The volume of passengers coming to the UK has seen a considerable increase following BREXIT. According to ForwardKeys, London’s arrivals have grown by 14% ahead of figures for July to October. With increased volumes passing through, airports need to be prepared and equipped to offer an exceptional passenger experience to encourage repeat visits.
Across the aviation industry, it can be seen that all airports are striving to improve the passenger experience with expanded facilities; higher security and the ability serve a greater range of destinations. These developments are driving a higher volume of passengers which in turn, drives airport retail turnover and increases the overall asset value.
Some current developments include:
There are numerous more elements involved in Manchester Airports planning than mentioned above, but it’s a great example of the efforts the sector is going to in order to improve the passenger experience, operational management and security.
The continued improvement of airport commercial space and operational procedures, along with the developments and growth has led to aviation retail income to increase by 14.3% year-on-year reaching £164.4m. With the current and future development plans including further retail units and more passengers expected to be passing through – aviation retail income has the potential to rocket!
The developments in the aviation sector are resulting in a substantial number of jobs and significantly increasing passenger volumes – driving the UK’s economy! The sector is extremely active, the volume of developments that can be seen and the plans being proposed are promising a strong and buoyant future ahead!
Alex Rowbottom, Director, Foundation Recruitment