Commercial

Commercial revenues vital to operational excellence

Commercial revenues vital to operational excellence

The 23rd ACI EUROPE Airport Trading Conference & Exhibition took place in Zurich from 26 to 28 March. The event highlighted the critical importance of commercial revenues to the development of both airport infrastructure and connectivity.

Regulation should reflect competition

6th ACI Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, London, 12-14 March

Patrick Bohl to spearhead BUD retail

Following a restructure at management level, Budapest Airport has appointed Patrick Bohl as Head of Retail and Advertising. Since 1 March, Bohl has been leading the successful retail and advertising business unit, with a focus on maximising the airport’s commercial and marketing performance.

Money makes the world go around

International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, and as propensity for travelling grows so does the need for international currency. Discerning passengers seek not only the most competitive rates, but also the most convenient means of changing their money, and accordingly foreign exchange providers are developing original and innovative ways to stand out in the competitive currency market.

Bringing a local flavour to international airport retail

What do Hungarian goose liver, giant tulips, British department store John Lewis and a 5m-high likeness of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid have in common? All are the quintessentially regional items that set apart the retail offers of some of Europe’s airports. Report by Amy Hanna.