eVTOLs – A New Way to Fly
Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East supports the development of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and electric-powered Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (eVTOLs). Representing 623 members from 47 countries/ territories, ACI Asia-Pacific will advocate the positive position onf AAMs by presenting a discussion paper in the upcoming ICAO 58th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation – Asia and Pacific Region in Dhaka, Bangladesh in October. Besides, ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East will formulate a discussion panel in Airports Innovate, our next big event in Muscat, Oman in November.
View From the Top
2023 heralds a new dawn for the aviation and tourism industry. After having remained shut for nearly three years, China-- the world’s biggest aviation market – has reopened its borders to the world. This is a significant milestone for the aviation industry in the region that has started to lose its dominating market position it enjoyed since 2012.
Digital Innovations at the Passenger Checkpoint Taking Performance and Efficiency to New Levels
Integrated, data-driven and open security solutions are helping airports around the world transform passenger checkpoints and achieve the highest levels of security and operational efficiency. Driven by artificial intelligence, automation and connectivity, new digital technologies push productivity up and bring costs down - and ultimately improve passenger experience.
Incheon Airport: Delivering a World-Class Passenger Experience
Sunny Yoon, executive director of Incheon International Airport Corporation’s Terminal Operation Group, talks to ACI Asia-Pacific’s Sunil Subbaiah about the South Korean hub’s commitment to delivering a world-class passenger experience.
BLR Airport: The promise of a sustainable present and future
As the country’s third busiest airport that connects Bengaluru to 78 domestic and 25 international destinations, BLR Airport is committed to create a sustainable future.
View From the Top: Year-end Reflections
ACI Asia-Pacific Director General, Stefano Baronci, reflects on a busy and successful end to 2022.
Improved Operational and Workforce Efficiency With Next-Gen Ground Handling Technology
Managing staff, equipment, and resources in an airport are challenging. They should be ready to meet service agreements and operational requirements regardless of delays or unpredictable difficult situations. However, it is not possible to afford overtime or extra pay under these circumstances. Therefore, managing limited assets is crucial for the maximum effectiveness of airport operations.
Maximising Airport Car Park Revenue - Data Science Perspective
Airports are the new age malls! Over the years, airports have transitioned from merely being travel points to social and commercial hubs. As passenger choices and needs continue to evolve, the airports, too, are rediscovering themselves to offer more than just travel. Another factor contributing to the constant innovation is the increased competition between airports. As the megapolis expands, the need to plan multiple airports fuels this competition within the city airports too. They have realized that to achieve commercial success and remain a preferred airport for passengers, they must offer a broad spectrum of supporting services to elevate the passenger experience and increase revenue.
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.
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.