Emerging stronger from the pandemic: What airport executives need to know

Emerging stronger from the pandemic: What airport executives need to know
Jun 2, 2021
Learn how C-suite airport executives across the Americas and Europe aim to position their airports for success in a post-pandemic landscape. 

On everyone’s mind in the aviation industry: how to recover from the dramatic fall-off in traffic and revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this recovery is largely out of an individual airport’s control, and it will only occur once the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. After that, airport managers will confront different challenges.  

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Pressure to change

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every industry, and airport operations are no exception.

Changing passenger behavior, a restructuring airline and supplier landscape, accelerating digital transformation, and calls to address sustainability are examples of the external pressures that airports face.

In an uncertain future, one thing remains certain: these pressures will drive major changes to how airport executives run airports in the future. And how you manage that change could be the key to your survival.

Air traffic recovery update - a view one year into the pandemic

Meet the authors
  1. Carlos Ozores, Vice President and Managing Director, Aviation

    Carlos is a leading expert in air transport with more than 19 years of experience in aviation strategy and business planning. View bio

  2. Stephen Freibrun, Principal, Airports and Americas Sector Lead, Aviation

    Stephen advises airports on commercial strategies, with more than three decades of management and real estate experience in the public and private sectors. View bio

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