This work was performed by the Airport Research Center GmbH with the support of ACI EUROPE, IATA and four airports, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, London Heathrow, Stuttgart and Swedavia airports.
The main conclusions of the study are.
- Airports need to focus on key limiting components – security control/immigration in terms of throughput challenges, and boarding gates and baggage reclaim in terms of space constraints.
- Airports already congested before the COVID crisis can expect to reach their maximum saturation capacity at just 60-75% of their peak 2019 traffic.
- To avoid further delays and conflicting requests to passengers, greater harmonisation in terms of COVID measures supporting passenger safety and re-building trust is essential across EU Member States.
For more detail, consult our report available below.