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Uber at airports; TNCs, airport policies and the issues surrounding them: CAPA Survey


Many readers of this report will have travelled in a motor vehicle operating under the auspices of a Transportation Network Company (TNC). They are becoming as popular as taxis and mini-cabs in cities around the world, and some of the brand names – notably Uber - have entered the popular lexicon. As these services are summoned up through a smart phone app or similar device, the ease of booking has increased their popularity. Naturally, people use TNCs to travel to and from airports. But some of their operating practices conflict with those of airports, and that is becoming increasingly more apparent.

The purpose of this report is to present some background information on TNCs, their modus operandi and how they are evolving. The results of a CAPA survey into airport attitudes to TNCs are also exposed, along with a catalogue of recent news items collated by CAPA, giving insights into some of the issues airports are dealing with in their relations with the TNCs.

Vueling's new CEO only needs to stay ahead of rival LCCs on service quality. And keep cutting costs


American Airlines' growing trans-Pacific hub at Los Angeles will overtake Delta's Seattle hub


SIA’s Goh Choon Phong and Lion Group’s Rusdi Kirana honoured at 2015 CAPA Asia Pacific awards dinner


Delta Air Lines increases its Aeromexico stake and broadens its influence in the US-Mexico market


American Airlines looks to catch up to Delta and United in Asia. Capacity re-deployment from LatAm?


Gol increases domestic competition with Azul as it navigates Brazil's ailing economy


Singapore Airlines CEO Update

2015 has been a pivotal year for the Singapore Airlines Group as it has implemented or announced several components of its new strategy. Early 2016 will bring another milestone as SIA takes delivery of its first batch of A350s, which will be used on thinner European routes starting with Amsterdam and a new route to Dusseldorf. Singapore Airlines Group CEO Goh Choon Phong discusses the upcoming first delivery of the A350-900, the recent decision to resume non-stops to the US with the future A350-900ULR, the Aug-2015 launch of premium economy, the improved performance of Scoot, the launch earlier this year of new joint venture airlines in Thailand (NokScoot) and India (Vistara), the vision for SIA the parent airline and the evolution of the group’s overall strategy.

Athens Airport CEO Named CAPA Airport Chief Executive of the Year and Budapest Airport CAPA Airport Of The Year

IndiGo Named CAPA Low Cost Airline Of the Year

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All Nippon Airways Update

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