The airport industry briefing
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News in Numbers
“We’ve seen a glimpse of normalisation and the airports are beginning to bustle with passengers we have missed dearly.
"2023 is a pivotal year for completing the huge task of closing our acquisition of Asiana Airlines. We are in the last stage with the remaining overseas competition authorities reviewing the merger.
"ESG management is no longer a choice, but mandatory to the survival of our future. Introducing eco-friendly aircraft, reducing waste through increased in-cabin recycling, and operating an ESG committee to improve governance are all part of our efforts to support our social responsibility.
“While the future demands more wisdom from us than ever, we will continue on our path as we always have. We are the country’s top aviation experts and know how to give our customers around the globe the ultimate travel experience.”
“Planning and preparation in support of our customers – airlines and airports – is always our focus, but took on even more importance last year, which proved to be more challenging than most.
"As well as the usual issues, such as weather, we were also dealing with industrial action in vital supporting sectors, the possible re-introduction of travel restrictions, for those travelling into the UK from China for example, and the closure of Ukraine airspace.
“We maintained our operational capability throughout the pandemic and planned for 90% of usual traffic numbers in 2022 to ensure we did not constrain the aviation industry’s recovery. It was a very volatile year, but it was a great relief to welcome the return of busy airspace and people travelling overseas again.
“We will continue to work closely with our industry partners in the UK and across Europe as we move into 2023 and make every effort to continue to get passengers where they want to be, safely and efficiently.”