both the operational efficiency and profitability of airports and their ability to deliver a first-class traveler experience.
Airport Retail Analytics Focus - Concessionaire Contract Management
The last few years have reinforced the importance of airport ancillary revenue in the industry. For many years, the primary focus has been on direct revenue from aircraft and passenger operations. However, the spotlight is now broadening to other ancillary services such as revenue from leases, parking fees, concessionaires, and more.
People Matter – Attracting, Retaining and Developing Industry Professionals Must Be a Priority
Aviation industry workforce will be one of the hot topics of discussion when our brand new event-- Airports Innovate -- gets under way in Muscat, Oman on December 7 & 8.
Airport as a Destination From a Mere Transit Point
Global air travel is expected to grow over the next few months. According to ICAO, the United Nations body to support diplomacy and cooperation in air transport, there has been a steady rise in RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometers), over the last few months. With the pandemic tapering off, supposedly, and travel restrictions being eased globally, these numbers are only going to rise.