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Airports as a Catalyst of Change

Airports as a Catalyst of Change

Frost & Sullivan identified interesting trends and developments in the aviation industry in emerging markets.

There are four major elements of change, namely growth, profitability, privatization, and sustainability.

These elements of change are propelled by economic drivers, infrastructure factors, and market development.

Successful change management would involve creation of multiple airline hubs.

In keeping with learnings from developed airports, multiple airport cities will rise in emerging economies.

Over 􂀀% of the population in emerging economies would make at least one flight trip per year by 2035.

About this report

This research service is on the interesting trends and developments in the aviation industry in emerging markets and how airports are acting as agents of change. The study describes the four major elements of change, namely, growth, profitability, privatization, and sustainability that need to be considered in the development of airports. These change elements are propelled by economic drivers, infrastructure factors, and market development. In keeping with learnings from developed airports, multiple airport cities will rise in emerging economies. The study also discusses the challenges to managing the changes in the aviation industry and suggests possible strategies to overcome these challenges.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction and Structure
    • Introduction
    • Structure of Study
  • Elements of Change
    • Introduction to Elements of Change
    • Growth
    • Growth-Case Study of India
    • Profitability
    • Airport Profitability-A Glimpse into the Future
    • New Business Models-Privatization
    • Privatization-Case Study of Madinah
    • Sustainability
  • Drivers of Change and Their Impact
    • Economic Drivers
    • Economic Drivers Explained
    • Infrastructure Drivers
    • Infrastructure Drivers Explained
    • Market Factors
    • Why the Change Elements are Here to Stay
  • Managing Change-Challenges and Success Strategies
    • Growth-Challenges
    • Growth-Success Strategies
    • Profitability-Challenges
    • Profitability-Success Strategies
    • Privatization-Challenges
    • Privatization-Success Strategies
    • Sustainability-Challenges
    • Sustainability-Success Strategies
  • Conclusion
    • The GPS for Airport Development

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