ACI APA 2020, ISSUE 02
Issue theme: Passenger facilitation
In the spotlight: Sustainable design
Special report: China’s aerotropolis projects
Plus: Airport retail & Industry news
View from the top
Director general, Stefano Baronci, reflects on the impact of COVID-19, ACI Asia-Pacific’s recent virtual Regional Board meeting and Assembly, new Strategic Plan and a host of other issues.
ACI Asia-Pacific news
Communications manager, Samantha Solomon, reports on 2020’s Green Airports Recognition and Young Executive of the Year award winners; a LinkedIn milestone and the formation of a Regional COVID-19 Taskforce.
Cameron Mann considers the impact COVID-19 is likely to have on passenger facilitation at airports as the industry strives to provide a safe and secure aviation ecosystem.
Airports are leaders in the use of new technology, which will make touchless travel possible and hasten aviation’s recovery from COVID-19, writes Collins Aerospace’s Tony Chapman.
Collaboration and co-operation will prove key to overcoming COVID-19, although aviation potentially faces a long road to recovery, writes Inderjit Singh.
Road to recovery
Joe Bates provides a snapshot of how the region’s airports have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and are planning for a brighter future.
Playing the long game
Sustainable design must be high on the agenda of the world’s airports post COVID-19 to enable the industry to build back better, writes Roger Swinbourne, Arup’s sustainability leader for the Australasia region.
Sunil Tuli, president of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) and group chief executive of King Power Group (Hong Kong) shares an industry perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic.
China’s aerotropolis ambitions
Mainland China has fully embraced the aerotropolis concept with over 100 hugely ambitious projects now underway across the country, writes Dr John Kasarda.
News, views and reviews from ACI’s regional and global World Business Par