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The Grenada Airports Authority will be commissioning a new Aviation Training Center at the Maurice Bishop International Airport, on November 29th, 2016. This training facility will be a platform to facilitate aviation and other relevant training for the industry in Grenada and the wider region. This facility will not only be used for recurrent training programmes carried out by the Grenada Airports Authority and its stakeholders, but will also be made available to the general public to host courses in partnership with the Authority. The vision is to build a client base in preparation for the construction of a Grenada Aviation Academy. Vaughn Aeronautical College will commence their programs by the first quarter of 2017 in areas of Aircraft Maintenance, flight dispatch operations and airport operations.
The ASM (Airport Strategy and Marketing) in collaboration with the Grenada Airports Authority will be conducting two (2) day training courses in Grenada from 29th November to 2nd December, 2016 in the newly commissioned training facility.
These courses are:

  • ASM Fundamentals of Air Service Development ( 29th – 30th November)
  • ASM Traffic Forecasting Data Tools and Techniques (01st – 02nd December)

The ASM Fundamentals of Air Service Development Course offers a comprehensive introduction to route development preparing primarily those who are new to the function. This course will equip delegates with the practical tools and techniques to attract new routes and growth from airlines. An air service network is the most critical element of an airport, generating passenger and cargo volumes, aero and non-aero revenues as well as serving as a catalyst to local, regional and national economic growth.
The ASM Traffic Forecasting Data Tools and Techniques Course which will be held from 01st – 02nd December, it is aimed at practitioners with some basic experience and those with advanced levels of route development experience who wish to deepen their skills in the area of route traffic forecasting. Route traffic forecasts are a critical component of an airline’s decision making process when considering new routes. Airlines expect airports and stakeholders to provide as much detailed data and insight into prospective destinations markets as possible. This course will enable delegates to understand the most up to date techniques to generate both short and long term traffic forecasts utilizing the appropriate market data.
Participants are expected from Grenada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 


 

The ASM will be conducting two (2) day training courses in Grenada, West Indies at the Maurice Bishop International Airport Training Room from 29th November to 2nd December, 2016.

  • ASM Fundamentals of Air Service Development
  • ASM Traffic Forecasting Data Tools and Techniques

ASM Fundamentals of Air Service Development Course 29th – 30th November, Grenada, WI
Since its inception in 1998, over 1000 airport managers and tourism professionals from across the world have attended the Fundamentals programme, making it the industry’s most popular route development course.
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to route development preparing primarily those who are new to the function. An air service network is the most critical element of an airport, generating passenger and cargo volumes, aero and non-aero revenues as well as serving as a catalyst to local, regional and national economic growth. This course equips delegates with the practical tools and techniques to attract new routes and growth from airlines.

What you will learn

  • The characteristic components of markets and an introductory understanding of airline economics.
  • The importance of airport competitive positioning and target planning.
  • Key selling points of your destination and how to articulate them to airlines.
  • How to organise and implement a route target sales campaign.
  • The most effective ways of approaching and presenting to airlines.
  • The relevance of data, market research and analytics to route development.
  • How to improve your skills to deliver success for your airport or organisation.
  • Fundamentals of route support and financial negotiations with airlines.

Course Content (Modules)

  • Understanding markets and catchment areas.
  • Competition and positioning - forming strategies to stand out.
  • Fundamentals of airline economics and route development.
  • Decision making.
  • Building the new route investment case.
  • Route support - how do incentives attract airlines?
  • The campaign - planning and engaging.
  • Marketing to airlines - the ‘’Perfect Airline Presentation”.
  • Preparation for Routes events – maximise your meetings.

ASM Route Traffic Forecasting Data Tools & Techniques Course 01st – 02nd December, Grenada, WI
This course is aimed at practitioners with some basic experience and those with advanced levels of route development experience who wish to deepen their skills in the area of route traffic forecasting. You will be walked through real examples manipulating data and developing presentations. Route traffic forecasts are a critical component of an airline’s decision process when considering new routes. Airlines expect airports and stakeholders to provide as much detailed data and insight into prospective destinations markets as possible. This course will enable delegates to understand the most up to date techniques to generate both short and long term traffic forecasts utilising the appropriate market data. Understand how successful your target route can be and make the right pitch to the airline.

What you will learn

  • How to produce a route traffic forecast.
  • Assumptions and methodologies, real-world examples.
  • The latest forecasting techniques, analytics including QSI.
  • MCR and others.
  • How to use traffic data, market research and analytics for route forecasting.
  • The key outputs airlines want to see in a presentation.
  • Benchmarking against competing airports.
  • How to manipulate data.
  • Practical route forecasts exercises and case studies.

Click here to find attached registration form and cost.

Facilitator:

Mr. Dave Appleby - Director Latin America & the Caribbean

Routes & ASM, UBM

Address:           2008 Pompeii Court, San Messina, Weston, Florida, 33327, United States
Telephone #:    T/F +1-754-301-5935   Cel  +1-954-908-9878 (+whatsapp)
Email:                 david.appleby@routesonline.com
Website:          routesonline.com , asm-global.com, www.ubm.com

 


GRENADA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY – EXECUTIVE LOUNGE SERVICES

The Grenada Airports Authority (GAA) announces the opening of its Executive Lounge Services with a pay-in lounge concept to offer all travellers the comfort and convenience of an airport lounge regardless of class of travel or airline, with the common goal of enhancing the airport experience.

