Transport Airports

The future of airports, part 1: Aspirational and spendy destinations

Excerpt from FastCompany

Aug 22, 2012 6:22 am

Skift Take

Singapore’s Changi and Seoul Incheon have demonstrated that if you give flyers a reason to stick around, they will. And they’ll make a conscious choice to transit via your runways, too.

— Rafat Ali

Free Report: The State of Student Travel

With increasing fervor, airport owners and developers around the globe are reinventing the airport as a place that people actually want to spend time…”Aspirational” airports—those that have mastered the art of distracting and ultimately luring travelers—have the potential to make big money.

This time, it’s fueled by travelers’ acceptance of security lines and the utility of “connectivity,” which allows people to simultaneously be at the office and at the airport dining on a splurge steak and glass of red wine before their flight, sans guilt.

Read the Complete Story →

Next Up

More on Skift

Lexington Turns Locals as Brand Ambassadors With Comical Campaign
Skyscanner Acquires Mobile Developer in Bid to Improve Hotel Booking
Why Business Class Is the New First Class
Free Webinar: How To Effectively Personalize Marketing Across Travel Sectors