Articles tagged “airports”

U.S. Roads and Bridges, Not Airports, Need Infrastructure Investment the Most

U.S. Roads and Bridges, Not Airports, Need Infrastructure Investment the Most

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

U.S. airports have the reputation of being most in need of revitalization, but thousands of highways and bridges around the country are actually near the point of collapse. We'll soon see the priorities of the Trump administration when it comes to improving U.S. infrastructure.

2 weeks ago

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Archana Narayanan and Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

Dubai already has the world's busiest airport by international passenger volume, but that's not enough for its soaring ambition. The emirate is building a second international airport south of the city at a cost of about $30 billion, making a mockery of rival cities like London that can't even decide upon opening an additional runway.

3 weeks ago

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn’t the Answer

Outgoing Transportation Secretary Says Private Funding Isn’t the Answer

Joan Lowy and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

Privatization, the next illogical step after public-private partnerships, will become a mantra of the Trump Administration, but from prisons to toll roads, we've seen that privatization can be a mess. Lord help us all if efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system, and others around the world, take hold.

1 month ago

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Without an additional runway, it looks like Heathrow’s lead will come to an end at some point in the near future. The UK government has given the go-ahead for anew one to be built but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be here anytime soon.

1 month ago

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Suspect Had Gun in Luggage, Officials Say

David Fischer, Associated Press

2 months ago

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Despite getting government approval for expansion, Heathrow still faces considerable opposition from locals, politicians and environmentalists. It will do anything it can to improve its chances of actually getting a new runway built.

2 months ago

Dubai Plans to Spend Big While Making Its Second Airport the World’s Largest

Dubai Plans to Spend Big While Making Its Second Airport the World’s Largest

Archana Narayanan and Arif Sharif , Bloomberg

As Dubai continues to grow its economy outside of oil, plans for the second massive airport show how seriously the emirate is taking travel and tourism.

2 months ago

New York LaGuardia Is North America’s Least Favorite Airport

New York LaGuardia Is North America’s Least Favorite Airport

Brian Sumers, Skift

North America's airports will never match some of the best in Europe or Asia, where nations are more likely to invest in infrastructure. But airports in North America are slowly improving, and that's good news for passengers.

2 months ago

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home

50 U.S. Airports Tack on $183 Million for Taxi Rides Home

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Airlines get a lot of grief for all the fees they charge. This story shows that a sliver of that ire could be directed at airports.

3 months ago

Trump Supports Privatizing Air Traffic Control in the U.S.

Trump Supports Privatizing Air Traffic Control in the U.S.

Jean Lowy, Associated Press

It looks like President Trump may take a cue from Canada and support privatizing air traffic control in the U.S.

3 months ago

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

Christopher Jasper and Thomas Penny, Bloomberg

The UK government's backing of Heathrow over Gatwick is only the first step. The same thing happened in 2003 and 2007. The airline industry should expect years of squabbling and judicial reviews to further hold up the process of building a new runway in the south east of England.

4 months ago

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

United Flight Attendants’ Contract Could Help the Airline Advance — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

The new flight attendants' contract at United, coupled with other steps CEO Oscar Munoz is taking, could finally enable United to make up some serious ground against its competitors.

6 months ago