Articles tagged “air traffic”

U.S. Air Travel Peaks During Summer Vacation Season

U.S. Air Travel Peaks During Summer Vacation Season

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It's always fun to see the conventional wisdom busted.

1 year ago

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Airports Still Await Takeoff of Air Traffic Control Privatization

Kevin Freking, Associated Press

Privatization of the U.S. air traffic control ought to make travel more efficient. But will there be enough funding? Will it be drawn from levies on flights rather than on passengers? Who will set the fees?

2 years ago

Northern Thai Airports Cancel Flights Due To Lantern Risks

Northern Thai Airports Cancel Flights Due To Lantern Risks

The Associated Press, The Associated Press

Northern Thailand will be teeming with mini hot air balloons from November 24 to November 26 for the country's Loy Kratong celebrations, in which the community sends off their bad luck into the sky, affecting nearby airports that have to cancel and reschedule flights during this three-day festival.

4 years ago

Study Shows U.S. Air Traffic Controllers Suffer From Chronic Fatigue

Study Shows U.S. Air Traffic Controllers Suffer From Chronic Fatigue

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

It's time for the nation to overhaul its air traffic control system to be in line with our current century. Or, failing that, at least the end of the last one.

4 years ago

Nearly 850 Million Passengers Boarded U.S. Flights in 2014

Nearly 850 Million Passengers Boarded U.S. Flights in 2014

Dan Peltier, Skift

A small ray of sunshine for the big three legacy U.S. carriers engaging in a bloody Open Skies battle, although United and American probably aren't happy Southwest saw the most year-over-year passenger growth of any U.S. carrier.

4 years ago

International Air Traffic Snapshot for November 2014

International Air Traffic Snapshot for November 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

International air traffic remains relatively similar when compared month-to-month; however, slight increases lead to year-end records that spur tourism development.

5 years ago

International Air Traffic Snapshot for October 2014

International Air Traffic Snapshot for October 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

International air traffic remains relatively similar when compared month-to-month; however, slight increases lead to year-end records that spur tourism development.

5 years ago

International Air Traffic Snapshot for August 2014

International Air Traffic Snapshot for August 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although passenger volume builds throughout the summer, the proportion of tourists split between domestic and international carriers remains relatively the same throughout the year.

5 years ago

Flight Delays, Tied to Fire Near Chicago, Rose in September

Flight Delays, Tied to Fire Near Chicago, Rose in September

Associated Press

American Airlines can change American Eagle's name to Envoy Air but it still had the worst on-time rating in September. It also performed horribly on the lost bags' front.

5 years ago

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for July 2014

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for July 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Load factors have reached record highs as airlines' cut the number of planes in operations to save on fuel costs and an improving economy gets consumers' back in the air.

5 years ago

Thanks to Chicago Air-Traffic Control Fire, Flying Is a Nightmare Today

Thanks to Chicago Air-Traffic Control Fire, Flying Is a Nightmare Today

Elizabeth Campbell and William Selway, Bloomberg

Nothing to do but sit back and relax, or head over to Hertz and plan a road trip.

5 years ago

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for First Six Months of 2014

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for First Six Months of 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Demand for U.S. airlines is on the brink of -- if not already -- exceeding previous highs set in terms of passenger volume and capacity, heralding a relatively high-growth and profitable period for carriers.

5 years ago