Adam Fell, Principal Consultant for our Aviation & Infrastructure team, reflects on the year’s activity in his sector
I joined Venari Partners’ Aviation & Infrastructure practice last year, focusing on airports and aviation service businesses. Prior to that, I had spent over a decade working in executive recruitment for airports and the transport industry. The last few years have been turbulent – pardon the pun – but there’s never a dull moment!
The year in review
Let’s take a look at some of the main developments we’ve seen for airports, and the knock-on effects for aviation service businesses in 2023:
With passengers back in numbers, airports and associated businesses will need to handle the increased capacity
Infrastructure development high on the agenda
Cargo volumes are down
Frontline staff issues resolved – for now
Reducing pollution and carbon emissions is driving strategy, as is tech investment
What does this mean for talent?
What does 2024 hold?
Passenger numbers will continue to grow. What does that mean for the sector as a whole?
Operational efficiency front and centre
Travel is a priority
Business vs leisure travel
Sustainability will remain high on the agenda
The pressure is on for ground handling providers