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Giovanni Bisignani Quotes

The challenges facing the industry are enormous.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Challenges

Airports take their own commercial decisions on their ownership structure. But this must not be at the expense of exploiting airlines through higher charges.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Airports

Turning growth into profitability has never been more critical. Airlines will end 2005 with a US$6 billion loss—on top of US$36 billion in losses accumulated between 2001 and 2004. As we battle the high price of fuel, cost efficiency will continue to be a top priority—not only for airlines but for every partner in the value chain including airports and air navigation service providers.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Growth

Airlines moved fast after Sept. 11, re-engineering, restructuring. But governments have not played a role,
Giovanni Bisignani
#Engineering

Airports are important industry partners for airlines,
Giovanni Bisignani
#Airlines

We must continue to evolve to a low-cost industry that provides high-quality, cost-efficient service across the board. This should be at the top of our common agenda.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Quality

We must chase paper out of our business,
Giovanni Bisignani
#Business

Paper costs money...you do not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that up to $3 billion in savings are possible.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Money

Oil is once again robbing the industry of a return to profitability. Cost reductions and efficiency gains have never been more critical.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Efficiency

We fully understand the principles of supply and demand,
Giovanni Bisignani
#Principles

We fully understand the principles of supply and demand. But it is difficult to see this as anything other than a $14 billion cash grab by the oil industry that is pouring salt into the wounds of a global crisis.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Principles

It's not revolutionary technology, it's not something that we have to invent, it's existing technology.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Technology

As we battle the high price of fuel, cost efficiency will continue to be a top priority not only for airlines but for every partner in the value chain including airports and air navigation service providers.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Efficiency

We are working on four core projects: 100 percent e-ticketing globally by the end of 2007; bar-coded boarding passes; common use of self-service check-in kiosks; and radio-frequency identification for baggage management.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Projects

Efficiency and cost reduction are a matter of survival for airlines. Charles de Gaulle Airport is already the second most expensive airport in Europe. It should be focusing on cost decreases not increases. This short-sighted decision will have long-term effects on the competitive position of Paris as a major hub.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Efficiency

The approach of the French Government to air transport is from another age. There was little or no financial transparency. And a result that ignores the recommendation of an independent commission makes a total mockery of the consultation process. The government should support greater efficiency rather than shirking its regulatory responsibilities.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Age And Aging

The industry is returning to a more normal growth pattern after the shocks that began in 2001.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Growth

Cost reduction remains critical. All industry partners and stakeholders will have to sustain their focus on fuel efficiency and attack costs. While we have made some good progress, the road ahead is long. Far too many airport monopolies do not understand the need for efficiency and too many governments are shirking their responsibility to regulate where commercial discipline is absent.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Efficiency

The fuel crisis at Heathrow is unprecedented. Today's agreement is a pragmatic solution to a very difficult, complex and unique situation. IATA will continue to closely monitor the situation. The next hurdle will be accommodating summer schedules that begin on 31 March. Simultaneously IATA will undertake to develop a global standard for handling future supply crises.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Agreement

The growth is there, the issue is how we can make this growth into a profitable industry. The solution is increasing efficiency of airlines, increasing the load factor and handling better capacity.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Growth

India was always a great market, but for the future. Now it can become an important market in the short term.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Future

February, traditionally the slowest month for international traffic, brought both good news and solid growth.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Growth

Remember, India is our greatest potential market.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Potential

There is a new cautious optimism emerging in the industry. Improved economic prospects in Europe and Asia, combined with an improving situation in the US, will lead to reduced losses in 2006 and strengthened profitability in 2007. While the trend is positive, we are nowhere near sustainability.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Optimism

Turning growth into profitability has never been more critical. Airlines will end 2005 with a US$6 billion losson top of US$36 billion in losses accumulated between 2001 and 2004. As we battle the high price of fuel, cost efficiency will continue to be a top prioritynot only for airlines but for every partner in the value chain including airports and air navigation service providers.
Giovanni Bisignani
#Losses #Airlines #Airports #Profitability