Covid-19 had a big impact on the aviation business, which is not a secret. The future of flying as we know it has transformed. How can air travel become more personal while keeping up with growing demand? The answer is to keep coming up with new ideas so that a traveler’s trip is enjoyable and stress-free from the moment they check-in. Here are some ideas about how airport travel will change after Covid and in the future.
Technology without touching
After the pandemic, people are starting to realize how important contactless technology is. This is not only to make them easier to get to and more efficient but also to keep them safe since keeping a safe distance from other people can make viruses less likely to spread.
Moreover, contactless check-in and mobile ordering after security is supposed to become more popular and be the norm in airports around the world. Contactless technology can help travelers who are having trouble communicating because they don’t speak the language and translate it into their own language. On the business side, it helps operational efficiency by shortening lines and wait times for buying convenience items. This makes customers happier with the service they receive. The pandemic has really made people think about how we use technology and what role it plays in our lives, especially in the travel and hospitality industry.
More business and pleasure travel
After a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever for travelers to talk to each other in person. I think the number of business trips, especially “bleisure” trips, will go up (a combination of business and leisure). People need to connect with each other, and even though virtual meetings are here to stay, nothing beats the face-to-face time when it comes to closing a business deal or getting closer to your coworkers.
As there are more in-person conferences, more employees are deciding to extend their business trips to save money on a vacation and have some time to relax and have fun after a long week. Employees can even bring their families to the event to do some sightseeing, activities, or shopping with them after work. If the kids come along, this also saves money on child care, so it’s a win-win.
More cars on the road and more delays
At the height of the pandemic, tens of thousands of people who worked in aviation around the world lost their jobs. As restrictions start to be lifted, airports all over the world are having trouble hiring enough staff to keep up with the number of people who want to fly.
Also, more and more airports around the world are getting major upgrades to handle the growing number of travelers. But planes aren’t being made fast enough because of problems with the supply chain, and there aren’t enough pilots in North America, which means more delays and more time spent at airports when flights are canceled. Making the airport a nice place to be, helps make sure that when unexpected delays happen, the extra time spent waiting is fun.
Why can’t your vacation start before you get to the hotel? New airport technology is being made all the time. This means that despite the growing pains, check-in technology, facial recognition software, and mobile/app improvements will keep getting better and better every year. This will make traveling not only easier but also more fun.