The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically altered the continuity of aviation business models and has put safety in operations at the top of their global agenda. But aviation and airports can make an impact on plenty more areas.

Global aviation is a major contributor to global warming. Yet, it can also be a driver for sustainable development. It brings together people, businesses, and communities while supporting trade and business.

Airports, on the other hand, are multimodal mobility hubs that can drive economic growth through their significant central infrastructure. The condition is that they reduce their negative impacts to neighbourhoods (e.g., noise pollution and traffic) and leverage their positive impacts (e.g., job creation and sustainable development investments).