As condition begin to normalize somewhat after the COVID19 pandemic, it is an opportune time to review how approaches to airport public-private projects have changed. The airport chapter of the World Association of PPP Units & Professionals (WAPPP) held a 90-minute webinar on the outlook for airport PPPs in the United States market at the beginning of February.
Those who participated will have picked up some useful insights into how the airport market has been evolving during the course of the pandemic. For those who missed it, please click on the image above for a chance to hear again from the authoritative speaker panel on a range of diverse topics, including:
- how historically low participation in PPP projects in North America could ramp up post-COVID
- some positive examples of concessioning of airport terminals in the New York area
- the implementation of O&M contracts and their investment requirements.
All these developments are an encouraging sign. Such moves could pave the way for design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) public-private airport projects in the future.