Under the auspices of HE Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Oman’s Minister of Transport & Communications, the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) held 'The Hive': the First International Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) Conference at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa from March 24 to 26, 2015.
The first of its kind held in the Sultanate, the conference aimed at achieving a number of goals including building and activating channels of communication in the field of ORAT and Airport Management Specialists. 'The Hive' focused on means to ensure successful operation of new airports, and sharing and discussing ORAT concepts and methodologies utilized by numeros organizations from across the world.
Here is a snapshot of some of the most interesting quotes from The Hive's two days Conference.
Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air.
On the profitability of Sultanate of Oman's National Carrier.
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"If this this year, Oman Air loss was 60 Millions OMR [155 US$ Millions], we are expecting profitability for 2017. We have identified 24 projects generating 37 Millions OMR [95 US$ Millions] savings".
Ivonne Kuger, Munich Airport Head of Consulting.
On the best way to conduct an ORAT process (abstract).
"Flexibility and long-term vision need to be integral element of design philosophy."
"Constant and transparent sharing of information between Construction, Airport Operator and Airport Stakeholders is essential"
Mustafa Sani Sener, President, Turkish Airports Holding Company (TAV) .
On airport development and balanced equity between airlines.
"Airports are like babies, we need to feed them [regularly]."
James Burke, former CIO at Heathrow/Toronto/Dubai Airports
On resizing and reshaping airports infrastructures.
"Infrastructure equals innovation. And all innovations come from good design. Think of 1984, there was only 1,000 connected internet devices. In 2020, there will be 20 billions of such devices."
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