Published on March 14, 2008
The Future of International Airports: Brussels Airport: The Future of International Airports: Brussels Airport Léon Verhallen Head of Airline Business Development, Brussels Airport Contents: Contents Introduction Trends Strategy The Sabena Collapse: The Sabena Collapse One third of traffic Brussels Airport was lost in 2002 Today 17 million pax, with less than 10% transfer traffic From #10 to #20 in Europe: From #10 to #20 in Europe Primary gateways O&D platforms Secondary gateways excl. Turkey and Russia Privatization and Rebranding: Privatization and Rebranding Privatization in 2005 70% Macquarie Airports (MAp) Copenhagen, Sydney, Bristol new management grow revenues; decrease costs Airport charges reviewed every 5 years (next 2011) CPI - 0 cost pass-through of security costs Rebranding in 2006 European Efficient Welcoming Brussels Airport Today: Brussels Airport Today One terminal Pier A: 31 stands (Schengen) Pier B: 23 stands Capacity 74 movements per hour growth to 80 movements short taxi times terminal: 28 million Operational reliability highest punctuality of all large European airports not closed due to weather in the last five years ASQ - Airport Service Quality Awards: Brussels #1 in 2005 / #2 in 2006: Best airport Europe Airport People Award Europe Zurich Brussels Brussels Helsinki Performance Porto 19 no.1 rankings Munich ASQ - Airport Service Quality Awards: Brussels #1 in 2005 / #2 in 2006 Service & Way-finding Courtesy airport staff 1st Waiting/gate areas 1st Cleanliness 2nd Ambience 1st Availability washrooms 2nd Cleanliness washrooms 1st Ease of way-finding 7th FIDS 3rd Walking distances 18th Making connections 5th Baggage carts 5th Shopping, F&B, lounges F&B facilities 1st Value for money F&B 1st Shopping facilities 4th Value for money shops 1st Computer/Telecom fac. 1st Business lounges 2nd Transportation To/from airport 4th Parking facilities 7th Value for money park. 7th Security & Inspection Passport departures 1st Passport arrivals 1st Courtesy security 1st Thoroughness security 1st Waiting time security 1st Feeling safe & secure 1st Customs inspection 1st Airlines & handlers Waiting time check-in 1st Efficiency check-in 1st Courtesy check-in 1st Speed baggage del. 1st Contents: Contents Introduction Trends Strategy Alliances Increasingly Dominate Worldwide Networks: Alliances Increasingly Dominate Worldwide Networks Amsterdam London/LHR Paris/CDG Copenhagen Frankfurt Munich Milan/MXP Rome/FCO Madrid Lisbon Helsinki Prague Budapest Warsaw Zurich Vienna Istanbul Stockholm Low Fare Airline DevelopmentEurope : Low Fare Airline Development Europe Low fare airline seat shares European airline ranking 2006 *Source: RDC Low Cost Monitor 2007 Intra European seat capacity by airline in 2006 (mln.) 28% 43% New Generation Long Haul Aircraft : New Generation Long Haul Aircraft Fragmentation 200-300 seats A330/340, B767/777 B787, A350XWB hub-to-point ‘battle of the continents’ point-to-point Concentration 400-550 seats A380, B747-8I hub-to-hub airport capacity constraints Catchment Area Competition: Catchment Area Competition Catchment area Brussels Airport Belgium 10.5 million Cross border 11.4 million (NL and F) within 120 minutes 350,000 annual passengers from NL Long haul travel competition Amsterdam Schiphol Paris/CDG Dusseldorf Low fare travel competition Charleroi Eindhoven Dusseldorf, Cologne/Bonn Local Market Strengths: Local Market Strengths Visit Belgium Brussels and the art cities Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent Gourmet Belgium, Castles & Gardens, Military heritage, Spa getaways Business Belgium Capital of Europe 8th economic area in Europe in GNP air cargo, Antwerp harbour, diamond capital, Fortune 500 companies, automotive and pharmacy production Contents: Contents Introduction Trends Strategy The Home Carrier: Not in a dominant position Dense European network; unique Africa network Wide range of codeshare agreements Full support for upcoming alliance choice The Home Carrier Long Haul Network Development Target: 20 out of 30 in 2011 : Long Haul Network Development Target: 20 out of 30 in 2011 Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas/Fort Worth Detroit Houston Los Angeles Miami Montreal New York Philadelphia San Francisco Toronto Vancouver Washington Abu Dhabi Dubai Bangkok Beijing Delhi Hong Kong Kuala Lumpur Mumbai Seoul Shanghai Singapore Tokyo Johannesburg Nairobi Sao Paulo Recent Successes: Recent Successes Direct to the USA 9 daily flights latest: US Airways Jet Airways 5 destinations India 5 destinations North America November 2007: 3 routes Spring 2008: 5 routes Low Fare Airline Development: Low Fare Airline Development Accessibility and Passenger Processes Innovation: Accessibility and Passenger Processes Innovation Accessibility Diabolo rail link 2012 25 minutes from Antwerp Parking Front Parking expansion Passenger processes Internet check-in Kiosk check-in FastLane Product differentiation Retail and Food & beverage projects Future Growth Options: Differentiated Product / One Location: Future Growth Options: Differentiated Product / One Location Pier C option Existing Pier B 31 Non Schengen gates (23+8 bus) Existing Pier A: 41 Schengen gates (31 +10 bus) 18 new gates at Pier A West Flexible use: Schengen and Non-Schengen Terminal extension Terminal renovation Star Alliance at Brussels Airport: Star Alliance at Brussels Airport United Washington daily US Philadelphia daily SAS Copenhagen6 daily Stockholm 3 daily Oslo 3 daily bmi & London/LHR 7 daily Edinburgh 3 daily East Midls 3 daily Leeds/Brad. 3 daily Lufthansa Frankfurt 9 daily Munich 7 daily Berlin/TXL 4 daily Stuttgart 4 daily Hamburg 3 daily Hanover 3 daily Nuremberg 2 daily LOT Polish Warsaw 3 daily TAP Pl Lisbon 4 daily Swiss Zurich 6 daily Basel 2 daily Turkish Istanbul 2 daily Ankara < daily Adria Ljubljana 3 daily Croatia Zagreb <daily Austrian Vienna 5 daily Star Alliance at Brussels Airport 3 million passengers almost 20% passenger share Thank you !: Thank you !