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6th Edition

Managing Airports
An International Perspective

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ISBN 9781032216386
February 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
616 Pages 91 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Fully revised and updated to consider recent developments in the industry, the sixth edition of Managing Airports: An International Perspective provides comprehensive and cutting-edge insight into the processes behind running a successful airport.

Logically structured and embellished with illustrative diagrams and tables throughout, this edition approaches management topics from a strategic and commercial perspective and provides an innovative and accessible insight into the processes behind running a successful airport. Containing a plethora of global case studies covering a range of different airports from many different parts of the world , the book maintains a balance between coverage of key principles and practice of airport management, together with thorough consideration of current and topical issues. This edition has been updated to include:

• New content on: the significant economic and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry, technological and digital advances, the changing air transport environment, airline developments, net zero goals, evolving markets.

• Updated and expanded content on: sustainability development and airports’ adoption of sustainable development goals, changes in airline business models, airport digital marketing, the passenger biometric airport journey, airport diversification strategies.

• New and updated international case studies to show recent issues and theory in practice.

International and multi-disciplinary in approach, this edition is a vital resource for students, lecturers and researchers of transport and tourism, and practitioners within the air transport industry.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

List of case studies




1. Introduction

2. The structure of the airport industry

3. Airport economics

4. The airport–airline relationship

5. Airport operations

6. Airport service quality and the passenger experience

7. Provision of commercial facilities

8. Airport competition and the role of airport marketing

9. The economic and social impact of airports

10. The environmental impact of airports

11. Future prospects


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Anne Graham is Professor of Air Transport and Tourism Management at the University of Westminster in London, UK. One of her key areas of expertise and knowledge is airport management, economics, regulation and marketing, and she has 40 years’ experience of teaching, research and consultancy on these topics. She has published widely with recent books including Airport Marketing (Second Edition), Air Transport: A Tourism Perspective, The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, Airport Finance and Investment in the Global Economy, and Aviation Economics. She is also a co-editor of three linked books published by Routledge in 2021 related to air transport and regional development. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management.