The Academic passage ‘The Changing Role Of Airports’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 14 – 26. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that help you find out the answers.
The Changing Role Of Airports
Location of keywords
online airport survey, provision and use of meeting facilities, 68% of these answered “yes”, likely to invest in them during the next five years, 49% of respondents agreed that they would invest more in the immediate future.
The whole of paragraph E
growing commercial revenues, extending the merchandising space, have already been tried to their limit at many airports.
Lines 2 – 3;
Average revenue per airport was just $12,959, non-aeronautical source of airport revenue, 1% of respondents generated more than 20% non-aeronautical revenue, none generated more than 40%
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developing commercial revenues has become more challenging for airports,increased competition from Internet shopping, restrictions on certain sales, new security procedures, those that are travelling generally have less money to spend, the pressures to control the level of aeronautical revenues are as strong, the poor financial health of many airlines, the rapid rise of the low-cost carrier sector.
The whole of paragraph A
airports have been developing and expanding the range of services, offering business centres that supply support services, meeting or conference rooms and other space for special events, dedicated meetings facilities located within the terminal as a way to reconvert abandoned or underused areas of terminal and managed directly by the airport hotels, other facilities that had the potential to take on this role and become active as a business space
The whole of paragraph C
new security procedures, impact on the dwell time of passengers.
Lines 3 – 4
At this stage of facilities provision, the airport also has the possibility of talking on the role of the final destination rather than merely a facilitator of access.
Last 3 lines
When an airport location can be promoted as a business venue, may increase the overall appeal of the airport, help it become more competitive in both attracting and retaining airlines and their passengers.
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presence of meeting facilities, one of the determining factors, when business people are choosing airlines and where they change their planes, enhanced attractiveness, improve the airport operator’s financial position and future prospects, dependent on the competitive advantage that the airport is able to achieve in comparison with other venues.
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online airport survey, provision and use of meeting facilities, 68% of these answered “yes”, likely to invest in them during the next five years, 49% of respondents agreed that they would invest more in the immediate future, fairly high proportions considering the recent economic climate.
The whole of Paragraph E;
Particularly the last line
28% of respondents that did not have meeting facilities, likely to invest in them during the next five years.
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63% of respondents estimated, over 60% of users are from the local area.
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16% of respondents estimated, none of the users of their meeting facilities uses fights when travelling to or from them
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