In this issue

Issue 50 | December 2019

The rise of populism is creating a sea change in global politics. But what effect, if any, is this having on the aviation industry? We find out in the final AIR edition for 2019.

Our cover article for this issue discusses the highly contentious practice of passenger profiling at airports – should this form of behavioural analysis be used at airports in an increasingly digital age?

Rolling into next year, we take a deep dive into duty-free retail, exploring how the market has evolved at airports, and then asking experts from across the industry what major retail trends will set airports on fire in 2020.

Also in this issue: a discussion of the biggest sources of passenger stress at airports; six new initiatives designed to help ease travel for passengers in 2019; and should UK politicians call for an abolishment of air passenger duty after Brexit?

Joe Baker, editor