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SAT Employs LightStrike Disinfecting Robot

SAT Employs LightStrike Disinfecting Robot

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) said last week it has become the first airport in the world to employ the Xenex LightStrike robot – the only ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection technology proven to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19. The LightStrike robot uses bursts of intense UV light…

ACI World: Coordinated Global Government Response Needed

ACI World: Coordinated Global Government Response Needed

…benefits the entire aviation ecosystem – airports, airlines and their commercial partners – to protect essential operations and jobs “As the airport sector, as an integral part of the global aviation ecosystem, has been among the industries most affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and is confronted by a crisis…

ACDBEs Struggle To Survive Daunting Circumstances

ACDBEs Struggle To Survive Daunting Circumstances

As the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting sharp downturn in passenger traffic continue to decimate the airport concessions industry, one area of focus for stakeholders is finding solutions that would specifically enable Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) to survive and begin to thrive again. The weekly “survival and revival” industry…

DFW, AAAE Partner to Rebuild Trust in Flying

DFW, AAAE Partner to Rebuild Trust in Flying

…help benchmark, test and develop strategies to help commercial aviation rebound from the impact of COVID-19. Those customer insights can then be used to enhance operational decisions to continue maintaining safety and create an enjoyable travel experience in airport terminals. “At a critical time for aviation, this ground-breaking research initiative…

ACDBEs Struggle To Survive Daunting Circumstances

Collaboration, Innovation Will Right-Size Concessions, Directors Say

Travelers may become accustomed to airports with only basic amenities if the COVID-19 pandemic continues to thwart reopening of airport businesses, contends one airport director. Tory Richardson, president and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said he questions whether customers returning to travel will…