The Moroccan Airports Authority, Office National Des Aeroports (ONDA), is driving a major transformation of its IT systems to better support passenger growth. The airport operator has partnered with ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems to deploy one of the largest implementations of airport operational solutions at 22 of its airports. This will translate to better turnaround time for Europe-Africa airport hubs like Casablanca. Large airports like Marrakesh, Nador and Rabat will be able to better use their resources. Overall, all of the airports will gain an accurate, real-time view of operations so airport stakeholders can take better decisions faster. Continue reading
Aviation traffic expands every year – and that’s good news for both airlines and travellers. But growth in passenger numbers and cargo volumes pose added challenges to airport operators. This article looks at the challenges, and some of the solutions. Today’s operators have to come up with a range of expansion projects and new, smart initiatives to enhance the passenger overall experience.
AIR TRAFFIC. When the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May, the demand rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018 which was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent trough of 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March.
NEW VIDEO. The world of aviation is changing rapidly. Watch the new video from ADB SAFEGATE where we scan aviation trends from various sources and put them together in a the 100 seconds trend video 2019. Watch the trends reshaping aviation.
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.
ACI LONDON. Our guest blogger from Momberger Airport Information spoke with Angela Gittens, Director General of ACI World and Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE about the latest challenges and opportunities for airports around the world at the ACI 10th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, London, United Kingdom. Watch the video now.
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