The impact of COVID-19 on the Aviation Industry has been unprecedented.  The Airport Council International (ACI) has reported that air travel is down by 95% from a year ago as a result of the travel ban and lockdowns in many countries. They have also estimated that passenger numbers for 2020 could drop by 40%, representing a significant decline in revenue for airlines and airports across the world. 

The social distancing measures introduced to reduce human interaction and limit transmission of the contagion seems to have worked and is likely to remain in place for some time.

However what measures have some airports put in place to help rebuild trust amongst passengers and what further could be done?  Global architectural practice Scott Brownrigg have been looking into these and have drawn up a research paper that explores this area, suggesting options that relate to passenger flows and queuing capacity.

Read full report here

 COVID-19 The Potential Impact on Airport Terminal Design.pdf (11 MB)