Commercial

Positive outlook for airport investment

Positive outlook for airport investment

The gradual recovery of the economy, both in European and global terms, has coincided with a rise in passenger numbers, highlighting the strength of airports as a prospect for private investment. Ryan Ghee & Robert O’Meara report.

Ensuring economic vitality as industry returns to growth

The third annual ACI Airport Economics & Finance Conference was held in London on 1-2 March. The event, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI WORLD, was particularly timely as indicators point to a healthier global economic environment and a return to air traffic growth, while significant challenges remain. Ross Falconer reports.

ETRC dedicated to overcoming travel retail challenges

While a steady increase in passenger numbers and the impending first stage lifting of the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) may indicate a positive outlook for travel retail, the industry is still facing a number of significant challenges. Ryan Ghee spoke to Frank O’Connell, president of the European Travel Retail Council (ETRC).

Making a difference

Rick Stavast of SSP explains how new technologies are being used to transform the airport passenger experience.

Commercial development ‘critical’ to DAA growth

The innovative retail and food & beverage (F&B) offering that is available in Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 serves to highlight the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) dedication to commercial growth. Ryan Ghee spoke to Paul Neeson, director retail, DAA.