IATA projects a 5.1% growth in passenger numbers across the region where nearly 300 million passengers will travel to and from African destinations and as a result, airport development projects today are mushrooming across the continent. ADB SAFEGATE’s Alexander Herring chairs the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa where the development and expansion plans will be discussed.
VIDEO. Globalization is shifting economic power to different geographies, with emerging markets powering aviation growth. Airport traffic has doubled every 15 years since the 1970s, and accordingly to the newly released “20-Year Air Passenger Forecast” from International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of air travelers is expected to double again within the next 20 years. Continue reading
Uninformed commentators cite security as the biggest challenge for airports in coming decades. But peak industry bodies such as IATA and ACI differ. They identify dramatic increase in passenger numbers as the airport industry’s single biggest challenge. IATA has flagged passenger traffic increases of up to 100% over current levels by 2035; that could mean an extra 3.7 billion passengers who will need accommodating by airports around the world.
King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East but the airport has faced many operational challenges where irregularity in operations and coordination has been affecting the entire airport ecosystem and translated to excessive operational costs. ADB SAFEGATE is now signing a € 5.50m deal to help improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of apron operations at the airport. Continue reading
VIDEO. Imagine one integrated operational process from approach to departure. To make this a reality, such a solution must integrate and intelligently support many different guidance and traffic control functions, including tower control systems, airfield lighting, docking control and gate management. Watch our colleagues talk about how ADB SAFEGATE’s integrated airport solutions for gate, airfield and the tower can improve airport performance.
Did you know that the world’s population has doubled since 1970? With the rapidly growing global middle class, and expansion in emerging markets such as Latin America and the Middle East, airports are faced with the challenge to meet rising air traffic demands. How can your airport benefit without deteriorating safety and profitability? How can you increase your throughput without compromising passenger experience?
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND. ADB SAFEGATE recently attended ACI Europe’s Regional Airport Conference and Expo in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event was attended by over 300 representatives from regional airports and airport vendors from all over Europe. Held over two days, the conference focused on topics looking at how regional airports can compete, innovate and sustain in the current and future aviation climate.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. African airports are gaining attention worldwide as they invest in modernizing their infrastructure, technology and operations. Adapting to growth indicators such as the rising African and global middle class, and to forecasts warning of air traffic doubling by 2030, African airports are looking at improving their performance. Continue reading
Today’s Airports contain a complex network of stakeholders. Often these stakeholders have efficient management and communication strategies within their respective departments. However, inefficiencies that hamper productivity and performance can be created when these stakeholders interface with other departments and external organisations. If a holistic approach is to be implemented, a philosophy of One Airport – One Process needs to be adopted.
The 15th edition of Airport Show 2015 took place May 10-12 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The show is the largest annual airport exhibition in the world with over 250 companies exhibiting and representatives from all over the world.