Welcome to the 89th issue of Airport Industry Review.

In the cover story, we take a look at the latest trends in retail operations at airports. From combining local and global offerings to embracing new technology, we learn how retail businesses in airports are evolving.

As we move forward into a new year, we also look back over the last 12 months and profile the biggest deals in the civil aviation sector in 2023, as well as the most expensive airport construction projects to break ground in the last year.

As well as all of this, we profile the highest-altitude airports across the world and learn how the security incident at Hamburg International Airport last year raises wider concerns over security levels.

For this, and much more, read on. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Airport_Mag as well.

Peter Nilson, editor