Articles tagged “airports”

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Once-Rejected FAA Software Upgrade May Prevent Planes From Landing on Taxiways

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The National Transportation Safety Board had a solution six years ago that would have mitigated the risks of an aircraft landing on a crowded taxiway but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration failed to act. No, this does not mean we need to privatize air traffic control.

1 week ago

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Asia’s Smaller Hub Airports Are Spending $1 Trillion on Tune-Ups

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The huge spending by smaller Asian airports is an identity crisis in-waiting for Singapore and Hong Kong, the traditional hubs of the region. The weakening of Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific doesn't help, either.

3 weeks ago

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

The Airports of the Future Are Taking Shape

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

U.S. airports have a lot of infrastructure problems, and many need be renovated. But we're not sure American airports need indoor rainforests or virtual reality golf. That stuff is cute, but we think what travelers really want is on-time, reliable flights from clean, comfortable airports.

3 weeks ago

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Heathrow Express is a good option for travelers willing to pay a premium for a speedy trip into central London. But this new option, called Crossrail, might be a better product for many passengers. It'll take a little longer, but it's expected to have more stations and cost much less.

2 months ago

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Beijing’s New $12.9 Billion Airport Will Be Battleground for Global Airlines

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

The new airport in Beijing will be able to host 45 million passengers a year when it opens in 2019, with the capacity to handle 72 million a year. We expect this mega-airport to steal share from regional rival hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.

2 months ago

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Associated Press

A win for celebrities and high-profile jet setters but arguably, a loss for TMZ.

3 months ago

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

These 10 U.S. Airports Challenge Pilots Most

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Some airports are more challenging than others, but the good news is that just about every U.S. airline, even the smallest ones, employ professional pilots capable of successfully navigating the trickiest approaches.

5 months ago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

American Airlines Answers United With New Flights in Chicago

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Take that, Scott Kirby. A few weeks after United, which Kirby joined from American six months ago, announced an expansion into O'Hare, American did likewise. Point, counter-point. American will use the flights to blunt United's moves and to improve connecting service.

5 months ago

Jail Recommended for Transit Official in United ‘Chairman’s Flight’ Fiasco

Jail Recommended for Transit Official in United ‘Chairman’s Flight’ Fiasco

David Porter, Associated Press

People without hotshot lawyers get tossed in jail for possession of a few joints. The former Port Authority chairman does not deserve a get-out-of-jail free card just because he's elderly and connected. This is corruption, not Monopoly.

6 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months ago