Session 1: Leaders’ forum – it’s all about capacity
Airport passenger traffic has been growing at an average rate of 4.5% during the last decade (from 2007 to 2017) despite a series of macroeconomic shocks and adverse geopolitical events. Considering robust traffic growth, many airports are near, at, or even exceeding their design capacities, causing congestion, higher costs, lower levels of service and frustrated demand. Existing airport infrastructure cannot handle expected growth. This is what the industry refers to as capacity crunch. This session will explore how airport operators will address the infrastructure in order to continue accommodating traffic in the most effective way possible, by looking at financing of additional airport capacity, pricing mechanisms for scarce infrastructure and optimization in the allocation of slots.
Moderator: James Cole, Head of Aviation Transactions and Forecasting, Mott MacDonald
Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO, Oman Airports Management Company
Dick Benschop, President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Schiphol Group
Martin Eurnekian, President, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, CEO, Corporación América Airports and Chair, ACI World
Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports
Rupert Hogg, CEO, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
Elena Mayoral, Managing Director of AS Madrid-Barajas Airport, AENA Aeropuertos S.A.
Emmanuel Menanteau, Co-CEO, Kansai Airports and Director, Asia, Vinci Airports