The pod squad

No two airport inhabitants, whether traveller or member of staff, are the same. For some, privacy is key, while for others – especially today – hygiene and space are paramount. Tara Craig discovers how pods can offer a host of solutions

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The Mamava pod’s unique shape also serves as a friendly billboard, says CEO and co-founder Sascha Mayer 
Mamava

Rather than reconfigure their terminals to meet evolving passenger needs, a growing number of airports are turning to the pod – a relatively low-cost structure that can be moved around, as and when required. Pod manufacturers and developers are not only addressing the current need for enhanced hygiene measures but are coming up with increasingly sophisticated and innovative answers to the changing preferences of an ever-wider range of airport users.

Pods for parents

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