In this article, Mark Arend, editor of Site Selection magazine, interviews John D. Kasarda on the emergence of Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida as a major new component of a greater aerotropolis forming around Orlando International Airport.
Airport City and aerotropolis developments in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East are updated. Consideration is also given to the implications of the coronavirus for the future of aviation and what the combined 2020 health, economic, and aviation crises portends for airport city and aerotropolis development.
Indianapolis International Airport (IND), handling a total of 7.5 million passengers and 1.05 million metric tons of cargo in 2010, received much more than a facelift in 2008. A new state-of-the-art airport was opened adjacent to the old one on a greenfield site a mile wide and over two miles in length.