Articles tagged “airports”

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

At least since 9/11, American airport terminals have typically been places that a traveler endures, rather than enjoys. Let's hope that opening up post-security to some non-flyers will mean U.S. airports will have further reason to upgrade their amenities.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Associated Press

Does anyone remember the misplaced hope that President Trump would act as though he were the hotelier-in-chief or a pro-travel President? But then came Muslim travel bans, shutting down U.S. travel to Cuba, and — the latest — depleting staffing conducting Global Entry interviews.

3 weeks ago

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Final plans for the third runway at London’s Heathrow consider not only cost savings but green efforts such as ultra-low emissions and a ban on night flights. This runway should take off — and give Heathrow a competitive edge.

4 weeks ago

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 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago