Can airports really achieve deep and meaningful relationships with airlines?

Airport and airline relations have the potential to improve significantly once both parties recognise potential synergies in mutual areas of interest such as retail and merchandising, but a partnership approach and sharing risk and development ideas is key. But with both industries historically keeping customer intelligence close to their chests, is such an outcome a realistic scenario.

It is clear that aligning commercial and operational goals and sharing development risks will allow them to  mutually reap the rewards. But with both industries historically keeping customer intelligence close to their chests, is such an outcome a realistic scenario and are their differing outlooks a barrier to reaching common ground?

Many questions still remain…

  • How do airports and airlines view the passenger journey?
  • What kinds of data sharing initiatives exist between airports and airlines?
  • What are some alternative sources of revenue that airlines and airports can tap into?
  • Can airlines protect themselves against the goalposts shifting under airport ownership changes?

This will be one of the topic areas discussed at the forthcoming CAPA- Centre for Aviation Global Airport Leader’s Forum that takes place in Dubai, UAE on 07-May-2018.

Understanding aviation markets is CAPA’s great strength and passion and this year’s agenda includes a variety of topics sure to generate interest. Can airports achieve deep and meaningful relationships with airlines? will be the opening panel session of the afternoon session of the Dubai forum on 07-May-2018.

The high-level aviation event is a forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the aviation industry and it is attracting delegate interest from across the globe.

It will bring together global airport leaders to discuss key strategic issues and challenges facing airports as new technologies come online and tougher regulations create downward pressure on traditional revenue streams. The forum will aso explore how airports can adapt their business models, implement smart innovations and embrace collaborative partnerships with airlines to adapt and flourish in the digital age.

Covering the global strategic challenges and opportunities facing airport operators, regulators and airport industry suppliers, this is clearly a forum you don’t want to miss!

FIND OUT MORE… visit the CAPA Global Airport Leaders’ Forum homepage to find out more about this not-to-be-missed opportunity to discuss relevant issues impacting the airport sector and learn meaningful insights from your industry peers.