Articles tagged “airports”

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Plans to expand Heathrow have been in development for close to a decade. However, local opposition has made adding a new runway very difficult for successive governments. This time, the airport's owners are adopting a series of measures in a desperate attempt to get the green light.

19 hours ago

Iceland Airport Will Get a $1 Billion Upgrade to Cope With Tourism Boom

Iceland Airport Will Get a $1 Billion Upgrade to Cope With Tourism Boom

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

When the U.S. military built Keflavik airport in the middle of World War Two, nobody would have thought that Iceland would go on to become a major tourist destination. Expanding it therefore makes sense, but the country also needs to consider how other parts of the island will cope with millions more visitors.

4 days ago

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion

Argentine Airport Operator Plans IPO to Fund Expansion

Charlie Devereux, Carolina Millan and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

It's a foreign concept in the United States, where local bureaucrats generally run airports. But elsewhere, airports tend to be privately managed. Often that makes them more nimble. They can also be profitable, as this proposed IPO suggests.

1 week ago

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airport architects are busy rethinking the terminal experience, and that's a good thing. But don't expect any major changes, at least not soon. Instead, travelers will get incremental improvements.

1 week ago

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Winter Storm Causes Airport Delays and Cancellations Across U.S.

Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg

Airports in the U.S. are working in overdrive this week to clear runways and treat ice between snow storms and extreme cold, and winter is far from over.

2 weeks ago

Airport Secrets From an Architect Who Designs Them

Airport Secrets From an Architect Who Designs Them

Brian Sumers, Skift

We'd like to see more airports not worry about budgets and focus on reinventing the airport experience, but that's probably not feasible in most places. Architects like HKS' Pat Askew do what they can to make travel more pleasurable with the resources they're given.

2 weeks ago

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

People won't like construction at JFK and Newark airports, nor will they like suspended late-night subway service, but guess what? New York has bigger sustainability problems on its hands.

2 months ago

India’s Booming Air Travel Market Still Has Plenty of Room to Grow

India’s Booming Air Travel Market Still Has Plenty of Room to Grow

Sam Nagarajan, Bloomberg

India's domestic air travel market is about to become the third biggest in the world despite the fact that the vast majority of its people have never been on an aircraft. The potential for growth in the country is incredible.

2 months ago

Bali Airport Closed Following Volcanic Eruption

Bali Airport Closed Following Volcanic Eruption

Harry Suhartono and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Volcanic eruptions can cause big problems for the aviation industry. There's not much airlines can do at this stage but watch, wait and hope that this isn't going to be a repeat of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland in 2010.

2 months ago

Best Airline and Hotel Innovators in 2017 From a Business Traveler’s Perspective

Best Airline and Hotel Innovators in 2017 From a Business Traveler’s Perspective

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here's to some of the most innovative and thoughtful brands in travel today. These companies are doing the heavy lifting to make travel and hospitality more inspiring.

2 months ago

Duty-Free Retailers Get Smart — New Luxury

Duty-Free Retailers Get Smart — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Gone are the days when duty-free retailers could lazily rely on consumers to freely spend their cash in airports. The rise of online shopping has forced them to become much more creative when it comes to generating sales.

2 months ago

New Tax Bill Makes It Harder for Airports to Fund Improvement Projects

New Tax Bill Makes It Harder for Airports to Fund Improvement Projects

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is yet another example of how a lack of an intelligent and sustained transportation policy in the U.S. will hurt travelers going into the next decade.

2 months ago