Time Machine 2000 – 2015
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Time Machine 2000 – 2015
Before the year 2000, the below described processes had started already in the golden eighties: so, more than two decades ago, business people were curious about missing data and news from the Peoples Republic of China due to its carefully hidden secrets as follows:
1. How many airports existed there? Where were these located (up to 200)?
2. Which military airbase would change into a civil hub for global VIP trips?
3. What could be the outlook and positive consequences for their global businesses, starting from Asia Pacific, and reaching towards cities in Africa, in Europe – Austria and Germany – or the United States of America (USA)?
Therefore it wasn’t just a coincidence that students from all over the world sent out their CV by email requesting from offices in Asia Pacific a quick reply. Always being eager to learn more about the spectacular East Asian economies with their salient growth rates of 10 to 20 per cent annually, the former bureaucracy in China got deep impressions of the importance to foreigners preferring to receive data and fact, which could be checked, verified and sold as valid and trustworthy information within their networks.
As a result, I am convinced today that the provided results weren’t good enough or unrealistic to be published years ago as a sensational story.
What seems to count nowadays can be reduced to short and easy message:
“Better combine peace on our mother earth together with improved ecological lifestyles throughout the world. This package will help all those barefooted nomads spreading for years from the South towards the promoted healthier North; some of them do sail around in Asia Pacific (AP) as desperate boat people – it might lead to unhappy ends.”
Therefore, regarding the above mentions questions of growing airports in year 2000 has taken over the serious interest of investors in Central Europe 15 years later. It seems that the decision markers preferred to sit in a time machine, with the hope to change history in short-term views.
Thus, this high curiosity in general raises important interests such as:
– Which airport has transported more passengers in 2014/15 and which are the latest trends in tourism?
– Which hub made more profits in Central Europe?
The scenarios look like a cheap and/or poor copy of a powerful Chinese opera, which was presented in a huge town hall in the New Territories, located close to Shenzhen or the special administrative region Hong Kong. So, I feel concerned what will be going on in that special region. Some of the possible conclusions might be: ‘Will those planned VIP airports in China and/or Europe be stopped now in crises times?’ Besides of this view, better do not ask what will happen at the new airport with the code BER. Will responsible managers answer, neither in Berlin, nor in AP due to ongoing, still weak negotiations for more peace?
Actual analysis of airports (CEU)
As a result, the demand of approximately 120+ million estimated clients will increase only slightly next year: the published forecasts based on released data from 2014 see an increase of in total of the increase five million more clients for low cost airlines reaching then 125 million.
These flexible passengers leave Central Europe by plane, by car or in combination with rapid trains which do exist already towards Paris: the 320 km/h fast TGV-trains arrive in 100 minutes in the French metropolis.
Sometimes one-way tickets are offered for less than 30 Euro; it confirms the opinion that airlines can’t compete with this aggressive prices. But then, in Paris, the Metropolitan Subway system has to handle the traffic inefficiently through poor services via the RER or metro line number 2.
Here are now the latest details to be stored in your database:
City / Country / Clients / trend / (estimated passengers in million):
• Frankfurt am Main, Germany (60-65 + million)
• Metropolitan Upper Rhine Region airports in Germany:
• Stuttgart City (10+ million)* in partnership with
• Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (1+ million)*
• Basel-Mulhouse, located in France (6-7+ million)
• France-Strasbourg (1+ million)
• Lahr (0+, actually only freight and a few VIP passengers)
• The other airports in Southern Germany are shown here besides:
• Munich, Bavaria (40+ million)
• Memmingen (1- million) and
• Friedrichshafen (located at the Lake Constance) (1- million).
Why subsidizing the aviation economies?
Although the European finance rules do not allow subsidizing airports, the ongoing analysis tends to pretend that additional services like rental of parking space, duty-free-shops, or offering logistic service, etc. could feed the local job engines. The subsidies are only possible due to the fact that these cities hoped to create new markets and had invested in these projects years ago. Now the shares can’t be sold that easily and will still remain as fixed assets in the balance sheets of these communities. As a result, European authorities keep an eye on it, including frequent checks.
Are our airports profitable in the coming years?
However, being asked, clients of low cost carriers can’t believe that the used airports might grow fast if tickets are sold for 100 EUR in the EU. They doubt: “How can a few Euros be the main driver for high profits?”
Critical voices suggest: better check the outdated business plans again and close the airports under the following conditions: do not calculate with up to 20 million VIP tourists from mainland China arriving now as individually travelling tourists or business world travelers on short trips. They visited for example Paris, went by small vehicles via Strasbourg towards Freiburg City, entering an ICE train towards Zurich. Then via the Euroairport in France-Mulhouse they hopped to the Mediterranean Sea, stepping by in Southern Europe’s cities like Marseille, Rome, etc. however … altogether the whole trip in just 3 days using the trains or planes as a place to sleep during the short nights.
So, I would like to express my thanks to you and all the honest readers for their input, great ideas and ongoing curiosity.
Outlook: The Chinese Year of the Monkey 2016 will bring us good news!
I wish you a peaceful time for all the holidays, happy experiences and events as well as plenty of confidence for the New Year: it will remain particularly healthy.
Happy landing in the coming Chinese New Year (CNY). Ein gutes Neues Jahr | Xin Nian Kuai Le | ???? | Happy New Year from Central EU from U.K.