Airport of the future
Presentation of the Lecture of 12 March 2019 at the Royal Academy of Belgium-Brussels.
By Marc Noyelle, former deputy CEO of Aéroports de Paris and president of ADPi, AAE member
Abstract: Most “Airports of the Future” (by 2060) will actually be today’s 500 largest airports, strongly adapted to support growth (tripling of the number of passengers) and to offer better services. Fewer than 100 new airports will be built, mainly in Asia. They will need long runways as today, for energy efficiency.
New services are forecast in many fields: security, baggage handling, air traffic control, landside access, etc. Airports will no longer be places benefiting outsiders alone, but will represent added value and jobs, making them more easily acceptable.