Kasarda, John D. (2008). Shopping in the Airport City and Aerotropolis, New Retail Destinations in the Aviation Century. Research Review, 15(2)
Airports and their environs are becoming new commercial anchors taking on many features of destination retail and of cities themselves. Passenger terminals are morphing into shopping malls and leisure venues. Strings and clusters of retail outlets, hotels, entertainment complexes, conference centers and aviation-oriented businesses are locating outward along airport corridors forming a greater aerotropolis. This article assesses the evolution of airport cities and the aerotropolis, pointing out the special opportunities and challenges that they offer to the retail real estate and retail industries; it begins with their “multimodal core”—the airport terminal—and moves outward sequentially to the airport city and the aerotropolis.
Kasarda, John D.