The World’s Airports Are Catching Covid, Too
At airports the world over, the pandemic has wrecked a business model that relies on a steady influx of airlines and their free-spending passengers. So operators stuck with lifeless buildings are trying to dream up fresh ways to generate income. Changi is encouraging Singaporeans who aren’t traveling to shop tax-free at the airport’s struggling retailers.
“It’s still unclear what the recovery looks like,” says Auckland airport Chief Executive Officer Adrian Littlewood. “You can’t expect governments to come up with all the answers. The sector needs to get on its feet and propose answers to help figure out what living with this looks like.”