Prediction: The Airport of the Future….“air travel will become more enjoyable once more”

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News)
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One of the winning designs for the 2011 Fentress Global Challenge

The airport of the future by Oliver Andrew - one of the the winning designs for the 2011 Fentress Global Challenge

A lengthy narrative from specialist international aviation market research and marketing consultancy, Research For Travel, predicts that “air travel will become more enjoyable once more” – with no queuing at check-in, emigration, security, boarding and immigration; more time to shop, eat and drink; lower fares due to reduced airport and airline costs…and no problems with lost luggage!

Airports of the future need to “change dramatically” over the next 15 years to satisfy modern travellers. Research For Travel predicts flying will again be fun in a new era of airline travel by 2025 with:

•„ “Trusted travellers” bypassing security
•„ Rapid, high-tech emigration and immigration
•„ No shops at airports, just showrooms
• Airports operating 24 hours a day
• Totally new boarding procedures
•„ No check-in desks or check-in luggage.

Based on its 25 years’ wealth of research and feedback, Research For Travel believes: “Passengers no longer enjoy air travel, especially those based in Europe and the USA. They regard flying as expensive, stressful, time-consuming and uncomfortable.”

At the same time, “airlines are also finding it very difficult to make profits” so will have to cut costs – and airports will struggle to cope with a rapid increase in passenger numbers.

In response, Research For Travel concludes: “The aviation industry therefore faces a difficult future……

Read the full whitepaper here…..

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