The GAA Executive Lounge is located on the Upper Mezzanine Floor of the Departure Hall at Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).  The Luxurious air-conditioned Lounge caters for a maximum of thirty (30) guests.  Whether it is for business or pleasure, all passengers can enjoy the peaceful, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of the Executive Lounge.

Executive Lounge Services
Guests can enjoy reading daily newspapers and magazines and other amenities which include a large flat-panel television with cable TV.  Customer service staff will register each guest and serve refreshments.  The bar at the Execuitve lounge features cold and hot beverages including coffee, tea, wine, beer and premium alcoholic drinks.  Sweet and savory snacks are also available.  Limited beverages and snacks are included in the fee for use of the facility. Complimentary alcoholic drinks are limited to two per person (local beer or wine only), subsequent drinks are subject to payment. 

Reservations for the Executive Lounge can be made at the Airport Customer Service Booth directly located in the Check-in Hall or it can also be made via our website www.mbiagrenada.com.  The Executive Lounge will be in operation from 06:00 AM to 10:30 PM daily. 

GAA Executive Lounge Services include:

  • Wi-Fi / internet services                                         
  • Beverages (alcoholic / non-alcoholic)                      
  • Newspapers / magazines                                     
  • Telephone (local calls only)                        
  • Cable television with news and sports channels
  • Photocopier
  • Snacks inclusive of fruit

Fees & Exemptions (all fees are VAT inclusive)

Executive Lounge Access Voucher - US$30.00 / XCD$80.00  for a three (3) hour stay

Annual Individual Membership (1 person, plus 1 companion) – US$500.00 / XCD1,350.00

Fixed Rental – Lounge can be rented for special events / groups at a one off cost of US$400.00 / XCD$1,080.00 for three (3) hours.  An additional cost is applied for any additional security, janitorial, parking service etc. required.

For reservation of the Executive Lounge please fill out the Reservation Form

   


MBIA ADDS NEW FIRST CLASS SERVICES OPTION WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A FIXED BASE OPERATOR (FBO) FACILITY.
 
The Grenada Airports Authority is proud to announce the opening of the first Fixed Base Operator/Jet Center facility at Maurice Bishop International Airport. The facility, which caters for business general aviation services and airline first class/premium passengers, commenced operation on February 14th, 2014.
 
The new premium facility is owned and operated by IAM Caribbean Inc. a leading business aviation handling and fuel services operator in the Caribbean for over 25 years. IAM operates in 24 airports across the region - including its flagship full service FBO facilities in Barbados, Montego Bay, Jamaica and now Grenada.
 
IAM Group Managing Director, Mr. Paul Worrell, notes that " Grenada sits on the southern end of the spectacular Grenadine Islands / Tobago Cays and has a rich yachting culture. Increasing numbers of luxury super yachts make use of the excellent marinas on the island - such as Camper Nicholson's world class facility at Port Louis. Our new FBO will provide the passengers joining these premium yachts and those visiting the island's exclusive five (5) star resorts and properties with an equally elegant experience at the airport.”
 
Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel welcomed the Fixed Based operation at Maurice Bishop International Airport and sees it as part of the Grenada Government’s plan to have a world class tourism destination.  Minister  Otway-Noel also commented “we continue to find new ways to develop MBIA to exceed the expectation of our visitors.”  The Minister commended all parties involved in making the FBO a reality.
 
This new business venture signals the Airports Authority’s commitment to develop and improve the quality of customer service offered at MBIA through public/private partnership initiatives. This facility will enhance and contribute greatly to the tourism product offered at our destination.
 
The GAA welcomes IAM Jet Center Grenada to our airport community and wish them all success in their operations.

 


Co-op Bank Teller Express at MBIA / August 20th,2010

The Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd. opened an ATM Service at the Maurice Bishop international Airport, on August 20th, 2010
Co-op Bank "Teller Express" ATM is located on the ground floor area next to the Duty Manager Office, The service is available to passengers, airport visitors and staff in general.

For details about the services, please visit the following link:
http://www.grenadaco-opbank.com/about-us/locations-hours/

 


Duty Free Retail Holdings - Inbound Duty Free Liquor and Fragrance Store / August 2010

Duty Free Caribbean opened an inbound Duty Free store catering to arriving passengers. The store offers a variety of liquor, perfume and confectionaries, making it more convenient for passengers to effect their liquor and perfume purchase in light of the current security restrictions for traveling with liquids (Local customs import regulations apply).

 

 

 


Duty Free Retail Shop BIJOUX TERNER operated by Duty Free Caribbean Holdings / July 16, 2010

Duty Free Caribbean Holdings introduced a new store concept to Grenada, "Bijoux Terner", which is an international franchise with experience in designing, sourcing and selling luxury accessories inspired by global fashion trends for women, men and the home. http://www.bijouxterner.com
Bijoux Terner provides luxury merchandise at only USD$10.00.

 

 


Digicel Charging Station

Digicel installed a state of the art charging station in the Departure Lounge at Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).
According to Digicel's Marketing Manager, Mr. Kirk Seetahal, Digicel Charging Stations are designed to give travelers an easy way to keep their phones, laptops and other electronic devices charged while on-the-go.
See official release
Digicel has installed charging stations at major airports throughout the region inclusive of St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Visit
www.digicelgroup.com   for more information on Digicel.