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Airside operations cover a vast range of procedures, including but not limited to the management of aircraft movements, foreign object debris (FOD) detection, wildlife management, the handling of weather implications, evaluating law enforcement, ARFF, air traffic control, and incident responses.
Many of these directly impact the safety of passengers and staff and therefore are incredibly important for the day-to-day routine at an airport. They also involve a portfolio of individuals within an airport’s workforce and so International Airport Review aims to gather industry news on airside operations, but also to speak to leading industry figures regarding what they see as the biggest challenges within airside operations, the potential solutions, and what they see the future holding for the airside area of an airport.
Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean has suggested that governments should avoid reintroducing strict air travel restrictions, to avoid any further impact to aviation’s recovery.
Despite the turbulent aviation environment in 2021, due to COVID-19, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, recorded its highest-ever cargo tonnage and a significant growth in passenger figures.
Airport Operators Association, Chief Executive Karen Dee has commented on the UK government's plans to provide additional funding for Airspace Modernisation as part of Build Back Better.
The UK government has agreed to support the aviation industry recovery with airport slot alleviation for the upcoming summer 2022 season, as demand for air travel returns.
UK government have invested £3.7 million into redesigning the airside operations to be faster, more reliable, quieter, and greener, as part of its Build Back Better initiative.
During 2021, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol experienced an increase in total cargo volume by 15.7 per cent to 1.66 million tonnes compared to figures from the previous year, 2020.
A recent open letter from Chief Medical Officers of Health from Air Canada, Toronto Pearson Airport, and WestJet have urged the Canadian government to remove passenger arrival tests at airports.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of ACI World, looks back over the past two years and explains his outlook on the recovery and the importance placing sustainability at the core of the airport sector’s business strategies.
International Airport Review Editor, Holly Miles, caught up with Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia Airports at the recent World Routes conference in Milan. Together, they discussed Swedavia’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery and route development, as well as the future.
Manaus International Airport is the first of six other airports in the Brazilian region, whose operations will be handed over to VINCI Airports under a 30-year concession contract awarded back in April 2021.
Latest International Air Transport Association data shows that global air cargo markets halved in November 2021 due to supply chain disruptions.