Articles tagged “airports”

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush

Coronavirus Threatens to Spread During the Lunar New Year Travel Rush

Emily Wang, Dake Kang, and Yanan Wang, Associated Press

As a busy travel period in Asia kicks off, there are fears that the coronavirus could result in a repeat of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s — or worse. Fortunately, it looks like the Chinese government is responding with more urgency this time.

3 days ago

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Nepal’s Main Airport Saves Power to Prevent Disruptions

Binaj Gurubacharya , The Associated Press

Good to know that Nepal’s power situation is under control as this is the year it organizes a Visit Nepal Year, targeting two million tourists. The country needs them badly.

1 week ago

Paris Duty Free Targets Chinese Travelers With WeChat Mini Program

Paris Duty Free Targets Chinese Travelers With WeChat Mini Program

Jing Travel

With China's dominance as the largest outbound market for international departures, it was a smart move by Paris Duty Free to create a WeChat Mini Program. The program encourages Chinese travelers to buy items curated specifically for their tastes. Will other Western airports follow suit?

2 weeks ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

1 month ago

Ridehailing Competition Delivers Fatal Blow to Airport Transport Service SuperShuttle

Ridehailing Competition Delivers Fatal Blow to Airport Transport Service SuperShuttle

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is yet another casualty of the Uber and Lyft era. Other airport shuttle services will likely be next.

1 month ago

Away Co-Founder’s Coach Seat Secret and Other Pro Tips for the Holiday Travel Crush

Away Co-Founder’s Coach Seat Secret and Other Pro Tips for the Holiday Travel Crush

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's the most wonderful time of the year — or the most stressful, if you're traveling. Here's how to sidestep the pitfalls of holiday travel.

2 months ago

The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

Sean O'Neill and Brian Sumers, Skift

After years of being stuck in the past, new "smart" airports are embracing technology and data to improve the experience for both passengers and vendors. But progress is still slow, widening the gap between cutting-edge and archaic facilities. What's needed? More vision, less bureaucracy.

2 months ago

Mexico City’s Airport Project Will Cost $9 Billion to Scrap

Mexico City’s Airport Project Will Cost $9 Billion to Scrap

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

As if scrapping a plan to build a much-needed new airport wasn't bad enough, it will also cost the Mexican government more to cancel the Mexico City project than to finish it.

2 months ago

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

India Has a Plan to Build 100 Airports in 5 Years to Boost Economic Growth

Abhijit Roy Chowdhury and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees infrastructure investment as a key to India's economic future. No one can argue that a plan to build 100 new airports by 2024 — to help accommodate 1,000 new regional routes — is profoundly ambitious.

3 months ago

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What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

Airports and airline carriers should be equipped for an influx of competition in the air travel sector, much of it due to an increasing number of low-cost airlines and secondary airports. To be well-positioned, they should look for partners that have access to qualified audiences at scale.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Cruise Over to Book Independent Shore Excursions

Travel Advisors Cruise Over to Book Independent Shore Excursions

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Shore excursions offered by third-party companies are growing in popularity among passengers and travel advisors alike. Independent options tend to offer more customization than ship-sponsored tours while also offering financial benefits for travel advisors.

4 months ago

U.S. Airports Urge Regulators to Take Drone Disruptions Seriously

U.S. Airports Urge Regulators to Take Drone Disruptions Seriously

Evan Sully, Bloomberg

U.S. airports are concerned they can't fight back against drones that invade their airspace. They'd like to see federal regulations to protect airports against drone incursions. But it's not happening as quickly as they would like.

4 months ago