Floris de Haan Featured in New York Times

January 10, 2017 | Zoetermeer / New York

Floris de Haan, ORTEC Consulting, Featured in New York Times

Head of ORTEC’s Aviation Practice Discusses the Appeal of Small Airports for International Carriers

A surprising shift is taking place in the aviation industry: the appeal of smaller airports for overseas flights. Our colleague Floris de Haan was featured in a recent NYTimes article that discusses this trend.

Most passengers are used to travelling to big cities to catch intercontinental flights. That may not be the case for much longer, at least in certain regions of Asia, the U.S. and Europe. Smaller airports in mid-sized cities are gaining the attention of international carriers due to cost incentives. Hotel fees for crews, landing fees and fuel tend to be cheaper at smaller airports. Smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft is also making it possible for airlines to fly to smaller cities while remaining cost-effective, as Floris discusses.

Smaller airports have some advantages for consumers as well. Less hassle, shorter waiting times and security lines, as well as lower fares make this an appealing solution for travelers. Read the full article to learn more.  

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