Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition-ACE 2009, Athens, Greece (ACE 2009)
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Athens
|Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2009||End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2009|
economic development, attracting aviation-linked
businesses of all types to their environs. Along with incorporating a wide variety of retail and consumer services into passenger terminals, many airports are developing their landside areas with hotels, conference
and exhibition centres, office and shopping complexes, recreation facilities and logistics and free-trade zones. Such commercial development is substantially and positively impacting the financial bottom line of airports.
It is also transforming them into airport cities as they become significant employment, shopping, business and leisure destinations in their own right.
Professor John D Kasarda,
Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise,
University of North Carolina