Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 10

230 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 10 AT A GLANCE CORPUS CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A full-service small airport serving commercial, cargo, corporate, and general aviation WHERE: Corpus Christi, Texas WEBSITE: C orpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) echoes the diversity of the City of Corpus Christ itself – a city that traces its routes back before the Mexican Civil War and has become a sought-after area for business and recreation alike. With a population in excess of 325,000 residents, Corpus Christi is recognized as the “Gulf Coast Capital” of southwest Texas. Tourism is the second-highest industry in the city and that makes the airport very important. “COVID-19 highlighted for certain airports the need to have diversity in their revenue stream,” says Kevin Smith, Director of Aviation at Corpus Christi International. “It showed us that it’s important to bring in non-aeronautical revenue, CORPUS CHRISTI International Airport Laying the foundation for the future