“There is no captive customer, in either fast-moving consumer foods or airports”
Kevin Toland (47) became Chief Executive of DAA, the Dublin and Cork airport operator, in January 2013 after spending a quarter-century in consumer foods – the last decade as the CEO of Glanbia USA, a dominating force in the manufacture and supply of processed products in the giant North American foods industry. Previously, Toland held senior executive positions in Coca-Cola Russia and with Grand Metropolitan in Ireland and Central Europe. DAA is his first job in air transport. Read the full article »
The inaugural EU-ASEAN Aviation Summit was held in Singapore on 11-12 February, jointly organised by the European Commission and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Significantly, a Joint Declaration adopted at the conclusion of the event proposed negotiation of a comprehensive air transport agreement between the EU and ASEAN. Report by Ross Falconer.
After a two-year review, in February the European Commission adopted its new guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines. Europe’s airports have cautiously welcomed the clarity provided by the guidelines, while expressing concern about their medium-term impact on regional airports and connectivity. Here, Airport Business summarises the new rules and what they mean for airports. Report by Ross Falconer.
After false starts in 2011 and 2013, the first phase of the new rules on LAGs (liquids, aerosols and gels) entered into force on 31 January, marking the first steps of a progressive roadmap towards the full lifting of restrictions, enabling passengers transferring at EU airports to carry their duty free purchases onboard their connecting flights. Report by Ross Falconer.
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