Articles tagged “airports”

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Airport VIP Services Cater to the Rich and Famous

Shivani Vora, Bloomberg

When the next recession hits — and it will come at some point — how many of these businesses will make it? We're guessing a lot of VIP travelers will decide they don't mind airport lines, after all.

3 days ago

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Airports are spending massive amounts of money on new terminals and renovations. But is that the right approach? Ryanair and Southwest have proven the no-frills approach works for airlines. It probably makes sense for some airports, too. Maybe they should focus on building the cheapest, most utilitarian buildings rather than marvels of modern architecture.

1 week ago

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Salt Lake City’s Airport Is Being Overhauled With Mormon Travelers in Mind

Danielle Moran, Bloomberg

An estimated 30,000 Mormons travel through Salt Lake International Airport each year on church business, and the airport overhaul will include new meet-and-greet areas for families and military that will provide a smoother passenger experience for all.

4 weeks ago

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

John Rogers, Associated Press

What a legal mess.

2 months ago

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

2 months ago

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s New Arrivals Facility May Cost $1 Billion

Associated Press

A review panel gave a new final estimated cost for Sea-Tac's International Arrivals Facility of $968 million, up from the original $608 million. Let's hope they stay on budget from now on.

2 months ago

Poland Dreams Big With New International Airport, Promising Gateway to Asia

Poland Dreams Big With New International Airport, Promising Gateway to Asia

James M. Gomez and Maciej Martewicz, Bloomberg

Europe already has many intercontinental hubs, and passengers headed east can also connect at larger Asian airports. Poland probably doesn't need to build a hub to connect Europe with Asia. As Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said, Poland doesn't require a “shiny cathedral in the middle of nowhere.”

2 months ago

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Airports Target Experience-Hungry Passengers With Video Game Booths

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airports are becoming much more sophisticated in the way they cater to passengers' needs. If you don't fancy checking out the duty-free goods, how about playing some Xbox?

3 months ago

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Fate of Mexico City’s New Airport May Be Put to a National Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The decision to cancel or continue building Mexico City's new airport might be put to a national referendum in October, said President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. It's often problematic to put an infrastructure project up for a popular vote, but this may be a special case.

3 months ago

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

World’s Largest Airport Operator Plans a New Runway for Florence

Charlie Devereux and Pablo Gonzalez, Bloomberg

Private airport operators aren't popular everywhere, but they tend to move a little faster on capital projects than the average publicly run airport. That's usually a good thing.

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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?

5 months ago