Articles tagged “airports”

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Travelers Not Yet Deterred by Shutdown But Agent Concerns Grow

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The government shutdown is not yet a big problem for travel advisors and their clients, but it could become one if it doesn’t end soon. Airport security concerns and national park travel, which picks up in the spring, could become major issues.

2 days ago

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

4 days ago

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Regardless of the ultimate findings of what actually happened at Gatwick regarding the drone incident, the event is a wakeup call to the aviation industry.

3 weeks ago

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

The Drone Problem Is Not Going Away for Airports

Christopher Jasper and Nate Lanxon, Bloomberg

This is bizarre. Big airports in major markets don't just shut down. London Gatwick needs to get a handle on its issue — and soon.

4 weeks ago

One Tennessee Airport Is Going 100 Percent Solar: Will Others Follow?

One Tennessee Airport Is Going 100 Percent Solar: Will Others Follow?

Anita Sharpe and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

We're not sure this is the start of a trend, but it's good to see one airport taking a green approach.

1 month ago

Mexico’s New President Dodges on Status of Mexico City Airport Bonds

Mexico’s New President Dodges on Status of Mexico City Airport Bonds

Daniel Cancel, Bloomberg

Politicians and voters are sometimes not rational. Mexico City badly needs a new airport, and construction had already begun. It makes no sense to cancel the project. None.

1 month ago

How 2 U.S. Airports Are Unshackling Bureaucracy to Give New Businesses a Try

How 2 U.S. Airports Are Unshackling Bureaucracy to Give New Businesses a Try

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airports can be slow to innovate. Most are run by local governments, and they're risk-averse. It's good to see some airports trying to take chances. Let's see if more follow.

2 months ago

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Shivani Vora, Bloomberg

When the next recession hits — and it will come at some point — how many of these businesses will make it? We're guessing a lot of VIP travelers will decide they don't mind airport lines, after all.

2 months ago

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Airports are spending massive amounts of money on new terminals and renovations. But is that the right approach? Ryanair and Southwest have proven the no-frills approach works for airlines. It probably makes sense for some airports, too. Maybe they should focus on building the cheapest, most utilitarian buildings rather than marvels of modern architecture.

2 months ago

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Danielle Moran, Bloomberg

An estimated 30,000 Mormons travel through Salt Lake International Airport each year on church business, and the airport overhaul will include new meet-and-greet areas for families and military that will provide a smoother passenger experience for all.

3 months ago

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

John Rogers, Associated Press

What a legal mess.

4 months ago

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

4 months ago