About Us

Airports International was the world’s first airport industry magazine when it was launched back in June 1968.  During the last four decades, the magazine, like the industry itself, has seen many changes, including the launch on Airports International On-line which you are reading now.  The content of the on-line product is different – not duplicated – from that in the printed magazine so we have more opportunities for editorial content than ever before.  This on-line version also adds a comprehensive directory that lists aviation industry manufacturers and suppliers from across the globe.  I am sure that both the magazine and its on-line ‘sister’ will continue to evolve with the industry.

Existing readers will know that the magazine isn’t dominated by politics.  It is designed to keep subscribers up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and equipment for the airport and airline business and has a truly global reach.  The on-line content will continue to maintain the same integrity and production standards that have steered the brand throughout its entire history.

We have ‘hard copy’ subscribers in over 100 countries, which adds up to the largest audited readership for an airport business title.  Consequently, through this website we will continue to provide a worldwide outlook on the events that affect our readers’ businesses and highlight the things that matter where they work – including technology, equipment and management processes.

Perhaps the biggest change that has occurred since 1968 is the speed at which such a wealth of media information travels, and this is reflected in our website, which has international news updated on a daily basis.  We imagine that our predecessors never could have dreamed of such an asset over 40 years ago!

We all know the aviation industry is suffering from the continuing global economic crisis, which has had a significant impact and cost many jobs.  However, everyone in aviation knows that this is a cyclic industry and experience shows that it will recover and emerge as a leaner and more cost-effective entity, just as it did after previous troubles such as the 1970s oil crisis and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

We intend to be at the forefront of reporting forthcoming developments to our readers and we appreciate any input to ensure we continue to meet your needs.

The Airports International team looks forward to meeting you at some of the world’s most prestigious industry events.

Tom Allett
Airports International magazine

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