On the Cover

18   Annual ATW/Arthur D. Little
World Airport Report

Asia, the world’s largest air passenger market, pulls further ahead of North America and Western Europe.
By Anne Paylor

Features

41  Thinking Business
North American airline unions are no longer concerned only with pay and benefits. They’re working with management on several key issues affecting the health of the airline industry.
By Robert W. Moorman

45  Wars & Duties
Air transport community insists states fulfill their responsibilities under the Chicago Convention in wake of MH17.
By Jeremy Torr & Karen Walker

48  Risk Assessment
The shootdown of MH17 has raised questions over airline insurance fees and what is covered.
By Kurt Hofmann

51  Hunting Success
African airlines struggle to expand their networks or be profitable, but there are some bright spots.
By Victoria Moores

Departments

5  Editorial
Don’t Undermine EU-US Open Skies
By Karen Walker

9   News Briefs

16  Analysis
Italian Appetite
Can Etihad succeed where others have failed and put Alitalia on a firm footing?
By Alan Dron

55  Trends

63   Interview
Airport Partner
Angela Gittens, Airports Council International, Director General
By Karen Walker