With an expanding portfolio which now includes runway lighting, docking guidance and control tower systems and other state-of-the-art technologies, ADB SAFEGATE has become a key partner for airports on this continent. One such airport is Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan for which Gilles Darriau, General Director of AERIA, and Alexander Herring, Regional Sales Director Africa and Managing Director ADB SAFEGATE South Africa, have great ambitions. What are these ambitions and how can they be achieved? An interview with two people who are passionate about the industry.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The African aviation sector is growing rapidly but the infrastructure needs to evolve at the same pace. The Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) marks its 25th anniversary this year and Alexander Herring recently met with, Fundi Sithebe – Chief Operating Officer at ACSA – to explore her thoughts about trends in the airport industry.
EVENT. The rise of the economic development in African regions boosts the movement of individuals to the continent. More than a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy the transportation need. At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects, construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities. ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring is chairman of the event. Continue reading
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 INTERVIEW. The African market is very interesting in the sense that the air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years. Africa accounts for 15 percent of the world population but only two percent of the global air traffic. For many international airlines, high profit and stable passenger growth make Africa an attractive market. And now, with traffic is set to double in the coming years, Africa will not only attract more stakeholders, airlines, investors and financiers but also the whole business world.