13th October 2021, Jo Hunt, our Associate Director has recently returned from the World Routes Conference in Milan. Here are her thoughts on the conference and the discussions she had.
“It was great to step away from the virtual world and see so many familiar and new faces over the last few days at World Routes in Milan. I enjoyed being able to discuss the industry that we all love and share our experiences over the last 18 months. It has become increasingly clear that there is a real need for airports to now be able to look to the future and understand what the recovery may look like, specifically the pathway back to operating at 2019 levels.”
At Aviation Economics, whilst we recognise that rising carbon costs and environmental taxation is inevitable, the COP26 conference is further proving the need for the industry to set out a credible roadmap to decarbonise aviation. Ensuring we do this will hopefully reduce intervention that could add cost and dampen demand during the Covid-19 recovery period and beyond.
Here at Aviation Economics, we provide short, mid and long term traffic, movement and emissions forecasts and there is an ever-increasing emphasis on the impact of climate change on our industry. Whether required for airport masterplanning, transaction due diligence, refinancing, airport growth strategy or network development, we use both top-down macro-economic and bottom-up forecasting techniques to provide an insight into what the future may look like.