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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...

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Data science in aviation; high potential slow progress

Data science provides great opportunities for the aviation industry to improve products and processes. Despite the abundance of data and tools the application of data science in aviation is still limited. Biggest constraints are the lack of recognition that data can be used more effectively...

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Capacity at Dutch airports is running out

This month the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is expected to present an action agenda to maintain Schiphol Airport’s position as one of Europe’s main hub airports with a strong network of connections. We are looking forward to this Mainport Schiphol policy paper....

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Can Brazil achieve growth when its main airports are maxed out?

March 31st the Economist published about the Brazilian waxing and waning economy. With a decrease of 3,8% in GDP last year there are certainly continued worries for concern. In spite of this economic situation the country’s infrastructure needs to be improved in order to achieve...

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A few facts about 100 years of Schiphol

Schiphol, founded in March 1916 as a military aerodrome, is not the oldest airport in the Netherlands; Soesterberg is. However, Soesterberg, open since 1913 only has glider flights these days. Schiphol has grown in 100 years to a major international airport moving over 55 million...