Airlines and their passengers and cargo need safe, functional and affordable airport infrastructure for their operations to thrive. IATA works with airports, government authorities on major airport development projects across the globe and seeks to ensure that they result in adequate infrastructure for airlines. It is key that we also consider our visions for airports of the future and how new technologies can make air travel more efficient.
Investments in airport infrastructure
Some US$1.2-1.5 trillion is expected to be spent on global airport infrastructure development up to 2030, requiring major increases in capital spending. IATA seeks to ensure major airport expansion projects develop cost efficient facilities that balance capacity with demand, while delivering the functionality, levels of service and operational efficiency required to justify the investments being made.
Our design experts are actively engaged with airports and authorities in reviewing investment plans and seeking airline involvement in the expansion projects from the beginning.
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Innovating for the future: NEXTT
In light of projected air traffic growth, the industry will need to innovate. New concepts will increasingly be required to optimize the use of emerging technologies, processes and design for the complete ground journey.
Together with Airport Council International (ACI), we seek to deliver this future by making the best use of New Experience Travel Technologies. Our NEXTT initiative shall develop a common vision to enhance the transport experience, guide industry investments and help guide governments to improve the regulatory framework.
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