How Do Airports Make Money?

Have you ever wondered how some airports are architectural masterpieces, containing luxurious amenities such as rooftop pools? Believe it or not, many airports, often those with the greatest passenger traffic, are hugely profitable. Over half of airport revenue comes from passenger fees included in your ticket price, while the other roughly 40 percent is generated by non-aeronautical activities. Explore this slideshow for a full look into how airports make money!

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Sources: Airports Council International (ACI), Official Airline Guide (OAG), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Charlotte Business Journal.

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Return on invested capital (ROIC) is a calculation used to assess a company’s efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments.