The Future of Airports

Chris Groh
Mario Rodriguez

On this episode, we talk with Mario Rodriguez, who’s the Executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.

During the conversation, we talk about the future of airports and what directors should be doing to better position their airports as the doorway to their cities. We also talk about the adoption of new technology at airports and how airports can build a culture that’s not afraid to fail.

If you want to see the Airport's newly designed website, check out:

For more information about the airport, follow them on Twitter at:

And if you want to follow Mario and learn more about his work as the Executive Director, you can follow him at:

Date recorded: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

ACC: Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Rethinking Airport Resiliency in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, airports and their stakeholders are managing disruption unlike any previously experienced in the modern world. With an unprecedented decrease in aircraft and passenger traffic, growing economic stress, and further uncertainty ahead, airports require resilient financial and operational planning to ride out COVID-19 and to plan for the post-pandemic future.

Survival for airports requires re-prioritizing previously identified plans, exploring new ways to operate and fund airport operations, and learning from past experiences to improve an airport’s ability to succeed in the future. This guidance provides direction for airport operators and consultants, including planners and emergency management staff, on how airports can enhance resilience to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future disruptions ahead.


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