The man changing your perception of the airline, the airport & Qatar
The story of Qatari aviation is one of vibrant growth and development, built on a philosophy of superior service and quality. It is the perfect example of a fully-formed strategy, which places aviation at the heart of the nation’s desire for growth. Spearheading this growth is Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Doha International Airport and Qatar Airways, and a ubiquitous business ambassador for his country. He outlined his clearly defined vision to Ross Falconer. Read the full article »
The 38th ICAO Assembly, which took place in Montréal from 24 September to 4 October, was the largest in its history, with 1,845 participants representing its 191 Member States. Significantly, it resulted in an historic agreement on addressing aviation’s global carbon emissions. Here, we examine what was at stake, the results of negotiations and the implications for the industry. Report by Ross Falconer.
Analysis of Innovata / Diio Mi schedule data reveals that in the last 12 months a total of 16 airlines have started 25 major new long-haul services between an airport in Europe and an airport in Asia. In total, year-on-year seat capacity (in October) between these two regions is up +3%, at a time when the economies of Europe are, on the whole, growing significantly less quickly than those in Asia. Despite this, 11 of the 16 airlines involved in starting new services are based in Europe. Report by Ralph Anker.
An enormous shift has taken place over the past 5 years in the way airports communicate and converse with their passengers. The implications of social media, smartphone applications and other technology have presented airports with opportunities to empower and inspire the passenger experience like never before. And ACI EUROPE is exploring its implications, as Robert O’Meara reports.
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London Gatwick Airport Official Report 2011
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