“Airports who want to work with Vueling need to appreciate what service level business travellers expect”
Alex Cruz, CEO of Vueling, in conversation with Airport Business, on Rome’s importance, on not liking low cost terminals, and on working with airports to increase passenger spend.
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.
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.
For the perfect example of a forward-thinking airport, with innovation and the passenger experience at the heart of its strategy, look no further than Copenhagen Airports. Its CEO Thomas Woldbye outlined his clear vision for a ‘World Class Hub’ to Ross Falconer.
One of the ways in which the vibrant, exciting nature of the airport industry is best illustrated is by the people working within it. The dynamic young executives at the heart of many of Europe’s airports are testament to the attractiveness of the sector as a stimulating career choice. Ross Falconer spoke with three senior executives – all aged under 40 – from different European airports to obtain their fresh perspectives on the industry.