Capacity is a major concern for many airports, with air traffic nearly doubling every 15 years pre-COVID and restrictions on land use, noise and others not allowing to realise further capacity extensions. Even though traffic numbers have dropped dramatically during the COVID pandemic, significant cost reduction programmes in combination with social distancing measures have yet again created capacity constraints. Therefore, airports must plan well ahead to accommodate future passengers in the best possible way. Depending on the region, the problems associated with capacity restrictions arise in different ways.
Airports must undertake many initiatives to overcome capacity crunch, improve their efficiency, reduce costs and to generate revenues by developing commercial activities. Airport Intelligence brings a remarkable track record in that field.