On the 5th and 6th of December, the first Airport City Academy was held in Vienna.
About 30 delegates from all over the world participated.
The Airport City Academy is an initiative of Max Hirsh (Airport Urbanism) and Pieter van der Horst (AIREA) and organized by Aviation Media.
The SMART Airports & Regions conference will this year take place at El Paso, Tx (USA) on 22-24 of July.
Pieter van der Horst will be one of the speakers on the second day. His speech will be about Land use, Real Estate & Commercial Developments at airports.
On the 11th of December, Pieter van der Horst from AIREA was one of the teachers involved in the GTI Maximizing Airport Revenues training in London. A wide variety of topics was discussed, ranging from parking management to retail management and from adding leisure to the airport to creating an Airport City.
AIREA has recentely developed a Commercial Airport Real Estate Training program. It consists of getting a better understanding of the airport real estate market, investment structures, Airport City service levels, product maturity, Real Estate strategies, organization set up, real estate process and commercial / business development and gives many examples of how other airports handle these topics.
Airports own vast amounts of land. If you superimposed the average airport over a map of the city that it serves, you’d find that it’s about the same size as the entire downtown core—and many airports are much, much bigger. Some of this land is held in reserve for future terminal and runway expansions, but a lot of it is not. The world’s leading airports view these real estate holdings as a critical source of non-aeronautical revenue. They’ve transformed that land into a variety of...