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David Bannard and Eric Smith Present Webinar on COVID-19 Impact on Airport-Airline Business Relationships

Partners David Bannard and Eric Smith are panelists in a two-part webinar series hosted by the Airports Council International Finance Committee. The webinar titled, "COVID-19 Impact on Airport-Airline Business Relationship," will take place Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and December 8, 2021. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions resulted in traffic declines exceeding 90%, a level that has not been experienced by airports and airlines. This has changed how airports and airlines view risks in their business relationship. For instance, although the federal COVID-19 relief grants have assisted the airports in maintaining their financial positions, many airports recognizes the importance of boosting their liquidity, even if they operate under residual agreements. The panelists will discuss lessons learned and new risk considerations: ratemaking methodologies and liquidity in the first session, and terminal capital expenditure, CIP, MII and gate control in the second session.

Webinar Registration:

Please click here to register for the 1st session on Dec.1 and click here to register for the 2nd session on Dec.8. Once registered, you will receive instruction via email on how to join the webinar.


The webinar will be recorded, and presentations if any will be made available for viewing after the webinar. A link to the recording will be emailed to ACI-NA members as well as posted on the Finance Committee Resource Library website (password is required to access the web page).

Webinar Agenda:

Please click here to find the webinar agenda.