Articles tagged “airports”

Airlines

French Air Traffic Control Strike Disrupts Flights in Europe

Inflation is a contributing factor in strikes that have sewn havoc in European travel this summer.

French Air Traffic Control Strike Disrupts Flights in Europe

News Blog

Amsterdam Airport Extends Passenger Restrictions as Staffing Issues Persist

The summer may have passed but the staffing issues at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport have not. The airport is implementing new passenger caps that will restrict the number of travelers passing through the European hub until at least the end of October. Following a shortfall in security staff, Schiphol is cutting the number of locally departing…

Airlines

Star Alliance Calls for Half of Its Airline Members to Use Biometrics by 2025

Satisfying the growing demand for contactless travel will require more than airlines getting on board with biometrics because airports need to adopt the technology as well.

Star Alliance Calls for Half of Its Airline Members to Use Biometrics by 2025

Airlines

More Summer Travel Blues as 60 Flights Get Cancelled at Portugal’s Lisbon Airport

Ground crews in Portugal aren't well paid, and they are taking the opportunity to press their demands on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

More Summer Travel Blues as 60 Flights Get Cancelled at Portugal’s Lisbon Airport

Airlines

Airlines Using Mexico City’s Main Airport Agree to Cut Peak-Hour Flights by 15 Percent

Mexico City's main international airport is enduring a crisis of delays and cancellations. Authorities let airlines schedule too many flights during peak hours, creating snarls on the runway and in the skies. Good to see some action at last.

Airlines Using Mexico City’s Main Airport Agree to Cut Peak-Hour Flights by 15 Percent

Airlines

UK’s Gatwick Airport Increases 2022 Forecast But Flight Cancellations Persist

Finally a glimmer of happy news coming from a British airport after a turbulent summer across Europe for airports and airlines.

UK’s Gatwick Airport Increases 2022 Forecast But Flight Cancellations Persist

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Uber’s $30 Billion Quarter Shows the Travel Recovery Is Well Underway

Taxi tech company Uber has just recorded its busiest quarter, with gross bookings reaching an all-time high of $29.1 billion in the three months to June 30, 2022. That number’s up 33 percent on the same period last year. However, losses prevail. Uber posted a net loss of $2.6 billion, with a $1.7 billion net…

Airlines

Luton Airport Runway Meltdown Reveals Airports Vulnerable to Climate Change

Airports worldwide need to practice "climate resilience" as extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, and rising sea levels, can complicate operations. Protecting runways and lengthening them are parts of the toolkit.

Luton Airport Runway Meltdown Reveals Airports Vulnerable to Climate Change

Business Travel

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

Governments around the world desperately need to fill vacant travel and tourism jobs. An emerging corporate-relocation-on-steroids model may help them staff up their airports and hotels, but may prove to be a short-term solution that fails to address more deep-rooted problems.

Remote Work Tech Startups Offer Quick Fix for Travel’s Labor Crisis

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Saudi Arabia to Slash Airport Fees to Compete With Rival Hubs

After offering financial incentives to carriers to fly “unprofitable” routes, Saudi Arabia is now luring airlines by cutting airport charges by as much as 35 percent in its bid to compete with the world's biggest airline hubs, most of which happen to be in the Middle East region. Airport charges at three major airports — Riyadh, Jeddah and…