Articles tagged “airports”

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

The Evolving Business of High-End Duty-Free Shopping

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airports give beauty brands a great opportunity to test out new retail techniques on a captive audience, and they're increasingly coming up with new ways to sell us stuff.

2 weeks ago

Luxury Beauty Brands Make Over Airport Retail

Luxury Beauty Brands Make Over Airport Retail

Laura Powell, Skift

Duty-free airport retail is an excellent way to reach coveted consumers. But airports also serve as the perfect global showcase for brands to test market products, try out new retail concepts, and build brand awareness among customers from emerging countries.

2 weeks ago

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Airports See a Driverless Future Across the Tarmac

Brian Sumers, Skift

We may soon see more driverless vehicles on airport ramps. It's easy to call this a safety risk. It might be. But human drivers have accidents, too.

1 month ago

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

The crossroads of the United States, Europe and Asia — namely Dubai — will be a little less crowded while a runway at Dubai International Airport gets revamped. It will be back, but Emirates will have to cope with the lack of runway real estate.

1 month ago

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Is airline passenger behavior in Sweden, where the numbers have been dropping, an outlier, or a sign of things to come? What is certainly true is this is a signal to airlines to get their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints in high gear.

1 month ago

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expect new light on the importance of airport rides to the fortunes of Uber to prompt more airport authorities and ground transportation companies to pressure the company harder for various concessions.

1 month ago

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

India’s Tata Enters Airport Business With a Stake in GMR

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Tata, which owns two local airlines, among others, marks its entry into the airports business by buying a firm that operates Delhi International, India's biggest airport, among others.

2 months ago

Singapore Expects to Open Yet Another Airport Terminal by 2030

Singapore Expects to Open Yet Another Airport Terminal by 2030

Saket Sundria and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore has a fine airport and port already. But this is a country that is always moving forward, so it is not surprising that government leaders think they can do better.

2 months ago

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Tasos Vossos, Bloomberg

The operator of Europe’s biggest aviation hub is mulling the issue of a 15-year euro-denominated bond note. While it's plausible the UK will postpone Brexit upheaval for at least a short period, Heathrow needs to face up to the risk of no-deal disruption in financial markets sometime this year.

3 months ago

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Fathiya Dahrul , Bloomberg

For a change, welcomed news for Indonesia, which was hit last year by a series of disasters. The country is slated for a rapid airport expansion. It needs it, as domestic market is huge while the government wants more foreign arrivals in its bid to reduce dependence on oil and gas.

3 months ago

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Traditional airlines don’t ever want to be caught unprepared again, as they were when low-cost carriers disrupted their gig. And Asia is where they look to for a head start on travel tech innovations. Never see legacies as geriatric ever again.

4 months ago

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Brits on Holiday Face 3-Hour Entry Delays If No-Deal Brexit Occurs

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Many Brits love their summer holidays in Europe, but they may have to brandish passports that are valid for at least another six months, and face other bureaucratic delays before unloading their bags at the hotel. Was the pro-Brexit crowd taking this into account when they voted in favor of the referendum?

4 months ago