Articles tagged “airports”

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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago