Airport Success Factors

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Success factors of airports
There are numerous factors that leads to the success of a particular airport. The study of the success factors divides the areas that impact the success of an airport into business and finance sides.
Identifying the factors that are critical for success or in some case contribute to failure of any airport, will evidently help the managers to focus on areas of concern and avoid future failures during the planning process of the airport strategy (ACRP, 2009).
The planning team at a particular airport may benefit from conducting a problem tree analysis, it may assist the team to assess the causes for failure (not achieving success) and effect of the failure on attaining the airport goals. After the key failure areas
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Operational efficiency
Ability to handle all landside and airside exercises in a productive what's more, cost cognizant way. Operational efficiency is very critical in the success of any airport, to achieve it the management must have a strong number of partners in areas such as handling, catering, fuel, slots coordination etc... Moreover, the management must have strong ties with government authorities and it should focus also in safety and security areas at the airport.

7. Strong financial situation
Being able to invest in future development plans is very important in the success of an airport. Airports achieve strong financial situation by focusing on having high cash flow and using different methods to generate revenue from the markets. Moreover, creating strategies to increase both aeronautical and non-aeronautical activities at the airport.

Success Story of Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport, located at the eastern edge of Singapore, was officially opened on 29 December 1981. It was built mainly on reclaimed land near where originally the World War II Changi airbase had stood (Tan,
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Investment in infrastructure:
The government of Singapore put the priority on providing the most sophisticated type of infrastructure in Changi’s Airport. The first step towards building an iconic hub was the construction of 3 major terminal building which was later expanded into 4. The mega construction work required the airport to be built not only on land but on sea as well. This major development in the infrastructure system has led to huge increase in the airport capacity to reach 70 million passengers in 2008. Also, the government of Singapore reserved suitable portion of land for further expansion plans.

Operational efficiency:
Changi airport is known for its excellent service and efficiency when it comes to serving its passengers. The key performance indicators used by the airport proof the level of efficiency in services such as check in which takes only 10mins and has efficiency percentage of 90% other service such as arrivals immigration, security, baggage delivery and passenger loading bridge have the same percentage of efficiency and take approximately 10-15mins to be

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