SESSION FOUR: AIRPORT NETWORKS
Today, 69% of countries have some sort of airport networks and nearly half of the World’s airports belong to airport networks. Airport networks have also come to support equal opportunities in terms of accessibility, connectivity and economic development. By ensuring the sustainable funding of smaller non-economically viable airports, in compliance with ICAO’s guidelines, airport networks have become essential to safeguard and enhance connectivity for all regions concerned – ensuring that all areas remain interconnected without any community being neglected. But the network model is being challenged. What can future regulation do to address concerns and advance the network model?
Chair: Stefano Baronci, Director of Economics, ACI World
Alexander Zinell, Chief Executive Officer, Fraport Greece Management Company
Jaime Garcia Legaz, Chief Executive Officer, Aena
Seshadri Suresh, Member (Finance), Airports Authority of India
Zouhair Mohamed El Afouir, Chief Executive Officer, ONDA
Ezequiel Barrenechea, Executive Vice President, Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru, Corporacion America