Interviews

Cornish plans to return Liverpool John Lennon to profitability

Cornish plans to return Liverpool John Lennon to profitability

The brand new CEO in charge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport  (LJLA) has a plan to turn around the loss-making operation which handled 4.2 million passengers in 2013, down from a high of 5.4 million in pre-recession 2007, and down a further 5% so far in 2014 (January-September).

“Airport modernisation is producing actual, tangible results”

“Airport modernisation is producing actual, tangible results”

An interview with Olga Pleshakova, CEO, Transaero Airlines, by Paul Hogan.

“In all circumstances, we’re only going to grow when it’s profitable”

“In all circumstances, we’re only going to grow when it’s profitable”

The former Director UK Market at easyJet joined Flybe’s new management team exactly a year ago. In that time Flybe has made some dramatic changes, most notably the decision to exit London Gatwick, sell all its slots there to easyJet, and refocus its key London operations on London City Airport (LCY) where, of course, its Q400 aircraft types are absolutely ideal.

From zero to hero: Why it’s been growth, growth, growth at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

From zero to hero: Why it’s been growth, growth, growth at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

Nobody could spell or pronounce the name of this airport when it opened in 2001,” says Gökhan Buğday, the CEO of Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SGIA). Buğday was talking to Airport Business just shortly after achieving yet another record day in which SGIA handled over 90,000 passengers.

TAV moves to buy 40% of Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

TAV moves to buy 40% of Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SGIA) is 60% owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings and 40% by Limak Holding – the Turkish construction company that is also the lead partner in the consortium building, and set to operate, the new Istanbul Grand Airport. Limak is therefore the chief rival of TAV Airports, the operator of Atatürk which (according to comments made by TAV Airports’ CEO Dr Sani Şener to Airport Business) “walked away” from the IGA deal when bids for the 25-year airport concession eventually rose beyond €26 billion.