2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Chris Glass

Nov. 21, 2019

As the Chief Operating Officer of Minute Suites, Chris Glass is helping to fuel the growth of healthy travel and combat traveler fatigue.

“There’s not enough focus on the passenger experience right now and we need to work together to improve that,” Glass said. “I think airports need to not focus so much on which concession is going to bring in the highest revenue. If we’re focusing on the passenger experience, it’s going to come back full circle.”

Glass started with Minute Suites in 2014 as the vice president of operations. Rising quickly through the ranks, he has overseen the opening of four new locations, more than doubling Minute Suites’ presence, and currently has seven new approved locations in process. Minute Suites will have 15 locations operating in 2020.

With Glass’ help, same store sales have increased by more than 75 percent and total revenue has grown by more than 600 percent since his start in 2014. This is in part due to his revamping of the staffing and management models and adjusting social media and marketing to double down on Millennials.

“Aviation is a challenge every day. No two days are alike and there’s always something to be working on – a problem that needs to be solved or something we could be working on to make processes better. It intrigues me and keeps my team and I on our toes, and there’s always something new to learn. I love that,” Glass said.