Articles tagged “airports”

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

New Cultural and Business Hub Will Reshape Zurich’s Tourism Image

Laura Powell, Skift

As we have seen in recent years, new multi-use developments can have transformative effects on under-utilized sections of major cities. Zurich is banking on The Circle to create a new reason for tourists to visit the city.

2 days ago

U.S. Airport Security Cracks Down On Powders in Carry-On Bags

U.S. Airport Security Cracks Down On Powders in Carry-On Bags

Mehr Nadeem, Bloomberg

Security is important, but the list of banned items in carry-on bags is getting ridiculous. We keep hearing about next-generation security screening measures that will make many of these bans obsolete. When will those come to market?

4 weeks ago

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many of the world's largest airlines are adding capacity despite recent increases in fuel prices. Major airports like London Heathrow are just about at capacity, so it makes sense carriers are looking at alternates, like London Stansted. Of course, if there's a recession, these likely will be the first routes to go.

1 month ago

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz, and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

"Infrastructure is a bigger threat to the growth of airlines than the price of oil," says Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. We agree. Airport capacity constraints are tightest in fast-growing Asian nations.

1 month ago

Israel’s Tourism Boom Prompts $10 Billion Island Infrastructure Project

Israel’s Tourism Boom Prompts $10 Billion Island Infrastructure Project

David Wainer and Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

A new airport on an artificial island could really help with Israel's land scarcity problem as tourists continue streaming in, assuming the existing infrastructure can hold out for another 10 to 15 years.

2 months ago

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Group Building Istanbul New Airport to Get an Extra $1.2 Billion Loan

Asli Kandemir and Ercan Ersoy, Bloomberg

Istanbul's new airport will feature the world’s largest terminal and is due to have its delayed opening later this year. But we increasingly worry that, rather than make Turkey a key international hub between Europe and Asia, it is too big for its own good.

2 months ago

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American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is tapping into secondary European markets with new routes to destinations that are growing increasingly popular with travelers, such as Iceland, Budapest, and Prague.

2 months ago

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

This is impressive innovation, and it's going to surprise passengers when the first crop of next-generation Boeing 777s starts parking at airports. Kudos to Boeing for designing wings that fold upward after landing so the plane can park in relatively tight spaces.

2 months ago

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

This lawsuit over searches of laptops and cellphones will proceed, but in the meantime travelers need to think seriously about data privacy when they're crossing U.S. borders.

2 months ago

Local Politics Threaten to Derail Mexico’s New International Airport

Local Politics Threaten to Derail Mexico’s New International Airport

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

There hasn't been a new major airport built in the United States since 1995. Why? Well, politics can be tricky, as we're seeing in Mexico City. Its new airport is slated to begin accepting flights in 2020. But will it? The answer is probably yes, despite recent rumblings. But who knows.

2 months ago

Malaysia Aims to Double Its Airport Capacity by 2040

Malaysia Aims to Double Its Airport Capacity by 2040

Elffie Chew and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Don't hold your breath, though. Planning to revamp Kuala Lumpur's airport could last another two years, and it's unclear where the money will come from.

3 months ago

Privately Run Terminal in Suburban Seattle Could Be the Future of U.S. Airports

Privately Run Terminal in Suburban Seattle Could Be the Future of U.S. Airports

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

Is the U.S. ready to embrace a model that is already in widespread use throughout Europe? If the private company developing a passenger terminal in the Seattle suburbs is successful — a big if since this will be its first airport project — others will likely follow suit.

3 months ago