The pandemic continues to play havoc with the airline’s industry. We reported the effects on two major US airlines recently. This time the premier airport in Europe has lost its place to a close rival on the continent. It has attributed this to the government not introducing testing while all the others on the continent have testing facilities and guidelines in place. Despite all this, the airline industry is reeling and numbers are seriously down. There is doubt that they can keep going especially regional airports who employ vast amounts of people. The major airports say that they have sufficient reserves to see them through. Only analysts are doubting these claims stating that with business at these levels. Sustainability is going to be very difficult to maintain.
A long hard look at how airports are to survive must be undertaken. Air Travellers are at risk of losing these important pieces of infrastructure forever. At the moment there are no large numbers of air travellers to speak of. When compared to pre-pandemic times.