Global air cargo demand experienced an increase of 4.4 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2019, the highest level since records began in 1990.
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In March 2019, it was reported that global airport revenues grew 6.2 per cent to US$172.2 billion, comprised of 55.8 per cent aeronautical revenue, 39.9 per cent non-aeronautical and 4.3 per cent non-operating. The aeronautical means include the terminal, landing and passenger fees paid by airlines.
Money can also be made through many other aspects within an airport’s operation, for example, car parking fees, retail concessions, real estate and advertising.
Regarding non-aeronautical revenues, a large part of course lies with the duty-free shops and restaurants available in a terminal. It is recognised within the industry that a happy passenger is more likely to be a spending passenger, and so it can be argued that an airport’s revenue strongly relies on securing a high-quality passenger experience.
Although global passenger traffic is still drastically below pre-crisis levels, March 2021 experienced a slight uptick compared to February 2021.
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Total global passenger demand in February 2021 saw a decline of 74.7 per cent compared to February 2019, an even steeper fall than January 2021.