For some U.S. airports, the pandemic pause presented an opportunity to innovate and become models for the future of air travel.

As any international traveler knows firsthand, U.S. airports have long lagged behind their foreign counterparts in both aesthetic appeal and the amenities they offer. Ironically, however, the coronavirus pandemic that devastated air travel has given domestic airports a chance to up their game—and become world-class gateways in their own right.

Read More on Afar.