Growth

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How to negotiate a flexible use of military airspace

The high growth rates in passenger traffic have been a welcome development after some rather lean years. The downside, however, is hitting the capacity limits of a crowded airspace. When route structures are not large or flexible enough to cope, you need other air traffic...

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Scenario-planning for Switzerland’s long-term aviation strategy

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA has been tasked with defining a long-term vision for how the country’s future airspace and aviation infrastructure might be organised, managed and utilised. The Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications proposed a ‘clean-sheet’ approach: all options...

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Brazil’s tough decision on airport concessions

Brazil sorely needs a strategy for its future airport concessions but the choice will not be easy. Although past concessions have brought visible improvements to the airports, there have also been plenty of problems. What are the lessons and how can Brazil model future airport...

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Can Thailand become a global aviation OEM/MRO hub?

With the proliferation of low-cost airlines serving a burgeoning middle class, Thailand is looking to establish itself as a global aviation OEM/MRO hub in the Asia Pacific region. But the government will need a clear strategic direction if it is to transition the country into...

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Europe’s growth in aviation travel continues apace

In this year’s annual update on the growth of the aviation industry, it is clear the aviation industry is still maintaining its momentum of healthy growth. The biggest news: a record-breaking 2 billion passengers welcomed in 2016! Thanks to the 5+% growth of 2015 continuing...

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Navigating the politics of airport growth

Airport growth is increasingly limited by environmental restrictions. With the worldwide air traffic demand increasing, many of the world’s airports are reaching the limits of their environmental capacity. However, further development is often a political minefield. We think smart management of community relations can help. Pushing...

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Gateway to China: old rules don’t apply

The market in China for advanced aviation technologies from Europe is booming. But don’t think you can just send over a company sales rep. In China these days, it’s all about joint ventures and minority shareholders. So what are the new rules? China's aviation boom In China’s...

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Is airline investment good for airports?

Thailand’s biggest low-cost carrier, Thai AirAsia, recently offered to invest in a new terminal at low-cost carrier hub Don Mueang International Airport. With an expansion plan already in place, the airport’s operator, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT), declined the offer. But the move...

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Self-connect; a new way of connecting flights?

Many travellers might associate the process of transferring flights with alliances like SkyTeam, Oneworld or Star Alliance and major hub-airport like Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow or Paris Charles de Gaulle. Would you ever think of low-cost carriers and transfer? True low-cost carriers no longer exist; Ryanair...