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