The squeeze is on from every direction
As costs rise, investment falls, and an airport can find itself losing out to competitors with more money to spend on bigger and better technology and facilities. So keeping an eye on where the money’s going is essential for an airport’s success.
There are many factors tied in with costs, such as:
- Landing fees. Many airlines are renegotiating landing fees in an attempt to maintain profits hit by rising fuel and duty costs.
- Operating costs. ATC is a major expense, but it’s also every airport’s most essential service. Is there a cost-effective way to increase aircraft movements to maximise revenue without compromising safety?
- Increasing competition. Airports are competing to offer the best service at the best price. Any money you can save helps add value to your customer offering.
- Smaller airports. Lower volume airports tend to have a higher cost per aircraft movement – so small rises in cost can have a disproportionate effect.
- The unexpected. Ash clouds, extremes of weather and industrial relations can have a dramatic effect on an airport’s profitability.
Innovative ways to operate more cost-effectively
Where are your cost cutting measures going to come from? How will airports tighten up the slack in the system? How can you reduce airlines’ costs to make your airport more attractive to new customers?
At NATS we’ve been studying this issue for many years. Our innovative solutions have reduced costs for many airports, service providers and other aviation businesses around the world; for instance, by helping get more from existing assets and taking advantage of emerging, more cost-effective technologies.
To find out more about our projects worldwide, visit our interactive world map.
Environment With governments and the public calling for tighter control, there is an increasing focus on environmental issues.
ATM technology modernisation Learn more about how we are working to modernise ATM technology worldwide.
Civil & military We have an in depth understanding of the complexities of civil and military airspace.