A workshop on the economics of airports and air navigation services was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 25 to 27 February 2009. It was attended by a total of 62 participants coming from 15 Asia/Pacific States and 2 international organizations.
The issues discussed focussed mainly on the results of the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services (CEANS), held in September 2008 in Montreal, and the subsequent changes brought to ICAO’s Policies on Charges for Airports and Air Navigation Services (Doc 9082, Eight edition). More specific aspects and related guidance material were also discussed separately for airports and air navigation services.
Items attracting particular interest among the participants were related to economic oversight, performance measuring and consultations with users. Implementation of ICAO’s policies on charges was a subject that was also extensively discussed, as well as differential charges, non-aeronautical revenues, separation of regulatory and operational functions, corporate governance, international cooperation and the collection of charges, all areas where a need for expanded guidance was identified.
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