Articles tagged “airports”

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Colin Nagy, Skift

While much of the news media focuses on bigger-picture geopolitical issues emanating from the Saudi-led blockade, it is actually the small constrictions that can be the most painful in Qatar. But, despite increased travel friction, Doha remains one of the most intriguing places in the world at the moment.

2 months ago

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Europe Had a Record 1 Billion Flyers in 2016

Associated Press

London Heathrow was Europe's busiest airport in 2016. But the UK's failure to settle the issue of expanding its airport capacity may prove damaging to its competitiveness in the long term.

2 months ago

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Tegel Airport Gets Backing From Berlin Voters Who Want It to Stay Open

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A world city like Berlin deserves two airports. Yet courts may, in effect, overturn voter wishes. Whatever the outcome, let's hope the city soon gets the much-postponed, modern airport gateway it needs.

3 months ago

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Innovations powered by cloud computing are on the way to streamline the flight check-in process, but will take some time to become available globally.

3 months ago

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

4 months ago

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Prime eclipse-watching spots are probably overwhelmed right now, but they will be happy for the economic boost. And smart destinations will try to come up with ways to get visitors to return after the madness has died down.

4 months ago