Why is Civil Aviation Such a Hard Sell?

Hamon, Philippe
December 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p39
Trade Publication
The aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S., has had massive economic and logistical implications for Europe's civil aviation sector. Airlines and airports must now address the reality of enhanced security measures as a top priority. While meeting these requirements is foremost in people's minds, there remains an equally impressive long-term challenge to the viability of the civil aviation sector. Aviation has become a victim of its own success, with congestion threatening its continued ability to satisfy the increasing demands of airline customers to travel. Studies show that shortage of airport capacity could be the major breakthrough beyond 2005 and this, in turn, is because of vigorous environmental opposition to every airport expansion project. Airports and airlines must convincingly communicate their strategic importance to the economic regeneration and social development of the community.


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