Airports airlines need team spirit IATA

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J In the spirit of corporation International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general Tony Tyler has urged airports and airlines to work together and build a better aviation future.Speaking at the Airports Council International World Annual General Assembly earlier this month, the aviation leader stressed that both parties “need a common and forward-looking agenda” to make air travel safer, user friendly and environmentally responsible.He stressed that among the most important adjustments needed in the sector is improvement to security and safety, with the industry needing to improve dialogue with government stakeholders on a Checkpoint of the Future (CoF) system that will allow passengers to pass through security without taking off their clothes or unpacking their bags.He said there was a need for the two Groups to re-think security standards and implement news ones that make the customer travelling experience less invasive.As well airlines and airports need to focus on customer satisfaction by improving baggage delivery accuracy.According to the aviation head, a simple support system set up to assist airlines as they handle luggage could see mishandling reduce by up to 75 percent as it did when Air New Zealand and Auckland International Airport implemented a Baggage Improvement Program.By working together, My Tyler said the two Groups could also tackle carbon emissions and reach the industry’s goal of improving fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent annually by 2020.“Some airports—Madrid-Barajas, Detroit and Stockholm-Arlanda have allocated land to grow source crops for sustainable biofuels,” he explained. “Zurich Airport has mandated the used of fixed ground power. “These are all important moves to improve our environmental performance.”Infrastructure investments and spending were also key initiatives airlines and airports could team up to tackle.“Building infrastructure to handle growth is a challenge best handled in close cooperation between airports and airlines,” he highlighted. “This includes working together in the airport master planning to ensure that investments are being made that match the needs of airlines.”He explained that while the two organisations discuss price and affordability they need to delve further into common future expenditures and ways they plan to accommodate and build aviations nature. “But let’s keep focused on the fact that airlines and airports both need to be financially sound financial partners that are able to plan and grow our businesses together,” he concluded.last_img read more