UK airports are set to receive government funding to support fixed costs and cover losses whilst travel restrictions remain in place. If successful, airports that had time to apply to the scheme until 21 February will receive up to £8m by the end of this financial year. We find out how this scheme and similar initiatives in other countries are helping the sector get back on its feet.
Also in the next issue, we ask whether restructuring and new leadership will help Swissport recover from the major losses it suffered in 2020, examine the legal battle over plans to revive a defunct airport in South East England as a freight hub, and explore the secret behind Fraport’s success in developing airports in Greece.
Plus, we speak to Qatar Airways about its sustainability programme, which involves flying wild animals back to their natural habitats, and catch up with the latest developments in robotics for airports, from safety and security to cleaning and delivery applications.
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