By Tom Smith Former airline route planners kicked off the first day of the ACI-NA Air Service Data Seminar in Albuquerque with some “horror stories” from their JumpStart days and provided some tips on how to better pitch their communities to airlines. Presentation mistakes Greg Atkin, a consultant with Sixel Consulting Group, formerly with US [...]
My job here at ACI-NA is to help our member airports gain greater financial flexibility.
By Tom Smith After an airport has that critical first meeting with an airline, such as at ACI-NA’s JumpStart, how much time does the carrier spend fact-checking the airport’s pitch presentation? It depends. During the day-long ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar on Thursday here in Washington, there were a few useful or insightful nuggets [...]
By Caroline O’Reilly “We have some challenges and we have some opportunities,” said Mark Reis as he opened his first official remarks as 2014 ACI-NA Board Chair during Wednesday’s Chairman’s Honors Luncheon. “Our ‘to-do’ list is getting no shorter. If anything, it is longer and it is more imperative.” And with that, Reis wasted no [...]
By Caroline O’Reilly As the ACI-NA Annual Conference began to wrap up Wednesday morning, the problem of how the federal budget sequester continues to hamper necessary innovation came to the fore in the concurrent session, NextGen: Evolving Priorities in an Era of Resource Constraints. “We’ve been through this rodeo once before,” said DFW’s James Crites, [...]